Grilled Sweet Potato Smoker recipe is a delicious way to enjoy the smoky flavor of a pellet smoker. Enjoy as a side dish or top with your favorite toppings for a complete meal.
Place the potatoes on the smoker along with your smoked meats. Smoked sweet potatoes have the potential to outshine any smoked meats that is prepared to go along with it.
This side dish is easy to make, and you should prepare extra for a crowd. Packed with an aromatic caramelized flavor accompanied by savory whipped honey butter are the perfect complement for pulled pork, sliced brisket, or BBQ chicken thighs!
Simple olive oil, salt, and pepper on the sweet potatoes and then placed in a smoker gives you delicious and crispy skins that is perfectly cooked for dinner. Smoked sweet potatoes make a great Thanksgiving side dish!
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The Perfect Sweet Potato for the Smoker
The best potato is a firm large, sweet potato. For making sweet baked potatoes on the smoker with the perfect texture use the larger sweet potatoes.
When you pick the right sweet potatoes, you will not be disappointed with the finished smoker cuisine.
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Are you thinking of making an incredible Thanksgiving dinner for your family? Combine the smoked sweet potato recipe with my baked pesto turkey, cranberry stuffing recipe, turkey gravy, and an apple cider slush spiced rum cocktail to make an excellent Thanksgiving dinner.
What Seasoning for Smoker Sweet Potatoes?
Use your favorite seasonings that you use on a regular basis. No need to search the grocery stores for special seasonings.
This side-dish includes whole sweet potatoes with your favorite seasonings. Use the seasonings that you normally like to cook with.
Smoked Sweet Potato Ingredients
Four staple ingredients are all that you need for this great side dish recipe. No aluminum foil sheets needed.
This is all you need to make a mouthwatering smoked sweet potato recipe.
- Sweet Potatoes – Large
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Other Options are Seasoned Olive Oil, Softened Butter, or other types of oil.
- Salt – Seasoned Salt will also work.
- Pepper – Seasoned Pepper adds another layer of flavor!
How to Make Sweet Potatoes on the Smoker
Gather all the ingredients to make the smoked sweet potatoes. Preheat the Rec Teq pellet smoker grill to 250°F and fill the pellet bin with your desired pellets (I like competition blend pellets, but apple wood or fruit wood pellets will work).
With a clean scrub brush, clean the outside of each sweet potato underneath running cold water. This removes any remaining dirt that might be on the sweet potatoes.
With a sharp knife, carefully poke about 6 holes into the skin of each sweet potato. With your hand, rub the extra virgin olive oil on the whole outside of each potato.
Season the sweet potato with your favorite seasonings. Do not wrap the sweet potatoes in foil or butcher paper.
Place the prepared sweet potatoes directly on the grill grates of the pellet smoker. If desired, insert the grill temperature probe into the largest, sweet potato and hook-up to the control panel. Close the smoker lid and let the sweet potatoes cook.
How Long to Smoke Sweet Potatoes?
Cooking times will vary depending on each smoker grill and the size of each sweet potato but should be between 2-3 hours. If you are using the instant read thermometer probe, the internal temperature of a fully cooked smoker potato is between 205°F – 210°F.
Not using a grill temperature probe. One way to test smoked sweet potatoes is to pierce them with a fork. If the fork enters the sweet potato easily and is tender, then it’s done.
Another way of testing a smoker sweet potato is to gently squeeze it with your fingers covered with oven gloves. If the inside of the sweet potato breaks apart, then it’s done.
But if the baked sweet potato is still firm, then cook it some more. Once the smoked sweet potatoes are done, remove from the pellet smoker grill and serve with your favorite toppings.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
If you are looking for a special topping for your smoked sweet potato, then make some honey butter. Combine softened butter and a squirt of honey into a small mixing bowl.
With a spoon, combine the two ingredients together until smooth. Add a dash of ground cinnamon and mix. Taste and add more honey or cinnamon if desired.
When ready to serve the sweet potato smoker, put a cut into the top of the sweet potato, gently squeeze the potato, and place a dollop of the honey butter into the center of the hot sweet potato.
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Smoked Sweet Potato Toppings
The sweet potato becomes better when stuffed with one or more of the following amazing toppings.
