The Best Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

bowl of sweet potatoes Sweet potatoes are great for you, when they aren’t drowned in butter and sugar. Here is a sweet potato recipe that you make in your slow cooker. Your family will love this sweet potato recipe. If you are looking for healthier vegetable recipes, these sweet potatoes won’t disappoint. 

Why are sweet potatoes good for you?

Sweet potatoes are also rich in vitamin C and vitamin B6, which is important for brain and nervous system health. They’re also a good source of potassium and magnesium, which help improve heart health by helping to regulate blood pressure. There are a ton more benefits of sweet potatoes. Want to learn more? Just Google “Benefits of sweet potatoes” and you might be blown away. They are also delicious! 

Break out your slow cooker Crock Pot and grab some sweet potatoes!

Here is how to make healthy slow cooker sweet potatoes.

Prep Time- 10 minutes

Cook Time- 3 hours


Servings- 6 to 8

chopped sweet potato


6 to 7 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 ½ tbsp cornstarch

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

¼ tsp cayenne

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup orange juice

¼ cup water

Pinch of salt

Chopped walnuts or pecans 


  1. Peel and cube sweet potatoes. (1-2 inch cubes)
  2. Place potatoes in a 6qt slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle with olive oil and toss then cornstarch and toss until coated.
  4. Sprinkle it with  pumpkin pie spice and cayenne.
  5. Pour in vanilla extract, orange juice, and water.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and cover with the lid.
  7. Cook on low for 3 hours, stirring once or twice during cook time.
  8. Top with chopped walnuts or pecans and enjoy!

These sweet potatoes offer a lot of flavor, but lower in fat. 

Add this dish to your next family meal or even Thanksgiving! Ditch the mini marshmallows and enjoy a healthier version of yams that are still delicious. 


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