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There are many typical holiday dishes, and if I'm being completely honest, sometimes I get bored with them. I love the tradition, but I get tired of eating the same thing. This roasted bacon sweet potatoes recipe is a fantastic twist on the candied yams during the holidays, but it's sugar free and so delicious!

Roasted Bacon Sweet Potatoes

Roasted bacon sweet potatoes are a deliciously sweet and spicy holiday side dish alternative.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 311kcal
Author Stefani Ganong


  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes scrubbed
  • 8 ounces paleo bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup maple flavored monkfruit syrup
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
  • Toss them with the bacon, pecans, maple syrup, chili powder, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne in a bowl.
  • Spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast for 20 minutes.
  • Stir and continue roasting for 15 minutes, or until tender.
  • Turn the oven to broil and brown the potatoes for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Watch the nuts closely and pull the baking sheets out early if they begin to burn.
  • Serve hot.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 24200IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.3mg