Smoked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

I have stumbled upon a game-changer: smoking sweet potatoes. This technique is a unique way to elevate the humble sweet potato to new heights, infusing it with a smoky, savory flavor that will have you coming back for more.

I know that sweet potatoes may seem like a simple, everyday ingredient, but trust me when I say that smoking them will transform them into something truly special.

In this post, I’ll be sharing with you step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect smoked sweet potato, as well as answering some frequently asked questions.

So, get ready to elevate your sweet potato game and join me on this culinary journey of discovery.

Best Smoked Sweet Potatoes

As a foodie, smoking sweet potatoes is a must-try. It’s simple and makes a flavorful, complicated dinner. Smoking enhances the sweetness of sweet potatoes, making a pleasant and tasty dish.

This recipe’s versatility is another plus. It can be a side dish or a main dish with grilled chicken or seafood. You may also make sweet potato mash or cut it up for salad. Possibilities abound.

Smoking sweet potatoes bring out their natural sweetness, making it healthier than frying.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Wood chips (optional)

How To Make Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Preheat your smoker to 225°F. If you do not have a smoker, you can also use a charcoal or gas grill with a smoke box.

While the smoker is heating up, prepare the sweet potatoes. Peel and cut them into 1/2-inch thick slices.

In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.

Place the sweet potato slices in a large mixing bowl and toss them with the oil and spice mixture until they are evenly coated.

If using wood chips, soak them in water for 30 minutes. Drain and place them in the smoker or smoke box.

Place the sweet potato slices on the smoker grates and smoke them for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

After 1 hour and 30 minutes, remove the sweet potatoes from the smoker and let them cool for a few minutes.

Homemade Smoked Sweet Potatoes Faq’s

Can I use regular paprika instead of smoked paprika?

While regular paprika will add some flavor, it will not have the same smoky taste as smoked paprika. If you can’t find smoked paprika, you can use liquid smoke as a substitute.

Can I cook the sweet potatoes in the oven instead?

Yes, you can also cook the sweet potatoes in the oven at 375°F for 45 minutes. However, smoking them will give them a unique smoky flavor that you can’t get from oven cooking.

How do I know when the sweet potatoes are done?

You’ll know the sweet potatoes are done when they are tender and easily pierced with a fork.

How To Serve Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Serving smoked sweet potatoes is limitless. Sweet potatoes’ smokey, savory taste complements many foods. Some serving ideas:

Smoked sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish. They pair well with grilled meats, fish, and poultry, and various vegetables. They enhance summer barbecues.

Smoked sweet potatoes make a hearty vegetarian main course. They make a great and satisfying supper with avocado, black beans, or feta cheese.

In salads: Chop up smoked sweet potatoes for a healthier option. Sweet potatoes offer a smokey taste and fill your salad.

Smoked sweet potatoes make a distinctive sandwich filler. They make great sandwiches with pulled pork, bacon, or avocado.

Mashed: Make a cozy sweet potato mash using smoked sweet potatoes. With butter, salt, and pepper, they make a great side dish or topping for your favorite meat.

smoked sweet potato recipe

Smoked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

I will be sharing with you step-by-step instructions on how to make the perfect smoked sweet potato.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Wood chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your smoker to 225°F. If you do not have a smoker, you can also use a charcoal or gas grill with a smoke box.
  • While the smoker is heating up, prepare the sweet potatoes. Peel and cut them into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the sweet potato slices in a large mixing bowl and toss them with the oil and spice mixture until they are evenly coated.
  • If using wood chips, soak them in water for 30 minutes. Drain and place them in the smoker or smoke box.
  • Place the sweet potato slices on the smoker grates and smoke them for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • After 1 hour and 30 minutes, remove the sweet potatoes from the smoker and let them cool for a few minutes.
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