Grilled Sweet Potatoes

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Grilled sweet potato wedges are a delicious and easy-to-make BBQ side dish with a crispy charred exterior that's fluffy on the inside.

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Grilled sweet potato wedges have quickly become one of my favorite side dishes to make on the grill. These wedges are seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, giving them a smoky and slightly spicy flavor. Grilling brings out their natural sweetness and adds a bit of char. Plus, they only take about 15 minutes on the grill, making them a quick and easy option for busy weeknights when you feel like grilled chicken (or any other protein, for that matter) and sweet potatoes.

Grilled sweet potato wedges on a large platter with sauce for dipping.
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Recipe At a Glance

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Primary Cooking Method: Grill
Dietary Info: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Vegetarian
Key Flavor: Sweet and savory
Skill Level: Easy

  • Efficient cooking: If you already have the grill going for your main course, like steak or chicken thighs, you might as well use that heat to cook your side dish, too.
  • Quick and easy recipe: BBQ sweet potatoes are one of the easiest sides you’ll ever make. There’s no need to peel them, and they don’t require any unfamiliar ingredients. Quick, easy, and delicious!
  • Texture perfection: Your backyard grill does a great job of giving food that crispy, charred exterior and fluffy interior. These grilled sweet potatoes are no different.
  • Versatile seasonings: I purposefully kept the seasoning on these grilled sweet potatoes simple, but feel free to dress them up however you wish.

Ingredients to Make Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients for recipe: 2 long sweet potatoes, oil, and spices.
  • Sweet potatoes: Look for sweet potatoes that are somewhat symmetrical so you can get clean wedges. You’ll want to cut the sweet potatoes lengthwise into 8 wedges.
  • Olive oil: Use just a little oil to coat the sweet potato wedges before grilling. This will help prevent them from sticking to the grates and create a nice char and rich flavor.
  • Seasonings: A simple blend of paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper adds a savory flavor that compliments the sweetness of the potatoes.

How to Make Grilled Sweet Potatoes

To start, wash and scrub the sweet potatoes thoroughly. It’s important that you start with very clean potatoes since we’re keeping the skin. Then, trim the ends of the potatoes and cut them into equal wedges lengthwise. Toss with the seasonings then throw them on the grill until they are perfectly tender, delicious, and beautifully charred.

Sweet potato wedges in a bowl with oil and seasoning, before tossing together.
Step 1: Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and drizzle olive oil. Add paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Spiced sweet potato wedges in a bowl.
Step 2: Toss well to combine, making sure all the potato wedges are coated with the oil and seasonings.
Sweet potato wedges on a grill.
Step 3: Arrange the sweet potatoes on the grill.
After flipping to show grill marks.
Step 4: Grill until charred and tender, turning halfway through.

Tips for Making the Best Sweet Potatoes On Your Barbeque

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes well. Since these grilled sweet potatoes are best with the skin on, make sure to remove all dirt and debris. You can peel them if desired, but the skin helps retain the firm texture of these potato wedges.
  2. Make sure the potatoes are completely dry. Pat dry the potatoes with a paper towel or kitchen towel to remove any excess moisture. Sweet potatoes are naturally dry, but it’s still helpful to pat dry the wedges, too.
  3. Mind the heat. Make sure you start with a preheated grill or grill pan and oil the grates very well. Grill sweet potatoes using indirect heat to prevent them from burning. This will also help the potatoes cook evenly.
  4. Flip carefully. Wait to flip the sweet potato wedges until after they develop grill marks on one side. Then, flip them carefully using a spatula or tongs to prevent them from breaking apart.
Grilled sweet potato wedges on an outdoor grill, garnished with fresh parsley.

What to Serve With Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store and reheat grilled sweet potatoes?

Allow the sweet potato wedges to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat on the grill over medium-high heat or in a 350°F oven for a few minutes until heated through. You can also reheat in the microwave but the wedges will lose texture.

Can I freeze grilled sweet potato wedges?

Yes! I recommend freezing them in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet until firm and solid. Then transfer to a zip-top freezer bag or an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat frozen potato wedges in the oven until heated through. Don’t thaw them first.

How do I know when the sweet potatoes are done cooking?

Check for doneness by piercing the potatoes with a fork or knife. They should be tender on the inside and have a nice char on the outside. If they are burning too quickly, make sure to move them away from direct heat and consider closing the grill to trap some heat.

Grilled sweet potato wedges on a plate with sliced grilled steak and brussel sprouts.

If you’re looking to switch up your tater game, try these barbecue sweet potato wedges. They’re slightly sweet, deliciously savory, and perfectly charred. They go with any grilled main dish or just as a stand-alone snack with a tasty dip.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled sweet potato wedges are a delicious and easy-to-make BBQ side dish with a crispy charred exterior that's fluffy on the inside.
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Servings 4 servings
Course Side, Side Dish
Calories 182
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 25 minutes
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  • Place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl with the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss well to combine.
  • Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium heat and oil the grates or pan.
  • Arrange the sweet potatoes on the grill. Grill for 15 minutes or until lightly charred and tender, turning halfway through.
  • Serve with mashed avocados, if desired.


The nutrition label does not include the optional mashed avocado.
Storage: Transfer completely cooled sweet potato wedges to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat on the grill over medium-high heat or in a 350°F oven for a few minutes until heated through. 


Serving: 4wedges, Calories: 182kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 385mg, Potassium: 597mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 24366IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American
Course: Side, Side Dish

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