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Maple-Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Salty, sweet, comforting… not sure we need to say anything else. Replace the bacon with an additional 1 tsp. oil for vegetarian/vegan option. Leftovers are great hot or cold and pair well with a fried egg or a pile of sauteed greens for an easy breakfast.

  • Author: Stacie Hassing
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish


  • 4 cups peeled sweet potatoes (about 34 medium), cut into 1/2 -inch cubes
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion (about ½ medium)
  • 1 tsp. coconut, avocado or olive oil
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon, uncooked, sliced or chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Place sweet potatoes and onion in a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  3. Toss with oil and maple syrup.
  4. Sprinkle uncooked bacon over the potatoes.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, stir, and bake an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and slightly caramelized.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe, about 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 177
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 189mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g