Grilled Sweet Potato Planks

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Fire up the grill! You’ll love this recipe for Grilled Sweet Potato Planks.

This post for Grilled Sweet Potato Planks is sponsored by Wada Farms  

Hands up if you are excited about grilling season! Cookouts bring people together and grilled food is some of the most delicious. And dining outside is just more fun! We love grilling vegetables and that includes sweet potatoes. Grilling brings out the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes. Grilled Sweet Potato Planks pair well with just about any grilled meat. Serve them alongside grilled chicken, burgers, or salmon.

Did you know that out of all vegetables, sweet potatoes rank number one in nutrition according to the Center for Science and Public Interest (CSPI)? Sweet potatoes are a great source of Vitamin C, vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and iron. They contain carotenoids (powerful antioxidants) that help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging. And because they slowly release their sugars, they don’t spike blood sugar which helps you keep a balanced level of energy. Grilled Sweet Potato Planks are a nutritious side item you can feel good about putting in your body.

Learn more about sweet potatoes from the experts at Wada Farms. 

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Grilled Sweet Potato Planks


  • 5 large sweet potatoes washed and peeled
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Wash and peel sweet potatoes and cut into planks.
  • Use a pastry brush to cover sweet potato planks in canola oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with thyme.
  • Grill planks at 450 degrees fahrenheit. Cook for 10-15 minutes, flipping half way through. Remove from grill when planks are tender.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, On the Grill
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If the weather isn’t cooperating, you can make these grilled sweet potato planks on an indoor grill pan. Cook on high. They’ll be just as delicious!

What’s your favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes? Have you tried them grilled? Let us know in the comments below.

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Grilled Sweet Potato Planks

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Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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