Crockpot Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows

Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs
Total 4 hrs 10 mins
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This Crockpot Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows recipe is going to bring back some memories. Tender sweet potato cubes are perfectly seasoned with your favorite fall spices and sweetened with maple syrup and, of course, melted mini marshmallows.

A Super-Simple Holiday Side Everyone Will Love!

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving as a child was seeing the mini marshmallows in the casserole dish. I was always so amused with the fact that we could eat mini marshmallows with dinner. And now I can cook them anytime with this Crockpot Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows recipe.

Fortunately, these little fluffy marshmallows pair perfectly with sweet potatoes. Whoever thought of this is pure genius! Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet and they become even more delicious when you add melty mini marshmallows.

Marshmallows aren’t the only star of the dish though! The sweet potatoes are tossed with pumpkin spice – the perfect fall spice blend. To top it all off, we’re cooking the sweet potatoes in a crockpot. So, not only is it delicious but so easy.

a counter with sweet potatoes, bowl of marshmallows, brown sugar, butter, salt, pumpkin pie spice,maple syrup, mini marshmallows, and cinnamon

The Ingredients You’ll Need

Here is what you need to make this easy crockpot recipe. Let’s hit up the pantry and get started!

  • Sweet Potatoes: Delicious and good for you! Did you know that one sweet potato packs in 400% of your daily Vitamin A needs?
  • Brown Sugar: Brown sugar caramelizes perfectly onto the sweet potatoes.
  • Maple Syrup: I always suggest using pure maple syrup instead of the fake stuff.
  • Butter: Unsalted is preferred here. But if you only have salted butter, then omit the salt in the recipe.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: The best spice blend to keep handy during the fall season!
  • Salt: A little pinch of salt brings out the overall sweetness of the dish – believe it or not!
  • Mini Marshmallows: My favorite part! Their sweetness is perfect and I love the gooey texture they add.
cubed sweet potatoes with melted mini marshmallows on top on a fork

What’s the Difference Between Candied Yams and Sweet Potatoes?

Yams and sweet potatoes are a bit different even though they look the same.

Yams are starchier and are not as sweet as sweet potatoes. If you were to eat them alone, they would taste more like a regular potato. Therefore, when you make candied yams, you may need a bit more sugar or other sweeteners to make them taste “candied”. Also, sometimes candied yams use orange juice or brandy to help bring their flavor to life.

Sweet potatoes are naturally sweeter. They do not require as much sugar to taste delicious. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t add maple syrup or sugars to them to make them taste better!

How to Make Crockpot Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

You’ll have these yummy sweet potatoes cooking away in the crockpot in no time. Here’s how to make this recipe.

First, prep your slow cooker. Simply spray your crockpot with non-stick cooking spray so the goodies don’t stick to the bottom!

Then, put everything in the crockpot. Give it a good stir so the spices and sweeteners coat the sweet potatoes.

Set the crockpot and wait. It will take about four hours to slow cook the sweet potatoes.

Finally, add the marshmallows! About five minutes before serving, you’ll stir in the mini marshmallows. Then, after about 3-4 minutes, this delicious sweet potato dish is ready!

Recipe Notes

Here are a few things to keep in mind when making this sweet potato recipe.

  • If you like your sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows, you can spoon them into a casserole dish after they are cooked. Then, top with marshmallows and place in the oven at 400°F for about 10 minutes or until the tops of the marshmallows are browned and toasted.
  • Add nuts! If you like nuts, you can add some nuts for a crunch. You can use pecans or walnuts, or even candied pecans!
A wooden spoon scooping up a serving of crockpot sweet potatoes with marshmallows.

Yummy Serving Ideas

You’ll just need a few more dishes to make your holiday meal planning complete! Here are some favorites that pair well with these sweet potatoes and marshmallows.

  • Waldorf Salad is also a family favorite during the holidays. It’s a great way to add a fresh, fruity salad to a wintery spread.
  • To add some green vegetables to your menu, try my Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon or The Best Green Bean Casserole.
  • Don’t forget to try my Garlic Mashed Potatoes for those of you who need both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes for your holiday spread!
  • And if you are making these for the holidays, you have to make sure to include a batch of my very favorite Homemade Stuffing! It’s so fresh and herb-y, I promise you won’t regret making it!
cubed sweet potatoes with melted mini marshmallows on top in three small serving bowls

Storing and Reheating Instructions

It’s so easy to store this sweet potato dish as leftovers. Be sure that you store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. The dish will keep for up to five days. Then, use a microwave to reheat any leftovers.

