Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
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Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
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Ingredients
  • 5 medium or 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 medium sweet or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary or 1 tsp. chopped fresh
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme or 1 tsp. chopped fresh
  • 2 Tblsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 2 Tblsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. ♦ Bake sweet potatoes until very soft. Let cool slightly and remove skin.
    ♦ Mash potatoes with a fork and measure out 5 cups. Place in a mixing bowl.
  2. ♦ Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet. Remove bacon, crumble, and set aside.
    ♦ Pour off all but 1½ Tblsp. bacon grease.
  3. ♦ Cook onion in remaining bacon grease until soft, about 10 minutes.
    ♦ Just before removing from heat, stir in rosemary and thyme.
  4. ♦ To mixing bowl with sweet potatoes, add 2 Tblsp. butter, cream, egg, salt, pepper, and cayenne.
    ♦ Beat until smooth. Stir in onion mixture, 3/4 cup shredded cheese and half the crumbled bacon.
  5. ♦ Transfer mixture to a lightly greased casserole dish.
  6. ♦ Toss together melted butter, Panko crumbs and pecans.
  7. ♦ Top casserole with remaining gruyere and Panko crumb mixture.
    ♦ Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Broil just long enough to brown the Panko crumbs.
  8. ♦ Top with remaining bacon before serving.
Terri's Notes

~ A delicious alternative to all the sweet ways we serve sweet potatoes!
~ Original recipe from SpicySouthernKitchen.com.

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