Asparagus, Bacon, Corn and Sweet Potato Skillet

I love when beautiful things come about by piecing together pre-existing parts you never thought belonged together. I realized on Thursday that I had a half a bunch of asparagus and a sweet potato that I needed to cook before they went bad, so to Pinterest I flew! I did a quick search for asparagus and sweet potato and found this amazing recipe off of Barefeet in the Kitchen! It is super quick, super simple and so delicious! I was amazed by how much flavor was in this simple dish! Enjoy!

Asparagus, Bacon, Corn and Sweet Potato Skillet
Yield: 4 servings

3 slices bacon, cut into 1" pieces
1 large sweet potatoes, 2 1/2 - 3 cups, diced into 1/2" cubes
1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1 ear of corn, kernels removed
kosher salt, to taste
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Optional: 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

In a glass bowl, microwave the sweet potato pieces for 2 minutes, stir and microwave another 2 minutes. Stir again and check tenderness. They should be fork tender, but still just a bit crisp. Cook them another minute if necessary. Set aside.

In a very large skillet, over medium high heat, cook the bacon pieces and then remove to a paper towel.  Add the softened potatoes to the bacon grease left in the skillet and toss quickly to coat each piece. Season with salt an pepper and cook about 5 minutes, stirring/flipping occasionally.

Add the asparagus and stir to combine. Cook another 4-5 minutes, until the asparagus is almost softened. Add the corn, toss well to coat and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the bacon back into the skillet and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper and remove from the heat. Drizzle with balsamic and stir again. Serve hot and Enjoy!