Baked Sweet Potatoes on the Grill in foil make the perfect healthy side dish for your BBQ.
Grilled Baked Sweet Potatoes in foil creates the super simple side dish we are all craving to make. You know the one that everyone loves and wants to eat. Sweet potatoes are tender and sweet and fortunately, don’t need a lot of extras to make them taste out of this world.
How to Bake Sweet Potatoes in Foil on the Grill
Step One: Take a piece of foil and lay it out on the counter. Poke a few holes into a clean sweet potato. The holes will help the steam escape easily.
Step Two: Use a little bit of olive oil spray to provide a very light coat on the sweet potato. Sprinkle with sea salt or kosher salt. I find the combination of the salt and the oil help the skin get a little crisp when it is done grilling. Wrap the sweet potato up and seal the aluminum foil tight.
Step Three: Place the wrapped sweet potato on a heated grill set to 350 degrees. I used indirect heat by adding the plate setter to the grill. Grill for about 40 minutes, turning half way for a medium sized potato. My sweet potatoes were quite large, and I needed another 20 minutes until they were fork tender.
Do I Have to Use Foil
No. When I want an even crispier skin, I cook the sweet potato without the foil. I place it straight on the grating. The skin will become very crispy but the inside will still be moist. A word of warning: You will need to really watch it closely as it is very easy for the potato to burn. Either way, you can make this yummy side with minimal effort and yet, a high return on flavor!
How Long To Grill Baked Sweet Potatoes
A medium sized sweet potato will take about 40 minutes to grill. Turn it over half way through to make sure it is cooking evenly.
Note: Fluctuations in grill temperature will impact cooking time. Larger sweet potatoes will take about 20+ minutes longer.
Grilled Sweet Potato Toppings
There are so many ways to jazz up these potatoes. Be creative!
- Butter and brown sugar
- Butter and sour cream
- Make it taco stuffed by using black beans, corn, red onions and topping with sour cream or guacamole
- Make Cowboy Caviar and and top the sweet potatoes with it
- Use these for breakfast meal prep and add scrambled eggs, bacon chunks and tomatoes
- Top with homemade salsa, green onions and a dollop of sour cream
- Load it with homemade chili, cheese and sour cream
- Alternatively, bake them on the grill and remove the insides and whip them into a mashed sweet potato – all done without ever having to use your oven.
Anyway you choose to enjoy these delicious Grilled Baked Sweet Potatoes, you are going to love them! Pair them with a dish indoors or your favorite pulled pork, grilled steak or grilled chicken recipe.
Other Great Grilled Sweet Potato Recipes
Honey Drizzled Sweet Potato Wedges – Add a little honey to your grilled sweet potatoes for a fantastic side dish. Cutting them into wedges definitely cuts down on the grilling time.
Baked Sweet Potatoes on the Grill
- 1 sweet potato medium
- 1/4 tsp olive oil sprayed
- sea salt pinch
Prepare the Grill
Set the grill to 350 degrees and use indirect heat.
Prepare the Sweet Potatoes for the Grill
Cut a piece of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the sweet potato.
Spray the potato with a little bit of olive oil to help the skin become crispy.
Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the potato
Use a fork to poke a few holes through the skin. Wrap the sweet potato tightly with the foil.
Grill the Baked Sweet Potatoes
Place the foil wrapped potato on the grill.
Grill on indirect heat for approximatley 40 minutes. The sweet potatoes should be fork-tender. Larger potatoes will need additional time.