Slow Cooker Sweet & Savory Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Sweet & Savory Sweet Potatoes

We know that holiday meal planning can be stressful. Not only are you looking for ways to entertain and create plenty of delicious foods for large groups of people, you also want to keep things as healthy as possible. This means canned and boxed foods are not an option, even if they are faster and more convenient.

This slow cooker recipe for healthy savory sweet potatoes is a great way to provide a tasty dish without a lot of effort. Slow cooker foods can make your holiday meal planning a breeze!

Wondering how to keep everyone in your family happy with the holiday dishes, but you only have so much time into planning and preparing your holiday meal? Slow cooker recipes are the way to go.

Our selection of healthy slow cooker meals can help you organize entrees, side dishes, and even desserts for large groups of people. No matter whether your family prefers a traditional holiday meal or you want to liven things up with non-traditional dishes, we’ve got you covered.


Slow Cooker Sweet & Savory Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Sweet & Savory Sweet Potatoes

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe, approximately 2/3 cup | Calories: 234 | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 21 mg | Sodium: 10 mg | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 18 g | Protein: 1 g | SmartPoints: 10


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled or scrubbed well and peel-on if organic and diced into 1" cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Add extra-virgin olive oil to the slow cooker and preheat to high will preparing potatoes and garlic. Add potatoes and all remaining ingredients to the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on high 2-3 hours or low 4-5 hours. We recommend using a 4-6 quart slow cooker.


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14 Comments on "Slow Cooker Sweet & Savory Sweet Potatoes"

  1. Jennifer  August 20, 2012

    I do not have coconut palm sugar. Could I use something else like truvia?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 21, 2012

      Jennifer, I would use honey if sucanat or coconut palm sugar aren't available.

  2. laura  August 20, 2012

    What is the serving size for this?

  3. Christine  October 9, 2012

    Just made these! Yummy

    • Skinny Ms.  October 10, 2012

      Thank you! These go on our Thanksgiving table every year!

  4. Tracy  October 17, 2012

    this is by far the best way i have ever cooked sweet potatos!!..amazing!

    • Skinny Ms.  October 18, 2012

      Tracy, YEAH!!! My mom will love hearing your feedback. These sweet potatoes go on our table every Thanksgiving and several times throughout the year. :)

  5. Jody  November 9, 2012

    How many servings is this recipe? Since a serving size is 2/3 cup – does this make only 4 servings? Can the recipe be doubled? If so, how long should it cook?

    • Skinny Ms.  November 9, 2012

      Jody, Yes…it makes about 4. I just made this yesterday and doubled the recipe. You'll need to use a 6 quart slow cooker and the time should remain the same. I'm not exaggerating when I say, "This is my all time favorite sweet potato recipe"! It's always on our Thanksgiving menu.

  6. Jody  November 9, 2012

    Thank you!! Yes, I want to make this for Thanksgiving and will need to double the recipe. Sounds so good! Thank you!

  7. Judy Lechleitner  December 1, 2012

    I love sweet potatoes and yams. Any recipe that I can find, using either, I have to try. these were awesomely good!

  8. Jeannie  December 23, 2015

    These look yummy, I will definitely try them. Is there another ingredient pictured in the dish that isn’t on the ingredient list? Picture looks like it has mini meatballs or some other veggie in it along with the sweet potato

    • Melissa Florero  December 23, 2015

      Jeannie, I believe that is the peel, if you choose to leave the peel on. If the potatoes are organic, and you scrub them well, the peel can be left on if desired. Otherwise, we recommend peeling the potatoes for the recipe.


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