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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato January 12, 2015

Jamie says: New goal- embrace the slow cooker (aka Crock Pot). It’s a genius concept that, I’ll be the first to admit, I under utilize. I love a good sweet potato and thought I’d give the good ol’ classic sweet potato a shot- in the Crock Pot- to make a delicious and tender Slow Cooker Sweet Potato. It was awesome and ready for me when I was. Score.

I was so excited when I found this potato scrub brush for part of a gift that I had to buy one for myself. So adorable!

Check out my new little potato scrub brush dude. Too cool. Too cool.

Check out my new little potato scrub brush dude. Too cool. Too cool.

In the slow cooker you go, sweet potato! And 6 hours later… Out you come, perfectly done!

Sweet potato in the slow cooker- ready to eat

Sweet potato in the slow cooker- ready to eat

The potato was perfectly cooked and absorbed all the water in the bottom of the slow cooker- making it perfectly tender.

Hot potato!

Hot potato!

Vibrant orange. Chock full of vitamin A!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato

I drizzled extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top for an Italian variation. Delish!

Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese... oh so good!

Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese… oh so good!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato (organic)
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Scrub sweet potato under running water.
  2. Place wet sweet potato with water in a slow cooker on low heat.
  3. Place lid on top and cook for about 6 hours or until soft when pierced with a fork. Enjoy!

Serving suggestion: Top with extra virgin olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

  • Nutrition note: Cooking in a slow cooker allows the potato to absorb the small amount of water in the pot. Unlike boiling, which causes some water soluble nutrients to be leached from the potato into the water, the slow cooker better preserves the nutrients. With no water left in the pot, the nutrients stay within the potato.
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