Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Spiced Sweet Potato on the Grill

4 WWPP Posted by 6 years ago 15 Comments

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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    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    June 15, 2011

    After declaring how much I don't like sweet potatoes, I'm finding I do like them if properly seasoned. This looks like an interesting combo. Can't wait to give it a try!


    June 15, 2011

    It may sounds weird but try curry. It goes amazingly well with sweet potato!


    June 15, 2011

    If I can't use the grill do you think this would work in the oven or broiler? I like the sound of those spices!


    June 15, 2011

    Totally. Just make them traditional sweet potato fries. Actually the potato would probably soak up the marinade even better.


    June 16, 2011

    thats as great idea. I usually just bake them. I will try soon.


    June 16, 2011

    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! Sherry


    June 16, 2011

    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.


    June 16, 2011

    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?


    June 16, 2011

    Thanks, Roni! I think I will just try them in the oven instead :) Take care, Sherry

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    June 16, 2011

    I bet they're also good with taco seasoning. A little savory to counterbalance the sweet.


    June 16, 2011

    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.


    June 19, 2011

    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.


    June 21, 2011

    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.


    June 22, 2011

    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?


    June 22, 2011

    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 when calculating.