If you’re looking for a fun new way to cook those sweet potatoes this summer, then look no further than these ultimate grilled sweet potatoes. The perfect blend of sweet and savory, they will be an instant hit and summer staple for your family! Updated March 2018.
Sweet potatoes are such an amazing vegetable. They’re delicious, chock-full of vitamins and minerals, and much lower in starch than their white potato cousins.
Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, potassium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and phosphorus. They can be used for every meal, including dessert.
One thing that I really love is a good simple recipe. Complex recipes are too intimidating for me, and they take up a lot of time. I prefer to get my cooking done in minimal time so that frees me up to be enjoying my kids or catching up on chores.
This recipe is exactly that; it’s simple, delicious, and well worth giving a try this summer. It will be an instant hit at your barbecue, your kids will beg for more (mine do!), and you’ll wonder why you didn’t try this recipe sooner.
Grilled sweet potatoes should be crisp on the outside, but still a little soft in the middle. They are easy to prep, and require little maintenance on the grill. This makes them the perfect side dish for your next cookout!
Adding garlic powder to the sweet potatoes is my favorite way to bring out a fantastic savory flavor, while still being able to enjoy the subtle sweetness of this delicious vegetable.
Ultimate Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Yield 6-8 servings
If you're looking for a fun new way to cook those sweet potatoes this summer, then look no further than these ultimate grilled sweet potatoes. The perfect blend of sweet and savory, they will be an instant hit and summer staple for your family!
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 4 tbsp avocodo oil
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika (omit if AIP)
- salt & pepper to taste
Fire up that grill to medium heat, and then let it warm up for a few minutes.
Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch slices, and put them into a big ziploc bag.
Add the oil and spices and shake it well to coat the sweet potatoes.
Once the grill is warm, put the sweet potato slices on it in a single layer, and let them cook about 5-7 minutes per side.
If the slices are thicker, then let them cook slightly longer, just keep an eye on them.
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrates 15 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 2 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I promise these will take you by surprise. It seems like the recipe is too simple to be delicious, but it’s not. The simplicity just adds to the appeal of these amazing grilled sweet potatoes.
We make these all summer, and they are always loved by our guests. The grilling adds such a great flavor to them, and it won’t heat up your house when it’s already too hot outside.
What’s your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?