Grilled sweet potato packets make the easiest and healthiest side dish for any BBQ, party, or weeknight meal. Minimal clean-up is a big plus!
I’m pretty sure I could start every blog post with, “I had planned to do ABC, but then XYZ happened.” My grand plan or post before sharing these grilled sweet potato packets was to do a recipe round-up of some of my favorite grilling recipes to kick-off Memorial Day weekend. You know what? I’ve already done that post! And I’m thinking my latest grilled pork chops with lemony dill sauce would fit nicely in the post as well. Since I’m one step ahead of myself [for once], I’ll go ahead and share one of my NEW favorite side dishes for warm weather: grilled sweet potato packets.
I’m usually making lemon orzo and asparagus salad or Italian pasta salad during the spring and summer months, I forgot how tasty a THREE-INGREDIENT side dish is, especially when grilled alongside the main dish!
While I’m certain you could season these grilled sweet potato packets with any of your favorite sweet potato seasonings [S&P works great too!], I tried mine with McCormick Hamburger Seasoning. There’s just about every flavor but the kitchen sink in the bottle, and it seems to have just the right spice mixture for anything grilled- not just hamburgers.
Want to know the BEST part about this recipe for grilled sweet potato packets? Minimal clean-up. I repeat. Minimal clean-up. There’s also something to be said about any potato cut into “fry” form. Can you guess a certain trio who just about devoured the entire packet?!
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon hamburger or steak seasoning
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
- 1 large sheet heavy duty aluminum foil
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Add oil, seasoning, and potatoes to large bowl. Toss to coat evenly.
- Place sweet potatoes in center of foil. Bring up sides of foil. Double fold top and ends to make a packet.
- Grill over medium-high heat 35-40 minutes, turning packet over halfway through.
I don’t think there’s anything else to be said here, except to enjoy a safe and tasty holiday weekend!