Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

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

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

10

servings

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
  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.
Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup each)
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Did You Know?
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.
Storage
Store sweet potatoes in a cool, dark, dry place to keep them fresh.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 30),
  • Total Fat 3 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 300mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.