Bacon Bourbon Sweet Potatoes
- 5 slices thick bacon, coarsely chopped
- 20 fresh sage leaves
- 2 (24-oz) packages refrigerated mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
Preheat large sauté pan on medium 1–2 minutes; chop bacon. Place bacon in pan; cook 4–5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until bacon is crispy. Remove with slotted spoon, leaving bacon drippings in pan.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Place sage leaves in bacon fat; cook 1–2 minutes or until crispy. Remove with slotted spoon.
Heat potatoes following package instructions. Place butter and brown sugar in small saucepan on medium; cook 2–3 minutes or until mixture is simmering. Transfer potatoes to large bowl; stir in butter mixture and bourbon until well blended.
Spoon potatoes into large serving dish, then top with sage leaves and crumbled bacon; serve.
CALORIES (per 1/8 recipe) 210kcal; FAT 10g; SAT FAT 5g; TRANS FAT 0.5g; CHOL 20mg; SODIUM 170mg; CARB 27g; FIBER 1g; SUGARS 18g; PROTEIN 4g; VIT A 240%; VIT C 20%; CALC 4%; IRON 2%
Source: Publix Aprons® recipe