Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash Recipe (2024)

This easy-to-make Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash is a delicious sweet and savory recipe made with sweet potatoes, bacon, cinnamon, and maple syrup. It’s the perfect side dish for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!

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Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash is an incredibly versatile recipe.

When I first made this recipe, I really only thought to serve it as a side to eggs or pancakes at breakfast, brunch or maybe dinner as more of a breakfast-for-dinner kind of thing.

But, so many readers have made this recipe as a side dish to dinner – even Thanksgiving dinner – that I have come to realize, and agree, that it can be enjoyed it pretty much any time of the day.

This recipe makes plenty enough for about 4 people, but you may want to double the recipe.

I find just about everyone wants seconds, theleftovers are still delicious, and it’s perfect for meal prep since it keeps for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

If you prefer a hash with eggs, you may want to try this recipe forSweet Potato Breakfast Hash or this alternative recipe forMaple Sausage Sweet Potato Hash.

Why This Recipe Works

Sweet Potato Hash is a delicious recipe to serve anytime of the day. While it’s obviously a perfect breakfast recipe, you can also enjoy at brunch or as a side for lunch or dinner.

Cinnamon and maple syrup are two flavors that compliment both the bacon and the sweet potatoes.

There’s about a 50/50 ratio of bacon to sweet potato – need I say more?

Step-By-Step Instructions

Ingredients

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  • 1 pound bacon (diced)
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes (diced into 1/2 inch cubes): you will need 2-3 medium size sweet potatoes. Try to keep them as close to the same size as possible for the most even cooking.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Chef’s Tip: some readers have enjoyed adding a diced onion or diced apple to this recipe.

The entire recipe and instructions can also be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. You can also print the recipe from the card, if needed.

Prep!

Dice the sweet potatoes into even, 1/2-inch bite-size pieces.

You will also need to slice the bacon, as well.

Chef’s Tip: bacon is easiest to chop when it’s stacked. To do this, simply open the package of bacon and remove it all as one big piece. Then, cut it, all at once, into 1/2-inch slices.

Create!

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Add the bacon to a large skillet and turn the heat onto medium.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until it’s done through and just beginning to get crisp, about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the bacon.

Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate and set aside.

Carefully drain all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease out of the skillet and return to the stove top.

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Add the diced sweet potatoes to the skillet and sprinkle with the cinnamon.

Cook the sweet potatoes for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until they are fork tender.

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Mix the cooked bacon back into the sweet potatoes and drizzle the maple syrup over the top.

Present!

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Serve warm.

Tips and Techniques

  • Try to cut your sweet potatoes into as evenly-sized pieces as possible. This will help them all cook at the same rate so that you don’t end up with mushy and/or hard pieces of potato.
  • Cut the bacon all at once by placing it in one large stack. To do this, simply open the package of bacon and remove it all as one big piece. Then, cut through every piece, all at once, into 1/2-inch slices.
  • This recipe is easy to modify. Add an onion, an apple, or both to change up the flavor just a bit.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within 4-5 days.

FAQ’s

How Do You Store Leftover Sweet Potato Hash?

Store any leftover hash in an air-tight container in the refrigerator and use within 4-5 days.

Can You Freeze Sweet Potato Hash?

While you can freeze leftover sweet potato hash, the quality of it after being reheated may not be the same. It’s best to make it fresh, when possible.

Can You Bake Sweet Potato Hash?

Instead of cooking the sweet potatoes in the bacon grease, you can toss the cubed sweet potatoes in 1 tablespoon olive oil and a 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, Then, bake them in the oven set at 425°F for about 30 minutes or until fork tender. Mix the cooked sweet potatoes into the cooked bacon and top with maple syrup.

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Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash

This easy-to-make Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Hash is a delicious sweet and savory recipe made with sweet potatoes, savory. It's the perfect side dish for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!

Course Breakfast, Dinner, Side Dishes

Cuisine Gluten Free, Pork

Prep Time 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes minutes

Total Time 30 minutes minutes

Servings 6 servings

Calories 401kcal

Author Lauren Harris

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon (diced)
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes (cut into 1/2-inch cubes, from 2-3 medium sweet potatoes(
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions

  • Add the bacon to a large skillet and turn the heat onto medium.

  • Cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until it’s done through and just beginning to get crispy , about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of the bacon.

    1 pound bacon

  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon to a paper-towel lined plate and set aside.

  • Carefully drain all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease out of the skillet and return to the stove top.

  • Add the diced sweet potatoes to the skillet and sprinkle with the cinnamon.

    4 cups sweet potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • Cook the sweet potatoes for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until they are fork tender.

  • Mix the cooked bacon back into the sweet potatoes and drizzle the maple syrup over the top.

    1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Notes

Tips and Techniques

  • Try to cut your sweet potatoes into as evenly-sized pieces as possible. This will help them all cook at the same rate so that you don't end up with mushy and/or hard pieces of potato.
  • Cut the bacon all at once by placing it in one large stack. To do this, simply open the package of bacon and remove it all as one big piece. Then, cut through every piece, all at once, into 1/2-inch slices.
  • This recipe is easy to modify. Add an onion, an apple, or both to change up the flavor just a bit.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Consume within 4-5 days.

** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12608IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

This recipe was originally published August 4, 2016. It was updated in January 29, 2024 with new images, step-by-step instructions, tips techniques and FAQ’s.

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