Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

Looking to use sweet potatoes in something other than a casserole? Try this interesting twist in potato salad recipes that begins by roasting the sweet potatoes.... For ZWT classification, please use the West for the sweet potato crops grown in Hawaii.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes with sugar, oil, salt, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Roast 25-30 minutes.
  4. While potatoes are roasting, saute bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  5. Pour off fat, leaving bacon in pan.
  6. Add onions and saute 3 minutes.
  7. Add jelly and vinegar, stirring until jelly melts.
  8. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and put in large bowl.
  9. Add bacon mixture, pecans, lime juice, and scallions to potatoes and toss.
  10. Season with salt.
Most Helpful

Delicious! The creamy sweet potato with the crunchy bacon and tart dressing...perfection! I probably wouldn't have picked this recipe to try but a friend did and I'm so happy about it. I'm going to want more soon. Yum.

claudiamedic January 03, 2012

I loved it! I am not fond of German potato salad but wanted a different sweet potatoe recipe, so I did not add vinegar. I could not find any red pepper 'flakes', [only crushed red pepper]; so I added a little red pepper jelly, plus full amount of apple jelly. It did need some more salt too. 'Picky eaters' probably won't like it but I was very, very impressed. Thank You for posting it!

Cookbook Debi January 18, 2010

This was fantastic! The flavor is almost like hot german potato salad, but with a twist! Easy and impressive! Thank you for a great keeper recipe!

Dwynnie September 24, 2006