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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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6 to 7 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 

4 tablespoons salted butter 

1 cup packed brown sugar 

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

Juice of 1 orange 

Pinch of kosher salt 

Chopped walnuts, toasted, for serving 

Chopped fresh parsley, for serving 


  1. Toss the sweet potatoes with the cornstarch in a bowl to coat well. Add the mixture to a slow cooker and dot with the butter. Sprinkle over the brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cayenne. Pour in the vanilla, orange juice and 1/4 cup water. Season with salt. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low, stirring once or twice, until the potatoes are tender, about 3 hours.
  2. Toss the potatoes once more and transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with the walnuts and parsley and serve.