Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Sweet Potato

Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Sweet Potato

Did you know you could make amazing sweet potatoes in the crock pot?  Yes, you can, and you can also experiment with seasonings to create some delicious flavor combinations that will make the everyday, boring sweet potato a thing of deliciousness.  I wanted something sweet with a bit of bite to it so I came up with this tasty  I love that I can throw it in the crock pot after breakfast for a healthy and yummy lunch, or late afternoon to accompany dinner.


  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Kosher salt


  1. Wash sweet potatoes well with water.
    Crock Pot Sweet Potato
  2. Scrub potato dry with a paper towel.
    Washing Sweet Potato
  3. Coat well with Olive Oil.
    Sweet Potato Recipe
  4. Lay Sweet Potato on a sheet of aluminum foil
  5. Sprinkle generously with kosher salt, and cinnamon.
    Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe
  6. Sprinkle a lighter coating of cayenne pepper over skin of potato.
  7. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in crock pot.
    Crock Pot Spicy Potatoes
  8. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, this vary based on the size of your potato and how many you are       placing into the crock pot.
  9. Remove potato with tongs, allow to cool until you can safely remove aluminum foil.
  10. Slice potato down the center, add a pat of butter or two, and a light sprinkling of cayenne and cinnamon.

Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Sweet Potato

Try other seasonings in place of  Cinnamon and Cayenne to create unique variations like:

  • Chili powder, Cumin, and Lime juice.
  • Brown sugar and butter
  • Italian seasoning (or Basil, Thyme, and Rosemary)
  • Wrap potato in a piece or two of Bacon.
  • Drizzle potato with Maple syrup

Come up with your own flavors and let me know if you try it!