You guessed it. If you can do regular baked potatoes in the slow cooker, you can do sweet potatoes. Like I said when I discovered russets in the slow cooker, I’ll never go back. These are simply amazing. I won’t…I can’t go back. When you’ve had something that is exceptional, why go back to sub-par?
This is definitely the time of year when we simplify everything. Our lives, our mindset, and definitely our diets. I do the same thing. I start thinking about how can I make everything slow down just a bit and get back on track with my diet.
I LOVE everything about the meals surrounding the Christmas season. The decadence and the love that does into every meal cannot be duplicated. And I eat it without a smidgen of guilt. Really, I enjoy all of it. I really subscribe to this way of thinking. Perhaps it’s because I know that I’m still working out and watching my diet in other ways. I have found over the years, that I have more control over my diet during the month of December than I thought I did. I control what I can and indulge when the moment calls for it. However, I also know I can’t keep that up longer than a month.
Sweet potatoes have such a love/hate relationship in our house. We have 4/5 people in my house that love them and then we have a lonely resister. I still make them and she just does without. Someday she will like them, I’m convinced.
The slow cooker isn’t my best friend, but we are good acquaintances. I use it when I have to and when I know that the slow cooker is a better option than conventional cooking. These sweet potatoes in the slow cooker are a definite must-do!
- 4-6 Similar sized sweet potatoes, rinsed and dry
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil for each sweet potato
- Set a slow cooker to low and set the timer for 4 hours
- Set each sweet potato on their own piece of foil, large enough to wrap around the potato
- Drizzle each sweet potato with olive oil and fold up in foil
- Place potatoes in slow cooker seam size up
- Cook for 4 hours without lifting lid
- To check for doneness, insert a knife into a potato - if there is no resistance, it is done