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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe (with Applesauce & Pecans)

02/21/2013 - 6 comments

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe (with Applesauce & Pecans)

Sweet potatoes are a staple around here. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, we eat them at least a few times a week. They are a great source of vitamin C, calcium, potassium and more. They are low glycemic index which means they don’t affect blood sugar the way their white potato cousins do. Plus, combined with some grass-fed butter, cinnamon, nuts or other toppings, they can actually taste like a decadent treat.

I recently bought a cool new triple slow cooker with three 1-1/2 quart crocks in it and I had my head set on making sweet potatoes in it. We had a sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving last year and I had been looking for a way to clean it up ingredient-wise. This was the perfect opportunity and it turned out great, my son and I fought over the leftovers.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe
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Recipe type: side dish
Serves: 4
  • 3 sweet potatoes (or yams which are supposed to be sweeter) - peeled & diced into cubes
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1½ tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • ½ - 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Place sweet potatoes in slow cooker
  2. Mix together coconut sugar, applesauce, butter and cinnamon and pour over sweet potatoes
  3. Cover
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours
  5. Potatoes will be very tender when done
  6. Sprinkle with nuts and serve
You can use brown sugar in place of the coconut sugar, but I like the coconut sugar because it has a lower glycemic index.


Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe (with Applesauce & Pecans)

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  • Reply Jen 01/01/2014 at 10:27 pm

    Hi! I found your recipe through Pinterest and made it tonight. It was delicious. I cooked them on high for 3 hours and they were very tender. I did toast up the pecans in a cast-iron skillet with a little butter and sugar before putting them on top. AMAZING! Thank you!

    • Reply Kimberly Grabinski 01/02/2014 at 8:18 am

      Oooh brilliant about toasting the pecans! Thank you so much for letting me know that you enjoyed it!

  • Reply Lorie 03/08/2013 at 3:17 pm


  • Reply Shop with Me Mama 02/24/2013 at 2:48 pm

    that looks really yummy!

  • Reply Jen @TheFitHousewife 02/22/2013 at 5:17 pm

    I just pinned this recipe…definitely going to make it for the family. We love sweet potatoes too! And I love all the healthy ingredients :)

  • Reply Alison 02/22/2013 at 6:27 am

    Oooh this looks amazing! Any time I can use my crock pot for a meal… I am all over it. :)