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Grilled Yams


"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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30 m servings 158 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 39 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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

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.

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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.

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 su...

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 (...

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 b...

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 pota...

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 th...

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 :)

This was great. I only added butter for my guests. I try to watch added fat and just plain it was absolutely delicious. I did this in a grill pan and it worked perfectly on medium high heat. ...

I took the other reviewers advice and pre-cooked these for a couple mins. in the microwave. I also added a little brown sugar to the oil olive to add some sweetness. All in all these were good.....