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sweet potato mash

Smoky Grilled Sweet Potato Mash

by | Published Dec 14, 2018 | Last updated Nov 5, 2021 | 0 comments

Prep Time5 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time50 minsYields1 Serving
Grilled sweet potatoes pick up a nice rich caramel flavor from all of the natural sugars they contain. This version of sweet potato mash is inspired by the classic, though sickly sweet, sweet potato casserole. The pecan BBQ rub brings the nutty element so many of these casseroles are topped with. This is a perfect side to be served with either meat or fish during the holiday season.
sweet potato mash
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 8 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g7%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg4%
Sodium 293mg13%
Potassium 20mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 58g20%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 34g
Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 456%
Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 22%
Iron 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Preheat grill to medium heat or about 400f. We used a pellet grill for ease and the addition of smoke flavor.


Place the cut potatoes on a platter face up. Spray with Duck Fat and season well with pecan rub.


Place on GrillGrates flesh side down and allow to cook for about 20 minutes turning 90 degrees once. Keep an eye that the flesh does not become too dark or begin to burn. If so, lower the heat of your grill. Flip the sweet potatoes to the skin side and cook until the flesh is soft.


Remove from grill to a pan.


While the sweet potatoes are still hot squeeze or spoon the flesh from the skin into a bowl and discard the skin.


Add the half and half and butter along with some additional pecan rub seasoning and some fresh crack black pepper.


Mash the sweet potatoes with a large fork or potato masher. Check seasoning and adjust to taste.


Will hold for a long period of time in a warm oven if made ahead. Will reheat nicely as well.


 4 pounds of sweet potatoes- cut in half. Try to find ones of similar size.
 Pecan Flavored BBQ Rub- we like Meat Church Deez Nuts or Heath Riles Pecan Rub
 1/2 cup half and half
 3/4 stick unsalted butter


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