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Savory Yams with Bacon, Cream and Fresh Thyme and Harmons Giftcard Giveaway Winner!

Author A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 5-6 medium size yams or sweet potatoes about 8-10 cups total
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • fresh thyme about 4 tablespoons stripped from stems, plus a few sprigs for garnish after cooking
  • salt and pepper


  1. Wash yams, place in large pot. Cover with cold water. Bring water to boil and cook for about 30 minutes, or until barely fork tender.
  2. Meanwhile, chop bacon and cook until crisp, drain grease and set aside.
  3. Wipe out pan used to cook bacon, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook until soft and slightly golden.
  4. Remove yams from boiling water. Drain and set yams on counter and let cool a bit. Peel and slice or cut into small chunks.
  5. Place cut up yams in a greased 9 x 13 or similar size baking pan. Sprinkle with fresh thyme.
  6. Drizzle fresh cream onto yams. Sprinkle with cooked onions and bacon.
  7. Cover and bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees, or place in refrigerator until ready to bake.
  8. May be made up to 3 days in advance. Let sit on counter when removing from refrigerator for about an hour before baking.
  9. Garnish with additional fresh thyme before serving.