Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Marla Meridith

November 25, 2013



Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

Hello! Did you have an amazing weekend? Are you busy with your Thanksgiving menu? I sure am. We are heading to my neighbor’s house for turkey day and I’m in charge of bringing 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 | MarlaMeridith.com

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

So does maple syrup.

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

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 | MarlaMeridith.com

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

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

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  • JAC's Tailgaters
    Posted at 06:23h, 25 November

    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..

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:27h, 25 November

      Oh what a great idea!! Must try ASAP πŸ™‚

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 06:57h, 25 November

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:41h, 25 November

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

  • Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today
    Posted at 08:29h, 25 November

    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.

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:40h, 25 November

      Thanks so much Marta! I love sharing our outdoor lifestyle with you guys πŸ™‚

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 09:58h, 25 November

    I hope you have a wonderful and RELAXING holiday! πŸ™‚

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:39h, 25 November

      You too Averie!!

  • Melissa Whitehead
    Posted at 11:41h, 25 November

    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…

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:39h, 25 November

      Awesome!! Bacon sure doesn’t last long around here. Your recipe looks great πŸ™‚

  • JAC's Tailgaters
    Posted at 11:55h, 25 November

    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. πŸ™‚

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:38h, 25 November

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

  • Linda @ Linda Wagner Nutrition
    Posted at 12:01h, 25 November

    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!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:38h, 25 November

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

  • Kendra
    Posted at 13:07h, 25 November

    Maple, bacon, and sweet potatoes. Pure perfection! I posted this on my Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: http://goo.gl/63FEMV

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:37h, 25 November

      Thanks so much for sharing Kendra πŸ™‚

  • Aimee Wimbush-Bourque
    Posted at 17:33h, 25 November

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

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:36h, 25 November

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

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    Posted at 02:33h, 26 November

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

  • Shari
    Posted at 16:47h, 26 November

    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
    http://www.pinkblotmom.com

  • Tieghan
    Posted at 19:23h, 27 November

    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!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:07h, 28 November

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

  • Nutmeg Nanny
    Posted at 11:34h, 29 November

    Perfect flavors, this looks fantastic πŸ™‚

  • Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts
    Posted at 09:28h, 13 December

    Marla,
    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.
    Thanks!

  • Morgan
    Posted at 07:08h, 14 January

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

  • Yead
    Posted at 08:58h, 14 January

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

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