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healthy slow cooker sweet potatoes

Recipe by
Ruth Ann Vokac
Mansfield, IL

This recipe is from It is a low fat, relatively low sugar sweet potato recipe that is easy to cook, providing a healthy side dish. It can be cooked ahead of when it is needed and warmed in a microwave--just add the pecans before serving.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For healthy slow cooker sweet potatoes

  • 2 lb
    sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 c
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 Tbsp
    diet margarine (like brummel and brown)
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 c
    chopped nuts (optional)

How To Make healthy slow cooker sweet potatoes

  • 1
    Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • 2
    Place in a slow cooker
  • 3
    Mix rest of the ingredients except pecans. Spoon over sweet potatoes in the slow cooker.
  • 4
    Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours until potatoes are very tender. (Note: Check tenderness after 3-4 hours. I cooked mine only 3.5 hours.)
  • 5
    If using, toast pecans in an ungreased skillet over medium-low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Sprinkle over sweet potatoes.
  • 6
    Serve immediately. Leftovers can be frozen in individual servings.
  • 7
    Note: This recipe is versatile--use your creativity to adjust as you wish. — cut fat and calories by cutting some of the sugar and diet margarine — substitute brown sugar with agave nectar or honey — substitute the applesauce with diced peaches or pineapple