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Sweet Potato and Bacon Foil Packs

Sweet Potato and Bacon Foil Packs
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4
Don’t think; just make these. They’re that good — promise. But if you need further convincing, know that sweet potatoes are the perfect side to grilled chicken or pork and that this recipe requires almost zero cleanup.
July 21, 2017


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 1/2 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Fontina cheese (4 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions


  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 2 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix melted butter, syrup, salt and red pepper. Add potatoes and bacon; stir until evenly coated. Divide mixture evenly among sheets of foil.
  • 3
    Bring up 2 sides of foil so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
  • 4
    Place packs on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 minutes. Rotate packs 1/2 turn; cook 10 to 12 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Remove packs from grill, cut large X across top of each pack. Carefully fold back foil. Sprinkle potatoes with cheese; loosely close, and let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish with green onions.
  • 5
    To make in oven, place packs on cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F 40 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add cheese and green onion garnish as directed above.

  • If you like a little more spice, use 1/4 teaspoon of ground red pepper (cayenne) in this recipe.
  • In the produce section, orange flesh sweet potatoes are often labeled as yams. Any style of sweet potato will work in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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