Saturday, November 18, 2017

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Honey Butter are the ultimate mashed sweet potato recipe - just toss in a slow cooker and then whip for perfect, smooth, rich, and amazing sweet potatoes everyone loves! With directions to make it in the instant pot (pressure cooker) this is sure to be a favorite.

Mashed potatoes are always a huge hit at my house- they are sweet, but take on a rich and nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with subtle spicy flavors that makes them one of my all-time favorite side dishes.

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I've updated one of my favorite mashed sweet potato recipes to be even easier in a slow cooker - perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or other busy holidays when oven and stove space are at a premium! I always make potatoes in a slow cooker now - I've started to use a super delicious slow cooker mashed potato recipe basically everytime I make mashed potatoes anymore, and decided my favorite sweet potato recipe needed to get the slow cooker treatment, too!

I'm also including oven baked and instant pot mashed sweet potato tips in case you prefer to not break out your slow cooker.

These potatoes have a slightly sweet, slightly spicy kick that are perfect for hearty dinners - and look stunning on a holiday table. Plus, you can't beat how incredibly simple they are!

I like to not only cook my potatoes in the compound honey butter that I make - but also save some to top the potatoes with. It's a lovely touch that makes the potatoes rich, indulgent, and perfectly crave-worthy!


  • Place sweet potatoes in a steamer basket with 1 cup of water.
  • Stab potatoes to make steam vents.
  • Close lid and seal, cook on high for 10 minutes.
  • Do not force steam.
  • When Instant Pot has lost pressure naturally, remove potatoes and remove peel, then continue to follow slow cooker recipe steps.


  • Slow Cooker - the slow cooker is almost my most used kitchen gadget, especially during fall/winter! It's just so convenient, and lets face it, it makes comfort food taste even better!
  • Hand held mixer -I have had mine for 10 years and it is still going strong.


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Slow Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
SERVES 8  |  ACTIVE TIME 10 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 4 Hours 30 Min

4-5 large sweet potatoes
1 cup water
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp celtic sea salt
1 tbsp fresh cracked pepper
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Wash potatoes and stab each 4-6 times with a sharp knife to create steam vent holes.

Add water to slow cooker cover and cook 4 hours, until potatoes are soft.

In a small bowl, add butter , honey, and all herbs and spices (everything but the nuts), blend well to create compound butter. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in refrigerator. 
Remove potatoes and drain water. Wait until potatoes are cool enough to touch (but still very warm), and remove peels. They should slide right off when sweet potatoes are cooked. Add peeled sweet potatoes back to slow cooker.

Add 1/2 compound butter mix to potatoes and using a handheld mixer, whip potatoes and butter until soft, fluffy, and creamy.

Optional: Cook potatoes in slow cooker another 30 minutes to bring out the rich flavors from the compound butter even more!

Mix nuts into potatoes, serve, and top with pats of compound butter for extra-indulgent sweet potatoes your guests will love!
Recipe developed by Courtney O'Dell for The Slow Roasted Italian
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