Bacon Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

A medium sized pot full of mashed sweet potatoes with a bacon and sage topping.



Total Time:

20 minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

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