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Bacon Wrapped Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges with Chilli Lime Mayo

April, 2016 (Last Updated: December, 2020)

Bacon Wrapped Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges with Chilli Lime Mayo – oven roasted sweet potato wedges wrapped in crispy bacon with a chilli lime mayo.

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Bacon Wrapped Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges with Chilli Lime Mayo

Here is a really simple, easy and so delicious recipe for you! The act of wrapping things in bacon is nothing new under the sun but it’s so friggin awesome! Who agrees that bacon tends to make everything taste better?!

At first, I thought it was just an exaggeration; a lot of people love bacon plus it’s humorously synonymous with the Paleo diet. However, I’m telling you guys, when I started wrapping things in bacon, it was like I opened the door to a whole new world and my life has never been the same since.

Honestly, do you ever find yourself actually CRAVING bacon? It blows my mind really.

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Chilli Lime Mayo

This Bacon Wrapped Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges with Chilli Lime Mayo is the perfect “wrapped-in-bacon” dish. I love to mix sweet and salty flavours together, so it was a no-brainer to pick sweet potatoes. However, if sweet potatoes aren’t your thing, I have tried this recipe with butternut squash and the flavours are just as divine. Plantains would also work just as well!

Normally, I wouldn’t add so much heat to the bacon because it can burn quite easily however, the extra crispiness is harmonious with the sweet potatoes.

Mayo has been my go to dip ever since I learned how to make it. This Chilli Lime Mayo actually happened by accident; I ran out of lemons lol. Glad I did though because I don’t think I’ve enjoyed mayo as much as I did with this recipe. The lime has a nice cooling effect which works perfectly if you don’t like spicy food so much. You can also simply adjust the level of heat to suit you.

This can be devoured as a simple snack, breakfast, lunch or dinner – just add a couple wedges to your meal and you’re good to go! I would pair it nicely with some green vegetables to make it a complete meal.

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Crispy Bacon and Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

5 from 1 vote
Roasted sweet potato wedges wrapped in bacon on parchment paper with mayonnaise in small white bowl
Bacon Wrapped Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges with Chilli Lime Mayo
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Bacon Wrapped Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges with Chilli Lime Mayo - sweet potato cut up into wedges and wrapped with bacon then seasoned in a spicy cayenne seasoning with a chilli and lime mayonnaise for the condiment.

Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Paleo
Keyword: paleo
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
  • 3 large sweet potatoes (cut into wedges)
  • 16 streaks of bacon (or as many as you need)
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
For the Chilli Lime Mayo:
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp salt (I used Pink Himalayan)
  • 240 ml /8 fl. oz light olive oil (or any light oil you choose)
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp of your favourite chilli hot sauce
  1. Preheat your oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Cut your sweet potatoes into wedges and wrap with a streak of bacon each.
  3. Place on a baking tray and sprinkle with cayenne and paprika.
  4. Place in oven for 25 mins or until bacon is slightly burning at the edges (best indicator)
  5. Next, start on your mayo.
  6. Mix your egg yolk, mustard and salt in a bowl.

  7. Using a hand whisk or electric whisk, begin whisking while slowly adding the oil to emulsify.
  8. Once all the oil is poured in, add your lime, vinegar and hot sauce and mix to incorporate.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Sweet potatoes and bacon vary in cooking times so your bacon will need to be slightly burnt at the edges to ensure the sweet potato is cooked through. However, only a little (see pictures as a guide)!
Also if you're worried about your bacon unwrapping then you can stick toothpicks to keep them in place

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  • Reply
    Sy Ray
    September, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    Hi. Just a quick question. In the steps it says to mix the egg yolks with the mayo. Do you mean to make the mayo or is mayo missing from the ingredients? These look epic by the way =)

    • Reply
      December, 2020 at 12:44 PM

      Hi Sy! Thanks for noticing this – I totally meant mix the egg yolks with the mustard! I’ve corrected this now (I know my response is a little late but I hope it didn’t deter you! Thanks Whitney 🙂

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    November, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    The mayo is perfect with this

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    June, 2016 at 9:50 PM

    Second time making them! Even picky eaters like them! Thanks so much!

    • Reply
      June, 2016 at 10:10 PM

      Aww haha that’s awesome Robin! Getting the picky eaters to like is always a win! Glad you enjoyed ’em 😀

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    May, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    I love the idea of wrapping potato wedges with bacon! Sounds great for a movie night for some reason haha yum!

    • Reply
      May, 2016 at 11:55 PM

      Oooh yes would be perfect for that! 🙂

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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    May, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Those potatoes sound like they’d be delicious even without the bacon! And that mayo sounds awesome- I love chili and lime mixed together in anything. I haven’t tried homemade mayo yet, but this looks easy enough to try!

    • Reply
      May, 2016 at 11:54 PM

      Omg homemade mayo is the easiest thing – well, I do use an electric whisk but that just makes it 10x easier than easy lol! You should totally go for it Sarah! 🙂

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    May, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    I love the combination of sweet potato and bacon! I bet that chili lime mayo is delicious too!

    • Reply
      May, 2016 at 4:00 PM

      They go so well together! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    May, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    this sounds like an amazing snack! Cant wait to try it.

    • Reply
      May, 2016 at 3:42 PM

      It’s so delicious! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply
    May, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Whitney, these pictures are AWESOME. You’re a great photographer! I love sweet potato fries, so these are totally up my alley. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply
      May, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      Thank you Chelsea! I’ve been trying to practise more haha – most welcome 🙂

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    May, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    You’ve managed to combine all of my favorite flavors into one incredible appetizer, I don’t think i would be able to stop once I started on these…

    • Reply
      May, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      Aha totally! I literally have to make these when my ingredients are just about to run out now otherwise my electricity bill would be through the roof! Thanks for stopping by Sue!

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    May, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    These sound delicious! I love the idea of making sweet potato wedges – and anything with bacon added to it is just a bonus!

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      May, 2016 at 2:18 PM

      Same! These can get so addictive! Thanks for stopping by Kristyn! 🙂

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    Gourmet Getaways
    April, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    Bacon and sweet potato, now that’s a match made in heaven!
    Thanks for sharing xx
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    • Reply
      April, 2016 at 9:54 PM

      It totally is! Thanks so much for stopping by Julie! 🙂

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    Grace | eat, write + explore
    April, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    These look so good! Sweet potatoes and bacon are two of my all time favourite ingredients – I can’t believe I’ve never thought of combining the two!

    • Reply
      April, 2016 at 2:23 PM

      Me too! It will change your life haha! Thanks for stopping by Grace! 🙂

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    Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    April, 2016 at 9:34 PM

    This is such a good idea! Lately I’ve been trying to eat sweet potatoes more often, but I need some new ways to serve them. We love bacon, so I’m going to try this soon!

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      April, 2016 at 9:43 PM

      Ooh awesome! This has totally become a staple now – I’m worried I’m getting a little addicted lol! Thanks for stopping by Jenna! 🙂

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