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.

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!


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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