Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple

Smoky bacon pieces, walnuts, cherries, and pineapple bring out the natural flavors of sweet potatoes in this delicious recipe. Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple will be your new favorite fall recipe and makes a great Thanksgiving side dish!Bacon Pineapple Sweet Potato MMM

In our quest to eat healthier, I realized our traditional Thanksgiving menu was going to be a major setback & needed tweaked.  Sweet Potato casserole is typically covered in brown sugar and marshmallows, but this delicious recipe ditched the marshmallows and uses fruit to bring out the natural sweetness in the sweet potatoes. Once you try Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple, you'll say goodbye to the old marshmallow sweet potato casserole for good! Did I mention this is a super easy casserole recipe?  Simply peel (if you wish) and chop the sweet potato up and put in a large bowl. Melt 1/2 cup of butter and add to the sweet potatoes.  Add your maple syrup, bacon pieces, cherries, walnuts (I don't always use them since I'm not a fan of nuts), and pineapple.  Mix until everything is well coated with the butter and maple syrup. Make sure you use REAL maple syrup, not the imitation pancake syrups, for the best flavor. Pour into a greased baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes covered and then remove the foil for the last 15-20 minutes.

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Bacon Sweet Potato Casserole with Pineapple
 
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Recipe type: Casserole
Serves: 10-12
Ingredients
  • 6 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped in ½ inch cubes
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1-½ cups pineapple, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a large casserole pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until all potatoes are coated with liquid.
  4. Pour potato mixture into baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for another 15 - 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

 

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