Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole is perfect to make for holidays, parties or Sunday dinner! In our family we love to have sweet potato casserole at every holiday.
I love having sweet potato casserole but I can’t stand that it takes up space in the oven and that I can’t make it until I have the turkey or ham done.
So this past Christmas Eve I was hosting with all of my in-laws coming over and I thought why not try to make the sweet potato casserole in the crockpot. Boy am I glad I did because it turned out amazing! This recipe is going to be on all of our Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter menu plans from now on.
I put everything together in the crockpot and four hours later it was rich, creamy and smooth. Then I put the marshmallows on top and put the lid on halfway and the marshmallows baked right up. My in-laws and hubby raved about how good it was good. So from now on I will never make sweet potato casserole in the oven I will only make them in the slow cooker!
Open cans and drain yams in colander. Place yams in crockpot. Pour heavy cream in. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the top. Place butter chunks on top. Place lid on and set on low for 4 hours. After 4 hours stir sweet potatoes really well. Place marshmallows on top. Place lid on top halfway allowing room for steam to escape. Once marshmallows have puffed up it is ready to serve, takes about 15-30 minutes.
Crockpot Sweet Potato Casserole is so simple to make in the slow cooker but you will love the taste of sweet potatoes casserole.
Crockpot Sweet Potato CasserolePrint Recipe
- 2 cans sweet potatoes or yams in juice I used Bruce's Yams - 15 oz cans
- 1/2 cup brown sugar you can use less if desired
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1 stick butter cut in slices or chunks
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows if desired
- Open cans and drain yams in colander.
- Place yams in crockpot.
- Pour heavy cream in.
- Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over the top.
- Place butter chunks on top.
- Place lid on and set on low for 4 hours.
- After 4 hours stir sweet potatoes really well.
- Place marshmallows on top.
- Place lid on top halfway allowing room for steam to escape.
- Once marshmallows have puffed up it is ready to serve, takes about 15-30 minutes.
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What size of the Bruce’s canned Yams did you use
We used (2) 15 oz cans for this recipe.
Thank you! Making tomorrow. My brother making your crock pot green bean casserole 🙂 Thanks for the tips
can you use sweet potatoes? I have seen recipes for mashed potatoes in the crock pot so could you make mashed sweet potatoes & then add the rest of the ingredients to make the casserole? Thank you.
Yes, you could! You can actually just peel and cut up and then par boil to make tender then follow the rest of the recipe.
What size slow cooker? I’m doubling this for a church pitch-in/potluck, think a 6 quart will be big enough?
This is a 2.5 quart so a 6 would be big enough!
Has anyone tried using heavy whipping cream instead of just heavy cream. I’ve only found it at one store and they’re sold out. Walmart doesn’t even sell it. :/
Yes you can use Heavy Whipping Cream 🙂
Can I use fresh sweet potatoes? instead of canned.?
I would par boil them a little first to be sure they cook through.
Do you cook for 4.5 hrs on low or high?
Low 🙂 As stated in the recipe 🙂
Can milk be used instead of heavy cream?
It is best to use Whole Milk (you need the fat) or for example if you’re cooking, need a cup of heavy cream, and don’t have any on hand you substitute 3/4 cup milk and 1/4 melted butter thoroughly mixed. It won’t whip but otherwise will work well in any recipe that calls for heavy cream.
Isn’t 4 hours a long cooking time? I don’t want to add cream nor mix them up.
Nope not too long in the slow cooker.
Instead of the marshmallow on top, could you do the pecan topping like I usually put on the one I cook in the oven?
I bet so!
Is there any way I can get the Marshmallows a little more toasty brown?
You could use Bic Multi-Purpose Lighter and lightly brown the marshmallows?
If I want to make 4 cans should I double everything else as well?
Do you use salted butter?
What is the consistency supposed to be when finished? I tried doubling the recipe for a work potluck, and it seems really runny…any suggestions for next time?