Thanksgiving Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

EVERYTHING tastes better with bacon as the saying goes, right?  Sweet potatoes, thyme, and bacon just proves the point.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

2 lbs of sweet potatoes (about 2 large sweet potatoes)
5 sprigs of fresh thyme (or 2 tsp of dried thyme)
4 Slices of bacon
Coarse Salt (to taste)
Ground Pepper (to taste)

Preheat oven to 400.  On a rimmed baking sheet, combine 2 pounds of peeled and cut sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 inch pieces), 4 slices of uncooked bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces, and thyme.  Season with salt and pepper.  Roast until sweet potatoes are browned in spots and tender when pierced with a knife and bacon is crisp, about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Serves 4

I made this for my in-laws and I noticed Mom took a small scoop when the dish went around the table the first time.  But then she asked for seconds and, yes, even thirds.  She admitted later that she doesn’t really like sweet potatoes. This was the first time she had ever really liked them.  Well ya, it has bacon on it!  What is there not to love?

I plan on doubling or tripling this dish for a large family get together this Thanksgiving.  I love bringing something new to the table.  What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Post a link to them! I love adding recommendations from others to my meal-planning ideas.

I also plan on making Herb Pull Apart Yeast Rolls and an apple pie with Slow Cooked Apples.  MMMMM… Thanksgiving, seriously my favorite holiday of the year.

– Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.combyLeanne KocsisonThursday, November 17, 2011Military Life:,,,

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