Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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To make it easier to bring this traditional Southern staple to a potluck or gathering, I updated it so that it can be cooked in a slow cooker. It's hard to go wrong with candied sweet potatoes when it comes to pleasing a crowd. —Deirdre Dee Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup sweet potato with 1/4 cup sauce: 252 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine sugars. In a greased 5-qt. slow cooker, layer a third of the sweet potatoes; sprinkle with a third of the sugar mixture. Repeat layers twice. In a small bowl, combine the butter, vanilla and salt; drizzle over potatoes. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to a serving dish; keep warm. Pour cooking juices into a small saucepan; bring to a boil. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pan. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over sweet potatoes.
  3. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Potluck Candied Sweet Potatoes in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2013, p76

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xxcskier User ID: 1136353 238543
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"These are so easy and absolutely delicious! I thought I might miss the crumb topping I usually use but I did not miss it at all these are great!!"

83Bake User ID: 6896728 213216
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"These are so yummy! I made them for our "Friends-giving" dinner and everyone loved them!!! Super easy too so that was a bonus!"

dcasper93 User ID: 5324169 186160
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013

"Awesome dish for Thanksgiving. I especially love that it is made in the slow cooker so not to take up valuable oven space. I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to my layers and it was wonderful!"

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