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Primal Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries

Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 5 strips of nitrate-free bacon
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, , cut into fourths
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbs maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 Tbs water
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • goat cheese crumbles, (optional: keep for Primal, omit for Paleo)


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with tin foil.
  • Wash sweet potatoes and dry well. Poke sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Bake for one hour, flipping the sweet potatoes half way through. You’ll know they are done because you can easily stab them with a knife.
  • After flipping the sweet potatoes over, start cooking the maple bacon brussels sprouts and cranberries filling.
  • Place a paper towel on a microwave safe plate. Place the bacon strips on the paper towel and then cover in another paper towel.Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. Check on the bacon and cook for 2 more minutes, until crispy. Once the bacon cools, cut into bite sized pieces and set aside.
  • Put 2 tsp of olive oil into a large frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. Add the brussels sprouts to the pan. Cover them with 2 Tbs maple syrup, salt, pepper and 2 Tbs of water. Mix. Once the liquid boils, reduce the heat to medium. Let the brussels sprouts cook, stirring every now and again, until the liquid thickens and evaporates, about 7 minutes.
  • Then, add the bacon, 2 Tbs of maple, and 2 Tbs of water and let them cook, stirring every so often, for 4-5 minutes.
  • Increase stovetop heat to medium-high, and cook for 6-8 more minutes. Mix every so often; you want the Brussels sprouts to get crispy at this point. Once they get crispy, mix more often; stop when desired crispiness is reached. Turn the stovetop heat off, and add dried cranberries. Mix.
  • Cut open the sweet potatoes, fill with the maple bacon brussels sprouts and cranberries filling. Optional- Top with goat cheese.