76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

I don't really like the traditional sweet potato casserole, but my son loves sweet potatoes, so I try to come up with different ways to cook them. This spring I tried grilling them. These are now a favorite of mine and my sons.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Divide the sweet potato cubes in half, and place each half in the center of a rectangle of aluminum foil. Top each portion with about half of the butter. Sprinkle about half of the brown sugar, cumin, and cayenne pepper over each portion. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the corners of the aluminum foil together and seal to form a pouch around each portion.

  • Cook on the preheated grill, turning pouches every 10 minutes, until the potatoes are tender and cooked through, 20 to 30 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

274 calories; 6 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 169 mg sodium. 52.6 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
Excellent! I partially microwaved the potatoes first to cut down on cooking time. I put these into a foil pan sprayed with a bit of Pam to prevent sticking vs. foil packets. I love the sweet and spicy taste these have - it was a nice accompaniment to grilled pork.
(70)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/24/2012
I LOVED THESE. Everything cooked on the gill with rubbed pork tenderlion. Prepare ahead of time. Easy and so delicious
76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
Excellent! I partially microwaved the potatoes first to cut down on cooking time. I put these into a foil pan sprayed with a bit of Pam to prevent sticking vs. foil packets. I love the sweet and spicy taste these have - it was a nice accompaniment to grilled pork.
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2010
Great flavors! I also didn't have room on my grill so I put the potatoes in a single layer in a casserole dish sprinkles the sugar and spices over them and dotted with butter. I baked it at 375 until the potatoes were soft turning occasionally to coat. Easy and so good!
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
These were great! If you have younger kids you may want to leave out the cayenne & substitute with cinnamon. My 4 year old was fine but they were a little too spicy for my 2 year old.
(37)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2011
Wow! These sweet potatoes are AMAZING!! My kids loved this recipe - they said it tastes like pumpkin pie! I made a few tiny changes: I peeled and cut the sweet potatoes put them in a bowl tossed them with a little bit of olive oil until they were coated added the sugar cumin a bit of cinnamon and Penzey's Smoky 4/S Seasoning and then tossed again until evenly seasoned. I grilled them in the foil packets and they were nicely caramelized. This recipe is a keeper and will be served at future BBQs. Thanks teetee830!
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2010
This turned out pretty well. I slightly changed this recipe. I peeled then cubed the potatoes then boiled them for appx 10 minutes to cut back on cook time. Then I seasoned and placed in foil and grilled. The flavor was great! Mine were very soft not sure if it was just because I boiled them or if they were supposed to be soft. Either way I enjoyed it and will try again. Next time I may cook them on the stove same seasoning but like home fries.
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2010
These were pretty good but I will make some changes in the future. The cumin flavor was a little overwhelming so I will probably halve it next time and maybe add a bit more brown sugar. I also substituted cinnamon for the cayenne pepper and that worked nicely. Overall a good recipe!
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
Did not have enough room on the grill roasted in the oven!
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
Like the submitter I don't care for sweet potatoes... at least that's what I thought! This was a family hit. I melted the butter and other ingredients in a bowl and tossed the diced potatoes in it first to evenly coat. Since some said it was too spicy for the kids I put a dash of cayenne and the rest paprika (hubby hates cinnamon). They didn't taste spicy at all this way. Easy to cook. I was suprised at how soft they were when they were so hard to cut through raw. Really good!! Thanks teetee830!!
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
I did one large packet with cayenne and a smaller packet with cinnamon for my 3yo. Both were delicious. I left them on for 30 minutes but I think 20 would have been better. They were a little too soft and the butter burned on the bottom.
(8)