If desired, create a potato toppings bar with an assortment of different ingredients. Some favorite sweet potato toppings might include:
- Salted Butter – Softened or Melted Butter
- Honey Butter – Honey and Softened Butter Whipped together
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Pumpkin Pie Spice or Ground Cinnamon
- Shredded Cheese
- Smoked Bacon Pieces
- Sour Cream
- Garlic Herb Butter
- Smoked Shredded Pork
How to Store Smoker Sweet Potatoes
Store leftover smoked sweet potatoes in an airtight container for up to 6 days in the refrigerator.
Sweet potatoes can be reheated in the microwave for 30 second intervals, until the desired temperature is reached. Leftover baked sweet potatoes make amazing twice baked sweet potatoes.
What to Serve with Sweet Potatoes – Smoker?
Smoked sweet potatoes are an entirely different kind of smokey goodness. This makes a perfect side dish for your next BBQ cookout.
Check out these other smoker side dish recipes that would pair well with smoked sweet potatoes: smoked corn on the cob, smoked hasselback potatoes, smoked cheesy potatoes, smoked baked potatoes, smoked vegetables, and smoked asparagus.
Serve the smoker sweet potatoes with a smoked meat meal recipes: smoked spatchcock chicken, smoking venison kabobs, chicken kabobs on the pellet smoker, smoked chicken thighs, smoked baby back ribs, and smoked pulled pork.
Sweet Potato Smoker – FAQ
In contrast to other cooking techniques, pellet smoking does not need constant supervision and requires little maintenance. The main advantage with pellet smoker grills is to place the prepared unwrapped sweet potatoes on the smoker along with your main dish, insert the thermometer, and close the grill lid. This helps keep your smokers internal temperature constant and the pellet smoke around the grilled foods. The temperature of the smoked sweet potatoes can be monitored from the out-side of the smoker.
The smoking time of a baked sweet potato is about 2 – 3 hours. The cooking time required for the smoked sweet potato will differ depending on the size of the potatoes and temperature fluctuation of the pellet grill.
You shouldn’t put the uncooked sweet potato in the foil like a traditional baked potato. The smoke will not penetrate through the foil which will defeat the smoking process.
When the smoked sweet potatoes are fully cooked the internal temperature should be between 205°F – 210°F
Smoked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Get the full recipe and nutrition calories as well as nutrition information below!
- Sweet Potatoes, Large 4 each
- Olive Oil 2 tablespoons
- Salt 1/4 teaspoon
- Pepper, Ground 1/4 teaspoon
How to Make Sweet Potatoes on the Smoker
- Gather all the ingredients to make the smoked sweet potatoes.
- Preheat the pellet smoker grill of your choice to 250°F and fill the pellet bin with your desired pellets.
- With a scrub brush, clean the outside of each sweet potato underneath running cold water. This removes any dirt that might be on the outside of the sweet potatoes.
- With a sharp knife, poke several holes into the skin of each potato.
- Rub the olive oil on the outside of each sweet potato.
- Season each cleaned potato with your favorite seasonings or use salt and pepper.
- Place the prepared sweet potatoes on the smoker grill grate. Insert the temperature probe into the largest sweet potato and hook-up to the control panel. Close the smoker lid and let the smoker baked potatoes cook.
How Long to Smoke Sweet Potato
- Cooking time will vary for every smoker grill. But should be between 2 to 3 hours.
- If you are using the temperature probe that comes with the smoker, the internal temperature of a fully cooked sweet potato is between 205°F - 210°F.
- Not using the temperature probe? A way to test smoked sweet potatoes is to poke them with a fork. If the fork inserts easily, then they are done.
- Another way of testing smoker sweet potatoes is to gently squeeze it. If the inside of the smoked potato breaks apart, then it’s done. But if the potato is still firm, then smoke it some more.
- When the smoked sweet potatoes are done, remove from the pellet grill. Make sure to use a pair of tongs or oven gloves to take them off the grill. Serve with your favorite toppings.
Optional smoked sweet potato toppings might include:
- Butter - Softened or Melted Butter
- Shredded Cheese
- Cinnamon Honey Butter
- Smoked Bacon Pieces
- Sour Cream
- Garlic Butter
- Pulled Pork
- Seasonings - Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Kosher Salt
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Amount Per Serving Calories 222Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 197mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 6gSugar 12gProtein 4g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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