Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

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! 

Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

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

Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

*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″ thick pieces.

Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

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.

Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

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.

Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.comMake Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

Push the roasted garlic cloves out of the sleeves and serve tossed with the sweet potatoes.

Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

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Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $6-$8
Serving: 6 as a side

Ingredients

  • 3½ to 4 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz (6 slices) regular/thin sliced bacon, chopped

Instructions

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 ¾" 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, ½ 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.

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Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

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 :).

Make Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon once and you’ll make them again and again! These roasted sweet potatoes are sweet/salty/savory and delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Luda
    December 19, 2017

    Hi Natasha! Can I substitute maple syrup with olive oil so they are not that sweet? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2017

      Hi Luda, yes that would work great or you could just omit the maple syrup 🙂 Reply

  • Sarah
    November 15, 2017

    My girls and I made these last night because I need to bring a side to thanksgiving dinner at the in laws. I’m so glad we tried it, I luckily already had all the ingredients and my husband said he really liked them. I will definitely be making this to bring to dinner and I’m thinking of making your strawberry cake for dessert. Thanks for the delicious recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2017

      I’m glad to hear the recipe is a HIT! Thanks for sharing your great review Sarah! 🙂 Reply

  • Allan Alvarez
    October 10, 2017

    I love the dish the 1st time around especially with my black bean soup I make.

    The 2nd time around i wanted my bacon more crispy so I par-cooked the bacon and used some of the fat rendered as substitute instead of olive oil to mix in with the spices and sweet potatoes.

    A healthier option would be to par-cook the bacon, keep the olive oil in the mix, and toss out the rendered bacon fat from the par-cooked process.

    Thank you for sharing, it will not become a staple in our home. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 10, 2017

      You’re welcome Allan! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Inga
    July 11, 2017

    My husband, who is not a huge fan of sweet potatoes, ate these straight out of the pan! I thought they were pretty tasty too. An excellent side dish for a special occasion, just make sure your people-swatter is handy! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 11, 2017

      LOL! I’m glad to hear you both enjoy this recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Inga! Reply

  • Dana
    April 10, 2017

    Can I use yam instead of sweet potato? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2017

      Hi Dana, in the US, yam and sweet potato are often used interchangeably. Some grocery stores call them yams and some sweet potatoes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2017

      Hi Dana, in the US, yam and sweet potato are often used interchangeably. Some grocery stores call them yams and some sweet potatoes. Reply

  • Anne-Liisa
    January 26, 2017

    Natasha, these sweet potatoes are soo delicious! thank you for sharing the recipe with us! I personally never knew how to cook them, and my family doesn’t eat them either. I am just in love with how flavorful they are, with minimal ingredients too! I will definitely be making this again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 26, 2017

      You’re welcome! Thank you for sharing your awesome review! Reply

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