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White sweet potato with maple, butter and sesame.
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White Sweet Potatoes with Maple + Sesame

This is a recipe for grilled white sweet potatoes with butter, maple and sesame. Super easy, vegetarian and definitely not boring.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 159kcal
Cost $5



  • 2 white sweet potatoes large
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper


  • Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and cut into thick wedges as shown in the picture. Add the butter, maple and season generously with salt and pepper. Wrap with a double layer of tin foil.
    White sweet potatoes raw on foil with butter and salt.
  • Cook the sweet potatoes over medium heat for about 25-30 minutes or until soft when poked with a knife.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the tin foil and save the butter that's left over to finish the sweet potatoes later. Grill over high heat until nicely coloured on both sides (about 5-10 minutes).
    The grilled sweet potatoes without sesame.
  • Brush the finished sweet potatoes with the leftover butter/maple and sprinkle generously with sesame seeds. Share on a big plate. Enjoy
    White sweet potato with maple, butter and sesame.


It's a good idea to keep an eye on these potatoes while grilling. If the tin foil wrap is punctured, the butter will drain out onto the grill and may cause a flare up. Be careful when moving the tin foil package and try not to puncture it. 


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 9399IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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