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Crock Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

This crock pot sweet potato casserole is yams mashed with sweetener, vanilla and spices, then finished off with a brown sugar pecan topping. A decadent side dish that's perfect for the holidays and super easy to make!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 423kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the casserole

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • cooking spray

For the topping

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Coat a 6 quart crock pot with cooking spray.
  • Place the sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla extract and water in the crock pot. Stir to combine.
  • Cover the pot, then cook the potatoes on high heat for 3-4 hours or until tender.
  • Uncover the pot, let the potatoes cool slightly. Add the eggs and use a hand mixer or potato masher to mash the potatoes.
  • In another bowl, mix together the streusel ingredients until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the sweet potatoes.
  • Cover and cook for 2 hours on high.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes, then serve.



Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 238mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 37g