Grilled Sweet Potato Slices

Grilled sweet potato slices are paired with a spicy, creamy sauce with a hint of smoke. Serve this easy grilled side dish alongside grilled chicken, steak or veggie burgers. (The sweet potato slices are also delicious without sauce or with store-bought condiments like chipotle mayo.)

Grilled Sweet Potato Slices
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs. total), peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds

  • ¾ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt

  • 1 large canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • Chopped fresh cilantro or scallions


  1. Preheat grill to medium. Combine oil, paprika, cumin and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; add sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Combine yogurt, chipotle, lime juice and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Place sweet potatoes on oiled grill rack (see Tip); grill, uncovered, until grill marks appear on both sides and the sweet potatoes are tender, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with cilantro (or scallions), if desired; serve with the chipotle sauce.


To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

206 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 206
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 21615IU 432%
Sodium 300mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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