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 fluffy and tender. To counter that sweetness just a little bit I top them with a nice (also smoky) sour cream and chipotle mixture. And I add a little bit of bacon for some more smokiness and a bit of crunch. Forget Russet potatoes, smoked sweet potatoes with chipotle sour cream are better! Serve these next time along your grilled steak and get happy!

Smoked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream

Don’t have a smoker? You can use the technique for my perfect baked potato on sweet potatoes instead, using an oven. You won’t get all that smokiness of course, but the chipotle sour cream and bacon will help make up for that. They’ll be sorta smoked sweet potatoes with chipotle sour cream. Still creamy delicious and super tasty!

Potato nails help ensure that your sweet potatoes (or regular ole baked potatoes, too!) get cooked nice and evenly. And they look cool. Just remember to remove the nails before serving!

Smoked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream
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Smoked Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Sour Cream

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. 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 261kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Fire up your smoker for cooking at 225 F.
  • Brush the potatoes with the oil and place on the smoker.
  • Smoke for 2-3 hours or until soft but not mushy.
  • Remove from the smoker and let cool slightly before slicing open. Chop the insides lightly.
  • Sprinkle the potatoes with the crumbled bacon.
  • Combine the sour cream and chipotles with some of the adobo sauce and spoon over the potatoes.
  • Garnish with the onions and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 17096IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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 assemble it ahead of time and cook it on-site in the oven or on a grill. I like cooking sides on the grill at Thanksgiving since it frees up the oven. The oven is always crammed full during the holidays.

Spiral Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

Because 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. Spiral sweet potatoes with pecan butter don’t take as long to cook as you might thing, And 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.

If you don’t have a spiralizer you can cut the sweet potatoes into thin slices instead.

As an added bonus for us, I used pecans from my dad’s pecan trees. There’s something about his pecans that make them oh so much better than anything I’ve ever gotten from a store. Some years his trees don’t make many pecans, and some years… Yowsa! It’s like it’s raining pecans everywhere!

Spiral Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter
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Spiral Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter

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.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, pecans, sweet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 305kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes peeled, spiraled (I used the large blade. You don’t want super thin spirals)
  • 1 large sweet onion sliced thin and separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped, toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium or oven to 425 F degrees.
  • 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.
  • Place another sheet of foil over potatoes and seal along edges.
  • Place on grill or in oven for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix the butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans.
  • Open packets and top with pecan butter. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 641mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 24357IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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 Butter

There are basically two parts to these potatoes. First, you grill the potatoes and sweet onions 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.

I also make a spiral version of these grilled sweet potatoes with pecan butter.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter
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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). 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, grilled, pecans, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 407kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/4″ thick slices
  • 1 large sweet onion sliced thin and separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pecans toasted, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium, about 425 degrees.
  • Place potato slices and onion rings on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Brush with oil.
  • Place another sheet of foil over potatoes and seal along edges.
  • Place on grill for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix the butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans.
  • Open packets and top with pecan butter. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 32475IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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 grilled scallion sweet potatoes are tasty and sweet, with a nice hit from the green onions. We really liked them. Sweet potatoes are an often-overlooked side dish. They shouldn’t be, they’re fantastic!

Also try my bacon-wrapped Mexican potatoes.

Grilled Scallion Sweet Potatoes
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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. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled, sweet potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 112kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 bunch scallions cut into 2″ pieces
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
  • Pour onto a large sheet of aluminum foil. Fold up and close.
  • Place over indirect heat on your grill and cook until the potatoes are soft, 20-25 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16156IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.