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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Flavored with bacon and thyme, mashed sweet potatoes make a savory addition to any meal.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 10

3
lb dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 4 potatoes)
8
slices bacon
1
large onion, chopped (3/4 cup)
1/4
cup half-and-half, warmed
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
Fresh thyme sprigs, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Pierce sweet potatoes all over with fork; place on cookie sheet with sides. Bake about 1 hour 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with fork. Let stand 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 4 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown. Remove bacon from skillet; place on paper towels to drain. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet; discard remaining drippings. Add onion to skillet; cook over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
  • 3 Peel sweet potatoes; place in large bowl. Mash until no lumps remain. Add warm half-and-half, thyme, salt and pepper; mash until very smooth.
  • 4 Add onion to sweet potatoes. Crumble bacon; reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish. Add remaining bacon to potatoes; stir until blended. Garnish with reserved bacon and thyme sprigs.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Two varieties of sweet potatoes are commercially grown in the U.S., one with light yellow skin and pale yellow flesh and a darker-skinned variety with dark orange flesh. The darker of the two is often confused with yams of Africa and Central and South America.

Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark, dry place to keep them fresh.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
320%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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