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Slow-Cooker Praline Sweet Potatoes

I had a house full of relatives and was short on cooking space. I used the basic idea of the traditional sweet potato casserole and adapted it for the slow cooker. It's been a huge hit ever since! —Joanna Stanforth, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter


  • In a greased 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 7 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low for 3 hours. Combine brown sugar, pecans and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer reads 160°, 1-2 hours longer.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 556 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (62g sugars, 5g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Carolyn
    Dec 21, 2020

    you might want to try a recipe I have been making for over 25 years...6 med. sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup butter....topping 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup chopped pecans, or walnuts, 2 tablespoons flour, 2 tablespoons melted butter. Method.. boil sweet potatoes until tender, cool, peel and mash. Combine potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk and butter; beat on medium with mixer until smooth. Spoon into lightly buttered 12 x 8 x 2 baking dish. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over casserole..Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes....Enjoy!

  • lyss
    Nov 27, 2020

    I made these for a Thanksgiving crowd of 8 so I used 5 lbs of swt potatoes (3 giant ones, made about 10 cups mashed). I used the same butter & sugar - same amounts as this recipe for just 3 cups of swt potatoes, and only 4 eggs (I did not double or triple the sweets and fats). Anyway the dish is still very very sweet (and I like sweets but wow) and the butter is pooling a lot on the top. I think you’d be fine to cut the sugar way down, as well as cut the butter way down. I’m not even sure what purpose the eggs serve in this recipe, I’m going to leave them out next time. It helps to food-process, use a mixer or a blender on the mashed potatoes to get a smooth fluffy base.

  • 71Chewie99
    Sep 28, 2019

    I have made this recipe (in the oven) for years but as a Registered Dietitian I tried to make it healthier and lower in calories. I use 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes, 2 eggs, salt and the vanilla. Mix well together and put in bottom of crock pot or in sprayed baking dish. Sprinkle on topping and bake. You won’t miss the sugar, butter or milk. It’s wonderful and calories drop by over half!!!!!

  • julimoon
    Nov 25, 2015

    I made this for a Thanksgiving dish to pass at work. I came home with an empty slow cooker. Our company president said he hadn't had a sweet potato in 20 years because the last one was so bad, he loved this! I used 7 cups of potatoes because I wanted to fill a 3 quart slow cooker and it was very sweet, I'm thinking with just 3 cups of potatoes less sugar might be better. Also I cooked this using the high setting, I was worried about the eggs being thoroughly cooked.