Brown Sugar & Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Creamy, sweet with a little bit of salty these Brown Sugar & Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an addicting and flavorful side dish you cant resist making.

Sweet Potatoes

I absolutely used to hate sweet potatoes. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I truly started loving – yes LOVING sweet potatoes.

They have their unique flavor that is for sure, and I still cant really get my kids or my husband to enjoy them much, so when it comes time for me to buy a bag of them, I am not even in the slightest bit upset that I have to consume them all to myself.

These Brown Sugar & Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes are seriously some of the best potatoes out there! I love the sweet and salty aspect behind each and every bite. I mean brown sugar and bacon…how can you not fall in love.

Sweet Potato

Now these may remind you a little bit of sweet potato casserole, but minus the marshmallows and optional pecan topping. These potatoes are a hit when I do bring them to gatherings for those sweet potato lovers like myself.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Bacon

Is your mouth drooling from that list of ingredients yet? Because mine is. Sweet potatoes seriously are great as a savory side dish but when you add a little bit of sweetness to them it really pushes them over the top.

Sweet Potato Recipe

We use a whole 2 pounds of potatoes for this sweet potato recipe. This is one of those recipes that is easily doubled if you so choose to do so.

We also use a full pound of bacon, you can add as little or as much as you’d like, but in my opinion everything is better with bacon, amiright?

Sweet Potato Recipes

HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE MASHED SWEET POTATOES?

  • Cook and crumble your bacon and set aside to drain on paper towel.
  • Meanwhile peel and slice your sweet potatoes into medium sized chunks.
  • In a large bot bring potatoes and water to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain and add potatoes to a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut your butter into chunks and add to bowl and let melt slightly then add milk, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  • With hand mixer beat your potatoes until smooth and creamy. Sweet potatoes done always seem to get super creamy so it is okay to have some chunks, but remove any bigger chunks.
  • Once creamy stir in your cooked bacon until blended.
  • Add to serving dish and sprinkle with a little more brown sugar and a pat of butter if desired.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

This is the perfect side dish (or main dish if you’re like me and consuming it all by yourself the majority of the time) for your next holiday dinner such as Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. Sweet potatoes are perfect any time of the year!

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5 from 6 votes
Brown Sugar & Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Creamy, sweet with a little bit of salty these Brown Sugar & Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an addicting and flavorful side dish you cant resist making.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed sweet potatoes, Sweet potato recipe, sweet potato recipes, sweet potatoes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 654 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into quarters and divided
  • 2-3 Tbs milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 lb bacon cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Cook and crumble bacon and set aside to drain on a paper towel.
  2. In large pot add sweet potatoes and enough water to cover potatoes to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Drain potatoes and place in large mixing bowl.
  4. Add 3/4 of your butter to potatoes and let it melt slightly then add in milk, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  5. With hand mixer blend your potatoes until smooth and creamy (there will be some chunks and thats ok, remove any huge chunks).
  6. Stir in your cooked bacon until combined.
  7. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with additional brown sugar and remaining butter if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Brown Sugar & Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 654 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 45g 69%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 919mg 38%
Potassium 690mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 24g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 439%
Vitamin C 4.4%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 thoughts on “Brown Sugar & Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  1. These sweet potatoes are SO delicious – the perfect easy and delicious side dish! They are so pretty on a Thanksgiving or Christmas table, too!

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