Traeger Smoked Sweet Potatoes

You’ll love this Traeger smoked sweet potatoes recipe; it’s a delicious yet simple side dish for a weeknight meal or big weekend cookout!  

What could be better than fluffy orange potatoes covered in butter and chives with a smoky flavor? I find that these sweet potatoes are the perfect side for chicken, brisket, and more; they are usually the first side to get eaten!

What You Will Love About Sweet Potatoes on the Traeger

I love cooking these sweet potatoes not matter what time of the year, summer cookouts, cozy winter nights.They made will make a perfect side dish for any protein your cooking and they are loaded with nutrients. I also love how fluffy they end up after smoking them, plus they are affordable for all budgets.

Shopping List

  • Sweet Potatoes of similar sizes
  • Butter
  • Your favorite BBQ Rub
  • Toppings of choice 

How to make Smoked Sweet Potatoes on your Traeger grill

Step 1 – Prep and Season

Set your Traeger to 250°F and close the lid.

Scrub, wash and dry the potatoes. Pierce with a fork 5-6 times around the diameter. The holes will allow steam to escape and prevent the potatoes from exploding. For more consistent cooking, try to find potatoes of a similar size.

Place your sweet potatoes in a bowl and drizzle them in olive oil, then season them with salt and pepper.

Step 2 – Smoke

Once you’ve prepped and seasoned your sweet potatoes, you can simply place them on your grill.

Let them cook on the for about for about 2-3 hours, or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Step 3 – Serve

Once you think they are done, remove them from the smoker. Slice the tops open, load up with desired toppings, and serve and enjoy!

Cook Time/How Long to Cook

The ideal internal temperature for sweet potatoes is cooking them at 250°F for two-three hours. This results in fluffy sweet potatoes.

What Type of Wood/Pellets to Use

For potatoes, we recommend using a more subtle flavor of pellets, something like maple, apple, or cherry these are enhances the natural sweetness of the potatoes.

What to Serve Them With

If I smoke sweet potatoes I try to pick some mains that cook at the same temperature. Since I am cooking at 250°F, there are quite a few proteins we can pair these with, such as my Pit Boss Tri Tip, Traeger smoked pork belly, or my juicy smoked chicken thighs.

Since these proteins take a while to cook, just throw the potatoes on with an hour left of their cooking time. You could also cook your sweet potatoes with a Traeger brisket. Just cook them low and slow, and test the texture of the potatoes to see if they are cooked.

If you’re looking for more side dishes to pair with your sweet potatoes why not try these smoked onion bombs, Traeger smoked cornbread or this Traeger smoked bacon mac and cheese, you could just pick a few sides to serve as a whole meal.

Topping Ideas

You can stretch your imagination here. Go light, or turn the side into the main meal. To get you started, here are a couple of ideas for toppings:

  • Butter, chives, salt, and pepper: This is the classic combination I made, as you can see from the picture below.
  • Salsa, guacamole, and sour cream, topped with grated cheese.
  • Scrambled egg, spicy sauce, grated cheese, and chopped fresh chives.
  • Olives, pepperoni, capsicum, and salsa.
  • Mince or lentils with Greek yogurt, corn, and lime juice.

For a sweet twist, try:

  • Almond butter, berries, granola, and toasted coconut.
  • Berries and ricotta sprinkled with cinnamon and orange zest.

Traeger Sweet Potatoes

These Traeger baked sweet potatoes is such a simple dish that packs a powerful flavor punch and goes well with anything you else have on the smoker or grill!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, grill
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 6

Equipment

  • Traeger Grill

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Potatoes of similar sizes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Set your Traeger to 250°F and close the lid.
  • Scrub, wash and dry the potatoes. Pierce with a fork 5-6 times, the holes will allow steam to escape and prevent the potatoes from exploding. For more consistent cooking, try to find potatoes of a similar size.
  • Place your sweet potatoes in a bowl and drizzle them in olive oil, then season them with salt and pepper.
  • Once you’ve prepped and seasoned your sweet potatoes, you can simply place them on your grill.
  • Let them cook on the for about for about 2-3 hours, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Once they are fork tender, remove them from the smoker. Slice the tops open, load up with desired toppings, and serve and enjoy!

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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