Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Baked" Sweet Potatoes

Don't want to heat your house up making baked sweet potatoes in the summer????  Me either!!!  So, I decided to give them a go in the Crock Pot Slow Cooker!  Plus, I'm making baby food for Gavin, so I needed to make quite a few!

It's SUPER DUPER easy!   Ready for this?!

"Baked" Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:
Sweet Potatoes, washed and dried

Directions:
Place as many sweet potatoes in your slow cooker as you would like (or that will fit!)

Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours depending on how many you have in there and how big they are.
You'll know they are done when you can easily poke your fork in them!
Enjoy!
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29 comments:

  1. THANK YOU! I have been putting off making sweet potatoes for my baby's food for awhile now b/c I just didn't want to do it! This is so easy I'll be making them tomorrow. :O)

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  2. Thank you so much Hope! I am also making baby food and NEVER thought to put them in the Crock! I am so doing this tomorrow after the grocery store! Brandi

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  3. Awesome! I LOVE sweet potatoes!

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  4. Can I do this with regular potatoes?

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  5. Do you need water in the cooker? I am anxious to try this. Thanksgiving coming up you know.

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  6. Can't wait to try this. I've not had the best luck baking sweet potatoes.

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  7. Do you think I could do butternut squash like this??

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  8. Yes, you can.....see my baby food post :)

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  9. Wow, you just saved my Thanksgiving dinner. I was wanting to do something with the sweet potatoes that we purchased for today's dinner. However, I was not certain I had the room in the oven. Now I can do the sweet potatoes in the crock and leave room for something else. Thanks!!

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  10. THANKYOU MERRY CHRISTMAS LOL JAN

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  11. So happy to hear that Patti!

    And Merry Christmas to you as well Jan!

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  12. I'm long past the baby food days. (GG = Great-Grandma.)
    However, I eat Sweet potatoes and/or butternut squash, regularly and you just made it so easy. Thanks.

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  13. Can you peel/cut them up first?

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  14. thats fantastic and a life saver

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    1. :) I love the slow cooker for many, many reasons!!!

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  15. All squash and all potatoes do well in the microwave also. Just pierce so they don't explode or cut up and check until can be pierced with a fork or knife. This method takes much less time.

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  16. My 88 year-old Dad has been doing sweet potatoes in the crock pot for years and he has a great idea. He lines the crock with aluminum foil with some hanging out over the edges to lift out the potatoes when they are done.

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  17. A little trick I learned a while back and it could lessen the cooking time is to put a cotton towel over the lid to help keep the heat in, I'd use one big enough so you could double it and give you more insulation.
    L.D.

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  18. I'going to try this with butternut, spaghetti and acorn squash, I'm also going to try Russet and Yukon Golds. If you're in a hurry you can't beat the microwave, I take a Russet and coat it with whatever oil you have and wrap it in plastic food wrap and nuke it til you can pierce it with a fork. I have a small microwave and 6-7 minutes on high does the trick. (mine's only 700 watts).

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    1. I wouldn't use plastic wrap as that is not good for you, why not wrap it in wax paper or even a paper towel ? Either would work.....I never heat anything in mwave using plastic wrap and for sure NO plastic containers for reheating.....absolutely not good for you....

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  19. Had to respond.....I'm SOOOO glad I found your site !!! For some reason, I NEVER thought of this for spuds and squash. Every year at holiday time I hem and haw over how to fit everything in the oven. Beautiful site and SOOO user friendly!!

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  20. I'm happy you found my site too! :) Welcome!

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