Bacon and Sweet Potato Skillet

This savory Bacon & Sweet Potato Skillet isn’t just for breakfast but also makes for a great side dish for a hearty evening meal or Thanksgiving feast. 5 ingredients and 25 minutes are all you need to whip up this easy one-skillet dish.Bacon and Sweet Potato Skillet served in a small white bowl with a lot of crunchy bacon on top

You’re not aware of it yet, but this Bacon & Sweet Potato Skillet is your new favorite breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. And here’s why:

1. Bacon & Sweet Potato Skillet is dead simple to prepare and cheap.
2. As this is an easy one-skillet dinner, there’ll be only one skillet to clean. And who likes to do the dishes? Nobody. Guys, did you know we don’t have a dishwasher? Yes. True story. Sometimes, I feel like I spend my whole day washing dishes. Arghhh.
3. Sweet potatoes are full of good nutrients = your body will thank you. So go ahead and stuff your face with it (I know that’s what I did)
4. My Sweet Potato Skillet is ridiculously good. Simply delicious. I even dare to say it’s better than roasted potatoes.

overhead shot of Bacon and Sweet Potato Skillet served in a small white bowl with a lot of crunchy bacon on top
Can I tell you guys a secret? Up until recently, sweet potatoes were not part of my life. I’m not positive but I believe I had never tried it before.

WHAT? Well, to my defense, sweet potatoes are not really common in France. You can find some but really, only a few people consume them. I kept seeing sweet potato recipes on blogs and Pinterest but really, they didn’t appeal to me.

For me, it was as tempting as turnips. That is to say: not at all. How wrong I was! Things changed when we moved to Australia – where sweet potatoes are available – and we decided to consume white potatoes only on very rare occasions.

My first attempt with sweet potatoes was sweet potato oven fries. Oh god, it was love at first sight. Or rather, love at first bite. Now I’m making up for lost time and became a heavy sweet potatoes consumer. Be prepared because this recipe for Bacon Sweet Potato Skillet won’t be the only one!

Bacon and Sweet Potato Skillet served in a small white bowl with a lot of crunchy bacon on top

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Bacon and Sweet Potato Skillet
5 from 1 vote

Bacon and Sweet Potato Skillet

This savory Bacon & Sweet Potato Skillet isn't just for breakfast but also makes for a great side dish for a hearty evening meal or Thanksgiving feast. Five ingredients and 25 minutes is all you need to whip up this comforting one-skillet dish.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, easy, fall, side, Thanksgiving, winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 124 kcal


  • 3 slices bacon large slices, most of the external fat removed, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • dried herbs of your choice optional


  1. Start by preparing the bacon and the sweet potatoes. Remove most of the visible fat from bacon but leave just enough to use as cooking fat. Chop it into small pieces. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into even-sized cubes.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium/high heat. Add bacon and cook until it releases some fat. Add sweet potatoes to the skillet and stir to cover with bacon fat. Season with kosher salt, freshly ground pepper and herbs if using.
  3. Cook until sweet potato cubes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, about 10 to 20 minutes depending on the size of your skillet and your stove, stirring often to make sure it doesn't burn and cooks evenly.

Recipe Notes

In my opinion, using kosher salt (or a salt with a bigger grain than regular salt) and freshly ground pepper in a must!

Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Sweet Potato Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 726mg32%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 9220IU184%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Two of my very favorite things! Sweet potatoes are one of those foods that I can scared of when I was young, because they only showed up at Thanksgiving, and they were super goopy-looking & not appealing. I just thought I didn’t like them. When I finally rediscovered them a couple of years ago, in the form of oven fries, like you, I immediately fell in love & wondered why I’d been denying myself for so long. Normal potatoes just seem too boring most of the time now!
    Can’t wait to try this skillet!

  2. I KNOW this is great, because I’ve spent the past few years building my little sweet potato company, Yummy Yammy. And we make Sweet Potato Salsas, which are delicious. Meanwhile, I make so many sweet potato dishes at home, and sweeties and bacon are one of my favorites! Nice photos, go get ’em!

  3. I THOUGHT I could put the bacon ends to use I got from the Local Organic Farm. I bought a sweet potato and it has literally been on my counter, staring me down for 2 weeks. Still good, and I left it there because I am FORCING myself to make something with it!! So tomorrow morning, this is it!! Thank you!!

  4. Do this but with breakfast (sage) sausage instead of bacon and put an over easy egg on top. Its AMAZING!

    Also, with the oven fries, make a dip of siracha and mayo and dip them and roasted brussel sprouts and whatever other roasted veggies in it!

  5. I haven’t tried one of your recipes yet but browsing through them I love you already. Your ingredient combinations are fascinating and they sound amazing.

  6. So simple and delicious. I added chunky red onions and threw and a fried egg on top. I have breakfast for the next 3 days..

  7. Only thing I did different is chop up some onion, but everything else was the same ingredients. I too wanted to use one big sweet potato up that I didn’t know what to do with. What a great recipe, and easy and in one skillet. I also only use the sink since I don’t have a dishwasher so less cleanup, a win win !!!

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