Let the crockpot do all the work with these Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes. Individual foil packets make them easy to serve and cleanup is a breeze!
Just popping in with super simple dinner idea for you! I’ve professed my love for loaded sweet potatoes many times but this time I made it even easier by using my slow cooker.
Basically, this is another fix it and forget it meal idea that just requires you to make up a few foil packets, throw them in the crockpot and go on about your day. When you come back, you’ll have a delicious packet of Mexican goodness waiting for you. The foil packets pretty much go straight from crockpot to table leaving you with no messy crockpot to clean and hardly any dirty dishes!
This recipe is easy to customize based on flavor preferences and doesn’t need exact quantities. Just pick your favorite toppings, pile them on and voila!
Here’s what you need:Print
Slow Cooker Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes loaded with all your favorite Mexican toppings and cooked in the crockpot!
- sweet potatoes
- cooked rice (or quinoa, wheatberries, etc)
- black beans, cooked
- cooked meat (optional- try chicken, pork, chicken sausage, etc)
- shredded cheese
- Additional toppings as desired: avocado, salsa, lettuce, etc
- Cut the sweet potatoes in half. Depending on their size, put either one or both halves on a large sheet of foil.
- Top each potato with rice, beans, meat (if desired), peppers and onions.
- Sprinkle with cumin.
- Top with cheese.
- Fold foil to make a closed packet around each potato and place in the slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- Remove and serve warm. Top with avocado, salsa, lettuce, etc as desired.
I kept these vegetarian by omitting the meat, but you could easily add some leftover chicken or pork, or some pre-cooked chicken sausage, etc if you’re a meat-eater. I forgot to include this idea in my 12 Ways To Use Leftovers post! Choose your favorite grain. I used wheat berries but rice, quinoa etc would work just as well!
I chose small sweet potatoes at the store specifically for this recipe so I put a whole one in each packet. If your sweet potatoes are larger, consider using only half in each packet.
Clearly I forgot to add the avocado before I took these pictures! But make no mistake, it was added when I ate one for lunch!
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Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs says
I love this idea! So simple. I really need to pull out my slow cooker.
Ash Diamond says
I love this versatile recipe as you could change out the ingredients easily! This would be perfect for a busy week!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Linds, I had no idea that could all be done in a slow cooker- tin foil and all! Although I’m not a huge sweet potato fan, I’d sub it for the white! Cheers!
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama says
Love this idea! My hubs isn’t the biggest sweet potato fan (the shame, right?!) so like Arman said – I could sub in white for him and dinner is done.
That’s such a great idea! For some reason I neglected my crockpot all winter and now (very un-seasonally) I’ve been using it again. Sweet tato’s is next!
Im not kidding in the slightest when I saw I wanna live with you for a week or 5 and see if it is as GREAT as I imagine.
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables says
what a genius idea!!
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
Fork not necessary–just use the chips!
Megan Olson says
I make a sweet potato mash in the slow cooker with all these ingredients and ground turkey and zucchini. It’s delicious! Great tip on the foil! In gonna try that for sure. I hate cleaning the crockpot.
I can’t believe i’ve never tried potatoes in the slow cooker. GEEEEENIUS! Pinned!
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I was so intrigued when you posted these on Instagram! Great idea!
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So if you cut in half (AKA super duper large potato) should you put the other ‘top’ half on it before wrapping it in the foil? Right? otherwise wont the topings just stick to the foil? or can I put just one half in the foil?
Beth @ Bolting Butterfly says
These look so good and I love how easy they will be to make. I love loaded sweet potatoes so I will be giving these a try soon!
Michele @ paleorunningmomma says
What a perfect recipe! Love this idea and really want to try my own now.
Jen @ pretty little grub says
I never in a million years would have thought of this idea! Looks delicious and easy. Thank you.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Yeaa! A loaded sweet is one of the best and easiest dinners! So customizable!
She Rocks Fitness says
LOVE this idea…What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
Eeee! A ‘new’ slow cooker idea! I use mine at least once a week. But here at the end of winter, we’re running out of ‘fresh’ ideas. Thanks for this one! Can’t wait to try the foil packets. Pinning!
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job says
Anything that makes food prep faster is a win in my book. Thanks for sharing!
Carrie Cummins says
Thank you for this! I don’t really like Sweet Potatoes, but with all of these Southwestern style toppings, I think it would be a great way for me to eat one.
I am a sucker for a good baked potato with lots of toppings, so this would be a much better alternative.
Love this idea, Lindsay! My family adores sweet potatoes and this would be so simple to do. Thanks for sharing.
Lisa @ RunWiki says
Great idea Linds- throw those babies in the slow cooker and be done with them. My kids love white potatoes so we have a loaded potato night at least once a month. I could do sweet for Rob and I and white for the twerps.
Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola says
I *love* slow cooker recipes! So simple and you don’t have to babysit your dish as it’s cooking.
Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
YUM!! Like a healthy burrito! love it!
Heather Mason @Nutty Nutrition says
So awesome! I love that there is almost no mess to clean up!
Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona says
These look amazing! I’m definitely going to have to give them a try at some point.
Linz @ Itz Linz says
yum! i love loaded potatoes of any kind!
Jess @hellotofit says
I’ve never done sweet potatoes in the crock pot! Love this idea 🙂
Sonali- The Foodie Physician says
These look so flavorful and festive! A perfect dish to serve at a party!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
I had no idea you could do this in the slow cooker, I love it!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Oh my yum! Josh and I need to do this!
Best slow cooker says
This looks so tasty! I must admit I never tried sweet potato, but it is first on my list!
I eat sweet potatoes all of the time, but I never thought to do something like a loaded sweet before it was cooked. This is brilliant.