Maple-Bacon Sweet Potatoes



15 min


1 h


4 servings

Maple-Bacon Sweet Potatoes

Photo: Roberto Caruso

This superfood gets a sweet upgrade thanks to crumbled bacon bits, sour cream and a drizzle of maple syrup.


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 4 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup


  • Preheat barbecue to medium. Prick potatoes all over with a fork. Wrap each tightly in foil. Barbecue potatoes, lid closed, rotating every 15 min, until potatoes are tender when pierced, about 45 min. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Place bacon on grill. Barbecue until crisp, flipping to avoid flare-ups, 4 min per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • To serve, unwrap and cut an X diagonally along one long side of each potato. Pinch ends until the flesh pops out slightly. Mash the flesh lightly with a fork. Top each potato with 1 tbsp sour cream. Drizzle with maple syrup. Roughly chop bacon and crumble overtop.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 315,
  • Protein
  • 9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59 g,
  • Fat
  • 5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 263 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent May + June 2017 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.