These smoked sweet potatoes are simple, sweet and so delicious. No smoker? No problem. You can roast them, too! They’re healthy and nutritious without losing an ounce of flavor. So, go ahead. Take a big bite of of these delicious spuds. You can’t go wrong!
I’m a big fan of sweet potatoes. They’re nature’s cookie, if you ask me. I love roasting them, but this time, my husband got to them first and put them in the smoker. And I’m not sorry he did.
Smoked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
This was inspired by my candied sweet potatoes recipe on this site and pairs well with this amazing smoked beef rib recipe. I wanted to get all the great flavor of sweet potatoes without all the sugar that comes with candied sweet potatoes. These smoked babies fit the bill.
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make these sweet potatoes, and all of them are kitchen staples.
- Sweet potatoes
- Olive oil
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
How To Smoke Sweet Potatoes
With an ingredient list so short, you probably think this is an easy recipe. Well, you’re right! It doesn’t take much to make these delicious sweet potatoes.
Step 1: Prep
Wash your sweet potatoes and cut them lengthwise into 1 ½-inch wedges. Measure out your ingredients.
Step 2: Coat the Potatoes
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss the potatoes to coat thoroughly.
Step 3: Smoke
Place the potato wedges on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in the same way you would for roasting them. Place the sheet in the smoker and smoke until the potatoes are tender when pricked with a fork.
Hint: When smoking the potatoes don’t check them until they’re almost done. You don’t want to let out the heat and smoke!
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this smoked sweet potatoes recipe.
- Brown Sugar – You can use brown sugar in place of white sugar.
- No Salt – If you’re watching your sodium intake, feel free to omit the salt.
Want to personalize this smoked sweet potatoes recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Spicy – Add some chili pepper flakes for a little heat. It’s a great counterpoint to the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.
- Allspice – For even more fall flavor, add a bit of allspice to the mixture.
- Savory – For a savory version, omit the sugar and spices. Then, toss with olive oil, salt, basil, and rosemary.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy these air fryer roasted new potatoes.
A recipe this easy doesn’t require much in the way of equipment. You’ll only need a few basic things to cook these up.
- Measuring spoons
- Cutting board
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
These sweet potato wedges will last for three to five days in the refrigerator and up to three months in the freezer.
Although this recipe is incredibly simple, I have a couple of tips to help you make these the best sweet potato wedges ever.
- If you’re smoking your wedges, don’t open the smoker until you’re ready to check for doneness. You’ll keep the heat even and all that smoky goodness inside the smoker.
- If you have a smoker/grill combo, you can grill these wedges at first to get nice grill marks and then finish them by smoking.
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Do you have questions about smoked sweet potatoes? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this smoked sweet potatoes recipe.
These will last for three to five days in the refrigerator or up to three months in the freezer.
Let them cool completely, then spread them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze them for about an hour. Then, place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
Set them on the counter until defrosted.
Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees until heated through.
These potato wedges are a delicious hand-held dessert treat that are perfect for any meal.
Smoked Sweet Potatoes
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Smoked Sweet Potatoes
- 2 pounds small sweet potatoes unpeeled, cut lengthwise into 1 ½-inch wedges
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- pinch ground nutmeg
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- Combine seasonings and stir until blended.
- Coat wedges with oil and then thoroughly with seasoning mix. Reserve 2 teaspoons of seasoning mix to sprinkle on potatoes as soon as removed from smoker.
- Place in foil pan in preheated, 200 degree smoker.
- Smoke for about 3 hours, until the sweet potatoes were tender when pricked with a fork.
- Serve and Enjoy!