This deliciously sweet and savory Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash recipe is a perfect side dish at breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!
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I’m not kidding when I say that I am literally eating this Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash as I write this post and recipe up to share with everyone! It is so good, it’s downright addicting! I mean it is 8:24am and neither of the kids are up so it’s the perfect time for me to write and eat breakfast. Once they are up and going, all ability to concentrate goes out the window and I tend to forget to feed myself as their needs take over. But, the real reason I’m shoveling this down my face other than it’s delicious? I don’t want to share.
Okay, now I’m just kidding. This recipe makes plenty enough for about 4 people and I’m not that stingy. My 8-year-old, Jaxon, always complains when I make sweet potatoes. Always. Even if he’s tried a sweet potato recipe before and loved it, the very next time I make it, he complains all over again. Never fails. Except with this.
Maybe it’s the almost 50/50 sweet potato/bacon ratio? Maybe it’s the cinnamon and sweetness of the maple syrup? Ir it’s just the whole combination! Whatever it is, he loves it! And yes, there is plenty left warming on the stove for him when he gets up.
Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash
Let’s get into it, shall we?
This recipe has a grand total of four ingredients! You just need to get out those ingredients, a peeler, a cutting board, a knife, and a large skillet.
The hardest part is trying to dice your sweet potatoes into evenly sized pieces so that they all cook at the same rate and you don’t end up with some mushy potato pieces and some hard ones. I despise a hard potato!
I use a full pound of bacon for this recipe, but it’s likely that a piece or two is missing by the time it gets mixed back into the potatoes! Oops! I prefer to dice the bacon before cooking it as well.
There are a couple steps to making this recipe. First, you need to cook the bacon until it’s nice and crispy! Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper-towel lined plate and drain all but 2 Tablespoons of the bacon grease out of the skillet.
Add the diced sweet potatoes to the skillet and sprinkle with the cinnamon. Cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Mix the cooked bacon back into the sweet potatoes and drizzle everything with the maple syrup.
It doesn’t take much to make this dish look absolutely mouth watering! We can probably give the bacon credit for that!
This Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash recipe is so versatile that you can enjoy it pretty much any time of the day! We often have it alongside scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast this morning. It’s also the perfect Brunch recipe and even goes great as a side dish to chicken or more pork!
Well, I just heard the pitter patter of little feet, which is really more like stomping, doors banging, and finally, now the baby’s crying! But the recipe is written, my belly is full, and I’m off to start the day! If you decide to try this Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash recipe be sure to let me know what you think!
- 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
- 1 lb bacon diced into bite sized pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
Start by peeling and dicing your sweet potatoes into even bite-sized pieces.
Add the bacon to a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until crisp, then remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.
Drain all but 2 Tablespoons of the bacon grease out of the pan, then place the sweet potatoes into the pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkled with the cinnamon and cook until fork tender, about 7-10 minutes (cook time will depend on how small your dice the potatoes).
Add the bacon to the sweet potaoes and combine. Drizzle everything with the maple syrup, stir to combine. Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional Information per Serving: 230 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 19g carbohydrates (2g fiber, 8g sugar), 11g protein
** nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending on the brands you use and any alterations you make to the recipe.
** Quite a few people have mentioned that they have added an onion and/or diced apples to this recipe with great success!