1 Potato, 2 Potato, Sweet Potato, 4…

My Yanni is an awesome cook and an EXCEPTIONAL grill master! When it comes to the grill, he’s in charge… Yes honey, I said it out loud,

“You’re in charge of the grill”.

I bow down to you almighty grill master… you can do no wrong on the grill…you are my big strong grill master, I am so lucky to have thee.

O.k. enough said. (did I lay it on a bit too to thick?)

All joking aside, he really is phenomenal when it comes to his grill. (And it’s a good thing too, because he switched to a charcoal grill last year, and I couldn’t start the blasted thing if my life depended on it. )

About two summers ago or so, My Yanni came up with this delicious Spicy Sweet Potato recipe and it’s been a show stopper ever since! Wait until you see how easy and fun it is! (unless you have to start a charcoal grill of course).

You’ll need sweet potatoes (as many as you think will happily fill the bellies of all involved in eating them). We used 4, which makes one potato per person, ( 1 potato, 2 potato, 3 potato….4) Make sure to have enough… I’m just sayin’ they really are grilldillyicious and everyone will be wanting their fair share!

Grab a cutting board a bowl, and a sharp knife.

Next, slice the sweet potatoes into 1 inch rounds (I would like to take this moment to thank My Yanni for not only this recipe, but also his willingness to be my hand model and slicer).


Thank you to My Yanni, my grill master and now hand model and slicer.

Now grab some extra virgin olive oil, coarse salt (which is hiding down inside that cute little milk glass ramekin that was not filled to the top for this photo) and some cayenne pepper.

Slather the olive oil all over those sweet potatoes, and shake a generous amount of cayenne pepper and a pinch or two of salt.

Again, thanks to My  Yanni for his tireless efforts in assisting me as my hand model and oh yes, my almighty grill master. And cayenne pepper shaker.

The sweet potatoes should look something like this moments before they meet the grill.

Note: and your dog should look something like that…all “who me?” in the distance waiting for a morsel of yummyness to fall to the ground.

Place the sweet potatoes on the grill and let them cook about 10 minutes on each side until they get beautiful and puffy…

two words that don’t sound nearly as pleasant when used in a sentence that describes myself however.

The end result should look something like this…

gorgeous crispy, salty, spicy on the outside and sweet tender melt in your mouth on the inside.

So whaddaya waiting for?



Here’s the fun and easy recipe, no “grill master” abilities necessary!

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

You’ll need:

  • Sweet potatoes (about 1 per person)
  • olive oil
  • course salt
  • cayenne pepper

Slice potatoes in to 1 inch rounds, mix with enough olive oil to generously coat each slice. Sprinkle some cayenne generously (I like it hot) all over the slices and throw in a few pinches of salt.

Place slices on a hot grill, cook 10 minutes on each side, until they develop gorgeous grill marks and look slightly puffy.


Also, if you’re looking for other grill recipes, check out  Our Homeschool Home!


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  1. These sound SO delicious! They will definitely be on my list for grilling this year. Although, I may need to borrow your “grillmaster”, as neither my husband nor I have the gift of grill. 😀
    Cute post! So glad I stopped by….

  2. Hi Sara!
    I’m so glad you stopped by! Thanks!! The sweet potatoes really are easy, and if you have a gas grill all the better! …no gift of grill is needed although I could perhaps see if mine is willing to be “borrowed” 🙂

  3. I’m so into sweet potatoes now, Wenderly. Now I’ll try them on the grill with cayenne pepper. Thanks! P.S. Hello to the Hand Model.

  4. And they WERE yummy!!!!!!!!!!! (My sista was nice enough to send me home with some when I stopped by Sat!–do you deliver?!?!)

  5. These look delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to On the Grill!

    Your Yanni did an excellent job as hand model, slicer, cayenne pepper shaker, and go to guy for the grill!

    • Robyn,
      Thanks so much! I’m excited about “On the Grill” so fun!
      I’ll be sure to pass on the compliments to My Yanni too! 🙂

    • Emily,
      Honestly, they are not too spicy at all! Just try a few shakes, or you don’t even have to use the cayenne if you don’t want to!
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  6. Oh these sound SOOOO yummy!! we LOVE sweet potatoes and we love to grill…..so I’m definitely going to try this!!

    Oh, congrats on winning “Grill Master” over at Robyn’s this week!!

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