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Grilled Yams Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Grilled Yams

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"My husband never liked yams until I served them to him this way. The yams create their own glaze on the grill. You can add more herbs and spices to suit your own taste."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat a grill for high heat. When the grill is hot, lightly oil the grate. Coat the strips of yam with olive oil cooking spray and season with salt.
  2. Arrange the yam strips on the grate crosswise so they don't fall through. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes per side, until tender and glazed. Serve with butter.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 17, 2007

I just tried this a few weeks ago for the first time. Very good and very easy. I didn't peel the yams, scrubbed them good instead. I drizzeled with olive oil and then the salt and pepper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2008

Ehh. I guess you really have to like yams to like these. I would have much preferred a mashed version with a little bit of brown sugar. But my fiance liked them.

May 04, 2009

Loved them! I too put the sweet potatoes in the microwave for just 4 minutes to start the cooking process, then put them on the grill. Brushed with butter, then added a little Splenda brown sugar on top at the end to carmelize. Yum!!

Aug 05, 2008

We're trying to be heart healthy, so instead of the salt, I added Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, and Chili Pepper to try to zest them up a bit. We skipped the butter. Tasted delicious (even without the butter and salt!)

Jun 01, 2008

I liked it, except I cut the slices crosswise and dipped them in olive oil. Also since I like brown sugared sweet potatoes, I took about 6 or so of slices, put wrapped them in foil with some butter, brown sugar and ice cubes. I put the package on the grill until the sweet potato slices were soft. Yum!

Aug 27, 2007

i was looking for a healthy grilled yam/sweet potato recipe & happened to find this new one. the taste is great however the texture on the dry side. keep an eye on the thick cut potatoes were starting to char after 6 ~ 7 minutes. thanks foxy!

Jan 04, 2009

I modified this recipe by first steaming the yam slices for about 5 minutes and substituted the olive oil with a butter honey mixture and then sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar. Everyone loved them!

Apr 05, 2010

Yum! I did burn about half of them because I wasn't paying close enough attention, so make sure you keep an eye on them! Super tasty. Thanks :)


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  • Calories
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

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

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