Sweet potatoes and Fall just seem to go together! These Smoked Sweet Potatoes take your everyday sweet potato and bump up the flavor to 11! The creamy texture of the sweet potato filling with a hint of maple syrup and brown sugar is perfect. And when you add the smoky flavor, it really is almost magical!
Sweet potatoes are a fantastic side dish option any time of the year. But they are almost a must-have over the holidays. Whether you are serving Turkey or Ham at your holiday table, sweet potatoes are the perfect accompaniment!
Along with the traditional flavors, these smoked sweet potatoes have that added amped-up flavor from the smoker. These smoky sweet potatoes will be the hit of your next dinner!
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE Smoked Sweet Potatoes?
- Sweet potatoes
- Brown sugar
- Heavy cream
- Maple syrup
- Sea salt
- Vanilla extract
- Mini marshmallows
Pretty standard ingredients for any sweet potato recipe, but these aren’t your mother’s sweet potatoes!
HOW TO MAKE Smoked Sweet Potatoes
Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees F. While the smoker is warming up, prepare your sweet potatoes. Start by washing, drying, and poking each sweet potato with a fork 4-5 times. Be careful not to hit your fingers; it really hurts! Speaking from experience!
Next, brush the outside of the sweet potatoes with melted butter. Then rub each with brown sugar.
Once the smoker is preheated, place the sweet potatoes directly on the grill racks of your smoker. Smoke for about 2 hours or until the sweet potatoes are soft. I like to use hickory wood for smoking these sweet potatoes, but you could use any type of wood you like.
Remove the potatoes from the smoker and allow them to cool slightly until you can handle them. Slice each potato down the middle. Scoop out the potato into a bowl and leave about a 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch around the sides and bottom. Be careful not to break the skin of the potatoes.
To the sweet potato in the bowl, add butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, heavy cream, sea salt, and vanilla. Mix until well combined, then spoon the mixture into a piping bag with a large tip. Note: You can also spoon it into the sweet potato, but the piping bag makes it easier to fill the potatoes.
Next, top each sweet potato with a handful of mini marshmallows. Then place them on a baking sheet.
Increase the temperature of the smoker to 300 degrees F. Then place the baking sheet with the filled sweet potatoes back into the smoker. Continue to smoke for another 45 minutes or until the marshmallows are slightly toasted.
Serving Smoked Sweet Potatoes
You can pair these sweet potatoes with just about anything. They go well with both turkey and ham but also can be served as a side with other main courses.
If you are serving beef or pork, these sweet potatoes would be perfect as a smoky side dish. I have even served sweet potatoes as the main course for a vegetarian dinner.
We usually go vegetarian once a week in our house. You can add a salad or some grilled vegetables to complete your vegetarian meal!
Don’t worry about having any sweet potato leftovers from dinner. These smoky potatoes taste amazing when you reheat them the next day. They make the perfect lunch or snack.
Sweet potatoes are a staple in most holiday menus. These sweet potatoes are a nice change up from a casserole version, something different to present on the table.
Look at how wonderfully tasty that smoked sweet potato looks! Don’t you just love the light-toasted mini marshmallows on top?
And the filling, don’t forget the filling! All that butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup! If you love sweet potatoes, you owe it to yourself to make these.
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- 5 sweet potatoes
- ½ cup melted butter
- 3 tbsp brown sugar, divided
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Mini marshmallows
- Preheat the smoker to 250 degrees F. with the lid closed for 15 minutes.
- Wash, dry, and then pierce the potatoes with a fork several times. Brush with melted butter and rub with 2 tbsp of brown sugar.
- Place directly onto the smoker grates. Smoke for 2 hours. I use hickory to smoke these sweet potatoes, but you can use any wood you like.
- Remove potatoes and let cool. Increase the smoker temperature to 300 degrees F.
- Slice down the middle. Scoop the potato into a bowl. Leave ⅛” around the sides and bottom.
- Combine with remaining butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, heavy cream, sea salt, and vanilla extract and stir until well blended. Add into a piping bag and pipe into the potatoes.
- Top with marshmallows and place onto a baking sheet.
- Return to the smoker and smoke for 45 minutes.
If you don't have a piping bag, you can spoon the sweet potato mixture back into the sweet potatoes; just be careful not to break the shell.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 4gSugar: 25gProtein: 3g
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