Can I Freeze Crockpot Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows?

You can also freeze this recipe. Again, just make sure you use a good air-tight container. You can freeze this dish for up to 3 months.

Yield: 8 servings

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows

cubed sweet potatoes with melted mini marshmallows on top in a crockpot

Make this childhood favorite right in your crockpot! These sweet potatoes are sweetened with maple syrup, brown sugar, and marshmallows. Plus, this dish has all the fall flavors you love from cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs), peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, sliced into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and stir to combine.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker and set it on high for 4 hours.
  4. Five minutes before serving, remove the lid and top with marshmallows. Place the lid back on the sweet potatoes and let the marshmallows melt for 3 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 404mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 2g

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Comments

98 Responses
  1. Whitney

    Can you use canned? I’m making our own Thanksgiving dinner family of 2 adults and a 7 year old girl and a 1 year old girl

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      Jessica

      I wouldn’t recommend canned sweet potatoes for this recipe, they are already cooked and softened so they won’t soak up any of the sauce or flavor. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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      Jessica

      Hi Lauren! Unless your crockpot is an extra huge one, I don’t think double the sweet potatoes will fit in a 7/8 quart crockpot. I would recommend splitting the recipe into two crockpots and cooking as directed. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Brittany

    Hello I accidentally put them on low for the first two hours. ‍♀️ Can I turn them to high now so they will be ready in 3 hours? Also how many people does this recipe feed?

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      Jessica

      Hi Brittany! Yes, you can switch them to high and they should finish cooking sooner! It makes 8 servings. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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      Jessica

      Yes, I would use warm. But for the future, I really recommend fresh (or frozen!) cubed sweet potatoes so they get a chance to soak up all that butter and seasonings as they cook!

  3. Julie

    Hello! The recipe says to serve immediately. Can I make these the day before then add the marshmallows right before eating?

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      Jessica

      Sure! I think it would be best though to prep them the day before, refrigerate the crockpot with ingredients inside, then allow the crockpot to warm at room temperature for about an hour and then drop it into the crockpot and let it’s do it’s thing the morning of. That way they are still fresh! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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      Jessica

      Hi Sheilia! Yes, sure! 350°F for probably about 45 minutes in a baking dish, just until the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Laurie

    Hi, just confirming that the sweet potato cubes go in the crockpot without any prior cooking? Should I allow more than 4 hours of cooking just in case? Thanks!

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      Jessica

      Correct, they go in uncooked! They should cook in the times given in the recipe! Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Candice

    Hi Jessica! Could I put this on low cook? I’ve got a cooker that has high for something else,and one that is only low cook Happy Thanxgiving!!

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      Jessica

      Hi Candice! Yes, you can cook it on low! They will take longer, probably about 7/8 hours, you just need them to get tender! :-) Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

      1. Donna Winemiller

        Hi Jessica happy thanksgiving !I’m going to add pecans to mine… Should I add them in the very beginning?

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      Jessica

      Hi Christine! Sadly no, the sweet potatoes fill up the crockpot pretty well at the beginning when they are raw. (You can see it in the step by step photos in the post.) You would need a second crockpot to double it. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. Donna

    I am making 5 lbs, of sweet potatos, should I double the recipe ingredients? How will this effect cooking time? Should it cook 8 hours?
    Thank you, Donna

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      Jessica

      Hi Donna! You will need to split it into two crockpots, and yes, I would double the ingredients if doubling the amount of sweet potatoes! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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      Jessica

      Hi Kristina, no, you will need to split it into two crockpots. Sadly the raw sweet potatoes take up almost the full amount of space in a standard 7 or 8 quart crockpot.

  7. Kathy

    I see that you mention Cinnamon in the writing gs above, but it is not in the actual recipe with how much to add. How much do I add?

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      Jessica

      Hey Kathy! I used pumpkin pie spice in the recipe! If you would prefer, you can use the same amount of cinnamon in place of pumpkin pie spice. Both work great, it’s up to your personal preference!

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