These grilled sweet potato fries are the perfect side dish for any summer cookout! They’re sweet, savory, and are gluten-free, paleo, and AIP-friendly.


Sweet potato fries grilled and served on a plate

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potato fries are a popular side dish for any cookout, but have you ever tried grilling them?! Even better are marinated grilled sweet potato fries! Grilled fries are easy to make and save time if you’re already making other proteins and vegetables on the grill.

These grilled sweet potato fries are made with a maple syrup marinade which adds the perfect caramelization and flavor for a sweet and savory BBQ cookout side dish.

Ingredients Needed for Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

For the fries

  • Sweet potato. You could use the orange or white varieties for this.
  • Maple syrup. I always recommend using Grade A pure maple syrup with no additives.
  • Apple cider vinegar.
  • Avocado oil.
  • Fresh chives.
  • Seasoning mix. Combine garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper and paprika (omit these for AIP).

For the optional dip

  • Coconut yogurt. Culina is my favorite brand to use.
  • Garlic powder.
  • Fresh chives.

How to make Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

  • Prepare the grill. Preheat the grill (or grill pan) on medium heat.
  • Prep the potatoes. Wash and scrub the sweet potato well, and slice it into thin fries about 1/4″ in diameter.
  • Coat the potatoes in the marinade. Add the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and seasonings to a bowl and combine. Add the sweet potato fries to the bowl and toss to combine until fully coated.
  • Grill the fries. Brush the fries and the grill surface with avocado oil and place the fries onto the grill. Grill on each side for about 7-8 minutes or until cooked through and crisp.
  • Add toppings and enjoy! Remove from the grill, top with fresh chives and serve with optional dip.

Sweet potato fries grilled and served on a plate

What can you serve these fries with?

These fries pair perfectly with main dishes like these

What other dips can you use for these?

You can serve with any dip of your choice like an aioli, ketchup (I like to use this AIP ketchup), ranch, mustard… whatever you like/tolerate!

Can you make these ahead of time?

These are definitely best made and enjoyed the same day.

Can you cook these another way than the grill?

With the marinade, I’m not sure these fries would cook the same in the oven or air fryer. I haven’t tried it though!

Sweet potato fries grilled and served on a plate

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Grilled Sweet Potato Fries


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 tsp paprika (omit for AIP)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp fresh chives

Optional dip

  • 1/4 cup coconut yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fresh chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill (or grill pan) on medium heat.
  2. Wash and scrub the sweet potato well, and slice it into fries about 1/4″ in diameter.
  3. Add the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and seasonings to a bowl and combine. Add the sweet potato fries to the bowl and toss to combine until fully coated.
  4. Brush the fries and the grill surface with avocado oil and place the fries onto the grill. Grill on each side for about 7-8 minutes or until cooked through and crisp.
  5. Remove from the grill and serve topped with chives with a dip.

Notes

All nutritional facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Grill

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 185
  • Fat: 9.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1.3g