How to Cook Sweet Potatoes on the Grill

It is at the ripe age of 26 (and like 362 days) that I feel confident declaring sweet potatoes as my favorite food.  I know, this is a serious statement to make but I’m ready.  I’ll eat them on a salad, in a veggie bowl, as fries, twice baked, raw.  Okay, just kidding about that last one, but seriously, I just love sweet potatoes.  And except for that small part of me that wonders if I’m somewhat allergic because my hands get mad itchy after I cut them up, I think I could probably live off roasted sweet potatoes.  (And pizza, and tacos, and stuffing.)

I’ve cooked them on the grill before, but this method is simpler, quicker and honestly, tastier.  Just do as I say, okay? 🙂


Step 1: Wash, peel and slice sweet potato into discs.  Wait, is it discs or disks??

Step 2: Preheat your grill and set to low heat. 

Step 3: Toss sweet potato with olive oil, salt, pepper and any other seasoning you like.  I, personally, like to add some cumin and chili powder but next time I’m totally gonna use Tony Chachere’s.  I think my Cajun ancestors would approve.

Step 4: Grill sweet potato discs for 12 minutes on each side or until softened with grill marks showing.

Step 5: Uh that’s it?  So eat em now!  Preferably with some spinach goat cheese turkey burgers.  It’s the weekend after all!

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