Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

When it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, oven space is on high demand.

So why not put your crock pot to work and free up some valuable space in the oven?

Whether you’re hosting dinner at your place or bringing a dish to the party, this Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is here to save the day. It’s so simple to make, but tastes like you slaved for hours over it. Everyone will love it!

If you’ve ever traveled with a crock pot you know the tricky game you play of carefully balancing it between your feet while you yell at your husband to, “SLOW DOWN!” and, “DON’T GO SO FAST AROUND THE CORNER!”

Let me introduce you to the best thing ever invented. EVER.

It’s the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 7 Quart Portable Slow Cooker!

It has a lid that can clasp down securely so there are no more unnecessary spills while travelling. Plus it’s 7 quart capacity can hold large amounts of food for those big gatherings.

The perfect gift for… anyone! {hint: Hamilton Beach is giving one away below!}

To make the sweet potato casserole simply find 5 medium-large sweet potatoes.

Peel them and then cut them into even sized cubes (about 1-2 inches).

Toss them all into the crock pot, along with some chicken broth and a little butter.

Close the lid and walk away.

After 3 hours you’ll be able to easily mash the sweet potatoes.

Once it’s all mashed up lightly beat 2 eggs along with some vanilla and pour it right into the crock pot.

Add a little more sweetness with a cup of brown sugar.

Give it a good stir, and mix thoroughly.

Then quickly whip up the pecan topping.

Sprinkle it evenly over the mashed sweet potatoes, cover, and let it cook for another 2 hours.

That’s what I love so much about this recipe.

It’s so simple, it practically makes itself.

Which gives you more time to prepare other dishes… or play with your kids… or start holiday shopping. {check out my Holiday Gift Guide}

 If you’re in need of an extremely nice, large and completely portable crock pot, or know someone who could use one, then be sure to enter this awesome giveaway!

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Here is that spectacular recipe for the Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole…

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 5 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • For the Topping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into even 1-2 inch cubes. Place the potatoes into your crock pot and add the chicken broth and sprinkle the cubed butter on top.
  2. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are soft enough to mash.
  3. Use a potato masher and mash the potatoes to your desired consistency.
  4. Add the lightly beaten eggs, brown sugar and vanilla to the crock pot and stir to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the topping ingredients and stir to coat. Sprinkle over the mashed sweet potatoes, replace the lid and continue to cook on high for 2 more hours.
  6. Serve warm right out of the crock pot.
  7. Enjoy!
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disclaimer: Hamilton Beach provided me with a slow cooker to review and is providing one to giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. This is absolutely brilliant!!! Esp for saving space…. making this one for sure!

  2. You make everything look so yummy! PS I want a new crockpot! :-)

  3. Staying home & I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner for my family this year! :)

  4. love crockpot cooking and just pinned this foe Thanksgiving :)

  5. We will probably stay here and cook dinner for the elderly homes on MV

  6. We will be staying home for Thanksgiving. We were hoping we would be able to make it home but airline tickets are just so expensive during that time of year!

  7. we are staying home!

  8. I’ll be staying at college … no family for me! :(

  9. We are going to my sister in laws in Raleigh, NC

  10. We will be visiting our son’s family in the Colorado mountains. Beautiful.

  11. We are going to my parents home which is only about 35 minutes away.

  12. This is an awesome idea. Long drives with food made easier.

  13. This casserole looks very good! Think I will try it for the holidays. Don’t have a large slow cooker, though, and would love to win this one. It is beautiful!! I have to take the food out of my small one and put it in a plastic bowl to take food anywhere! This would make it so much easier!! Thank you!!!

  14. We are making just a short day trip to my sister’s house. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  15. I’m staying home for Thanksgiving.

  16. We will be traveling to see our family; luckily they are within driving distance.

  17. I LOVE this recipe! I will definitely be trying it for Thanksgiving.

  18. Staying home!

  19. Kimberly P. says:

    We will be staying home!

  20. I will stay at home.

  21. I love sweet potatoes! These look so tasty! We are driving to Los Angeles to visit my husband’s family.

  22. We are traveling. Love this recipe!

  23. Staying home…we will miss our extended family again this year.

  24. I LOOOOOVE sweet potato casserole (and sadly, am the only one in my family who does, haha!) This looks right up my alley! For Thanksgiving, we’re staying home–so I’m making this!

  25. Elizabeth says:

    We are staying home for Thanksgiving and having the family over. I love the idea of this crock pot!

  26. Staying home (well, Mom & Dad’s). Cooking several of the sides, as the family vegetarian.

  27. We’ll be staying at home this year. Great giveaway & recipe! Thanks!! :)

  28. Kristen M. says:

    We are staying home this year. I’m glad I won’t be stuck in traffic!

  29. If you only knew how much I love slow cookers! I use my old one at least twice a week in winter. This new one would be used well and loved!! It is beautiful and I need it badly!! Thank you!!

