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Grilled sweet potatoes

Perfect Grilled Sweet Potatoes

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Here’s how to make the best grilled sweet potatoes! Throw wedges on the grill and you’ve got a tasty summer side dish that goes with just about anything.




  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat (375 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. Heat a pot of boiling water. Cut the potatoes into wedges about 3/4” thick. Boil until they can just be pierced with a paring knife but still feel firm and hold their shape, about 5 minutes. Place them in a strainer and wait until the steam stops.
  3. In a bowl, gently toss the potatoes with the olive oil, salt and Old Bay.
  4. Place the sweet potato wedges directly on the grates and cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side (or 6 to 10 minutes) until char marks form, turning once. Note that when you turn the potatoes, the easiest way is to keep the straight edge on the grill and flip them to the other side. Remove from the grill and garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan