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