Smoked sweet potatoes are a delicious and easy way to add flavor and complexity to your meals. With their smoky, sweet taste and creamy texture, they will surely be a hit with everyone at the table.

It costs approximately $2.03 to make these sweet potatoes. The recipe costs about $0.50 per serving and makes four servings.

An overhead of three Smoked Sweet Potatoes that have been split open and filled with some butter and marshmallows.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Whether you need a unique main course or side for Thanksgiving or tonight’s dinner, these savory smoked sweet potatoes are a delicious update to the traditional dish. With just a dash of olive oil, black pepper, and salt, you’ll have four nutritious and filling servings of sweet potatoes in just two or so hours.

If your family loves sweet potatoes like mine, they’ll never again ask for “normal” sweet potatoes. I’ve perfected this recipe so you don’t waste time getting these Sweet Potatoes just right. 

What You’ll Love About A Smoked Sweet Potato:

  • Easy Preparation: With just ten minutes of prep time needed to make these sweet potatoes, this is a hands-off recipe where the Traeger does the work for you. 
  • Impressive Side Dish: This easy recipe will impress your guests. You will be the star of the show with these smoked sweet potatoes. 
  • Texture and Flavor: The sweet and creamy texture is infused with a smoky flavor that is simply irresistible. 
A close up of a split open sweet potato what was cooked in a smoker.

Ingredients and Estimated Cost

Per Serving Cost: $0.50

Recipe Cost: $2.03

  • 4 whole sweet potatoes – $1.77
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil – $0.24
  • 1 Tablespoon salt – $0.01
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper – $0.01

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in October 2023.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Smoke Sweet Potatoes

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat your smoker to 225-250°F.
  2. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes. Pierce the skins with a fork in several places.
  3. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil. Rub it all over the skin of the sweet potatoes, as well. 
  4. Season them on all sides with salt and black pepper.
  5. Smoke the sweet potatoes for 2 hours or until the potatoes can be pierced easily with a fork. (Aim for your potatoes to hit between 205-215°F. A perfectly cooked sweet potato will have an internal temperature of 210°F! Use a meat thermometer.)
  6. Remove the sweet potatoes from the smoker and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Cut them open with a knife and fluff the insides. 
  8. Finally, top them with your choice of toppings.

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Storage Tips

SERVE: As stated above, let the potatoes rest for 5-10 minutes after removing them from the smoker. Then they’re good to eat however you’d like them!

STORE: You can store smoked sweet potatoes like their unsmoked cooked counterparts. Use an airtight container to keep them in the fridge for up to five days.

FREEZE: Smoked sweet potatoes will stay fresh for about a year in the freezer. Again, use a freezer-safe, airtight container.

REHEAT: Use your oven or microwave to reheat any smoked sweet potatoes. You’ll want to do this in 30-second intervals to ensure they cook through all the way, but don’t become too rubbery!

Smoked Sweet Potatoes Recipe FAQs

How long does it take to make smoked sweet potatoes?

The prep time is only 10 minutes, and the smoking time is about 2 hours. For a smoker recipe, it flies by quickly.

How many servings does this recipe produce?

It makes four servings give or take. Portion sizes will cause this to vary, of course.

What other seasonings do you recommend for smoked sweet potatoes?

Besides just a simple salt and pepper seasoning, I enjoy adding from time to time some of the following:
●      Cajun seasoning
●      Garlic powder
●      Onion seasoning
●      Paprika
●      Brown sugar
●      Or chili powder

Three Smoked Sweet Potatoes on a platter.

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A close up overhead picture of a split open Smoked Sweet Potato that's made on a Traeger.
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Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Cost $ $2.03
Serving Cost $ $0.50
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
4 people
Transform meals with these Smoked Sweet Potatoes. They're smoky, creamy, and a surefire crowd-pleaser for flavor-packed meals.

Equipment

  • Smoker grill
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions

PREP SMOKER:

  • Preheat your smoker to 225-250° F.

PREP SWEET POTATOES:

  • Wash and dry sweet potatoes and pierce the skins with a fork in several places.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, and rub all over the skin of the sweet potatoes. Season them on all sides with salt and black pepper.

SMOKE SWEET POTATOES:

  • Place the sweet potatoes on the smoker, and smoke for 2 hours, or until the potatoes can be pierced with a fork.
  • Aim for your potatoes to be between 205-215° F. A perfectly cooked sweet potato will have an internal temperature of 210° F.

COOL AND SERVE:

  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the smoker and allow to rest and cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Cut them open with a knife and fluff the insides. Top with your choice of toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1869mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32065IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

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