I have to admit, whenever I see a menu item or recipe that includes sweet potatoes, I get super excited. They are one of my absolute favorite comfort foods. I love making sweet potato fries, baked sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato hash, and of course Thanksgiving's beloved sweet potato casserole. I mean who doesn't love things smothered in toasty marshmallows??? But really the sweet potatoes in this dish are so masked by sugar and butter that you can hardly taste them! I wanted to make a casserole that would enhance the beauty of the sweet potato, not annihilate it completely. This casserole is a wonderful marriage of sweet potato loveliness and bacon-pecan topping. This recipe is delicious. Hands down. If you were planning on making sweet potato marshmallow-covered casserole this Thanksgiving, forget it.
Go back to the store.
Get these ingredients.
Make this casserole.
Everyone will be thankful you did.
Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole
Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest