Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes

July 9, 2018Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2018

I found another grand slam recipe with Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes! Anytime you can add bacon to a recipe it’s got to be good. The interesting combination was having cinnamon and maple syrup. Believe me, I’ve made sweet potatoes about every which way you can make them, but that combination had eluded me. I started salivating as soon as I saw the recipe. I am so glad I made it, because it was fantastic.

You all know how much I love sweet potatoes. I have a sweet potato recipe with bacon and peaches. One with pineapple. One with apples. I also have them as Sweet Potato Fries, fries with garlic butter and fries with Italian seasoning. I have them spicy, candied, parmesan, stuffed with bacon and cheese, in savory casseroles and sweet praline casseroles. Did I mention I have about ten soup recipes with sweet potatoes? I even have a cornbread and a biscuit recipe made with this glorious vegetable. One of my all time favorite pies is my Sweet Potato Pie. It’s the best ever. Yes, I love sweet potatoes.

So when I came across this recipe, I knew I needed to include it in my menu plan. I actually wanted to make it for our Friday night care group. But one of the gals who comes regularly hates cinnamon. So I held off. Then on a week when they were out of town I sprang it on the rest of the group. Yay. The sweet potatoes were gobbled down like there was no tomorrow. I got rave reviews over this delicious side dish.

I served these sweet potatoes with a Chicken and Dumpling Casserole, Sausage Cornbread and my favorite Greek Salad recipe. I made quite a large batch of these potatoes so I sent the leftovers to my neighbor and his family the next day. He recently had a kidney transplant (his wife was the donor) and I wanted to take them a meal. Along with Amish Chicken and Noodles, Winter Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread and a Blueberry Cake, I included these potatoes and a fabulous homemade Pesto Potato Soup.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes are the real deal. While I suppose these potatoes would be excellent for breakfast, I served them as a side at dinner. This four-ingredient recipe is really pretty easy. My potatoes took longer to cook than the original recipe, but still everything turned out wonderfully. This side dish is hearty, satisfying comfort food your family will love. If you enjoy bacon like I do, this side dish is a winner any time of the day.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes are awesome!

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

These sweet potatoes are loaded with bacon, sprinkled with cinnamon and drizzled with maple syrup. Yum.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

I served Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes with Chicken and Dumpling Casserole, Best Ever Greek Salad and Sausage Cornbread.

Here’s what I did.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

I used these ingredients. Salt and pepper is used only if you desire it.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Cut bacon into thin strips. Fry until crisp.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Do NOT drain grease in skillet.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Meanwhile, peel and cube sweet potatoes.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Add sweet potatoes to the grease in the skillet. (There’s a lot of grease! But this helps prevent the sweet potatoes from sticking to the pan).

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Sprinkle with cinnamon and salt and pepper, if desired. Cover with lid and saute about 15-20 minutes until sweet potatoes are fork tender.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Add bacon and maple syrup.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Stir to combine and serve.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes are absolutely mouthwatering.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

If you enjoy bacon and sweet potatoes, you’ll love them together in this combo.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

One of our guests had three servings of these potatoes.

Here’s the recipe.

MAPLE BACON SWEET POTATOES

(Recipe lightly adapted from Delicious Little Bites)

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These amazing sweet potatoes are chocked full of bacon. Then they're lightly seasoned with cinnamon and maple syrup. This easy four-ingredient recipe is terrific as a side dish or for a country-style breakfast. Gluten free.
Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the bacon and sauté until crisp.
  3. This will probably take 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, peel and dice sweet potatoes.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Add sweet potatoes to bacon grease in skillet.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  9. Sauté 15-20 minutes with lid covered, or until tender.
  10. Add bacon back into skillet.
  11. Drizzle sweet potatoes with maple syrup.
  12. Stir to combine.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: While it may seem odd to add the sweet potatoes to a skillet without removing the bacon grease, the potatoes tasted wonderfully and did not stick to the skillet while frying.

Recipe adapted from Delicious Little Bites.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

 

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes are a great side for any main dish.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

These sweet potatoes are terrific for country breakfast menus too.

Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree

Seriously, every bite will have you drooling. 🙂

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Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this easy 3-ingredient #recipe is a family favorite. We make it all the time. It's a great side dish for company & #holiday meals. It's also terrific for #MeatlessMondays. #Healthy, #GlutenFree #Vegan, #CleanEating #SweetPotatoes #SweetPotatoFries #HolidaySideDish #EasterSideDish #GlutenFreeSideDish #VeganSideDish
Print Recipe
Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These amazing sweet potatoes are chocked full of bacon. Then they're lightly seasoned with cinnamon and maple syrup. This easy four-ingredient recipe is terrific as a side dish or for a country-style breakfast. Gluten free.
Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Maple Bacon Sweet Potatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | easy 4-ingredient #sweetpotatoes #recipe that will knock your socks off! The #bacon makes it succulent & amazing. #glutenfree
Instructions
  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the bacon and sauté until crisp.
  3. This will probably take 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, peel and dice sweet potatoes.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Add sweet potatoes to bacon grease in skillet.
  8. Sprinkle with cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  9. Sauté 15-20 minutes with lid covered, or until tender.
  10. Add bacon back into skillet.
  11. Drizzle sweet potatoes with maple syrup.
  12. Stir to combine.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: While it may seem odd to add the sweet potatoes to a skillet without removing the bacon grease, the potatoes tasted wonderfully and did not stick to the skillet while frying.

Recipe adapted from Delicious Little Bites.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

 

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