Sweet potatoes are the ultimate fall vegetable, they’re so versatile whether they’re used in savory, salty or sweet recipes. These Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Goat Cheese & Hot Honey are all three! Once you’ve grilled sweet potatoes, you’ll never go back to oven fried or sheet pan sweet potatoes. The natural sweetness of the sweet potato paired with the char from the grill is a match made in heaven. This recipe calls for hot honey, which is exactly what it sounds like. When it first hits your tastebuds, it’ll taste sweet just like regular honey. Then, there’s a surprise kick that comes from the chili peppers that give the honey its name. The added sweetness from the honey plays into highlighting the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes and pairs amazingly with the slight saltiness of the goat cheese.
The grocery list.
- Sweet potatoes – The most versatile fall vegetable, you can make these savory, salty or sweet!
- Olive oil – Tossing your sweet potato wedges in a little bit of olive oil before grilling them will give them a delicious crispy outside, while the inside will remain tender.
- Mike’s Hot Honey – I never would’ve thought hot honey would become a pantry staple, but now I can’t live without it!
- Goat cheese – Who needs salt on their fries when they have goat cheese??
Preheat the Traeger (or whatever grill you’re using) to 450°F.
You don’t want to slice your sweet potatoes too small. I peeled my sweet potatoes and cut them into wedges roughly 1 inch thick. You can leave the skin on your sweet potatoes if you’d prefer to do so, they’ll still taste great! Make sure your wedges are somewhat flat on at least one side so they can grill nicely. I wanna see those grill marks!
On a large baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil. Your sweet potatoes won’t be on the baking sheet for long, though. They’re going directly onto the grill grates!
Lay the sweet potato wedges directly on the grill grates of the heated grill. Grill for 15 minutes. Flip each wedge and grill for an additional 10 minutes.
Remove the wedges from the grill and place them on a serving platter or right onto your plate. Drizzle them with hot honey and top with goat cheese.
Creating bold flavor combos.
A naturally sweet veg.
A naturally sweet vegetable may sound a little funky to you. The idea of drizzling honey over your veggies might scare you. Spicy honey possibly freaks you out a little bit. I get it! But I’m here to experiment with flavors and then share my delicious discoveries with you! Life is too short for anyone to be a picky eater. Be adventurous with food, it’s more fun! Sometimes, strange food combinations are what end up tasting the best, like these Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Goat Cheese & Hot Honey.
Each recipe I create starts as an idea. Sometimes I’ll eat something and think “Ooh, this would taste great with this added ingredient,” or I’ll take a classic recipe or flavor combination and alter it in some way.
For this recipe, I began with sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes are currently in season, so I knew I wanted to make something with them. Sweet potato fries are notoriously delicious, I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to make a recipe for them. If you’ve been following along for a while, you probably know how much I love my Traeger grill. Rather than oven fry them as I normally would, I decided to try something different and put the sweet potato wedges on the grill.
Layering the flavor.
After the delicious result I got from grilling the sweet potato wedges, I knew I wanted to share it with you all! However, I wanted to add some flavors. Usually when making flavor combinations, I start by trying to elevate the key flavors of the dish using additional ingredients. In this case, sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, so I thought honey would be a great addition. Hot honey has been one of my favorite pantry items lately, so I used that. Rather than salting the fries, I wanted to add a salty ingredient. Honey tastes great with salty cheeses like goat cheese, so I thought some crumbly cheese on top would taste good. I was right!
Cooking and baking are all about experimentation and trying something new! Sometimes you need to try some strange combos in order to discover some of the best bold flavor mixtures.
Looking for more recipes with bold flavor combos?
Here are a few to try:
Smoke & Fire Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs and Basil
Chicken Marbella with Apricots & Olives
Nectarine & Edamame Couscous Salad w/ Smoked Almonds & Pickled Shallots
Lastly, if you make this Grilled Sweet Potato Fries with Goat Cheese & Hot Honey recipe, be sure to leave a comment! Above all, I love to hear from ya’ll and do my best to respond to every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of your dayyyummm good recreations is my favorite!
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- 4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” thick wedges
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons mike’s hot honey
- 4 ounces goat cheese
- Preheat the Traeger to 450°F.
- On a large baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with olive oil. Lay the sweet potato wedges directly on the grill grates of the heated grill. Grill for 15 minutes. Flip each wedge and grill for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove the wedges from the grill, drizzle with hot honey and top with goat cheese.
If the heat from the hot honey is too much for you, use regular honey.