Simple to make and delicious. Would be great for the holidays. I had a small pumpkin and used this recipe with it. A great alternative for potatoes as well.
Will use this recipe again for sure
Galina, thank you for sharing such a nice review . I want to try a pumpkin next time myself. Reply
DO YOU COOK THE BACON FIRST BEFORE YOU PUT IT INTO THE SWEET POTATO MIX?
Hi Michele, there is no need to pre-cook the bacon since it roasts with the sweet potatoes. The additional 25-30 minutes of roasting once the bacon goes in is ample time for the bacon to brown. If using thick-cut bacon, you would want to put it in earlier but with regular bacon, this method works without needing to cook the bacon separately
Hi Natasha, I wanted to see how my new KitchenAid Mixer works so I made dessert before dinner – never a good idea!! I made your chocolate chip cookies; then for dinner tonight, I made your roasted pork tenderloin and maple roasted sweet potatoes with bacon. I also added onions to roast alongside them and this was a huge hit. My boyfriend and Mom raved about them all! Thanks for the great recipes and keep up the good work. I will be making these again…the tenderloin was so easy!
I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipes!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful reviews
I love coming to “your place”. Sweet potatoes and bacon are perfect match. Thank you !
You are very welcome, I’m glad you like the recipe
Sweet Potatoes and I are best friends. I officially cannot live without them, which is weird because I didn’t eat them for about 17 years!
GiGi, I was kind of the same way for the 15 years of my life. Now they are in my weekly meal rotation
I made the creamy sweet potato soup and I LOVED it! Thankyou for sharing! I actually went to the store and got sweet potatoes, that what the lable said, but they where white inside! like a real potato. That was a first. I loved the soup. Keep up the good work
Thank you Natasha for the wonderful review and you are welcome
It really is and we’re completely smitten I hope you love it! Reply
These look amazing, Natasha! And yes I love the sweet potatoes contrasting with the salty bacon. Bacon I think just makes everything better! Will definitely make this. Love it! Reply
I definitely agree about bacon making everything better!
How do sweet potatoes taste like? Can you add link to all your sweet potatos recipes?
Hi Natasha, they taste like a sweet creamy potato. It’s hard to describe – they are sweeter than butternut or acorn squash if you’ve tried those and about the same in consistency. The centers are more creamy to the bite than a roasted regular potato would be. I hope you give it a try. We LOVE sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of our favorite Fall vegetables. These Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and bacon are special enough to be served on Thanksgiving (like REALLY, REALLY GOOD) but we make them on the regular in Autumn. The garlic roasts together with the sweet potatoes and bacon and the sweet/savory/salty flavor combination just works. I’ll pull this out of the oven and take little bites while making dinner until I realize a quarter of it is gone! And it happens every time I make them – it’s kind of like picking the cheese off these ranch potatoes except this entire dish is like the cheese so I continue sampling. lol. These roasted sweet potatoes disappear quickly every time. Make it once and you’ll make it again and again!
Ingredients for Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon:
3 1/2 to 4 lbs sweet potatoes*
1 head garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 to 5 oz (6 slices) regular/thin sliced bacon, chopped
*We buy the large bags of organic sweet potatoes at Costco – they seem to have the most reasonable price for the organic ones.
How to Make Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon:
Prep: Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.
1. Slice the whole un-peeled garlic head in half horizontally (parallel with the roots). Peel and slice sweet potatoes into 3/4\u2033 thick pieces.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sliced sweet potatoes, halved garlic head, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and toss to combine.
3. Place in a single layer on prepared baking sheet with the garlic cut-side-up. Bake at 400˚F for 20 min. Remove from oven, stir the sweet potatoes, sprinkle pieces of bacon evenly over the top and bake another 25-30 min or until sweet potatoes are tender and bacon is crisp.
Push the roasted garlic cloves out of the sleeves and serve with the sweet potatoes.
Serve these maple roasted sweet potatoes and bacon as a most delicious side dish. I’m so tempted to pick some right off the screen and unfortunately for me, there weren’t any leftovers (there never are!)… Best to make them again :)
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