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Maple Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Photo: Mary Britton Senseney/Wonderful Machine; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

What's better than traditional mashed potatoes? The addition of salty bacon and naturally sweet spuds.


  • 4 sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 ounces cooked and crumbled bacon (about 3 slices)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 268
  • fat 6.6 g
  • satfat 3.1 g
  • sodium 351 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pierce each potato with a fork 3 to 4 times on each side. Wrap each potato in a damp paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes, turning after 4 minutes. Cool slightly. Cut potatoes in half; scoop pulp into a bowl. Mash pulp.

  2. Stir butter, milk, and syrup into potato pulp. Top with bacon.