I came up with this one Thanksgiving because I was short on oven space. Everyone loved it and I have made it for every Thanksgiving and holiday meal ever since. Be careful not to overcook marshmallows, they can become liquified.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 hrs 15 mins
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.

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  • Place sweet potatoes in a slow cooker and arrange butter on top of sweet potatoes. Sprinkle brown sugar over sweet potatoes.

  • Cook on High, 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Add marshmallows and cook until soft and somewhat puffy, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

531 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 109.1g 35% DV; fat 8.1g 13% DV; cholesterol 20.3mg 7% DV; sodium 237.8mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2016
I made this from fresh sweet potatoes cut long pieces. I did not measure the margarine I put in. I just spread enough to keep the sugar cinnamon and nutmeg (not as the much as the sugar or cinnamon)in place as I added it. I did this in layers. The time was perfect but when I added the marshmallows I let them stay a bit too long and they completed melted throughout the pot by it still came out delicious. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2016
I made this from fresh sweet potatoes cut long pieces. I did not measure the margarine I put in. I just spread enough to keep the sugar cinnamon and nutmeg (not as the much as the sugar or cinnamon)in place as I added it. I did this in layers. The time was perfect but when I added the marshmallows I let them stay a bit too long and they completed melted throughout the pot by it still came out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
I've made these every year using a conventional stove but this year there's a limited amount of oven space at our friend's house so I decided to use a slow cooker. I always get rave reviews on my yams but my secret is I add chopped pecans... They add great flavor and break up the mushy consistency! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2016
These simple sweet potatoes turned out great! I could go half on the marshmallow and still be happy. These are definitely for someone that prefers a sweet sweet potato. Will make again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2017
This was excellent and perfect for making during the busy day on Thanksgiving recently. I was amazed that the youngest of my guests (age 5 -10) loved it and ate something they swore they hated. The marshmallows were the allure; the taste had them eating seconds! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2015
Made this for Thanksgiving!!! I got great reviews!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
To me it tastes just like my Grandmother made it right from the oven only I used my Slow Cooker/Crock Pot (7 qt)! It's super easy & it frees-up my oven for more for other items. I'm so happy I came across this recipe! It is now the only one I use when I fix Candied Sweet Potatoes/Yams!!:) My advice is to use a "Slow-Cooker Plastic Liner"! By using that clean-up is a breeze!! I've got a big Family & this recipe is perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
Added Oranges for flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
Made it with 3 fresh yams (peeled and sliced) and skipped the marshmallows. It was the favorite side dish for all! Will be making again and not just on Thanksgiving. Read More