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sweet potatoes baked on white baking sheet with cold spatula
Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes
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
  • 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
  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


  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
Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes
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.