If you are like me, you need an extra oven to bake your holidays dishes. I recently decided to cook sweet potatoes in the crock pot, since my oven was occupied with a pork roast, I was very pleased with the results. They turned out perfect!
Various sizes of sweet potatoes are ready to begin cooking.
Tucked away on the counter, my crock pot was a useful baking vessel. It is a great way to cook throughout the year. Freeing the oven and not heating the house in the summer is certainly a plus! Start checking sweet potatoes at 3 hours by gently squeezing them.
If you can squeeze them and they are soft, they are done. These were cooked perfectly in 5 hours.
There was a minute amount of darkening on the bottom of the crock pot and potatoes…same as you get when they are cooked in the oven. Using Reynolds Crock Pot Liners, as I often do, would certainly make clean up a breeze.
Although I haven’t tried “regular” potatoes, I am pretty certain you would get the same results. Those will be made soon and I will share a post.
Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes
5 to 8 sweet potatoes, depending on size of potatoes and crock pot
Generously spray crock pot with non-stick spray. Scrub sweet potatoes, leave wet and place in crock pot in a single layer. Cook on low 5 to 8 hours, depending on size.