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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

Course Side Dish
Servings 12 servings


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 lb thick cut bacon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp bacon drippings (Or add an extra ½ tablespoon of syrup and ½ tablespoon of oil)
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Remove the bacon from the package. Chop bacon into small “bacon bits” pieces then sauté the bits in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crisp.
  • Wash hands with soap and water after handling raw bacon. Wash cutting board and knife after touching raw bacon.
  • After bacon is brown and crisp, remove from the skillet and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of drippings for the sweet potato marinade. Allow the remaining bacon fat to cool and then discard.
  • Scrub sweet potatoes with a clean vegetable brush under running water. Cut sweet potatoes into approximately 1-inch cubes. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the maple syrup, vegetable oil, and drippings. Pour over the sweet potatoes and mix well to coat them. Lay the sweet potatoes out on a roasting pan. Do not reuse marinades used on raw foods. Roast for approximately 45minutes. At the 20-minute mark, stir them gently for even cooking.
  • When the potatoes are fork tender, remove from oven. Toss bacon bits with the roasted sweet potatoes and spoon the mixture into a skillet or casserole dish. Place into the oven for about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


This recipe was developed using the Safe Recipe Style Guide at SafeRecipeGuide.org