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Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon

Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Laurie

Laurie

Bacon makes a great topping instead of marshmallows for this Thanksgiving family favorite!

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  • Calories:
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.4g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 423 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish; set aside.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry until cool enough to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Chop the bacon coarsely; set aside.
  4. Slip the skins off the potatoes and discard; blend the potatoes in an electric blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, cream, and milk. Mix well; season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread the potato mixture in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 18 minutes. Remove from the oven; sprinkle the potatoes with the bacon. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
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Crankybug
18

Crankybug

11/27/2009

I give this five stars mainly because I have a hard time finding sweet potato side dishes that don't taste more like a dessert. I persoanlly like them about any way you can prepare them, but my husband does not like all the sugar and nuts that many recipes add. How happy was he to see BACON as a topping instead! ;) I did not have light cream on hand, so I just combined some milk and meleted butter as a substitute and for the cream. I also used 6 sweet potatoes instead of 4. It turned out great. Thank you so much for giving us a sweet potato recipe that leans more toward the savory side. It was a nice new twist to my traditional Thanksgiving meal!

JULIAJOHNSON
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JULIAJOHNSON

2/23/2010

I liked this so much... I cooked half an onion in my leftover bacon grease and combined it with the crumbled bacon to top... then I just added a couple tablespoons of the bacon grease and a little milk to get the right consistency since I didn't have time to bake so long. the onion-y bacon grease gave it a great flavor! I also only added the nutmeg since I didn't want to give it too many flavors... so good!

JoyA
11

JoyA

12/24/2008

Excellent - Took it to a potluck - it was the first dish gone! Works well when you have diabetic guests or people trying to avoid sugar.

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