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Bacon makes everything yummy!

The other morning we made these for a different kind of breakfast, and to be honest, they were pretty freaking good!  So much so that when we went to a fabulous party last night (thanks again so much L!), we took them for appetizers.  It was something a little different, simple, and yet still paleo.  And, it was so nice being able to buy pre-cut sweet potato cubes from Trader Joe’s to make it super easy.  Love that place!

Here’s how to make the bacon wrapped sweet potatoes:

  • 1/2 bag of Trader Joe’s pre-cut sweet potato cubes (about 3 cups) or 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 lb uncured no nitrate bacon (I use Trader Joe’s 40 percent less fat, no nitrate bacon)
  • 2 tbsp Kerrygold butter or ghee
  • 1 tsp (or more to your liking) Celtic sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup (optional)

The How-To

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  If you have whole sweet potatoes, peel them and cut them lengthwise into quarters. Then cut each quarter in half, and then half again.
  2. Melt butter over low-heat and stir in celtic sea salt . Toss the potatoes in the salted, melted butter to coat for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Put about 3 pieces of bacon together at a time, and then cut the row of bacon about 3-4 times so each piece is about 1.5-2 inches long.
  4. Put the toothpick on the top end of the bacon strip, put it through the sweet potato cube, and back through the bacon. Repeat.
  5. Place parchment paper on baking sheet, put your wraps on the paper side by side, and bake for 45 minutes, turning once about halfway through.
  6. These are done when the bacon is crispy and the sweet potatoes are fork-tender. Remove from heat, drizzle with maple syrup, and let cool before serving. Enjoy!


Tate’s response after trying one was, and I quote,  “MMMMMMMMMmmmmm”. Then, he left the kitchen, came back shorty after leaving, and said “Mom!!!” and gave me two thumbs up!

It’s like a shark taking the bait….



  • Lanny Asamoto - You had me at “bacon”!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Bell - Delicious!! And really easy to make. Can’t wait to dig in!!!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Awesome! So glad you and the family like it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sibet freides - I made these for football tonight. They are fabulous.
    The bacon and sweet potato tastes really set each other off. Highly recommend.ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Awesome!! We love these things, too!ReplyCancel

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