Making baked sweet potatoes in your crock pot is an easy way to upgrade your dinner menu health-wise and as a bonus, they’re delicious too!
Everyone loves a good classic baked potato, but sweet potatoes are really where it’s at when it comes to nutrition so try mixing your potato plans up a little bit and throw some baked sweet potatoes in there every once in awhile! You’ll be glad you did! 🙂
Make the Healthier Choice
I shared how to make bake potatoes in your crock pot a little while ago and this method really isn’t too different, but I thought I needed to share these ideas separately because both have made my life just so much easier! I’ve always thought of baked potatoes as kind of fussy, special occasion foods, because you have to go to all of that effort to scrub them, prick them, sometimes wrap them in foil, and then bake them in the oven for.ev.er. When I discovered that I could make the best baked potatoes that I’ve ever had in the crock pot, I was hooked. I’ve been making baked potatoes at least a few times a week ever since. It took a little while until I clued into the fact that I could do sweet potatoes in the same way. And here’s why I decided to share this as an entirely different blog post and idea: because a lot of us often this of sweet potatoes in a totally different way than potatoes. And also, people who will be looking for help with baking sweet potatoes might be the ones who overlook regular potato recipes because they try to avoid regular white potatoes for health or weight-loss reasons. And they’d be missing out! So now I have a crock pot baked potato recipe for everyone! 🙂
I often make sweet potatoes for myself (the rest of my family isn’t too excited about them lately), but I usually just boil them, or sometimes bake them in chunks or slices, so I was doing all that extra work just to have sweet potatoes for myself, all while I was enjoying the easy-peasy crock pot baked potato method for white potatoes for the rest of my family at the same time! Thank goodness I stopped that madness! Now I can make aaaall the potatoes I want with just a few seconds of work and we are feasting like kings and queens! A baked potato for everyone across the land!
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Delicious Made Easy
If you like sweet potatoes for their healthy benefits, or if you like them just because they’re superbly delicious, here’s how to make baked sweet potatoes in your crock pot and make all your potato-cookin’ dreams come true!
Start out with as many sweet potatoes as you’d like to cook, or enough to fill your crock pot if you want to make as many as possible.
Rinse them thoroughly and give them a little scrub.
Place the sweet potatoes in your crock pot.
Put the lid on.
Turn the crock pot on low.
Let the sweet potatoes cook for about 8 hours.
And that’s really it! Baked Sweet Potatoes! No pricking, poking, foil-wrapping, or anything like that!
These potatoes seem to turn out extra sweet and they really are delicious just as they are, but you can feel free to add a little butter, or even just a dash of cinnamon!
Definitely give this one a try if you’re a sweet potato fan like me! It’s so easy to make enough sweet potato to enjoy for the rest of the week and they always seem to turn out absolutely perfectly this way! Hope you like this one as much as I do! 🙂
For added fun, I usually cook these in my other crock pot which I love for it’s dimensions and it’s cute plaid pattern. I actually had a choice of a few different styles when I was buying this. I was in heaven.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.