Maple Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Maple Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes - ready in just 30 minutes and the perfect side dish for any family dinner. Even my kids like these!

I was starting to think that I was out of new recipes for the holidays and then it was like a flip switched. I have allllll the ideas, but not enough time to share them.

I’ve been trying to prioritize and be realistic about what recipes I have to share over the next couple of weeks and what recipes can wait. My job is so hard sometimes. 😉

Anyway, the minute I popped one of these tender little sweet potatoes into my mouth, I knew they were moving to the top of the list of recipes that had to be shared this fall. There is no way they could wait another minute, friends.

You’re going to love how simple these are to make. Even my non-sweet-potato-lovers enjoyed this recipe. I think it has something to do with the maple and the bacon. I mean, duh.

These are similar to my super popular roasted sweet potatoes with honey and cinnamon. Serve them for Thanksgiving alongside my green bean casserole with bacon.

Maple Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes - ready in just 30 minutes and the perfect side dish for any family dinner. Even my kids like these!

I just peeled and diced a few sweet potatoes, tossed them in a mixture of olive oil and maple syrup, and roasted them until they were tender. It takes about 20 minutes for them to be perfectly roasted, which means these are an excellent side for any night of the week.

After I pulled them from the oven I sprinkled on some crispy, diced bacon.

Maple Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes - ready in just 30 minutes and the perfect side dish for any family dinner. Even my kids like these!

I have to tell you, I really debated using olive oil in this recipe. I wanted to use the bacon drippings in place of the oil and you totally can do that if you want. It’s only going to make these taste even better. I’ve been on a mission to make healthier changes where I can though, so I went for the olive oil.

Be sure to sprinkle on plenty of salt and pepper before serving. The saltiness mixed with the maple is my favorite part. Or maybe the bacon is my favorite part? Oh, no, actually it’s the tender sweet potatoes.

Serve alongside some roasted chicken and steamed veggies for an easy but still totally impressive family dinner.

Give these a try and see if you can convince your sweet potato haters to love these. I got lucky – maybe you will too!

You could try these in my leftover turkey casserole too!

Maple Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes - ready in just 30 minutes and the perfect side dish for any family dinner. Even my kids like these!

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 30 mins
Serves serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 slices bacon, fried and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel and wash the potatoes and dice into bite sized pieces. Place potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet.
  3. Add the maple syrup and olive oil to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Pour mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with bacon, parsley, salt, and pepper.
Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 250kcal Calories from fat 106
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 365mg 15%
Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 11g
Protein 5g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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