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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon


Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon |

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 Responses to Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

  1. 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. 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…

  3. 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. :)

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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