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Lyndsay Burginger

Grilled Sweet Potatoes Side


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Grilled veggies are just so good, and we usually feel pretty good about ourselves after we eat them. But one root vegetable we may forget about is the sweet potato. The innovation of sweet potato fries have made them a more popular choice, but this isn't the only way to enjoy this tasty root vegetable. Making grilled sweet potatoes is the perfect BBQ side, allowing their naturally sweet flavor to truly shine. 

Sweet potato slices go perfectly with other BBQ side dishes, adding a delectable flavor to the meal. The colors are gorgeous and the flavors are endless. Whether you choose a classic sweet brown sugar glaze or a spicy chili powder/chipotle taco seasoning with fresh cilantro, these grilled sweet potatoes will become your new grill pan's BFF.

sweet potatoes with oil being drizzled on top

Lyndsay Burginger

Sure, baked sweet potatoes are delicious at the holidays, but grilling recipes are what get us through the sweaty dog days of summer. Keeping our cooking mostly outside with the BBQ is best, and there's no better food to do it with than with sweet potatoes. Plus, who doesn't like crispy everything?

How to Make This Simple Grilled Sweet Potato Recipe

grilled sweet potatoes on the grill

Lyndsay Burginger

When making this tasty side dish, make sure to wash your sweet potatoes thoroughly and scrub the skin before grilling. Then, preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, cut sweet potatoes into slices lengthwise. Place in a large bowl and coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

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Oil the grill grates and add sweet potato wedges in a single layer, giving them about 5 minutes of cook time per side. Remove when potatoes are tender, the skin is crispy and you can insert a fork or knife easily into the slice of potato.

You can even serve this for breakfast topped with guacamole or mashed avocado and a sprinkling of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. A topping of fresh-cut tomatoes from the garden puts this side over the top!

This post was originally published on August 11, 2021.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes Are a BBQ Side You Can Eat Guilt-Free

Grilled sweet potatoes make a sweet and healthy side dish to any protein you can throw on the grill. Light the grill and make this recipe!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 sweet potatos
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, cut sweet potatoes into slices lengthwise. Place in a large bowl and coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Oil the grill grates and add sweet potato wedges in a single layer, giving them about 5 minutes of cook time per side. Remove when potatoes are tender.

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