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Grilled Sweet Potato Casserole

Grilled Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious side dish to add to any holiday menu. Sweet potatoes are easy to grill right alongside your main dish and then mashed with butter and brown sugar, topped with bacon and pecans.

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Sweet potato casserole doesn’t have to be smothered in marshmallows to be delicious. Serve this bacon topped sweet potato casserole with grilled ham, grilled turkey or grilled pork chops.

Spoonful of sweet potatoes topped with bacon and pecans.

Baked sweet potatoes are so simple to make and can be topped with butter and served plain but if you want to step up your holiday side dish game, this simple casserole is the way to go.

Ingredients Needed

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Pecans

Step By Step Instructions

Spiral ham on a pellet grill with potatoes.

  • Scrub the sweet potatoes and pat dry. Pierce with a fork.
  • Place on a pellet grill or over indirect fire on a charcoal grill. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until tender.

Grilled whole sweet potatoes on a slate.

  • Remove from grill.

Bowl of diced sweet potatoes.

  • Peel the potatoes and dice the sweet potatoes in an oven safe dish or cast iron skillet.

Bowl of chopped sweet potatoes with brown sugar & butter.

  • Mix melted butter, brown sugar, smoked paprika and salt into the sweet potatoes. Bowl of coarsely mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Mashing until desired consistency.

Bowl of sweet potato casserole with bacon and pecans.

  • Chop the cooked bacon and pecans and sprinkle over the top.
  • Return to the grill or oven for 30 minutes until heated through.

Bowl of sweet potato casserole.

  • Keep warm until serving.

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftover sweet potato casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Reheat in a pan over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

More Holiday Side Dishes on the Grill

Smoked Chicken and Dressing on the grill is the most delicious version of dressing or stuffing that we’ve ever tried. Once you try it, you may never go back to the oven version.

Smoked Green Bean Casserole is made with a homemade mushroom cream sauce that is to die for! Add the crispy french fried onions for a family favorite side.

Stuffed Onions make an elegant side dish for any holiday meal. Sweet onions stuffed with bacon, cheese and herbs.

Potatoes au Gratin are cheesy and delicious. Layers of potatoes with butter, herbs, spices and cheese that pairs perfectly with ham, turkey or beef.

Smoked Mac and Cheese is crazy delicious. Homestyle mac and cheese topped with crispy bacon gets a smoky flavor when cooked on the grill.

Spoon of sweet potato casserole.

If you are planning your next holiday menu or celebration dinner, add this easy Grilled Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe to the menu. It is so simple to make and has amazing layers of flavor and textures.

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Spoonful of sweet potato casserole in a bowl.
Yield: 6 servings

Grilled Sweet Potato Casserole

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Grilled Sweet Potato Casserole is a delicious side dish to add to any holiday menu. Sweet potatoes are easy to grill right alongside your main dish and then mashed with butter and brown sugar, topped with bacon and pecans.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Scrub sweet potatoes and dry well. Prick with a fork.
  2. Grill over indirect fire at about 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, until potatoes yield when gently squeezed.
  3. Remove from grill. Peel the potatoes, dice and place in an oven safe dish or cast iron skillet.
  4. Add butter, brown sugar, smoked paprika and salt. Mash the sweet potatoes until they reach desired consistency. Whip with a mixer if preferred.
  5. Top with bacon and pecans.
  6. Return to the grill or oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  7. Keep warm until serving.

Notes

Store leftover sweet potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Reheat in a pan over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

Double recipe as needed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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