Bacon-Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Like family and friends, sweet potatoes and savory bacon live in harmony in this delicious recipe for every table.

Servings
8
Total Time
20 minutes
Bacon-Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium 1–2 minutes; chop bacon (wash hands). Place bacon in pan; cook 4–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crispy. Remove with slotted spoon, leaving drippings in pan.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Place sage leaves in bacon drippings; cook 1–2 minutes until crispy. Remove with slotted spoon.

3. Heat potatoes following package instructions. Place butter and brown sugar in small saucepan on medium; cook 2–3 minutes until simmering. Transfer potatoes to large bowl; stir in butter mixture and bourbon (if using) until well blended.

4. Spoon potatoes into large serving dish, then top with sage leaves and bacon; serve.

Ingredients

  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon

  • 20 fresh sage leaves

  • 2 packages refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes (20-24 oz each)

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)

More recipe info

Instructions

1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium 1–2 minutes; chop bacon (wash hands). Place bacon in pan; cook 4–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crispy. Remove with slotted spoon, leaving drippings in pan.

2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Place sage leaves in bacon drippings; cook 1–2 minutes until crispy. Remove with slotted spoon.

3. Heat potatoes following package instructions. Place butter and brown sugar in small saucepan on medium; cook 2–3 minutes until simmering. Transfer potatoes to large bowl; stir in butter mixture and bourbon (if using) until well blended.

4. Spoon potatoes into large serving dish, then top with sage leaves and bacon; serve.

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 340kcal; FAT 20g; SAT FAT 11g; TRANS FAT 0g; CHOL45mg; SODIUM 440mg; CARB 34g; FIBER 2g; SUGARS 25g; PROTEIN 4g; POTASSIUM 0%; VIT D 0%; CALC 4%; IRON 6%

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