Cooktop Cove: How to make slow cooker sweet potatoes (video)
By Johnny Ornelas
Sweet potatoes are a staple of some holiday meals, but that doesn't mean you can't make them more often! The recipe is cheap, easy, and oh so delicious. 
Slow cooker sweet potato casserole
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours, 25 minutes
Serves: 6-8
3 - 4 pounds (1.5 - 2 kilograms) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups (475 ml) brown sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) butter, melted
3 tablespoons (45 ml) orange juice
1 tablespoon ground (15 ml) cinnamon
1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground ginger
1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon (5 ml) ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt (5 ml) 
1 teaspoon vanilla (5 ml) 
1 cup (250 ml) mini marshmallows
1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray and add diced sweet potatoes. Add the butter, orange juice, and vanilla. Sprinkles the spices on top and stir to make sure that everything is combined very well.
2. Cover the slow cooker with its lid and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally, especially during the first half hour. The sweet potato casserole is finished when the sweet potatoes are tender and beginning to brown.
3. Layer the marshmallows on top of the sweet potatoes. Turn heat to low, place lid back on, and leave until the marshmallows have melted.
Pro tip: The sweet potatoes in this recipe are left in a small dice, which can give the dish more texture than the traditional mashed variety. If you prefer mashed, you can still make this recipe in the slow cooker! Just place the diced sweet potatoes inside, add 1 cup of water, and cook on Low for about 4 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Mash, and continue with rest of recipe.
Note: All slow cookers are a little bit different in temperature and calibration. This recipe was tested in Cooktop Cove's Test Kitchen using this slow cooker, which is available for purchase here
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