Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter So quick and easy. We loved them, even the kids. Great for Father's Day or a BBQ

Grilling season is among us. I am ever so happy about it. Sure grilled food tastes delicious and is easily made healthy, but truth be told, the real reason I love grilling season is that my husband does the grilling. That is right. I can prep the food then relax while he does the actual grilling. When we have friends over for a BBQ, all the men end up hanging around the grill admiring the hunks of meat, talking about whatever men talk about while grilling. While the ladies can sit enjoying a sip of a cocktail.

Does it happen like that at your house? When it comes to BBQ parties, I like to max out on food that can be grilled. That means not just grilling the meat, but grilling the sides and the veggies too.  I am one smart cookie, and know I can have the sides prepped before hand. It is almost like an afternoon off.

For this BBQ, I headed to Walmart to pick up everything we would need. Kingsford Charcoal for the grill. Love that Kingsford has been around for 100 years. That means it is tried and true. The brickets are made of natural ingredients and real wood. In addition, the charcoal is smoking hot and ready to go in 15 minutes; plus it has a long burn time so we can use less and spend money on the food. Thank goodness I can find some deals at Walmart to feed our party guests.

So quick and easy. We loved them, even the kids. Great for Father's Day or a BBQ #ad

I was going to make a potato salad, but I saw the sweet potatoes while I was at Walmart and thought that would be a nice change. Forget the gloppy potato salad, a nice garlicky, grilled sweet potatoes are the ticket. In addition I picked up some zucchini to throw on the grill too. I almost forget the plates and napkins and had to get out of line to go back for them. Boo hoo.  I especially don’t like that. At least I left with everything I needed and a few things I did not.

You can easily put together the Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter  in the morning. They can stay in the fridge until it is time to grill them. That will give you more time to work on getting the table set, drinks ready and if you are me running around like your head is cut off cleaning the house! I really don’t like that job. With this in mind, I love to serve the food in containers I can store leftovers in. That means I have less dishes to do at the end.

I pop the Grilled Garlic Butter Sweet Potatoes into a pretty bowl to serve. Then when we are done I use Glad Press’n Seal over the top to store the leftovers. I particularyly love that I know it seals, and I do not have to hunt for some containers with matching lids. Usually I never seem to have matching lids. Plus it seals tighter than foil or plastic wrap so the food stays fresher. Thank goodness it is BPA free. That means I can even pop it into the microwave the next day to warm up the potatoes. Moreover I love leftovers after a party. As I am always too tired to cook the next day.


Ready, set, grill! Invite your friends over and have a fun BBQ. Be sure to put Grilled Garlic Butter Sweet Potatoes on the menu. Don’t forget your Kingsford Charcoal and Glad Press’n Seal too.

So quick and easy. We loved them, even the kids. Great for Father's Day or a BBQ #ad

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So quick and easy. We loved them, even the kids. Great for Father's Day or a BBQ #ad

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 130 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 11/2 tbsp grape seed oil
  • 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes chopped into 1” pieces
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper


  1. Preheat grill on medium-high heat.
  2. Place butter, oil and garlic in a large microwave safe bowl, and cook on high for 30 seconds, or until butter melts.
  3. Add potatoes, salt and pepper mixing well.
  4. Spray a large piece of foil with non-stick spray.
  5. Add potatoes to the center and fold up tightly.
  6. Grill for 10 minutes. Turn over and cook for another 10 minutes. If not done, turn over again and cook for another 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 5 Weight Watcher smart points

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,


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So quick and easy. We loved them, even the kids. Great for Father's Day or a BBQ #ad

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford Charcoal and Glad . The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. Christie--we love our charcoal grill and we love sweet potatoes. Let the grilling begin!
  2. YES! Bring on grilling season! Your bbqs sound a whole lot like bbqs at our place! And this sounds so tasty!
  3. This is really calling my name! My mom used to grill sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter, and I always loved them. The garlic butter combo sounds fabulous!
  4. I'd love this as a side dish but, gotta be honest, I'd probably have it for a quick lunch or dinner as well :D Love sweet potatoes and this recipe sounds so simple and flavorful!
    • Carol Farrell says
      These would be perfect for a quick lunch too. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers bring them along.
  5. Easy side dish but so good and flavorful perfect for grilling season =)
  6. Sometimes I think I could live on sweet potatoes! These look so good!
  7. in my homeland where I grew up, mostly we make this sweet potato as sweet snack or breakfast by simply steamed it (my grandma did it). But I'd like to try something deliciously different like yours here. Looks awesome!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Citra, It is very common to make a sweet dish out of sweet potatoes, but I love making it savory.
  8. Yum, I can't think of a tastier combo than sweet potatoes and garlic butter! This sounds delish. Grilling is so much fun (we call it barbecuing in Australia) - but same goes: All the men gather around the BBQ like you said, talking about whatever they talk about, while the ladies run around getting everything else together. Love your idea of serving the sides in containers you can use to store them in later, brilliant for saving time AND dishes (because yuck, who wants to do them after an awesome afternoon with friends!).
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Laura, I would love to go to Australia for some barbecuing. Yum. Funny how some things are the same no matter where you live.
  9. I'm going camping this weekend at the beach and I'm currently making our menu...these will definitely make an appearance!


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