Smoked Sweet Potatoes is the perfect side dish that is full of flavor and served perfectly with smoked meats. Simple ingredients makes these sweet potatoes taste amazing.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes on a plate topped with chopped green onions and butter
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We have started to use our smoker more for side dishes and these sweet potatoes are one of our favorites. The smoke flavor that the smoker gives the sweet potatoes makes this a delicious side dish.

Try this Smoked Hasselback Potatoes for another delicious side.

Why This Recipe Works

Smoked sweet potatoes pair well with any smoker recipes. The sweet potato cooks soft and tender while be filled with the smoky flavors. I love that we do not need a lot of seasoning to make this smoker side dish.

Ingredients 

Sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder

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Variation Ideas

  • Seasoning – We used simple seasoning to rub on the sweet potato. Feel free to add what you prefer. Add in thyme, rosemary, chives, or allspice.
  • Toppings – Add your favorite toppings when serving the sweet potatoes. I like to make a bake potato bar so everyone can add their own toppings. Sour cream, butter, brown sugar, or other spices. We have topped with cinnamon butter.
  • Natural Sweetness – We love the natural sweetness that the sweet potatoes has. Simply topping with butter makes the best side dish. Drizzle with maple syrup or rubbing the outside with maple syrup gives it a caramelize flavor.

How to Make Sweet Potatoes in the Smoker 

  • Step 1 – Heat Smoker – Preheat a smoker to 225 degrees F with a water pan. Use your favorite type of wood chips.  Any work well in this recipe.  
  • Step 2 – Prepare Sweet Potatoes – Use a fork to poke various holes into the potatoes. Place the oil in a shallow bowl. Then stir together the sea salt, pepper and garlic powder in a separate shallow bowl. 
Preparing sweet potatoes by poking holes in them with a fork
  • Step 3 – Oil Potatoes – Then place the potatoes in the bowl with the oil. Turn it to ensure that all sides of the potatoes are covered in the oil.
Adding oil to the sweet potato in the bowl
  • Step 4 – Season the Sweet Potatoes – Then move the oiled potatoes to the bowl with the seasoning mixture. Turn to coat the outside of the potato with the salt.
  • Step 5 – Time to Cook Sweet Potatoes – Place the potatoes in the smoker directly on the grates.  Smoke them for 2 – 2.5 hours until the potatoes are fork tender. 
Sweet potatoes in the smoker on the grill grates
  • Step 6 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove the potatoes from the smoker. Then they are ready to serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!  

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Smoker – Before placing the sweet potatoes in the smoker, make sure to preheat it.
  • Prepare Sweet Potatoes – make sure to poke holes through the potatoes. This keeps the potatoes from bursting while cooking.
  • Smoking the Potatoes – The potatoes are best placed directly on the grill grates. If you do not have a smoker, you can cook the potatoes in the oven. If you cook in the oven, I would wrap with aluminum foil. You can also place on a charcoal grill wrapped in butcher paper.
  • Potato Size – So that your potatoes cook evenly, I try to buy potatoes that are about the size size.

What is the Best Flavor of Wood Chips to Use:

Make sure to add chips to the pellet grill every 15 minutes. If your smoker does not have an automatic feature. 

You can use any type of wood chips to cook the sweet potatoes. These are some of our suggestions. You can even combine wood chips types for delicious smoky flavor.

  • Hickory
  • Mesquite
  • Cherry
  • Apple
Smoked Sweet Potatoes on a baking sheet topped with chopped green onions and butter

Serving Ideas

When making sweet potatoes, we like to serve with our favorite smoked meats. We have even served with with grilled meats when we do not want to eat up the kitchen.

Try one of these Smoked Meat Ideas:

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

How Long to Smoke a Sweet Potato:

After rubbing oil and seasoning the sweet potatoes, place them directly in the smoker. No need to cook them on baking pan. They will smoke directly on the grill grates.
The sweet potatoes will take about 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes. You will know when they are finish cooking when they are fork tender. There is no need to use a meat thermometer for sweet potatoes. Cooking time will vary depending on their size.

How to Reheat Leftover Sweet Potatoes

We recommend reheating leftovers in the microwave or in the oven. This will depend on how much you have leftover. If heating in the oven, place in a casserole dish and reheat in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.

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Smoked Sweet Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
Smoked Sweet Potatoes is an easy side dish that is full of flavor and served perfectly with smoked meats. Simple ingredients makes these sweet potatoes taste amazing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 260

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat a smoker to 225 degrees F with a water pan. Use your favorite type of wood chips.  Any work well in this recipe.
  • Use a fork to poke various holes into the potatoes. Place the oil in a shallow bowl and stir together the sea salt, pepper and garlic powder in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Then place the potatoes in the bowl with the oil and turn it to ensure that all sides of the potatoes are covered in the oil. Then move the oiled potatoes to the bowl with the seasoning mixture and turn to coat the outside of the potato with the salt.
  • Place the potatoes in the smoker directly on the grates.  Smoke them for 2 – 2.5 hours until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Remove the potatoes from the smoker and then they are ready to serve with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to add chips to the smoker every 15 minutes if your smoker does not have an automatic feature. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 260kcal, Carbohydrates 46g, Protein 4g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Sodium 1869mg, Potassium 778mg, Fiber 7g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 32065IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 72mg, Iron 2mg

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