Have you ever wanted to know how to grill sweet potatoes perfectly? I love sweet potatoes, so I have made them just about every which way you can. It’s a big change from the way I once cooked, and now I love to find new ways to make sweet potatoes. One of my favorite ways to cook sweet potatoes is on the grill. You can do this several different ways, but this is the one I have found works the best and is just downright delicious.
Are you ready to learn how to cook sweet potatoes on the grill?
How to Make Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Grilled Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorites. The smokey flavors and crispy outside give way to a delicious and mouthwatering side dish. It just makes all of the flavors meld together with a perfect, smokey flavor.
Grilling sweet potatoes will take a little extra work on your end, but the results are amazing. Are you ready to learn how to cook sweet potatoes on the grill? You’re going to love this.
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes on the Grill
First, gather the ingredients and supplies you will need for this recipe:
- sweet potatoes
- butter (melted and placed in a spray bottle)
Heat the grill up to 350. You can use gas or charcoal, but we always grill on our Big Green Egg. We use lump charcoal (it burns longer and holds temperature better) and love the flavors and steadiness from this grill. If you don’t own one or have never had a meal cooked on a lump charcoal grill, you’re missing out.
Carefully slice the sweet potatoes into one-inch rounds. I find using sharp ceramic knived work best for this vegetable.
It’s ok to be a little off with the thickness of the rounds, sweet potatoes aren’t the easiest thing to cut.
How to Make the Best Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Once all of the potatoes have been cut, spray a little butter on both sides, and then add a little sprinkle of cinnamon to both sides.
Place the buttered and seasoned potato rounds on top of a sheet of foil.
When you are ready to grill, place the foil over the grates and spray with more butter. This will keep the sweet potatoes from sticking to the foil.
Close the lid. You will cook the sweet potatoes for about 30 minutes. Make sure to flip them often. Occasionally spray with additional butter and add a little additional cinnamon if needed.
After 30 minutes, take a bite of one and make sure it is soft and delicious. If not soft, you may need to cook a little longer.
What to Serve with Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Remove from the grill and serve immediately or cover with foil to serve with your meal. We love to pair this with our grilled pork chops and grilled zucchini recipe. They are so delicious!
I hope you enjoyed this new twist on grilled sweet potatoes. Have you ever grilled sweet potatoes before? Do you have any tips or tricks you want to share?
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Grilled Sweet Potatoes - How to cook sweet potatoes on the grill
- 3 medium sweet potatoes
- 4 tbsp butter melted
- 3 tbsp cinnamon
- Heat up the grill to 350 degrees.
- Slice the sweet potatoes into 1" rounds.
- Spray both sides of the sweet potatoes with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Place foil over the grilling grates and place the sweet potatoes directly onto the foil.
- Spray the sweet potatoes again with a little butter. (To keep the potatoes from sticking to the foil)
- Close the grill lid and cook for about 30 minutes. Make sure to turn and flip the sweet potatoes every 10 minutes and add additional sprays of butter to keep from sticking.
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