Barbecued Sweet Potatoes


Barbecued sweet potatoes are a super easy side dish. These sweet potatoes are really tasty, and are best cooked directly in the coals.

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Barbecued sweet potatoes
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2021-08-19, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 19-07-2022

30 minutes 6 people Summer recipes 242 calories p.p.
Barbecued sweet potatoes


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  • aluminium foil
  • barbecue - preferably with coals
  • meat tongs

Barbecued Sweet Potatoes

30 minutes 6 people Summer recipes 242 calories p.p.

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Preheat the barbecue and wait for the coals to glow.

Wash the sweet potatoes under running cold water. There is no need to pat them dry. Wrap them individually in aluminium foil and make sure they are completely enclosed.

Barbecued sweet potatoes
Barbecued sweet potatoes

Finishing the barbecued sweet potatoes – 20 minutes

Place the wrapped potatoes directly in the hot coals; they taste best when the skin has darkened a bit.

The exact cooking time depends on the size of the potatoes. Serve the sweet potatoes with a little salt and pepper. They're delicious with remoulade sauce or tzatziki, enjoy!

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Barbecued Sweet Potatoes: frequently asked questions

Are sweet potatoes healthier than regular potatoes?

Sweet potato contains fewer simple carbohydrates and more fibre than a regular potato. Simple carbohydrates are starch and sugars, which are lower in sweet potatoes than in regular potatoes. The sweet potato also contains 1.5 times more dietary fibre than a regular potato.

Can you make sweet potatoes without a charcoal barbecue?

You can roast the sweet potatoes on the barbecue grill; it’s not essential to put them directly in the coals. You can also bake these sweet potatoes in the oven.