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Traeger Smoked Sweet Potatoes

This Smoked Sweet Potatoes recipe is perfect for those who love experimenting with their pellet grill, offering a unique twist on your typical sweet potato recipe. Smoking them infuses a deep, rich flavor that is unmatched by any conventional cooking method. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just starting out, learning how to smoke sweet potatoes is an exciting journey into the world of outdoor cooking.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

How to Smoke Sweet Potatoes

We love this smoked sweet potato recipe because it is just so simple. It takes a bit to make, but almost all that time is passive, leaving you to spend more time on the main dish or just hang out and relax while dinner cooks itself.

These baked sweet potatoes also can serve as the perfect base for a complete meal. Top them with leftover smoked pulled pork for a great twist to pack in the protein. You can melt cheese on top if you really want to take it to the next level.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes also make a great side dish for many different mains. You can serve it with a big juicy steak, a smoked pork tenderloin, or a grilled whole chicken. I have more ideas below for great main dishes to make alongside this recipe.

These sweet potatoes can be made in an oven, but if you have a smoker or pellet grill, the smoking process imparts a distinct flavor to the sweet potatoes, turning them from a simple side dish to something really memorable.

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Sweet potatoes are also considered healthier than regular white, yellow, or red potatoes. Packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, with a lower glycemic index than other types of potatoes.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Intriguing Smoky Flavor: The smokiness infused into the sweet potatoes offers a unique taste that is both earthy and comforting.
  • Simple Yet Impressive: This recipe is straightforward but results in a dish that will impress your guests with its depth of flavor.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether a casual family dinner or a special gathering, smoked sweet potatoes are a versatile choice that complements a wide range of main dishes.

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Traeger Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Smoked Sweet Potatoes shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Oil
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt

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Traeger Smoked Sweet Potatoes

How to make Sweet Potatoes on the Pellet Grill

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Start by preheating your smoker to 225°F, setting the stage for a slow and even smoking process.



Prepare your sweet potatoes by giving them a good wash, drying them thoroughly, coating them lightly with oil, and then seasoning with a pinch of salt.



Place the sweet potatoes on the grill and let them absorb the smoky flavors for 1-2 hours, or until they’re tender all the way through.



Once cooked, remove them from the grill, slice them open, and get ready to dress them up by fluffing the insides with a fork to create a perfect texture.



Add a generous pat of butter to each sweet potato, enhancing its natural sweetness with a salty contrast. Finish off with a sprinkle of brown sugar for a touch of caramelized goodness.



Serve these beauties hot and enjoy!

Try our Smoked Loaded Baked Potatoes too!

Traeger Smoked Sweet Potatoes


Can I smoke sweet potatoes on any type of smoker?

Yes, you can use any smoker. The key is to maintain a consistent temperature and allow the sweet potatoes to smoke until tender.

How long do I need to smoke the sweet potatoes?

Smoking time can vary, but generally, it takes 1-2 hours at 225°F. The sweet potatoes are done when a skewer inserted into them goes in without resistance.

Can I add other seasonings to the sweet potatoes?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite herbs and spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, or even a little cayenne pepper can add an exciting twist.

Try our Smoked Sweet Potato Casserole too!

Traeger Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Serve this with…

With Grilled Meats: Pair these smoked sweet potatoes with your favorite grilled meats like tomahawk steak, pork chops, chicken thighs, lamb chops, or venison chops!

Alongside a Fresh Salad: Serve them with a fresh green salad for a balanced and satisfying meal.

Traeger Smoked Sweet Potatoes

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Yield: 4 servings

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Traeger Smoked Sweet Potatoes

This simple delicious side dish recipe features smoked sweet potatoes! A pat of butter, a sprinkle of salt, and a little brown sugar makes these so amazing! Try them today!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided


  1. Preheat the smoker to 225°F.
  2. Prep the sweet potatoes by washing well, drying with a paper towel, rubbing with oil, and then sprinkle with a little salt.
  3. Place onto the grill and let smoke for 1-2 hours, or until a skewer inserted into the sweet potato goes in without resistance.
  4. Remove from the grill and slice down the middle.
  5. Fluff with a fork.
  6. Add a pat of butter inside each sweet potato. Sprinkle with a little salt and the brown sugar.
  7. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 662mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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