Maple Bacon Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 -8 people
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 4 lb.s sweet potatoes peeled cut into one inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 lg onion sliced thinly
  • 1 C real maple syrup
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dry thyme leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Coat cut up sweet potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Roast in oven for 40 minutes or until tender and soft. Turn after 20 minutes.
  • Cook bacon until crisp and crumble.
  • Cook onions in leftover bacon grease until caramelized, soft, brown and sweet. About 10-15 minutes.
  • Put maple syrup into a pan with the thyme and bring to a boil.
  • Boil until syrup is reduced by half.
  • Place roasted sweet potatoets, bacon and onions into a bowl and cover with syrup mixture.
  • Stir to coat.
  • Enjoy!