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Sweet Potato-Bacon Biscuits with Cheddar

Everything’s better with bacon right? The only thing better than something with bacon is something with bacon AND cheese. That would be these Sweet Potato-Bacon Biscuits with Cheddar.

Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuit stuffed with scrambled egg.

It’s a savory biscuit with a hint of sweetness from sweet potatoes and some brown sugar. All you have to do is slice one and place some scrambled egg in between and you have yourself an amazing bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit.

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This recipe was the 2013 winner in the Sweet Potato Contest sponsored by the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission. It was published in the most recent issue of Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine. You can’t miss it. It’s the one with Duck Dynasty on the cover. Can’t wait to try Miss Kay’s Armadillo Eggs and Root Beer Red-Eye Gravy. I always look forward to a new issue of Louisiana Cookin’ Magazine, but this one is extra special because in addition to the fabulous Duck Dynasty spread this issue contains all the sub-category winners of the Sweet Potato Contest. That’s 6 amazing sweet potato recipes. And since sweet potatoes are just about my favorite thing to cook with, that makes me one happy girl.

Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuits on a baking sheet.

But back to this recipe, the Grand Prize Winner. Harvey Morris of the wonderful food blog Baked Chicago is the creator of this recipe. And it was the grand prize winner for good reason. With the perfect combination of flavors, and don’t forget the bacon and cheese, it’s a biscuit you won’t soon forget. I love that you just cut the biscuit dough into 8 squares/rectangles. So easy and no wasted dough.

Mashed sweet potato in a bowl.
Mash baked sweet potato well with a fork until smooth.
Biscuit ingredients in bowls.
Liquid ingredients added to dry ingredients.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet potatoes have been a staple in southern cooking for centuries and I love the slight sweetness and earthiness they add to biscuits. Sweet potatoes make biscuits a little more dense and they don’t rise as much a regular biscuits so keep that in mind.

Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuit with scrambled egg.

Serving Suggestions

Since these biscuits already contain bacon and cheese, you only need to add scrambled egg to them to have a fabulous breakfast sandwich. They also make a great side dish for a hearty stew or soup.

No Biscuit Cutter Needed

Just take a sharp knife and cut the dough into 8 squares or rectangles. No wasted dough and much less work!

Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuit sandwich on stacked small white plates.

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Sweet Potato-Bacon Biscuits with Cheddar

These biscuits are kicked up a notch with sweet potatoes, bacon, and cheddar. You need only add some scrambled egg for a fabulous breakfast sandwich.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 12 minutes
TOTAL: 27 minutes


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces and well chilled
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup mashed sweet potato


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, cream of tartar, and cayenne pepper.
  • Scatter butter pieces over top of flour mixture and use a pastry blender to cut butter in until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in cheddar cheese and bacon crumbles.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk and sweet potato until smooth.
  • Make a well in center of flour mixture and pour milk mixture into well.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir just until combined.
  • Turn dough out on a well-floured surface. Gently knead about 12 times. Roll dough to 3/4-inch thick rectangle. Cut into 8 squares.
  • Place biscuits onto prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes.


For the mashed sweet potato, bake a medium to large sweet potato until very soft. Peel off the skin and mash with a fork until smooth. Then measure out 1/2 a cup.
Store biscuits in an airtight conatiner in the refrigerator for 5 days or individually wrap them and freeze for up to 2 months.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and can vary based on brands of products used.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3821IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: bacon, biscuits, sweet potato

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Sweet Potato Bacon Biscuits with Cheddar on a plate.

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17 thoughts on “Sweet Potato-Bacon Biscuits with Cheddar”

  1. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    Oh MAN do these look good! I’m so making these this weekend!!! Love that you turned it into an egg sandwich. yummy!

  2. Whoa these biscuits sound good on their own but with some eggs??? That is one amazing breakfast! We love Duck Dynasty …. except we got rid of cable when we moved and now only have Netflix/Amazon … I am patiently waiting for the new seasons to come out on it!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Ashley! I so wish I could talk my husband into getting rid of cable. All I seem to ever watch is House Hunters and that’s just as background noise while I work.

  3. These biscuits sound awesome Christin! You definitely can’t go wrong with bacon, cheddar and sweet potato ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love the sweet potato recipes you’ve been coming out with, Christin! These biscuits would be a hit with everyone in my house. Pinning to try!

  5. Cailee @ hellohealthyeating.com

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing!! And I love that you used sweet potato in the biscuits! Such a great idea!!

  6. Harvey Morris


    Thank you for the kind words about the Baked Chicago blog and your enthusiasm for my sweet potato-bacon biscuits recipe. I am a breakfast any-time-of-day person so I’m absolutely loving your adaptation of turning into a breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs. I can’t wait to try it myself.

    If you like gluten-free recipes, my friend Carlyn Berghoff (chef, restaurant owner and cookbook author), created a gluten-free adaptation that is seriously delicious. http://gffamilyfood.com/recipes/harveys-awesome-sweet-potato-biscuits-gluten-free/

    Finally, I have to say the photo of your rescue dog, Darla, is adorable. I bet she’s the best helper in the kitchen! I have four pugs (Bing, Baxter, Marlo and Della), of which two are rescues. And nothing mesmerizes them more than watching me cook in the kitchen.

    Happy baking to you as we head into the holidays! Best, Harvey

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thank you so much for the nice comment Harvey! Your biscuits are amazing. I will definitely check out your friend’s gluten-free version.
      Four pugs? They must keep you on your toes!
      Can’t wait to see what you bake up this holiday season.

  7. Um, these just might be the best sounding biscuits in the world. I just showed them to Ryan and we both agree. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Wow, these biscuits sound amazing! I mean how could you go wrong with bacon and cheese ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Gegor Andels

      Putting the memes to one side, I like the fact that the dish you prepared used simple, inexpensive, and widely available ingredients. It turned out great when I made it today. Gordon, I appreciate the recipe and hope you’ll share more like it in the future.

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  9. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Oooh could these look any better? Bacon + cheese + sweet potato?? Guess who is in ๐Ÿ˜‰

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