Kyoto Style Sweet Potatoes with Miso

Cook Time

35 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

10 mins




TT Black Peppercorns, Ground

3 tbsp Butter

3 tbsp Coconut Oil

1/2 tbsp Ginger, Fresh Grated

TT Kosher Salt

1 Miso Soup Packet

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 cup Red Onion, minced

2 Scallions, sliced

4 Sweet Potatoes, scrubbed, halved

Cooking Instructions

Add unexpected, yet delicious flavor to your sweet potatoes with these Roasted Kyoto-Style Sweet Potatoes with Miso. A key ingredient in Japanese cooking, miso is a cultured mixture of soybeans, grain, and salt that is fermented until it takes on a savory umami flavor profile. The sweet potatoes are roasted until tender, then topped with a flavorful pan sauce of caramelized ginger, scallions and miso that perfectly balances the sweetness of the potatoes.  

Wood Pellet Recommendation 

The nutty flavors of Pecan Hardwood make our Georgia Pecan Hardwood Pellets a great choice for this recipe.  

  1. Fire up your Louisiana Grills pellet grill and preheat grill to 425° F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium-high heat.
  2. Drizzle sweet potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer potatoes to preheated grill and place directly on grill grates over indirect heat. Cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat butter and coconut oil in a sauce pot over low heat. Add onion and ginger, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until onion begins to brown. Remove from heat, whisk in the contents of miso soup packet, and pour into a glass jar to slightly cool.
  4. After 30 minutes, transfer sweet potatoes back to a metal sheet tray, then open the sear slide. Grill sweet potatoes (4 at a time) flesh side down for 1 minute, then remove from grill.
  5. Using a fork, pierce the flesh of the sweet potatoes then spoon miso-coconut-butter over the top of each half. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with scallions. Serve hot.

Special Tools

  • Metal Sheet Tray
  • Sauce Pot


If you can find them, try this recipe with Japanese Sweet Potatoes.

Diet Info

  • Flexible Dieting