Smoked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream

I love smoked potatoes. Smoking them adds such a fantastic (but not overpowering) smokiness. And it’s cooler than just baking them in the oven. And since I also love sweet potatoes, why not just combine two of my favorite things? Smoked sweet potatoes are sweet (duh) and creamy, and oh so tender. To counter that sweetness just a bit I top them with a nice (also smoky) sour cream and chipotle mixture. And a little bacon for some more smokiness and a bit of crunch. Forget russet potatoes, smoked sweet potatoes are the best!
smoked-sweet-potatoes-with-chipotle-sour-creamDon’t have a smoker? You can use the technique for my perfect baked potato on sweet potatoes too. You won’t get all that smokiness of course, but the chipotle sour cream and bacon will help make up for that.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
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Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 chipotles, chopped, in adobo sauce
  • 4 green onions, sliced, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fire up your smoker for cooking at 225 F.
  2. Brush the potatoes with the oil and place on the smoker.
  3. Smoke for 2-3 hours or until soft but not mushy.
  4. Remove from the smoker and let cool slightly before slicing open. Chop the insides lightly.
  5. Sprinkle the potatoes with the crumbled bacon.
  6. Combine the sour cream and chipotles with some of the adobo sauce and spoon over the potatoes.
  7. Garnish with the onions and serve.

Spiral Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

These spiral sweet potatoes with pecan butter are a twist on a favorite Thanksgiving dish for us. It’s a bit sweet, a lot easy, and very tasty. You can make it ahead of time and cook it on-site (aka my sister-in-law’s house), in the oven or on a grill (which is how I do it). The beauty of cooking sides on the grill at Thanksgiving is that it helps free up the oven, which is so often crammed full.
spiral-sweet-potatoes-with-pecan-butterBecause the sweet potatoes are cut into thin (but not too thin) spirals, they will cook faster than whole or sliced sweet potatoes, so keep an eye on them. The crunchy sweet topping is absolutely fantastic. If your guests like their sides a bit on the sweet side don’t hesitate to double the topping.

Spiral Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter
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Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled, spiraled (I used the large blade. You don't want super thin spirals)
  • 1 large sweet or Spanish onion, sliced thin and separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to medium or oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Place potato slices and onion rings on a large sheet of aluminum foil (you might need to divide the mixture between more than one piece of foil). Drizzle with oil.
  3. Place another sheet of foil over potatoes and seal along edges.
  4. Place on grill or in oven for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans.
  6. Open packets and top with pecan butter. Serve.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

These grilled sweet potatoes with pecan butter are a favorite Thanksgiving dish for us. It’s a bit sweet, a lot easy, and very tasty. You can make it ahead of time and cook it on-site, in the oven or on a grill (which is how I do it). The beauty of cooking sides on the grill at Thanksgiving is that it helps free up the oven, which is so often crammed full of food.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Pecan ButterThere are basically two parts to these potatoes. First, you grill the potatoes with some sweet onions (shown in the picture) and a bit of oil in foil packets until they are tender. Then, you spoon on a sweet nutty cinnamony topping and let that get all melty happy. Serve them up in the foil packets or put them into a large bowl and serve family style.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter
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Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4" thick slices
  • 1 large sweet or Spanish onion, sliced thin and separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to medium, about 350 degrees.
  2. Place potato slices and onion rings on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Brush with oil.
  3. Place another sheet of foil over potatoes and seal along edges.
  4. Place on grill for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans.
  6. Open packets and top with pecan butter. Serve.

Grilled Scallion Sweet Potatoes

You could always make these fantastic sweet potatoes in the oven, but if you have it full of food (such as a Thanksgiving turkey), just toss them on the grill like these grilled scallion sweet potatoes. I often cook sides on the grill, specially if I’m cooking them at a family get-together (you never know if there will be room in the oven when you get there!).Grilled Scallion Sweet Potatoes

These are tasty and sweet, with a nice hit from the green onions. We really liked them.

Grilled Scallion Sweet Potatoes
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2" pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Pour onto a large sheet of aluminum foil. Fold up and close.
  3. Place over indirect heat on your grill and cook until the potatoes are soft, 20-25 minutes.