Side Dish | November 19, 2019

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

I LOVE this version of sweet potatoes!! They are definitely not just for thanksgiving, I make them on the regular. Healthy, filling and so flavorful!. Sweet, crusty sweet potato paired with a little salty crispy bacon, and crunchy pecans. The combination is mind blowing and so delicious you won’t be able to stop!

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE ROASTED SWEET POTATOES WITH BACON AND MAPLE

Ingredients you need:

  • 3 lb’s sweet potatoes
  • bacon cut up
  • maple syrup
  • pecans
  • spices- chili powder, cumin, salt

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED SWEET POATOTOES WITH BACON

I LOVE how incredible easy and fast these are. Basically the oven does all the work. Start by washing your sweet potatoes and cutting off any bad spots.

CAN YOU EAT SWEET POTATO SKINS?

YES! You don’t need to peel if you want to skip that step. The skins add great fiber and some textures. If the skin is thick you can use a peeler to peel it down a little. OR peel the skin all together it is up to you.

Chop the sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Try to make them all even, so they cook evenly.

Now in your bowl add your

  1. Maple syrup
  2. Spices
  3. Pecans
  4. chopped bacon

Toss it all together so everything is well coated!

BAKING YOUR SWEET POTATOES BACON AND PECANS

On a greased sheet pan pour your sweet potatoes onto the pan. Keep everything in a single layer and flat.

TIPS FOR ROASTING SWEET POTATOES:

  1. Cook at a high heat. I like to cook my sweet potatoes at 425. This allows the sweet potatoes to crisp up. Otherwise they will be soft and mushy.
  2. Stir 1-2 times throughout cooking. This will help your sweet potatoes and bacon to cook through and on all sides but will ALSO help spread the delicious flavors.
  3. Use foil to help with clean up.

After 15-20 minutes YOU MUST stir the sweet potatoes. This will help the bacon grease to coat and crisp the sweet potatoes flavor them.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN THE SWEET POTATOES ARE DONE?

The sweet potatoes are done when the edges are starting to brown, the outside is nice and crisp and the potatoes are fork tender. It usually takes about 20-30 minutes to cook these sweet potatoes.

Serve Immediately while hot.

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Healthy, filling and so flavorful! Sweet, crusty sweet potato paired with salty crispy bacon, and crunchy pecans. The combination is mind blowing and so delicious you won't be able to stop!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon sweet potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes
Servings: 12
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs sweet potatoes peeled and 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5-8 pieces bacon
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425. Wash, peel and cube pecans into 1 inch cubes. PLace in a large bowl.

  2. Add syrup, chili powder, cumin, salt, bacon, pecans and stir. Spread on a lightly greased sheet pan on a single layer.

  3. Place in oven. Cook for about 15 and stir. Continue cooking and stirring every 15 minutes until sweet potatoes are crisp and slightly browned on the edges. totally cook time will be about 20-30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

TIPS FOR ROASTING SWEET POTATOES:

  1. Cook at a high heat. I like to cook my sweet potatoes at 425. This allows the sweet potatoes to crisp up. Otherwise they will be soft and mushy. 
  2. Stir 1-2 times throughout cooking. This will help your sweet potatoes and bacon to cook through and on all sides but will ALSO help spread the delicious flavors. 
  3. Use foil to help with clean up. 

After 15-20 minutes YOU MUST stir the sweet potatoes. This will help the bacon grease to coat and crisp the sweet potatoes flavor them.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 418mg18%
Potassium 471mg13%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 16142IU323%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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