Make room on your holiday table for these sweet and savory smashed sweet potatoes. These smashed sweet potatoes with bacon and herbs are tender on the inside and crispy on the edges, they’re the perfect side dish to serve aside your Thanksgiving turkey.
Over the summer we planted a bunch of sweet potato slips. I had never grown sweet potatoes before, but they were so easy and rewarding to grow that I know they’ll be a staple in my summer garden from now on.
Fast forward roughly 140ish days…
Using the potato fork and my hands, it was really like digging for treasure.
Well, edible treasure. 🙂
After they were all dug up, I set them up in a cool dark spot to cure for a few weeks, and now they’re ready to use. Just in time for Thanksgiving!
Confession: I’m not a huge sweet potato fan.
That’s why I mainly grew white sweet potatoes this year. They’re not quite as sweet and have a bit more starchier texture like a regular potato.
I wanted to try to cook them a bunch of different ways to see if there’s a way I’d enjoy eating them. And sweet potatoes with bacon….because everything is better with bacon. 😉
So I came up with this super easy smashed potato dish, and honestly, I really loved them!
The hardest part of this recipe is slicing them evenly. Well and cleaning off the dirt if you grew them yourself like I did.
I cut off the ends and then sliced them into about 1/2 inch thickness.
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Slathered them with a dollop of butter and salt and pepper.
Baked them in the oven until they were fork tender, smashed them and then whipped up a topping of maple syrup, bacon, sage, and rosemary.
These smashed sweet potatoes with bacon and herbs couldn’t be more simple or delicious, and has all the favorite flavors of the season.Print
So good! I hope you’ll try these maple butter smashed sweet potatoes with bacon and herbs this holiday season…
…or really any day for that matter.
Talk to you soon!