Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

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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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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch chunks

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 5 slices smoked bacon, chopped

  • 1 pound onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme

Directions

  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)

288 Calories
8g Fat
52g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 645mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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