Grilling just got a lot more tasty with my Southwest Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges recipe!
It’s a busy week for me. I just got back from Atlanta Monday and I’m heading to the Hammock Coast tomorrow for a few days off. I’ll be sharing more about the trip on Instagram Stories. Before we left last week I asked the Hubs to fire up the grill for me for an experiment. I seriously need to learn to turn on the thing myself… but that’s a story for another day. 🙂
I was hoping to figure out the best way to make delicious grilled sweet potato wedges. I love roasting veggies, but there is nothing like the grill on a beautiful, warm summer day.
Here’s how to make my Southwest Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges recipe…
I was pretty certain that if I stuck large wedges on the grill, they’d take forever to cook, so I decided to boil whole them first to start the cooking process. I then cut them into wedges and seasoned them with some of my favorite Southwest spices like chipotle powder and smoked paprika. If you don’t like spicy food you can skip the chipotle and use chili powder.
Boiling the potatoes first meant you only had to grill them for 5-10 minutes and it kept the consistency of the potato super moist.
To bring even more Southwest flavor I topped the wedges with cilantro!
My little sweet potato experiment was a total success. These delightful FIVE ingredient wedges are sure to be on our meal rotation for the rest of the summer.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Happy grilling!
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Southwest Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges recipe
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- Garnish: Fresh Cilantro
- In a large pot of water boil the potatoes whole for 10-15 minutes. The larger the potato, the longer the time.
- Preheat your grill to 400 degrees
- Once the potatoes are cool enough to cut, slice them into thin 1/3 inch wedges. Carefully toss the wedges in the olive oil. chipotle chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
- Grill the potatoes for 5-10 minutes, flipping once until the potatoes are tender.
- Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.
Thanks for stopping by today!
What’s your favorite thing to grill?