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posted November 11, 2019

Smoked Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Maple Butter

These Smoked Sweet Potatoes are easy to make and are topped with a delicious cinnamon maple butter! After one bite of these, you may never bake russet potatoes again. The extra sweet goodness from the sweet potatoes will have you scraping out every last bite.

tray on smoked sweet potatoes with dollops of maple cinnamon butter on each potato.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Smoking sweet potatoes are a delicious alternative to cooking up the same old baked potatoes. They also make a delicious option for special occasions, Sunday dinner, and Thanksgiving. I personally love these as a quick side for a weekend meal, as they require only 6 ingredients and they’re easy to make.

Smoked Whole Sweet Potato

Now, I’ve talked plenty about slicing sweet potatoes and then cooking them. Just check out my other posts on Grilled Sweet Potatoes (these guys are sliced and served with a tasty dipping sauce), Candied Sweet Potato Stacks (hello delicious Thanksgiving side!), and even my Smoked Potato Dog Chews (your canine friends will love these!), but a smoked whole sweet potato brings a whole new level of tastiness to your dinner.

Simply salting your sweet potato and sticking it on the smoker gives you the most amazing, soft, and beautifully steamed side for any meal you have planned.

whole salted smoked sweet potato on the grill.

How to Smoke Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes are extremely easy to smoke. No fancy footwork here, my friends. All you need is sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt, and smoke (oh and 3 ingredients for the maple cinnamon butter, but we’re still at less than 6 ingredients for these tasty taters!). So here’s how you’re gonna make some smoked sweet potato magic:

  1. Get the smoke going. Preheat your smoker (I cooked these using my Camp Chef SmokePro) at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prep the sweet potatoes. Wash and dry the sweet potatoes. Pierce them with a fork multiple times on each side. Rub olive oil all over the outside of the potatoes and season with coarse salt.
  3. Smoke! Place your sweet potatoes directly on the grill grates, close the lid, and smoke for around 2 hours. You can also determine doneness when the potatoes pierce evenly with a fork and have an internal temperature of 210 degrees F.
  4. Make the maple cinnamon butter. In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the butter (softened butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon).
  5. Enjoy! When the sweet potatoes have finished cooking, cut them open, fluff the insides, and top with a heaping spoonful of the maple cinnamon butter. Careful! These guys are going to be hot and extremely addictive.

How Long to Smoke Sweet Potatoes

It takes approximately 2 hours to smoke sweet potatoes. This time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your sweet potatoes and the consistency of the temperature on the smoker.

Your whole sweet potatoes are done when they all pierce easily and evenly with a fork. You can also pull out your trusty meat thermometer and pull these off the smoker when they have reached an internal temperature of 210 degrees F.

two smoked sweet potatoes each with a spoonful of maple cinnamon butter.

Other Thanksgiving Sides

Looking to make up the best Thanksgiving in the history of ever? These other Thanksgiving sides will help get you there. Combine that with my amazing Smoked Turkey recipe, and you’re in for an award-winning feast.

Smoked Turkey Gravy
Smoked Mashed Potatoes
Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Carrots

Smoked Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Follow the recipe below and let’s make something delicious! I’m all about helping you make better BBQ, feed the people you love, and become a BBQ hero. If you want to see more of my recipes, tips, and behind the scenes action, follow along on my social channels. You can find me on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube!

Two smoked sweet potatoes topped with maple cinnamon butter in a metal baking dish.

Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Susie Bulloch (
These Smoked Sweet Potatoes are easy to make and are topped with a delicious cinnamon maple butter! After one bite of these, you'll be completely hooked!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time : 10 mins
Cook Time : 2 hrs
Total Time : 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings : 6
Calories : 213kcal


  • 6 whole sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon salt

Maple Cinnamon Butter

  • 8 Tablespoons salted butter (softenend)
  • 4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees F.
  • Wash and dry your sweet potatoes. Pierce them with a fork on all sides. Drizzle with olive oil, and rub all over the skin of the sweet potatoes. Season the sweet potatoes on all sides with the salt.
  • Place the potatoes on the smoker, close the lid, and smoke for 2 hours, or until the potatoes pierce evenly with a fork. A perfectly cooked sweet potato will have an internal temperature of 210 degrees F. so aim for your potatoes to be between 205-215 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the salted butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes to a serving platter, split your potatoes open with a knife, fluff the insides with a fork, and top with a spoonful of the maple cinnamon butter.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 608IU | Calcium: 22mg
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