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Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and my family went crazy over it. It is simple, looks great on the table and has already been requested for Christmas dinner! This recipe can be adjusted as you like by adding more or less bacon and onions."
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1 h 35 m servings 287
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Toss the sweet potato chunks, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl, and spread the sweet potatoes out onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Roast in the preheated oven until browned and tender, about 40 minutes; stir after the first 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the bacon until crisp and brown in a large skillet over medium heat, about 10 minutes; transfer bacon to a bowl, but leave the grease in the skillet. Cook the onions in the bacon grease until browned, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low, and cook the onions until very soft, brown, and sweet, another 10 to 15 minutes. Stir often. Mix the onions with the bacon in the bowl, and set aside.
  4. Pour the maple syrup into the hot skillet with the thyme, and bring to a rolling boil. Boil the syrup until reduced by half, 3 to 4 minutes. Place the roasted sweet potatoes and onion-bacon mixture into the skillet, and stir to coat the vegetables with maple glaze. Transfer to a serving dish.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 287 calories; 7.7 51.8 4.2 8 378 Full nutrition

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First, I grew up with marshmallowy/syrupy sweet potato casseroles and hated them; my palate is far more savory. You can maximize this recipe per your tastes; I did 2 versions tonight. 1st: the ...

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I'm a huge fan of all of the ingredients included in this recipe, so I thought I would really enjoy this dish. Once I made it, though, it was such a strange combination and I really didn't like...

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First, I grew up with marshmallowy/syrupy sweet potato casseroles and hated them; my palate is far more savory. You can maximize this recipe per your tastes; I did 2 versions tonight. 1st: the ...

This is my first review after a year using various recipes on this site. This dish is delicious. I served it for a post Christmas large family gathering. I was tired of the same old sweet pot...

It was super tasty, love how all the flavors joined together. Next time, going to turn down the temp on the potatoes when they are roasting, came out slightly burnt. Definetly going to serve thi...

This was absolutely delicious! I could have eaten all four portions that I made by myself. It's going to become a standby side here in my house. I modified this recipe to cut the calories by 18...

Great recipe to accompany ham or poultry. Did not have bacon, so substituted diced proscuitto added to onions about 5 minutes before they finished cooking. Since I did not have the bacon grease,...

Thank you for this recipe. Made just as directed and it is now a keeper in our household!

Excellent! We made this for Thanksgiving. I made the night before to be as prepared as possible for dinner. Warmed in over after the turkey came out and microwaved the sauce. A nice time save...

I found this looking for some twists on traditional holiday fare and was a little nervous serving it for the first time on Christmas....but it was a huge hit! My husband said to not hold this on...

OUTSTANDING!!! Never will I serve marshmallow topped sweet potatoes thanks to this delicious recipe. This was a HUGE hit with everyone. I made it exactly according to the recipe.