Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

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"I don't really like the traditional sweet potato casserole, but my son loves sweet potatoes, so I try to come up with different ways to cook them. This spring I tried grilling them. These are now a favorite of mine and my sons."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Divide the sweet potato cubes in half, and place each half in the center of a rectangle of aluminum foil. Top each portion with about half of the butter. Sprinkle about half of the brown sugar, cumin, and cayenne pepper over each portion. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the corners of the aluminum foil together and seal to form a pouch around each portion.
  3. Cook on the preheated grill, turning pouches every 10 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 30, 2010

Excellent! I partially microwaved the potatoes first to cut down on cooking time. I put these into a foil pan sprayed with a bit of Pam to prevent sticking vs. foil packets. I love the sweet and spicy taste these have - it was a nice accompaniment to grilled pork.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 25, 2014

I followed the recipe exactly and the procedure worked flawlessly, however, we were lukewarm about the flavors in this. I think this recipe is perfect and needs no alteration, but it just wasn't "us", if that makes sense?

 
Oct 27, 2010

Great flavors! I also didn't have room on my grill so I put the potatoes in a single layer in a casserole dish, sprinkles the sugar and spices over them and dotted with butter. I baked it at 375 until the potatoes were soft, turning occasionally to coat. Easy and so good!

 
Jun 10, 2010

These were great! If you have younger kids you may want to leave out the cayenne & substitute with cinnamon. My 4 year old was fine but they were a little too spicy for my 2 year old.

 
Aug 30, 2011

Wow! These sweet potatoes are AMAZING!! My kids loved this recipe - they said it tastes like pumpkin pie! I made a few tiny changes: I peeled and cut the sweet potatoes, put them in a bowl, tossed them with a little bit of olive oil until they were coated, added the sugar, cumin, a bit of cinnamon and Penzey's Smoky 4/S Seasoning and then tossed again until evenly seasoned. I grilled them in the foil packets, and they were nicely caramelized. This recipe is a keeper and will be served at future BBQs. Thanks, teetee830!

 
Jun 23, 2010

Did not have enough room on the grill, roasted in the oven!

 
Dec 13, 2010

This turned out pretty well. I slightly changed this recipe. I peeled, then cubed the potatoes, then boiled them for appx 10 minutes, to cut back on cook time. Then I seasoned and placed in foil and grilled. The flavor was great! Mine were very soft, not sure if it was just because I boiled them, or if they were supposed to be soft. Either way, I enjoyed it, and will try again. Next time I may cook them on the stove, same seasoning, but like home fries.

 
Nov 08, 2010

These were pretty good, but I will make some changes in the future. The cumin flavor was a little overwhelming, so I will probably halve it next time, and maybe add a bit more brown sugar. I also substituted cinnamon for the cayenne pepper, and that worked nicely. Overall a good recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.6 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 265 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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