1 bag Market Fresh Sweet Potato Steamers
8 oz heavy whipping cream
3 oz smoked gouda cheese, shredded
3 tbsp butter (cut in equal slices, enough for each sweet potato)
1 green onion, diced
2 slices of bacon, raw
1 tbsp brown sugar
Dash of nutmeg
Salt and pepper, to taste
1Steam the sweet potatoes according to instructions on the back of the bag. In the meantime, preheat oven to 350°F. Place two slices of bacon on a baking sheet, and bake until just before golden brown, or about 10-15 minutes.
2Pull out bacon, sprinkle with brown sugar, and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes until the sugar is caramelized. Remove from oven and let bacon cool. Dice caramelized bacon and leave to the side.
3In a small sauté pan, simmer heavy whipping cream for 10-15 minutes stirring constantly to ensure it does not burn.
4When the sweet potatoes are done steaming, place on a baking sheet and smash with a fork. Place a slice of butter on top and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 10 minutes.
5Once the cream has simmered, whisk in gouda cheese, a dash of nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer for another 5-10 minutes or until it’s thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and heated thoroughly. Set aside.
6Remove sweet potatoes from oven. Top with cheese sauce, and garnish with green onions and caramelized bacon. Serve and enjoy!
Great as appetizers or side dishes this Holiday Season! Find more great recipes at www.marketfreshproduce.net/recipes.