Maple-Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Maple-Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
8 hrs
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
12 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 pound yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¾ cup applesauce

  • 2 tablespoon butter, cut up

  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon bourbon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 slices crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon


  1. In a 6-quart slow cooker combine sweet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, and broth. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Use a slotted spoon to transfer vegetables to a large bowl, reserving cooking liquid.

  2. Mash vegetables until smooth, adding cooking liquid if needed to mash. Add applesauce, butter, syrup, bourbon, and salt. Mash until light and fluffy. Sprinkle with bacon before serving.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

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