Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes

I will eat these Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks. They are so delicious and go with just about everything. The sweet taste from the maple and potatoes, combine with the savory taste of bacon, to create something truly magical and delicious. This is dish is addicting.

You haven’t lived until you try these. I love bacon, sweet potatoes and bacon so I thought to myself, “Why haven’t I combined these yet?” So I did it.

And I keep on doing it. We’ve had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner this week. The flavors of sweet and savory are beautiful. I promise this recipe will change your life.

It is so simple to make and requires five simple ingredients, which you probably already have on hand.

how to make maple bacon sweet potatoes:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2: Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread potatoes out in an even layer. You can also lightly spray the aluminum foil with a little non-stick cooking spray if you desire.

Step 3: Drizzle olive oil over potatoes. We recommend using olive oil or coconut oil for this.

Step 4: Place in oven and and bake for 40 minutes, flipping the potatoes halfway through for best results.

Step 5: While the potatoes are cooking, cook bacon in a pan until you reach desired doneness. I like my bacon crunchy, but my husband loves his chewy.

Step 6: Sprinkle bacon with fresh cracked pepper and cut into small pieces.

Step 7: Once the potatoes are done baking, place the sweet potatoes and bacon in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.

Step 8: Pour maple syrup over potatoes and bacon and stir gently until well combined.

Step 9: Serve immediately.

What bacon is best for this recipe?

We recommend using any type of sweet bacon for this recipe. An Applewood smoked bacon, a hickory bacon, or even a peppered bacon would tastes good with this recipe.

We do not recommend any bacon with seasonings that wouldn’t blend well with the maple. These would be cajun bacons, jalapeño, Italian, etc.

Stick to the sweet taste, or just go for regular bacon too. It will all work. You could also use turkey bacon for this recipe. Most turkey bacon comes pre-cooked so you can just microwave it and save on mess and time.

what’s the difference between yams and sweet potatoes?

This is a commonly asked question. People often don’t know which ones to use when it comes to baking. I myself, had no idea what the difference was. I did a little research and found out that you most likely have never had a yam.

Yams and sweet potatoes are both a tuberous root vegetable, however Yams are grown in parts of Asia and Africa.

The deeper copper colored sweet potatoes are often referred to as yams because they have the soft outside and sweeter skin, like a true yam.

Sweet potatoes, with a lighter skin and inside, have a harder skin. This is how they differentiate the two at grocery stores. Both the orange and yellow sweet potatoes, are actually sweet potatoes, although label differently at the store.

Mind blown. I know.

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Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes

20 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 4-6 sweet potatoes (diced)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread potatoes out in an even layer.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes.
  4. Place in oven and and bake for 40 minutes.
  5. While the potatoes are cooking, cook bacon in a pan until you reach desired doneness.
  6. Sprinkle bacon with fresh cracked pepper and cut into small pieces.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked sweet potatoes and bacon.
  8. Pour maple syrup over potatoes and bacon and stir gently until well combined.
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