  30. We will stay home :)

  31. We’re spending the week with our daughter, son in law and granddaughter!

  32. We are staying home.

  33. I’ll be staying at home this year. Want to go out for dinner, but I want leftovers. What to do… :)

  34. I’m heading to my brother’s as usual – I always take sweet potato casserole, this recipe will make my life much easier. But you should SEE the nasty mess my old crock pot is!!! I REALLY need a new one – one I won’t be ashamed to take out in public ;)

  35. Raphaelle says:

    I only live an hour north of where I grew up. My parents still live there so I’ll be driving down to spend Thanksgiving with them. This is one of my absolute favorite holidays and it’s so nice when my family hosts it for our extended family!

  36. i’ll be heading 2 hours west of nashville to visit my family for thanksgiving!

  37. sounds delicious!

  38. I forgot – my family is all in the area, so traveling for me just means a 25 minute walk for Thanksgiving. :)

  39. I have an old recipe book from Hamilton Beach that I’m in love with! Now I just need a slow cooker to make some of those delicious recipes…

  40. Oops! My family is coming to me for the first time this thanksgiving… can’t wait to start some new recipe traditions!

  41. I think I need to make this for Thanksgiving! Thanks for the very easy recipe and great giveaway.

  42. HOW exciting!!! I love crock pot cookin’!!! I too have traveled that road w sloshy chili. Thanks for this and can’t wait to try em’.

  43. Shannon C says:

    Traveling :(

  44. Traveling six miles to my parents’ house. :)

  45. Carly Trythall says:

    We are finally ‘home’ for the holidays but we will be going to the in laws for Turkey Day. I am so excited for my MIL’s cracker dressing! It is divine!

  46. My brothers family is coming up from MD to spend Thanksgiving at our home.

  47. We are staying home.

  48. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the Netherlands

  49. Christy Spurlock says:

    I love you blog and love the chance to win this great prize.

  50. I just found your goldmind of a blog! Love this recipe!

  51. Amanda Thompson says:

    We go to my Mom & Dad’s house for Thanksgiving dinner…but they only live about 40 minutes away!

  52. Bob Thibault says:

    This looks fantastic… I’m going to give it a test-run this weekend!

  53. Staying home this Thanksgiving and would love to use this to cook in this Thanksgiving!

  54. I will be at Disney World for Thanksgiving! My daughter is so excited

  55. we are staying home
    thanks

  56. I am hosting dinner this Thanksgiving & I had been on the search for a Crock Pot recipe & bam! I found this one- this is it! :) Great giveaway too!
    I featured this post on my ~A Little Sunday Potluck~ today. :) Check it out if you have a moment- thanks!
    http://www.thefrugalfoodiemama.com/2012/11/a-little-sunday-potluck-111112.html

  57. My sister and her husband are hosting Thanksgiving this year!

  58. Hubby & I will be staying home and having a little honey baked ham dinner together. Should be a special low key day for us both. Happy Thanksgiving to your family.

  59. I’ll be traveling to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving – just a short 3 hour drive away!

  60. We are staying home. It’s nice to have all the family close by!

  61. Staying home for Thanksgiving :)

  62. I think I’m cooking the dinner and my mom will be making the pies :)

  63. Staying home, boo. But I start my L&D precetorship that weekend so I’m not too sad about it!

  64. Tracey Whitney says:

    Staying home for Thanksgiving, but my children will all be home, so it is a blessing!

  65. I will be traveling to Kansas City to see my grandparents!

  66. Bringing my boyfriend home to meet the extended family this Thanksgiving at my aunt and uncle’s house :) I am currently searching for a crock pot for make-ahead meals and other delicious things for post-graduation adventures! This giveaway is wonderful!

  67. We are doing both! My hubby has to work on Thanksgiving so my girls and I will have a nice SMALL lunch. When hubby gets home we will travel to my moms for the rest of the weekend.

  68. Meghan Finley says:

    I’m always traveling but mom’s cooking is worth the trip!

  69. Meghan Finley says:

    mom’s cooking is worth the trip!

  70. Looks so great for this turkey and all the extras thankful time of year! I like your blog and inspiration, thankyou!

  71. I’m staying home for Thanksgiving

  72. We are traveling to see my parents.

  73. going to aunt sandy’s house with most of the family

  74. We stay home for Thanksgiving, my family is all gone now and the holiday meals are smaller than ever. It is a time for remembering the good times I had with all my family years ago and missing them! Would love to have the slow cooker, I love to use them and have left overs for the freezer.

  75. Staying in town, but probably going to the hubby’s work for a group dinner!

  76. we’ll be staying at home
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  77. im working :( TG in the hospital!

  78. I am having all my Hubby’s family over to our house for Thanksgiving. This looks like such a yummy recipe!!

  79. schultzie says:

    I’ve been given a bunch of cans of sweet potatoes. Would that work to make this casserole as well?

    • I would think so – but don’t cook the sweet potatoes at the beginning – the canned potatoes are already cooked.

  80. Hi there-
    I’m excited to try this! I’m a vegetarian, so would vegetable broth instead of chicken broth do?
    And how many servings does this recipe create?
    Thanks so much!
    Trisha

  81. A tip for making the topping – mix the pecans, flour and brown sugar together and sprinkle on top. Then drizzle the melted butter over the top to get the nice topping. I mixed everything together and poured it on top like the directions said, but everything sank under the sweet potatoes :(

  82. I got rave reviews for this at the office pot luck today. I added 4 diced granny smith apples, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper.

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