Quick and easy roasted sweet potatoes

These quick and easy roasted sweet potatoes in foil make a great side dish for all your favorite barbecue dishes! They’re healthy, tasty, and so easy to customize to suit anyone’s taste.

Barbecued sweet potatoes also make a great main course when topped with a wide range of toppings! You can garnish them with whatever your heart desires, serve with a delicious side salad and a fabulous summer dinner is served.

These roasted sweet potatoes are incredibly chewy, tender and flavorful. It’s an easy side dish that you can make with very little manual effort.

A grilled sweet potato on a white plate, golden fork on the side.

We are big fans of sweet potatoes in this house! I like to think of new ways to use them knowing that girls are always devouring them in any format.

Luckily, they’re as good for you as they are delicious to eat! Sweet potatoes are bursting with goodness in every way.

We even have a summer dinner of roasted sweet potatoes en papillote – I’ve made a variety of toppings and everyone can customize their own dinner! They serve wonderfully with my favorite Red White and Blue Salad and grilled corn on the cob for a quick little summer dinner.

These roasted sweet potatoes only require a few minutes of handling to season and wrap in foil. Then you’ll let the grill do all the work, resulting in tender sweet potatoes that are perfectly sweet and salty every time!

I have shared many versions of sweet potatoes with you, including these Healthy sweet potato fries, Oven-roasted sweet potatoes, Easy crushed sweet potatoes and that Sweet potato casserole recipe,

Why you’ll love barbecued sweet potatoes

  • So easy
  • Minimum preparation and ingredients
  • Customizable
  • Healthy
A grilled sweet potato on a white plate, golden fork on the side.

What you need to make roasted sweet potatoes

  • Aluminum foil – I generally use a strong foil because it is ideal for grilling.
  • Sweet potatoes – Select sweet potatoes of a similar size so that they grill evenly. Look for firm sweet potatoes at the store, with smooth skin, free of bruises or cracks.
  • Olive oil – Canola oil or melted butter make great substitutes.
  • Optional – Sea salt and brown sugar. If you love everything sweet and savory, you are going to love this combination!


  • Use your favorite seasoning mixes to customize the flavor.
  • Slice your sweet potatoes and place them directly on the grill racks for grilled sweet potato fries
Roasted sweet potatoes on a white plate.
Sweet potatoes roasted in foil on an outdoor grill.

Increase, reduce or replace? You will love this printable Measurement conversion table!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Sweet Potatoes Good For You?

YES! Sweet potatoes are a great source of potassium and magnesium, which regulate blood pressure and improve heart health.

Sweet potatoes are also packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and may even prevent cancer! They can also have a positive impact on the health of the gut, brain and eyes and strengthen your immune system.

Can you eat the skin sweet potatoes?

Yes, the skin of your sweet potato is completely edible after cooking. However, some people don’t like it and prefer to skip the peel and just eat the center.

A grilled sweet potato on a white plate, golden fork on the side.

How to store

  • At room temperature – Grilled sweet potatoes can stay at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – You can refrigerate your roasted sweet potatoes for up to a week, when packed in an airtight container.
  • Freeze – You can freeze sweet potatoes! Leave them wrapped in foil and line them with a ziplock bag to keep them for up to three months in the freezer.

What to do with leftovers

  • Grilled sweet potatoes make an amazing lunch the next day! Fill with your favorite meats, vegetables and sauces for a great, healthy breakfast.
  • Dice and add to sauté.
  • Crush and add to pancakes or waffles.
  • Make sweet potato gnocchi.

Dietary considerations

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Nut free

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More Easy Grill Recipes

Sweet potatoes on the grill

Author: Julie blanner

These quick and easy roasted sweet potatoes in foil make a great side dish for all your favorite barbecue dishes! They’re healthy, tasty, and so easy to customize to suit anyone’s taste.

Preparation time 3 minutes

Cooking time 1 hour

Total time 1 hour 3 minutes

Classes Side dish

Cooked American

Portions 4

Calories 308 kcal

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  • Preheat the grill to 450 ° F or medium-low.

  • Rinse and rub the sweet potatoes. Pat to dry.

  • Cut 4 sheets of aluminum foil. Place each potato on a piece of foil and brush with oil and garnish with sea salt (optional). Wrap and repeat.
  • Using tongs, place the potatoes on the grill rack or away from direct heat, evenly spaced so they do not touch each other. Close the lid and grill for 30 minutes. Turn with tongs and grill for an additional 30 minutes.

  • Using tongs, remove from heat and remove foil. Use a thermometer to make sure they’re done. The internal temperature should reach around 210 ° F.

  • Prepare in advance! Season and simply wrap your sweet potatoes in foil. Store them in your refrigerator (or cooler for camping) for up to four days.
  • If you choose larger sweet potatoes, you will need to adjust your broiling time accordingly.
  • Choosing a longer, leaner sweet potato means it will cook faster!
  • Prick each potato with a fork to release heat and steam while grilling.

Calories:308kcalCarbohydrates:59gProtein:4gLarge:7gSaturated fat:1gPolyunsaturated fats:2gMonounsaturated fats:4gTrans fat:1gSodium:1291mgPotassium:780mgFiber:7gSugar:23gVitamin A:32063UIVitamin C:5mgCalcium:80mgThe iron:1mg


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