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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk, Bacon, and Cilantro

Don't be fool by its simplicity. These mashed sweet potatoes are the best!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk heated
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Knorr chicken flavor bouillon ** powder
  • 1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup fully cooked smoked bacon cut into small pieces and sauteed
  • Salt and black ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • ** Knorr chicken flavor bouillon powder is available at Latin markets and also at local supermarkets (Latin aisle).


  • Boil sweet potatoes in a large pot of cold salted water until very tender (about 15 minutes). Drain. Let stand in colander 2-5 minutes. Purée sweet potatoes with a potato ricer or masher; then, stir in the coconut milk until mixture is homogeneous and creamy.
  • Add the garlic and chicken bouillon powder, nutmeg, sauteed bacon, salt and pepper; stir well.
  • Before serving, stir in the chopped cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat just before serving and add the chopped cilantro.
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