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Sweet Potato Casserole

Our classic candied sweet potatoes are so easy to make in a crock pot! This Crock Pot Candied Sweet Potato Casserole a recipe that people always ask for!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet potato casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 341kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Slow Cooker
  • Slow Cooker Liners


Loaded Sweet Potato Casserole

  • 4 medium sized sweet potatoes 3 c. mashed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk

Crumbly Topping

  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Peel and boil sweet potatoes until fork tender. Drain; mash potatoes in a large mixing bowl.    
  • Add granulated sugar, the slice butter over top of potatoes and beat well.
  • Beat eggs and add along with vanilla and milk to potato mixture. Mix well.
  • Pour into a lined or greased 5 or 6 quart crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Stir every hour and be sure to stir just before adding topping.

Crumbly Topping

  • Mix remaining ingredients, melted butter, brown sugar, flour and chopped pecans.
  • Sprinkle over potato mixture and add a thin tea towel that covers the top of the crock pot to help absorb excess moisture. Put lid over potatoes to hold lid in place. Cook on low another 1 - 2 hours.


-Stir every hour for best results and even cooking
-Cooking times are based on beginning with a warm potato mixture. See notes in post for details on prepping potatoes a day ahead.
-Note that cooking times will vary based on your own appliance.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 9053IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg