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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.
Updated March 27, 2017

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • If you like a little more spice, use 1/4 teaspoon of ground red pepper 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 Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
21%
Sugars
10g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
490%
490%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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