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Sweet Potato and Bacon Gratin

sweet potato and bacon gratin Side
Sweet Potato and Bacon Gratin
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8

This savory spin on sweet potatoes with bacon and herbs is baked to cheesy perfection for an indulgent side that’s anything but ordinary. MORE+ LESS-

October 4, 2017

Ingredients

10
slices bacon, chopped
1
medium onion, chopped
2
cups heavy whipping cream
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3 1/2
lb sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2/3
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
2
tablespoons butter, melted

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 18 to 22 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 1/4 cup bacon for garnish. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.
  • 3
    Add onion to skillet with drippings; cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until softened.
  • 4
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, add whipping cream, broth, cooked onions, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Heat to boiling over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 5
    In baking dish, layer half of the sweet potato mixture, half of the bacon and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Repeat with remaining sweet potato mixture, bacon and Parmesan cheese. Spoon any remaining cream mixture over top. Cover with foil; bake 10 minutes.
  • 6
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter. Stir to coat.
  • 7
    Remove foil; sprinkle bread crumb mixture over top. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender, top is browned and edges are bubbly. Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with reserved bacon and, if desired, a light sprinkling of chopped fresh thyme.
  • Make sure to get the red-skinned, orange-fleshed sweet potatoes for this dish.

Expert Tips

  • Resist the urge to use half-and-half or milk in place of the cream, as it tends to break and result in a sauce with a curdled appearance.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
290
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
49%
Saturated Fat
19g
95%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
1040mg
43%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
9g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
430%
430%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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