Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole


This easy Crock-Pot sweet potato casserole is a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving turkey, but works well with chicken or pork tenderloin any night of the week. Canned sweet potatoes are mashed, lightly sweetened, flavored with orange juice, and topped with a brown sugar and pecan topping — then cooked to perfection in your slow cooker in just a few hours. So yummy!

Close up on sweet potato casserole in a slow cooker, with a serving spoon digging in.
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins

Save space in your oven on Thanksgiving with this Crock-Pot sweet potato casserole.

Crock-Pot Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need for this slow cooker sweet potato casserole:

· For the sweet potatoes: canned sweet potatoes, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, milk, eggs, and orange juice
· For the topping: chopped pecans, all-purpose flour, more brown sugar, and more butter

How to Make Crock-Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this sweet potato casserole in a Crock-Pot:

1. Make the sweet potatoes: Place the drained sweet potatoes in a bowl and mash until smooth. Add butter and sugars, then add the remaining ingredients (milk, eggs, and orange juice) until they're well-combined.
2. Make the topping: Combine the chopped pecans, brown sugar, flour, and melted butter in a small bowl.
3. Cook the casserole: Transfer the sweet potatoes in the prepared slow cooker. Sprinkle the topping over the sweet potatoes. Cover and cook on high for three to four hours.

Can You Make This Sweet Potato Casserole In the Oven?

If you'd rather make this sweet potato casserole in the oven, you totally can! Just layer the sweet potatoes and topping in a prepared baking dish, then bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes (or until the topping is golden brown).

More Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Inspiration

Hungry for more delicious inspiration? We've got you covered. Check out our collection of 17 Classic Thanksgiving Sides for the Slow Cooker. Here's a preview of the recipes you'll find:

· Slow Cooker Stuffing
· Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
· Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I love this recipe," raves suebee2001. "I have been using it for a few years or so. I like the convenience of using the slow cooker, which leaves more room in the oven for other dishes. It has been a hit on holidays! I also like that it is so easy to make."

"This is delicious and VERY easy," according to DETSHER77. "I omitted the orange juice and added vanilla extract. Also I doubled the topping which really makes the dish."

"Delicious and so easy to make," says MARIANNEH. "I added some pumpkin pie spice, but other than that I stuck with the recipe. A big hit at our family Thanksgiving dinner."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 (29 ounce) cans sweet potatoes, drained

  • cup butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice


  • cup chopped pecans

  • cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted


  1. Lightly grease a slow cooker.

  2. Mix sweet potatoes: Place drained sweet potatoes in a large bowl and mash with a potato masher until smooth. Mix in melted butter and both sugars. Stir in milk, eggs, and orange juice until well combined. Transfer to the prepared slow cooker.

  3. Make topping: Combine pecans, brown sugar, flour, and melted butter in a small bowl. Spread topping over sweet potatoes.

  4. Cover and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

406 Calories
14g Fat
66g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 406
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 112mg 9%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 848mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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