Sweet and tender these Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are the perfect side dish to your Thanksgiving meal!
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner? How is it almost that time? Leaves are Falling, the majority here in Minnesota anyways, and there is a very cool crisp in the air. But there is something about this time of year that is just soothing and comforting.
Comfort food is a must in our house, especially when its quick and easy. That is exactly what these Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are. Quick, easy, delicious and I have to mention addicting. That is probably the most important part right? The sweet and salty combine well in these and they will be gone in an instant.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, do you have any special traditions that you do? We don’t have any special traditions but since we are Scandinavian we always have an appetizer, yes appetizer of Swedish Meatballs. I know that Swedish Meatballs sound like they are more of an entrée but in my household they are more of a snacking item around the holidays!
My mother makes the absolute BEST Swedish Meatballs there is, although I haven’t quite perfected it despite having the recipe I think I’m getting there. Another thing that is a must especially at Thanksgiving is a Sweet Potato Casserole. But in my style, I always have to give things a little twist, so these Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes came to be.
Like already mentioned these are super simple and whip up crazy quick! Everything is made on one pan so clean up is a breeze too! And let’s face it, around the holiday’s there are so many dishes that even eliminating just one is a God send! Amiright?! All you need to do is dice up a few large sweet potatoes and place them in a bowl, get yourself some bacon and cut it up into bite sized pieces. Toss it with some olive oil and brown sugar and place it on a parchment paper or tin foil lined baking pan and wait…which is the hardest part ever!
Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
The brown sugar melts down and glazes the potatoes and bacon giving these Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes a nice sweet flavor through each and every bite. The bacon also has a hint of saltiness to it so it really brings out all the flavors and everything blends well together.
So if you’re looking to switch up your normal Sweet Potato Casserole routine and are looking for something that everyone will love and enjoy, be quick and filling. These Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes are the perfect option for your next Thanksgiving get together!
Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1″ cubes
5 strips of bacon, diced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup brown sugar + more for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. Peel your sweet potatoes.
In large bowl add your sweet potatoes and olive oil and toss to coat. Add in your bacon and brown sugar and again toss to coat and distribute your bacon.
Lay your ingredients on the baking sheet. Roast in oven for about 30-35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.
Remove from oven and transfer to serving bowl, sprinkle with additional brown sugar and enjoy!
Tips for Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Here a few notes based on reader questions.
Can you double the recipe?
Yes, I doubled the recipe and it turned out great. I placed the final ingredients on two baking sheets. It took 5-10 minutes longer to cook in my oven.
Can you make this recipe ahead and reheat?
Yes! These are so good piping hot fresh out of the oven. However, they are still delicious reheated. I placed my recipe in the oven for 20 minutes at 250 to reheat.
The key to this recipe is the carmelization of the brown sugar with the bacon cooked on the pan. The flavor is fantastic and the recipe is intentionally simple. However, if you like extra crispy bacon, you can cook crispy bacon in a pan and toss in after the dish is ready. To be clear, this is additional bacon. That can never be wrong. This tip is for those who love that really crunchy bite.
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Hi I’m Alli and I blog over at Tornadough Alli! I’m a small town Midwest girl and busy mom of 4 wonderful children! I share fast fix family favorites for busy families, delectable desserts and decadent cakes! I love to have fun in the kitchen trying to keep things simple but with big flavor! Follow along with me ——-> Facebook – Twitter – Instagram