Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens | Swirls and Spice

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens | Swirls and SpiceThe bacon wins.  Even non-fans of sweet potatoes will be bowled over by the savoury bacon flavour that permeates this simple dish.  It’s an easy main dish, a very hearty side dish, or a weekend breakfast option that is destined to triumph over any skeptics you might have in the house.Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens | Swirls and Spice

All you need are four simple ingredients. I happened to have bacon, sweet potatoes, spinach, and green onions on hand this week, and so I decided to go for it.  Not surprisingly, the whole family loved this skillet!  And I think you will too.  Just don’t expect leftovers.

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens {Paleo}

  • Servings: 4 to 6
  • Time: 30 min
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Ingredients:Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens | Swirls and Spice

  • 4 to 5 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch (1-cm) cubes
  • 9 to 12 slices of bacon (I prefer uncured natural bacon)
  • 4 to 5 cups loosely packed greens, such as spinach, swiss chard and/or arugala
  • 2 green onions, diced

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium high heat until mostly crisp.  Remove bacon from skillet and let cool.  Spoon out some of the bacon drippings until a layer of drippings covers the bottom of the skillet.  Reserve any extra drippings for another purpose.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes to the skillet and fry over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, turning the cubes with a spatula every few minutes.  When sweet potatoes are mostly cooked through, add fresh greens.  Break up cooled bacon into 1-inch (2-cm) pieces and stir into the skillet with the sweet potatoes and greens.  Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until greens are wilted.  Remove skillet from heat and stir in green onions.  Serve warm, straight from the skillet if you wish.

Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens | Swirls and Spice

I share recipes at Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, and here.

Also sharing at Natural Family Fridays and Savoring Saturdays.

42 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens

  1. This looks yummy I’d switch the bacon to turkey bacon but a must try for sure. I don’t find many sweet potatoe Recipies I like but this one hit the spot! Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Love the ingredients–so fresh, delicious, filling, and inspiring!

  3. A recipe that I can make! Usually I have problems with following recipes because there are so many steps and ingredients, but this one looks simple and absolutely delicious. Thank you!

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