Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

by Marla on November 25, 2013 · 26 comments

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Hello! Did you have an amazing weekend? Are you busy with your Thanksgiving menu? I sure am. We are heading to my neighbors house for turkey day and I’m in charge of bring lots of sides.

I’ll be bringing these awesome Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and these fabulous Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts, Blue Cheese & Cranberries.

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It’s full on winter here in case you were wondering. By the way….Telluride, CO. won Best Ski Resort in North America/Canada.

Yep. That’s right #1 in the Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s Readers Poll. Good thing I live here.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon |

Remember how we established a loooong time ago that bacon makes everything way better?

So does maple syrup.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon |

And sweet potatoes are always a favorite over here.

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While I was cooking this we had some backyard pals visit. They were snacking on snowy grass.

It’s always so magical when the elk stop by to say hello.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon |

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon |

This side dish can easily be a main with a salad.

What recipes do you like to make with sweet potatoes?

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon


  • 1 pound Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • ground Black Pepper
  • ground Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 10 ounces Perfectly Baked Bacon, crumbled into small pieces


  • For this recipe you will need 2 rimmed cookie sheets so you can spread out your sweet potatoes in a single layer. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit with the rack in the middle. Rinse sweet potatoes & pat dry. Cut them into small 1/2 inch pieces. (I keep the skin on.)
  • Toss sweet potatoes with maple syrup, olive oil, and seasonings. Put in a single layer on baking pans. Bake for about 40-50 minutes, until sweet potatoes are golden brown & cooked to your liking. Toss with tongs once during baking time. Remove from oven. Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with bacon crumbles.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JAC's Tailgaters November 25, 2013 at 6:23 am

Those sound fantastic. have you ever tried adding a little Ancho pepper to your maple glaze? The flavor of the rich Ancho and the sweetness of the maple syrup add a depth to the sweet potato.. Just an idea to try..


2 Marla November 25, 2013 at 6:27 am

Oh what a great idea!! Must try ASAP :)


3 Julie @ Table for Two November 25, 2013 at 6:57 am

what awesome flavors, maple and bacon is always a winner in my book! that bacon photo makes me drool :)


4 Marla November 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Thanks Julie!! Gotta love bacon – like everyday!!


5 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today November 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

Butter does make everything better, and Maple syrup as well, I believe. I love the outside pictures, such a beautiful area. And your recipe as well.


6 Marla November 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Thanks so much Marta! I love sharing our outdoor lifestyle with you guys :)


7 Averie @ Averie Cooks November 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

I hope you have a wonderful and RELAXING holiday! :)


8 Marla November 25, 2013 at 5:39 pm

You too Averie!!


9 Melissa Whitehead November 25, 2013 at 11:41 am

Thanks so much for including a link to my Thanksgiving Hash! Lucky for us, we have a package of bacon waiting to be used in the fridge so I’ll definitely be trying out your maple roasted sweet potatoes soon…


10 Marla November 25, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Awesome!! Bacon sure doesn’t last long around here. Your recipe looks great :)


11 JAC's Tailgaters November 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

Marla I will be posting my maple glaze recipe I use for sweet potatoes and pork and turkey later this week.. I think you will like it a lot. Now my pictures will not look any where as wonderful as yours. :)


12 Marla November 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Cool! Share the link here when you post it. Sounds great!!


13 Linda @ Linda Wagner Nutrition November 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I LOVE these photos!! Makes me miss home! I grew up in Westminster, CO – it’s a NW suburb of Denver. Must get back home and up to the mtns soon!!


14 Marla November 25, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Awwwww. I bet you miss it. Glad my photos could make you smile though!!


15 Kendra November 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Maple, bacon, and sweet potatoes. Pure perfection! I posted this on my Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup:


16 Marla November 25, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Thanks so much for sharing Kendra :)


17 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque November 25, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Congrat on the big win! Now I *have* to get to your town. Any chance there is room at the table for Thanksgiving? 😉


18 Marla November 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Ha! Would love to spend Thanksgiving with you. We would have a blast!!


19 Kevin (Closet Cooking) November 26, 2013 at 2:33 am

Maple and bacon are a great combo and they would be perfect with sweet potatoes!


20 Shari November 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm

This looks so delicious and so sinful!! Okay, only a few bites….. wait, now it’s gone. Can I come to your house for dinner?

xoxo ~Shari


21 Tieghan November 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Don’t you just love living in the mountains?!? I do not think I could live anywhere else now that I have lived here for 6 years. This is my very favorite time of year though! GORGEOUS photos!!

And the sweet potatoes look and sound delicious!! I need some good one for tomorrow and these sound pretty perfect!


22 Marla November 28, 2013 at 5:07 am

Yes, I could never, ever live anywhere else again!


23 Nutmeg Nanny November 29, 2013 at 11:34 am

Perfect flavors, this looks fantastic :)


24 Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts December 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

I’m so glad I saved this email to look at later–I’ve got bunches of CSA farm share sweet potatoes (multiple varieties, even) and it’s a challenge to get the kids to try them. The maple-bacon combo (with a pinch of Ancho–that does sound good) is a proven winner with my family. Thanks for the suggestion to keep the skins on–often the farm share sweet potatoes are . . . uniquely shaped and it would be easier to skip peeling. I’ll have to try.


25 Morgan January 14, 2014 at 7:08 am

These look and sound AMAZING. Ugh I’m drooling. I love the idea that JAC posted about adding ancho powder, too!


26 Yead January 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

These look like so awesome and YUM…I like potato recipe.For the reason i love this food.Thanks.


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