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Sweet Potato Bacon Boats | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Amazing #sidedish loaded with #bacon & #cheddarcheese. This is my favorite #SweetPotatoes #recipe for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas.

Sweet Potato Bacon Boats

Sweet Potato Bacon Boats is one of the most spectacular sweet potato recipes ever! This luscious sweet potato recipe has loads of bacon and cheese stuffed into mashed sweet potato shells. It's a terrific side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Gluten free.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Veggie Side Dish/Casserole
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8


  • 6-8 medium sweet potatoes 3 lbs.
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 slices bacon crisp-cooked
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • additional cooked bacon and cheese for garnish
  • green onions and sour cream for garnish, if desired


  • Scrub potatoes.
  • Bake in 350° oven for 1 hour or until done.
  • Depending on size they may take longer.
  • Cut slice from top of each potato.
  • Scoop out inside being careful not to break shell.
  • In mixing bowl, beat together potatoes, cheese, butter, salt and pepper until fluffy.
  • Fold in crumbled bacon.
  • Pile mixture into potato shells.
  • Bake in 350° oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Top with additional cheese and bacon, if desired.
  • Bake about 10 minutes longer, until cheese melts.
  • Garnish with green onions and sour cream, if desired.


NOTE: I used an additional 3 slices of bacon and another ½ to ¾ cup cheddar cheese for the topping. Bake an additional 10 minutes or so until cheese is melted.
NOTE: I think working with medium-to-large sweet potatoes is easier than working very small ones for this recipe.
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Keyword bacon, cheese, side dish, sweet potatoes
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