Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 45 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 10 servings

Ingredients

3
lb dark-orange sweet potatoes (about 4 potatoes)
8
slices bacon
1
large onion, chopped (3/4 cup)
1/4
cup half-and-half, warmed
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
Fresh thyme sprigs, if desired

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Pierce sweet potatoes all over with fork; place on cookie sheet with sides. Bake about 1 hour 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with fork. Let stand 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.
  2. 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 4 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown. Remove bacon from skillet; place on paper towels to drain. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet; discard remaining drippings. Add onion to skillet; cook over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
  3. 3 Peel sweet potatoes; place in large bowl. Mash until no lumps remain. Add warm half-and-half, thyme, salt and pepper; mash until very smooth.
  4. 4 Add onion to sweet potatoes. Crumble bacon; reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish. Add remaining bacon to potatoes; stir until blended. Garnish with reserved bacon and thyme sprigs.

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