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Crock Pot Side Dishes – Baked Potatoes & Sweet Carrots

I don’t know about you but I am not a big fan of cooking side items. I would much rather throw a casserole together than try to figure out what to make with dinner. Then I have a problem with cooking it so it is ready at the same time the main dish is ready.

I love that I can make baked potatoes in the crock pot. It’s super easy and if you cook it for a little longer the skins get a little brown and it sorta tastes like you grilled them!

Crock Pot Baked Potatoes
Take 4-6 potatoes and prick it a few times with a fork. Make sure the potatoes are completely dry and wrap them in foil. Place them in your slow cooker for 4 hours on high or about 6 hours on low. Crock pots can vary on times. I think my crock pot cooks things really fast so you may need a little more time. I like to flip them over but that’s just me 🙂

Sweet Carrots
3 large carrots, peeled and cut
2 TBSP butter
2-4 TBSP brown sugar
(I only cook 4 potatoes at a time so I can fit the carrots.)
Take a large piece of foil and add the carrots to the middle of the foil. Cut the butter up a little. The sprinke the brown sugar over the carrots.








Seal up the edges really well so the butter doesn’t leak out.

Set on top of the potatoes and cook for about 3 hours on high or 5 hours on low. (Again, your crock pot may cook differently than mine so check it after a few hours if you are home. If you are going to be gone all day just set it to low. You can always turn it to high when you get home if needed.)

The carrots made the house smell so good. I had to add a little more brown sugar so I will be adding a little more sugar next time. They were a big hit in our house!

Cleaning tip – If you have anything stuck to the bottom of your crock pot, add some water and soap to the pot. Set it to high. Let it sit while you eat and clean up from dinner. It will be a lot easier to clean!

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