how to cook yams in a crock pot

how to cook yams in a crock pot

Cooking Yams In A Crockpot

Do you want to cook yams in a crockpot, but don’t know where to start? You can easily prepare yams in a slow cooker with some extra ingredients to bring out its amazing flavor and texture! Here are some tips on how to make this delicious side dish:

Preparing the Yams

  • Choose yams that are free from cuts and bruises.
  • Rinse and scrub them with a brush under running water.
  • Peel and cut into chunks that are 1 to 2 inches.
  • Set the yams aside in a bowl.

Cooking the Yams in a Crock Pot

  • Add ingredients to the crock pot. Start by adding ½ cup of water or stock to the crockpot. Then add some seasonings such as salt, pepper, garlic powder, and/or rosemary. You can also add other ingredients such as butter, honey, and brown sugar for more flavor.
  • Place the yams into the crockpot. Then set the crockpot on low and cover. Cook for 5-7 hours or until tender.
  • Enjoy! Serve the cooked yams as a side dish or as part of a main meal.


  • Soak the yams in salted water for an hour before cooking to remove some of the starch.
  • If you wish for a crispy texture, you can sauté the cooked yams after cooking.
  • Your cooked yams can last up to 3 days in the fridge.

Cooking yams in a crockpot is a simple and easy way to have a delicious side dish on the table in no time. With the help of these tips, you can now turn ordinary yams into a scrumptious tasty treat for your family and friends!