Sweet Potato Biscuits with Bacon

Susan Bartley


I have a friend who loves bacon in everything! I was going to make these with craisins but he said no bacon thus this recipe was born. But hay if you like try it with craisins! You can omit the bacon if you like. This has become a fixture at our Thanksgiving table. I always make a double recipe.

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makes 12 large biscuits


15 Min


15 Min




1 1/4 c
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt, i use sea salt
3/4 c
mashed sweet potato (1 to 2 depending on size)
6 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
2-4 Tbsp
cream or milk
1/2 lb
bacon, cooked drained and crumbled

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 450. Sift flour and baking powder together and add sugar and salt to flour, whisk together all dry ingredients.
Add mashed sweet potato to the flour mixture and blend well, add milk one tablespoon at a time. The mixture will become sticky. Add bacon to dough.
Empty dough onto a floured surface and toss till smooth in texture, DO NO KNEAD this dough it will become tough if you do.
Roll out to about 1/2 inch thick and use round biscuit cutter to cut them. Place about 1 inch apart on cookie sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes. You can brush the tops with melted butter if you like. Serve and enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American