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Halloween is gone and out of the way and our next FOOD EXTRAVAGANZA will be here before you know it – Thanksgiving! There are plenty of yummy things involving bacon you can make for Thanksgiving. Today I’m sharing one that THE ROYAL MOM says she is thinking about making for this year’s turkey dinner.   Sounds just too good NOT to try it don’t you think?

Loaded Scalloped Sweet Potato Casserole

Note:  Bacon is only a garnish in this recipe as you will see but who’s to say you couldn’t have some crumbled bacon IN the casserole too??????

What You Need:

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

4 Sweet Potatoes (sliced 1/4 inch or less)
Olive Oil
Garlic Salt
Pepper
Smoked Paprika

Casserole

4 tablespoons Butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups Fat Free Milk
3 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Cooking Spray

Toppings

10 ounces Perfectly Baked Bacon, crumbled  (or as much as you want really – can there be too much bacon?????  NO!)
2 Ripe Avocados, sliced & dipped in lemon juice
1/2 cup sliced Green Onion
Salsa
Sour Cream

DIRECTIONS:

1 Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Prepare a baking sheet with tin foil. Toss sweet potato slices in olive oil, garlic salt, pepper & smoked paprika. Arrange sweet potatoes on the sheet pan in a single layer. Bake about 20 minutes until potatoes are soft & slightly browned. Remove from oven & let cool a bit.
 
2 Melt butter in a sauce pan, whisk in flour. Stir in milk & bring to a simmer. Set aside.
 
3 Spray a 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Layer potatoes & 1 cup of the cheddar cheese, repeat this for 2nd layer. Add 3rd layer of sweet potatoes, pour milk mixture over the top. Top with 3rd cup of cheddar cheese & mozzarella.
 
4 Cover casserole dish with tin foil. Bake for 60 minutes. Carefully remove the foil & broil for 5 -10 minutes. Cheese should be slightly browned & bubbling. Be sure it does not burn. Remove from oven & let sit a few minutes. Sauce will thicken as the casserole cools.
 
5 Top with avocado, green onions & crumbled bacon. Serve with salsa & sour cream.
 

I have a feeling all of us would agree with Garfield???   I know I would!!!!!

This recipe just sounds so wonderful Mom says she simply has to try it.  We always have sweet potatoes AND mashed yukon gold potatoes with turkey on Thanksgiving – this casserole might be so delicious we’ll skip the Yukons this year!     

Turkey Day is Coming!   Are You Ready?   

Hugs, The King