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Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

So easy in the slow cooker!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Servings - 4 servings


  • 5-6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 Tbsp brown sugar, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


  • Cut a slit in each of the sweet potatoes, lengthwise down the middle. Add the sweet potatoes to the base of the slow cooker and add about 1 cup of water. Enough to cover the bottom with 1/4 inch. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Carefully remove the sweet potatoes and let cool for a few minutes before removing the skin. Scoop out all the soft flesh into a mixing bowl. Add butter (you don't need a ton because they are already very soft) and cinnamon and mix together.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top. Sprinkle the pecans over the top. (Both of these are optional! I generally don't serve 'fancy sweet potatoes' for regular weeknight dinners. I would add them to a holiday side dish, however!)
  • Serve Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes as side dish.