Grilled Sweet Potato and Pepper Packs

What a colorful side dish! A touch of honey and a snip of chives are its flavorful partners.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
medium dark-orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
tablespoon honey
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cut 18x18-inch piece of heavy-duty foil; spray with cooking spray. Place sweet potatoes and bell pepper on center of foil.
  • 2 Mix butter, honey and seasoned salt in small bowl. Drizzle over potato mixture; stir to mix. Fold foil over vegetables so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  • 3 Cover and grill packet over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Place packet on serving platter. Cut large X across top of packet; unfold foil. Sprinkle with chives.

Expert Tips

For the best flavor, buy sweet potatoes that are dark orange in color. Because they don't store well, keep them in a cool, dry, dark place for up to one week. They shouldn’t be refrigerated.

For easy preparation, make these sweet potatoes in a disposable foil pan. Just cover with foil, then grill according to the recipe.

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant thought to reduce cancer risk.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
230%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.