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Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

by Allison

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.

Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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!

Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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

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.

Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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!

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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.

Bacon tips

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 ——-> FacebookTwitterInstagram



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Brown Sugar Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes - Tornadough Alli November 4, 2016 - 5:31 am

[…] sharing these bad boys over at Tinselbox today and you can find the recipe HERE! I hope you all enjoy and make this apart of this holiday’s […]

alishasmith1005 November 21, 2016 - 11:51 am

Could you tell me approximately how many servings this makes? Thank you!

Maria November 21, 2016 - 1:17 pm

This will make 3-4 servings. 🙂

Andrea November 21, 2016 - 1:37 pm

This sounds delicious! Did you fry the bacon separately before mixing with the potatoes?

Maria November 21, 2016 - 4:30 pm

It will all cook together. No need to fry the bacon first.

MONTSERRAT GRAVES November 21, 2016 - 1:47 pm

Do you cook the bacon first?

Maria November 21, 2016 - 4:29 pm

Nope. It all cooks together.

Sheena November 21, 2016 - 1:54 pm

You put in the bacon raw correct?

Maria November 21, 2016 - 4:33 pm

That’s correct. It all cooks together. 🙂

Deb November 21, 2016 - 2:27 pm

Do you cook the bacon before you mix it with the sweet potatoes? Thanks.

Maria November 21, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Hi Deb… nope you can just put it all together!

deedee bland November 23, 2016 - 6:18 am

Have you tried doubling this recipe?

Tiffany November 23, 2016 - 11:10 am

Can you combine the items in a bag the day before and toss onto baking sheet on Thanksgiving? Trying to make ahead today! Thanks for this AWESOME recipe, my son just might try a vegetable haha!

Maria November 26, 2016 - 3:02 pm

You can definitely make this ahead, just keep your ingredients separate and toss together the next day for baking.

Toby D'Alessandro November 23, 2016 - 12:10 pm

Do you cook the bacon first? Just kidding. 😉
Did you peel the sweet potatoes?

Maria December 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Yes! I just updated the recipe. Thanks.

Patricia Rose November 23, 2016 - 1:51 pm

Wonderful recipe! Easy and delicious. Thanks.

Maria December 28, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Yes! I just updated the recipe. Thanks.

Kellie November 24, 2016 - 9:45 am

Will this reheat well if I cook it before hand? It looks amazing! I am going to attempt it with roarted sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts. Just unsure about the rehearing of the brown sugar.

Maria November 25, 2016 - 10:13 am


Maria November 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm

I made this the day after Thanksgiving and brought it to my in-laws. We reheated it in a ceramic dish for 20 minutes at 200 degrees. It was toasty and delicious.

Della November 26, 2016 - 9:40 am

Looks good

Della November 26, 2016 - 9:41 am

Looks delicious

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Gail October 4, 2017 - 2:57 pm

Recipe looks and sound delish. I’m cooking for 16 so can I quadruple the recipe? I understand it will take longer to cook – any idea how long?

Maria October 5, 2017 - 7:29 am

This is one of those recipes we now get requests for. I love it because it is so easy and delish! I always double it, and I only cook it an extra 5 minutes.

Lori November 12, 2017 - 2:29 pm

I tried this recipe last night I roasted it and all in the oven and then I put it back the crock pot and put it on low during the night so it would be ready for lunch today. It was amazing!!

Maria November 13, 2017 - 9:56 am

I was just thinking about bringing this to a potluck in my crock pot! I am so glad to know that it works. I am so glad you love it.

Alyssa July 18, 2018 - 7:26 am

Has anyone ever subbed Turkey Bacon instead of the real stuff? I have Turkey Bacon in the house and I would feel better about eating it

Maria July 19, 2018 - 11:22 am

I haven’t heard that, but I think it would be delicious.

Shari November 21, 2018 - 7:24 pm

Can this be assembled and cooked night before and reheated next day? Or will it be too smooshy?

susan November 22, 2018 - 6:38 am

When making this do the sweet potatoes have to lay flat on the pan, or can the be tossed on a casserole dish and roasted?

Jenna January 1, 2019 - 10:54 am

I am hoping you get this quick as I am doing this in a couple hrs lol. Can you use thick cut bacon? If so, does it change cooking time?

Jen Russo January 20, 2019 - 10:23 am

Sorry! I definitely did not get this quick. You could definitely use thick cut bacon–to keep the cooking time consistent with the recipe, I’d probably dice it a little smaller than I would with thinner bacon. How did it turn out for you?

Marie August 29, 2019 - 2:19 pm

This recipe is definitely happening on my Thanksgiving dinner table this year! Sounds delicious and I know will be a big hit with my family. Thank you for sharing the recipe with us at the Talk Of The Town party! Pinned 🙂

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