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Better Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet, savory, bourbon and buttery. These Better Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes are like a party for your mouth.

Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes

These potatoes will knock your socks off. Literally. Even if you don’t think you’re a fan of sweet potatoes, I urge you to try these. They’re not overly sweet like some sweet potato dishes are, and they’re nicely balanced between sweet and savory.Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes

I have a confession to make. I burned my bacon (as you can see from the photos) and I didn’t have any more in the house so it wasn’t like I could start again. Whoops. Stuff happens. That said, I decided to use it anyway, and just consider it extra crispy.

Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes

The thing is, these Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes are so good that even the extra crispy bacon couldn’t (and didn’t) detract from how good they are! So good in fact that my husband and I were oohing and aahing with every bite.

Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes

Serves: 6 – 8        Prep Time: 15 minutes       Bake time: 45-50 minutes

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into ¼” rounds
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup bourbon
1 teaspoon salt
7 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
½ cup chopped pecans
Shallow gratin dish

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Lay the potato slices in an overlapping pattern in the bottom of the gratin dish. Drizzle the potatoes with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. If you have additional potato slices, do a second layer just as the first.

-In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar and garlic. Continue stirring to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and stir in the bourbon, 1 teaspoon salt and the precooked and crumbled bacon.

-Pour the bourbon sauce over evenly over the potato slices. Top with the chopped pecans. Cover the dish with foil and bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.

-Serve hot and enjoy!


Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes


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Cathy Trochelman

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

Burned bacon or not....this dish looks incredible! Can't wait to try this combo!

Nancy Piran

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

WowI I seriously need to try sweet potatoes and bacon! I bet it is awesome together!

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

Sweet potatoes and bacon are one of my favorite combinations! I love how beautiful the shingled slices are, this would be perfect at our Thanksgiving table.

Kacey Joanette

Wednesday 11th of November 2015

Bourbon and bacon?! I mean, there is nothing that could go wrong here... Unless I drank the bottle :)

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Bourbon and bacon...that is one amazing side dish. Perfect for the holidays!