Smoked Loaded Sweet Potatoes

This smoked loaded sweet potatoes recipe takes traditional marshmallow sweet potato casserole and turns it into an individual, delectable holiday side dish!

For years we’ve sat at the Thanksgiving table filled with turkey and all the trimmings. One of the most memorable side dishes is the marshmallow sweet potato casserole. Some of us loved it, some of us didn’t. However, our smoked sweet potatoes take this traditional holiday staple to a whole new level. These sweet potatoes are smoked then topped with a delicious butter spice mixture and marshmallows at the end of cooking time. The hint of smoke sets this dish apart from its predecessor! What’s even better? They are the perfect individual portion! The key is finding the right sweet potato, and we recommend using either jewel or garnet varieties for this recipe.

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Smoked Loaded Sweet Potato Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes, medium-sized
  • Olive or vegetable oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Powdered ginger
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Mini marshmallows
  • 1 large disposable aluminum pan or smoker friendly metal sheet pan

How to make Smoked Loaded Sweet Potatoes:

  1. Preheat smoker or grill for 275 degrees F.
  2. Wash and gently scrub sweet potatoes under lukewarm water—dry well with paper towels.
  3. Lightly puncture the peels with a fork. Coat each potato will oil and salt.
  4. Place sweet potatoes into your grill or smoker, close the lid, and cook for 1 1/2-2 hours, or until they are fork-tender.
  5. Remove potatoes from the grill and place them onto a large cutting board. Increase the heat of your grill or smoker to 475 degrees F.
  6. Combine softened butter with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  7. Slit each sweet potato down the center lengthwise. Avoid cutting them all the way through. Use the above picture as a guide.
sweet potatoes

Filling and Broiling:

  1. Scoop equal portions of butter mixture into each smoked sweet potato, and top with 1/4 cup of mini marshmallows.
  2. Arrange sweet potatoes into a large smoker safe pan, marshmallow side up. 
  3. Once your smoker (or grill) has reached 475 degrees F, place the pan with the sweet potatoes on the grill grates. Close the lid and broil them for 3-5 minutes, or until the marshmallows have browned and softened. 
  4. You can also broil the smoked sweet potatoes using your oven.
  5. Remove your smoked loaded sweet potatoes from the smoker and let them stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Rewarm in a 350-degree oven.

Oven Method:

  1. Set your oven to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Follow steps 1-3 in the “How to make Smoked Loaded Sweet Potatoes section.”
  3. Place the sweet potatoes into a baking dish, and bake for 40 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  4. Remove them from the oven and set your oven to broil.
  5. Make slits in the center of the sweet potatoes. Combine butter ingredients.
  6. Scoop equal portions of butter mixture into each sweet potato, and top with 1/4 cup of mini marshmallows.
  7. Arrange sweet potatoes into a large baking sheet, marshmallow side up. 
  8. Broil for 3-5 minutes.
Smoked Loaded Sweet Potatoes

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Smoked Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Smoked Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Love that Sweet Potato Casserole with the marshmallows? Hate it? This is that idea perfected. You really have to try these smoked loaded sweet potatoes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ, American Food
Keyword: loaded sweet potatoes, smoked sweet potato casserole, smoked sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened (not melted)
  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 large disposable aluminum pan or smoker friendly metal sheet pan

Instructions

  • Preheat smoker or grill for 275 degrees F.
  • Wash and gently scrub sweet potatoes under lukewarm water—dry well with paper towels.
  • Lightly puncture the peels with a fork. Coat each potato will oil and salt.
  • Place sweet potatoes into your grill or smoker, close the lid, and cook for 1 1/2-2 hours, or until they are fork-tender.
  • Remove potatoes from the grill and place them onto a large cutting board. Increase the heat of your grill or smoker to 475 degrees F.
  • Combine softened butter with brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  • Slit each sweet potato down the center lengthwise. Avoid cutting them all the way through. Use the above picture as a guide.
  • Scoop equal portions of butter mixture into each sweet potato, and top with 1/4 cup of mini marshmallows.
  • Arrange sweet potatoes into a large smoker safe pan, marshmallow side up.
  • Once your smoker (or grill) has reached 475 degrees F, place the pan with the sweet potatoes on the grill grates. Close the lid and broil them for 3-5 minutes, or until the marshmallows have browned and softened.
  • You can also broil the smoked sweet potatoes using your oven.
  • Remove your smoked loaded sweet potatoes from the smoker and let them stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Rewarm in a 350-degree oven. See notes for oven method!

Notes

Oven Method:
  1. Set your oven to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Follow steps 1-3 in the “How to make Smoked Loaded Sweet Potatoes section.”
  3. Place the sweet potatoes into a baking dish, and bake for 40 minutes, or until fork-tender.
  4. Remove them from the oven and set your oven to broil.
  5. Make slits in the center of the sweet potatoes. Combine butter ingredients.
  6. Scoop equal portions of butter mixture into each sweet potato, and top with 1/4 cup of mini marshmallows.
  7. Arrange sweet potatoes into a large baking sheet, marshmallow side up. 
  8. Broil for 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1316mg | Potassium: 802mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 32088IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg

Smoked Loaded Sweet Potatoes

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