Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Maple Roasted sweet potatoes with bacon and serving spoon

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.

Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Keyword: roasted sweet potatoes
Calories: 301.27 kcal
Servings: 6 as a side


  • 3 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes (5-6 medium or 3 1/2 to 4 lbs)
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 4 oz bacon (6 slices regular/thin-sliced), chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.

  2. Slice the whole un-peeled garlic head in half horizontally (parallel with the roots). Peel and slice sweet potatoes into 3/4" thick pieces.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine sliced sweet potatoes, halved garlic head, 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and toss to combine.

  4. Place in a single layer on a 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.