Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
4 Hours
Makes 8 servings

This slow-cooker sweet potato casserole is sure to be a crowd pleaser, whether for a holiday meal or a casual family dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add whipping cream; stir well. Pour into a lightly greased 3-quart slow cooker.

Step 2

Combine pecans and remaining 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes.

Step 3

Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours.

Step 4

Alternative to the Oven: This is a great holiday side that cooks on the countertop while your turkey and dressing fill your oven.

Step 5

Dual Slow-Cooker Menu:
* Roasted turkey
* Cornbread dressing
* Cranberry sauce
* Green Bean Casserole

Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook

Ratings & Reviews

Jeannine50's Review

November 26, 2010
I volunteered to bring the sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. I am not, I repeat NOT, a cook so I looked for the easiest recipe. I made a couple of changes as was recommended on previous comments. 1 - I peeled, cubed and then boiled the potatoes. Then mashed them. 2 - I added 1/2 teaspoon to the topping mixture. 3 - I baked mine in the oven at 300 degree for 3 hours. Everyone wanted to know who made the Sweet Potatoes. It was me!!! Maybe there is hope for me after all. :-)

sjacobs01's Review

October 29, 2011
Tried this tonight- so far it looks and sells wonderful- and didn't take that long to make- I like it so far!!! Will find out later tonight how the crowd likes it...

ubee1209's Review

November 25, 2011
Loved the simplicity of this recipe and that it didn't take up precious oven space. The next time I make this, I will eliminate the 1/2 cup sugar mixed into the sweet potatoes (there is PLENTY of sugar in the topping that seeps into the potato mixture) and lower the temp on my crock pot from high to low. My guests loved it!

hannahsgirl's Review

August 07, 2013
hey imawriter you need to be a "imareader" the recipe is for a crock pot! That is an appliance that plugs in and is used on your counter top.

dlucap's Review

November 13, 2009
Served this last Thanksgiving and got lots of compliments; friends are still asking for the recipe. SOOOO easy in the slow cooker too; doesn't interfere with other dishes for Thanksgiving.

Aristocrat75's Review

November 29, 2013
Very tasty, and a lovely idea using the crock pot I will make this again for Christmas however it was very sweet so like the others I will swap out the sugar(s).

saximand's Review

December 22, 2009
Delicioso. Made it for thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Used half the sugar the second time because it was a bit rich. Also added 2 tablespoons of rum and a dash of ground cloves. Added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the topping.

seralee's Review

November 10, 2011
I did make some changes to this, since we don't like the cloying sweetness of it. I used 1/2 cup dark brown sugar and omitted the white sugar completely and substituted light cream for whipping cream. I separated the eggs, beat the egg whites separately and folded them as the last ingredient to make more of a lighter souffle type of dish, baked it at 350 for an hour. It was lovely and got rave reviews.

slfoodie1's Review

June 15, 2012
This is excellent! I love that it uses a slow cooker and doesn't take up oven space. So easy, and even better than the one I used to make where I had to peel and cook all of the sweet potatoes. I will keep making this again and again!

1027cq's Review

November 16, 2009
I agree with previous reviewer. We did this recipe last year and will repeat this year for the inlaws. Nice to have the dish done in the slow cooker to free up the stove/oven. For those who enjoy sweet potatoes, they loved it. Some said it was almost like sweet potatoe pie.