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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes (Yams) and Marshmallows

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"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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3 h 20 m servings 531
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a slow cooker and arrange butter on top of sweet potatoes. Sprinkle brown sugar over sweet potatoes.
  3. Cook on High, 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Add marshmallows and cook until soft and somewhat puffy, about 15 minutes.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 531 calories; 8.1 109.1 3.5 20 238 Full nutrition

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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 cin...

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 ...

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.

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. ...

Made this for Thanksgiving !!! I got great reviews!!!

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.