Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes – a simple & easy side dish that cooks entirely in your crock pot to help free up your oven. Super creamy & perfect for Thanksgiving & the holidays!
If there’s one thing I look forward to on Thanksgiving and any big holiday meal, it’s the assortment of side dishes.
While everyone is lining up for a piece of the big bird and dessert, I am happily grabbing some sort of roasted vegetables like a plateful of Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash or these Balsamic Brussels Sprouts.
And it’s not a special feast without some savory mashed sweet potatoes. They are my kiddos favorite dish and seriously all they would eat for 3 months straight when they were just starting on solids.
We had a shipment of sweet potatoes (yams) sent over from Melissa’s Produce a few weeks ago so we tossed them into the slow cooker. I love using my slow cooker to make potatoes like these Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes, Slow Cooker Rosemary Tri-Color Potatoes and Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes – they help free up the oven and the best part is –> no preboiling required:)
You’ll want to slice them in half or quarters which helps to cut down the cooking time – it usually takes about 2.5 hours on high in my slow cooker.
Then once they’re soft and tender, just grab your electric mixer or a potato masher and mash them directly in the crock pot with some seasoning.
I added some minced garlic, milk, butter, thyme and some salt and black pepper.
We kept these fairly simple but you can totally jazz them up if you’d like.
Sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg to spice them up or roast up your garlic and brown your butter for an even fancier version. For a vegan or paleo version, just use almond milk and coconut oil instead of butter.
They whip up smooth and creamy and completely dreamy-licious.
These slow cooker mashed sweet potatoes are a great make ahead side dish too. Just make them the day before which helps to free up your oven for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
And to celebrate the ONE week release of my cookbook, I’m bringing my ONE last giveaway for thanking you guys for all of your support! I am just BLOWN away by how many of you have purchased the book already and I LOVE seeing all the photos you guys have sent in. I can’t believe it’s a Top 5 HOT NEW RELEASE on Amazon in Cookbooks for Slow Cooker Recipes.
It was also named one of the BEST Books of 2016 by The Washington Post with Ina Garten and Donna Hay.
You can tag me @lifemadesweeter on Twitter or Instagram or add the hashtag #theasianslowcooker and I’ll update this collage with your pics and share it on social media.
I also feel so extremely blessed to have some of my friends celebrating right along with me so I thought it would be fun to share all of the recipes that they made so you guys can see how talented each of them are. You can also click HERE to see the just the list (I will be updating more as they come in) and stop by their blogs and say hello!
Sweet Chili Chicken Drumsticks – Flavor the Moments
Firecracker Chicken Nachos – Tastes of Lizzy T
Honey Garlic Sliders – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Hoisin Chili Chicken Nachos – Melanie Makes
Spicy Mongolian Beef with Pineapples – Spicy Southern Kitchen
Firecracker Nachos – The Grant Life
Honey Garlic Sliders – Playing With Flour
Spicy Mongolian Beef with Pineapple – The Recipe Rebel
Spicy Mongolian Beef with Pineapple – Dessert Now Dinner Later
Spicy Mongolian Beef with Pineapple – Bake. Eat. Repeat
Sweet Chili Chicken Drumsticks – Five Heart Home
Sriracha Chili Chicken Wings – Just One Cookbook
AND now on to the GIVEAWAY!!
There will be multiple winners – one prize per winner.
Here’s what’s included:
1 x Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Slow Cooker (retail $49 US) (1 winner)
1 x Hamilton Beach 5 Quart Slow Cooker (retail $35 US) (1 winner)
1 x $100 PayPal (1 winner)
3 x signed The Asian Slow Cooker cookbook (3 separate winners)
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Thank you and good luck everyone!!