Spiced Sweet Potato on the Grill


There’s only so many baked sweet potatoes a girl can eat before she gets bored!

Yesterday I decided to try something a little different by cutting them and adding a bit of flavor. The result was fantastic. However, Little guy declared, “too spicy.”

It took me awhile to figure out what he meant because they weren’t spicy at all, not hot-spicy anyway. He just didn’t like the addition of seasoning. I can’t complain though, at least he tried them. I can’t even get the husband to look twice at any potatoes that aren’t white. Spiced Sweet Potato on the Grill


Oh well. I like them and they are easy enough to make for myself.

Here’s what I did.

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Cut the potato in half lengthwise then slice each half about 1/4 of an inch thick.

Whisk together the oil, Worcestershire Sauce, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Toss the cut potato in the Worcestershire Sauce mixture until coated.

Cook on the grill about 10 minutes per side over medium flame. Time/temperature may vary based on your grill. I’m finding my new one runs a bit hotter than I expected.

Spiced Sweet Potato on the Grill - on the grill

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
165 5g 4g old: 3 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 1g 29g 2g

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15 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Sherry

    I only have an indoor grill (the outdoor one broke from getting knocked around in a winter storm!) I wonder if it would work on a Panini Griddler? I’ll give it a try and then post about it. How long do you think they’ll need to cook if I close the grill?

    Thanks so much!

  2. Valerie

    I love sweet potatoes! I prefer them over white now. I make them several different ways depending on my mood. I use cayenne and garlic or cayenne and cinnamon. Those are my go to seasonings. If I want to mimic the flavors of a sweet casserole, I mix together maple and vanilla extracts with apple pie spice. I mix the extracts with a little water and splash of olive oil and toss the potatoes in it so the flavors are properly dispersed. These would be great with a morroccan spiced burger or jerk chicken.

  3. roni

    Sherry – I’m not sure of this will work. I’ve attempted it once but I can’t remember how long i cooked them for. You might want to cut a little thinner as I think the roasting is what really gets to the inside. If you just squish grill the outside might cook to fast for the inside. Know what I mean?

  4. Jami

    Sounds great! How long do you bake your sweet potatoes? I’m finding mine are overdone if I cook them the same as hubby’s regular potato.

  5. bridget

    We tried this the other night…Very GOOD! I could have used a mandolin or something more efficient to cut them, but it was ok. We cooked them a little longer, they need to look like Roni’s pic to be cooked thru.

  6. roni

    Jami – Sweet potatoes do cook faster than white. I normally start them at the same time and then just pull the sweet one once it’s soft to the touch OR I start the white in the microwave for a minute or two and it helps even out the cooking time.

  7. sandra

    Roni-About how big are the sweet potatoes that you buy? I know they all vary in size, but some are really quite large and some are really very small? I make baked sweet potatoes last night and I took the smaller and gave my husband the larger. I weighed mine and it was about 126g. I definitely could have eaten more but it really was just the right size, I think, for a “normal” portion. So, I am just wondered what size (roughly) potato is your nutritional info based on?

  8. roni

    They vary, your right. I didn’t weight this one but I should have. If you are really counting, your best bet would just to calculate the NI for the size potato you have, I think I entered medium in nutritiondata.com when calculating.

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