Smoked Sweet Potato On the Traeger Ironwood XL

Smoked Sweet Potato On the Traeger Ironwood XL


Are you looking for a fun, innovative way to get your sweet potatoes in? If so, you’ll want to bookmark my Smoked Sweet Potato recipe. Sweet potatoes are great on their own, but they take on a whole new flavor profile when smoked on the Traeger Ironwood XL.

This recipe uses two of my new glazes to create a sweet, syrupy topping. Add a dash of Heath Riles BBQ Pecan Rub for one mind-blowing result. This is a great last-minute side dish for family dinners, but it also makes a mouth-watering snack! Give it a try next time you’ve got some extra sweeties lying around. 

Simple Smoked Sweet Potato | Heath Riles BBQ

If you’re into meal prep, you’ll want to add this simple recipe to your arsenal. Smoke your potatoes alongside some chicken breast, steak, pork chops, or even a roast for easy, healthy meals all week. Without further ado, here’s how to make Smoked Sweet Potatoes. 

The Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make a Simple Smoked Sweet Potato. 

  • Sweet potatoes. Baked Russet potatoes are great, but sometimes you want something sweeter! Choose your favorite type of sweet potato. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even use purple sweet potatoes!
  • Avocado oil. A little oil ensures the sweet potatoes smoke evenly and get the perfect crisp skin. Feel free to substitute your favorite oil, such as olive or coconut oil. 
  • Heath Riles BBQ Brown Sugar Honey Habanero BBQ Glaze. This delicious glaze combines cozy brown sugar and honey notes with the zestiness of habanero peppers. It’s a great addition to your ribs, roasts, and more! 
  • Heath Riles BBQ Maple Honey Habanero BBQ Glaze. If you’re a huge fan of maple and honey, I’ve got you covered with my latest glazes. This glaze may seem sweet as pie, but it features a surprising hint of heat. You can use it with your favorite barbecue sauce or on its own. 
  • Heath Riles BBQ Pecan Rub. My pecan rub boasts a savory base with a nutty finish. Bonus: This rub is allergy-friendly as it doesn’t contain real nuts. You can use it on steaks, burgers, ribs, roasts, or veggies. 

The Smoker Setup

Here’s the main equipment I used for this recipe. More of my grilling favorites can be found in the Equipment and Tools section. 

  • Pellet grill/smoker. I cooked these Smoked Sweet Potatoes on the Traeger Ironwood XL. This pit is incredible because you can use it to grill or smoke. The Traeger Ironwood XL has many excellent features, like a pellet sensor, a super smoke button, and easy transportation. 

If you cook large quantities of food, you can’t go wrong with the Traeger Ironwood XL. It’s roomy without taking up your entire patio and ultra-durable, lasting for years!

  • Charcoal. I stoked the pit with Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets. I love this brand because you get clean smoke with no fillers. It gives the steak a rich, deep flavor that tastes authentic. This charcoal burns hot and fast!

The Process for Making a Smoked Sweet Potato

You can find a detailed demonstration of this recipe within the video and recipe card. For now, here’s a quick rundown of how I pulled these delicious Smoked Sweet Potatoes together. 

The Results

The Smoked Sweet Potatoes came off the pit with a deliciously crisp skin. The inside was perfectly mealy and infused with deep, rich smoke.

Storing Leftover Smoked Sweet Potatoes

You can store leftover Smoked Sweet Potatoes in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to six months. You can dice leftover Smoked Sweet Potatoes and add them to quiche, burritos, salads, and more.

Equipment and Tools

Traeger Ironwood XL, Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets, cast iron pan, cutting board, heavy-duty aluminum foil, aluminum pan. 

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