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Sweet Potato-Bacon Biscuits with Cheddar cheese
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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.
Course Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8


  • 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.