Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping


My niece is allergic to cinnamon, so I came up with this variation of a classic sweet potato casserole with pecans recipe. This recipe is for a 3-quart slow cooker, but it can be easily doubled for a 6-quart slow cooker. I prefer to use fresh mashed sweet potatoes as it makes the recipe less sweet, but canned will also work.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
10 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 4 cups mashed sweet potatoes

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • cup butter, melted

  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon ground cardamom

  • cup heavy whipping cream

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans

  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Lightly grease a 3-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

  2. Combine potatoes, white sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cardamom in a large bowl. Beat using an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add whipping cream and stir well. Pour into the prepared slow cooker.

  3. Combine pecans, 3/4 cup brown sugar, flour, and 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
19g Fat
58g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* 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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