i don’t like my sweet potatoes sweet.
Call me crazy . . . but mashed potatoes should be savory and salty and creamy. And drowning in bacon gravy doesn’t hurt. 😀 And paleo and gluten-free? Eeeeeeven better.
If you can believe it, I had never tried a sweet potato until I was in college. Not sure if Mom didn’t like them or Dad wasn’t big on them. But we only roasted or mashed russet potatoes. Then in college, I tried this magic orange-colored , scraggly shaped vegetable. And I loved it!
Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Bacon Gravy
These savory mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal, because they are . . .
- swimming in a thick bacon gravy
Annnnd it’s something different for that Thanksgiving pot luck. Most of the recipes tend to be sweeter or dessert-like, while these savory mashed sweet potatoes can replace the normal mashed potatoes. Which would normally make my husband roll his eyes and incredulously ask healthy potatoes? Mashed sweet potatoes? Paleo? But you tell your man that there are savory mashed sweet potatoes and gravy and BACON? Suddenly everyone is onboard.