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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon & Chives

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Chives are a spruced up, savory version of a holiday favorite that everyone will love!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jaida


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • cup finely sliced green onion or chives, green parts only
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 1 tsp minced garlic ,
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp butter, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Place the cubed sweet potatoes in a large pot or Dutch oven and add enough water to cover by about 1 inch. Add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 9 to 12 minutes.
  • Drain well, then return the potatoes to the pot. Mash the sweet potatoes to your desired consistency.
  • Add the most of the green onions and bacon - reserving a little for garnish if desired, and the garlic. Stir to combine. Next, stir in the sour cream, all of the butter, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if desired.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and top with additional green onions and bacon, if desired. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. If storing, wait to add garnishes until serving.
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