This Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole is made in the crock pot, saving you valuable oven space. A secret ingredient and a little honey sweeten this side dish, making it much healthier than the traditional version!
November is officially here which means… Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! I love Thanksgiving. This time of year brings so many of my favorite things: time with family, crisp afternoon walks, colorful leaves, hot spiced tea, and, of course, comforting favorite foods.
When it comes to our Thanksgiving meal, my family has our traditional favorites that we make every year. We’ll sometimes try a variation on our favorite recipes or add in a new side dish or dessert, but for the most part our meal is the same from year to year. We know what we like, and we stick with it!
We always have turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Our favorite side dishes are broccoli casserole – you’ve just got to try our from scratch version – and sweet potato casserole. I’ve been making this healthy sweet potato casserole for years, but recently decided to try something new and make a similar recipe but in the slow cooker.
We’ll be hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, and one of the trickiest parts of planning the meal is figuring out how to maximize oven space so that everything is hot and ready when it needs to be. Your slow cooker can be a great help with this, whether you use it to keep the mashed potatoes hot, cook the dessert, or cook a side dish such as this Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole. Once these sweet potatoes are done, you can leave them in the slow cooker on the warm setting and they will stay hot until all your guests are fed.
- 3 ½ – 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 5 medium)
- 2 medium apples
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (optional)
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans, lightly toasted
- Scrub and peel the sweet potatoes, then chop them into 1-inch cubes and place in slow cooker. Peel the apples and chop them into 1-inch pieces; add to the slow cooker. Add the water, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cover and cook on high heat for 3-3 ½ hours, until sweet potatoes are very soft.
You can find complete recipes of this HEALTHY SLOW COOKER SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE in kristineskitchenblog.com