Do you ever have a vegetable dish that you love but don’t cook it as often as you want? Enter grilled sweet potatoes for us! We love them! Seriously, we don’t even have to convince ourselves that we love them, we just do. We have been cooking zucchini and yellow squash a lot lately, and kept forgetting how much we missed the sweet potato!
Jason loves to grill vegetables, and this is by far one of his favorites. It is easy to prepare and grill. When you look at the pictures and read the recipe, you are left with the feeling of “seriously, that’s it?” It reheats wonderfully in Jason’s lunches as well! Win/win for me!!!
Five ingredients make that? Yep! Just five simple ingredients and the best part of it is you most likely have all of them in your house.
Prepare the Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Cut the sweet potatoes into one inch wedges. You can thick slice them, as an alternative, if you like. For the Grilled Parmesan Sweet Potato recipe, I used our food slicer. It was much easier than using the knife and allowed all of the slices to be the exact same thickness, which really helps with the cooking time.
Mix together your melted butter and brown sugar with a little bit of cumin. Pour this mixture into a ziplock bag and add the sweet potato wedges. Shake the bag gently to get an even coating on the potatoes
Let’s Cook the Grilled Sweet Potatoes Wedges
I set up the grill for direct heat and at 350 degrees.
You could just lay the sweet potato wedges on the grate, but I just got a new toy, and thought this would be a good time to try it out. Ginny was kind enough to buy me the GrillGrate. It is a hard aluminum product that you set directly on the grate.
The rails heat up significantly hotter than the grill surface, and the GrillGrate spreads the heat evenly to minimize cold spots. I thought it would be fun to try as I really wanted the distinctive sear marks on the grilled sweet potato wedges.
It worked wonders!
Grill each side for about 5 minutes.
After grilling, drizzle a little bit of honey over the top and serve!
Note: Make sure you add plenty of olive oil to the surface of the GrillGrate. I didn’t and some of the potato wedges stuck to the surface.
- Grill with just olive oil, salt and pepper
- Grill with just olive oil and drizzle honey at the end, leaving off the brown sugar
- Combine a little bit of honey with butter and drizzle it on the top after it comes off the grill
- Grill with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon
The list is really endless here. Open up your spice cabinet and have a great time. Mix in the apple pie spice instead of cinnamon, rub with a savory to capture a sweet/savory combo! These are fun and you can go crazy with this one!
Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
- 2 medium sweet potatoes
- 2 tbs melted butter
- 3 tbs brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- Carefully cut the two sweet potatoes into wedges no more than ½ inch think at any point
- Add butter, brown sugar and cumin to a ziplock bag and mix
- Add in the potato wedges and work the mixture to ensure even coating
Add Coated Sweet Potatoes to the Grill
- Bring the grill temperature to 350 degrees on direct heat
- Carefully arrange the sweet potatoes on the grill
- Grill each side for about 5 minutes.
- The sweet potatoes will be soft to eat when it is completed.