Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges


These grilled sweet potato wedges are excellent served with grilled pork or fish. They have a smoky, caramelized flavor you can't achieve by roasting them in the oven. These are mildly spicy, but adjust the cayenne to suit your taste.

close up view of Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges on a blue plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Scrub sweet potatoes thoroughly under cold running water. Cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges. Place wedges in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of oil. Combine remaining olive oil, paprika, salt, garlic powder, cinnamon, and cayenne in a separate small bowl.

  3. Place wedges on the grill perpendicular to the grates and reduce heat to low. Grill over low heat, turning occasionally, until potatoes are soft, 16 to 18 minutes. Brush wedges with oil mixture on both sides, and grill 1 to 2 minutes more, then transfer to a plate.


Two medium-sized sweet potatoes are about 1 pound. There is no need to peel the sweet potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

177 Calories
14g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 177
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 228mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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