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Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon Recipe
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Sweet Potato Casserole with Bacon

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

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 02, 2009

Didn't like, sorry. Needed more flavor. Maybe sauteed onions. My husband and son didn't like it either.

Feb 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!

Dec 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.

Apr 17, 2009

Yum! I didn't add the milk because I felt like my sweet potatoes were plenty loose after adding the cream (this is going to vary depending on how large your potatoes are). I'd like to play with this recipe by adding some more savory elements, possibly onion and garlic, but we really enjoyed it as written tonight. Thanks!

Jan 03, 2011

This is a very nice casserole! We love the sweet, buttery regular SPC, but this is a refreshing change. I did add sauted onion and garlic (small onion and 1 clove). I folded it in after processing the rest of the ingredients together. Thanks for the recipe :)

Dec 02, 2010

Very nice change from the too sweet, sweet potatoes. Easy to do. Even grandchildren like this!

Feb 09, 2009

Wow! It's become a family favorite. I made the recipe just as is with no modifications and it was great.


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  • Calories
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.4 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 9.2 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 7.9 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 423 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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