Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

This Hasselback Sweet Potatoes post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor. 

Tender, melt-in-your-mouth Hasselback Sweet Potatoes smothered with Garlic Herb Butter look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are every day easy!  

While these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes look impressive, the only skill required is slicing and stirring in order to make them!   Serve them with sour cream, goat cheese or melt Gouda in between the slices for extra decadence! 

These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

All special occasions require some sort of potatoes because they are one of the best foods on. the. planet.  From my Potatoes Au Gratin with Bacon to my Company Mashed Potatoes, to my Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes, I have a hard time choosing which potatoes to serve and it just got more difficult with these deceptively gourmet melt in your mouth Hasselback Sweet Potatoes.  You need them in your culinary back pocket.  They not only are company beautiful but boast a crispy outside and soft, creamy inside and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

How to Make Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

While these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes look impressive, the only skill required is slicing and stirring in order to make them!  Are you ready?

  • First, choose narrow sweet potatoes (I buy the garnet yams) that are uniform in size and scrub them clean.  Pat dry and place on a cutting board.  If they are super wobbly, you can take a small slice off the bottom to create a flat sweet potato bottom – no one will ever notice!
  • Next, slice the potatoes into 1/8” slices without slicing all the way through the potato – you will want to leave about ½ inch of the potato intact on the bottom.   Try and make the slices as uniform as possible as this will ensure more even cooking, but don’t stress too much about it.
  • Next, add your potatoes to a lightly greased, foil lined pan.
These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 
  • Now, what takes these sweet potatoes from good to AMAZING – the Garlic Herb Butter!  To make, whisk together melted butter, olive oil, freshly minced garlic, parsley, chives, thyme, rosemary, paprika, salt, pepper and nutmeg.  It’s a few ingredients but all you do is dump and whisk for a super quick, super delectable butter bath (can we just pause and reflect on the beauty that is a butter bath?!!)  that creates a dynamic, balanced medley of flavors to infuse your potatoes through and through.
These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 
  • Brush this butter over the potatoes, including in between the slices. You don’t have to be too meticulous about getting in between the slices because the potatoes bake for 40 minutes and then we will brush with butter again.  After the 40 minutes, the potato slices are much easier to fan so you can smother the butter in every nook and cranny at that point.
These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 
  • Bake for another 10-20 minutes or until the potatoes are super tender in the center with a nice crispy outside.  There will be some Garlic Herb Butter that has a has accumulated at the bottom of the pan that you will want to drink – but instead, slather it all over your Hasselback Sweet Potatoes and either top with Goat Cheese (my fav!) or sour cream or both!
These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 

Garnish with fresh parsley and chives if you desire and your ordinary sweet potato has just become Hasselback Sweet Potatoes and the star of the night!

These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 

Tips and Tricks for Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

  • My grocery store calls sweet potatoes garnet yams.  So look for garnet yams or your sweet potatoes might actually be white inside!
  • Purchase sweet potatoes that are uniform in sizes so they cook evenly.
  • Scrub the outsides of the potatoes clean because guests are more than likely eating the skins – we don’t want any grit in their teeth.
  • Pat the potatoes very dry after washing or the skins won’t get as crispy.
  • Don’t slice the potatoes all the way through the potato.  Some people like to lay their potato in between chopsticks which will prevent you from slicing all the way through the potato.
  • Try and make the slices as uniform as possible as this will ensure more even cooking.
  • After the potatoes are cooked, you can add slices of Gouda or your favorite cheese on top of the Hasselback Sweet Potatoes and bake until melted for extra decadence.

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These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 

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These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Garlic Herb Butter

These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth and bursting with garlic herb, butter flavor!  They look wonderfully gourmet for holidays and special occasions but are everyday easy! 
Servings: 4 potatoes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes/garnet yams

Herb Butter

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 TBS EACH finely chopped fresh parsley, fresh chives (or 1 tsp. EACH dried)
  • 1 tsp EACH finely chopped fresh rosemary, fresh thyme (or heaping ¼ tsp EACH dried)
  • 1/2 tsp EACH paprika, salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch ground nutmeg

Optional

  • 8 ounces regular or smoked Gouda cheese thinly sliced

Toppings

  • sour cream
  • Herb Goat Cheese
  • green onions

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Wash and dry potatoes. Make a series of 1/8-inch slices along the top of each potato, stopping ½ inch from the bottom so you don’t slice all the way through the potatoes.
  • Stir together all of the Herb Butter ingredients. Brush the potatoes all over (including the bottoms), and in between the slices with HALF of the Butter. You don’t have to be too thorough in between the slices at this point.
  • Bake sweet potatoes on prepared baking sheet for 40 minutes then remove from oven. Reheat butter if necessary then brush all of the remaining Butter all over sweet potatoes, including in between slices.
  • Return to oven and bake another 10-20 minutes OR until the center potato slices are very tender. Brush sweet potatoes with any of the butter that has accumulated at the bottom of the pan. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Sour Cream or Herb Goat Cheese or see Gouda option below.
  • Optional: When potatoes are fully cooked, remove from oven and distribute Gouda evenly in between every few potato slices. Return potatoes to oven and cook just until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes more.

Notes

Tips and Tricks for Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

  • My grocery store calls sweet potatoes garnet yams.  So look for garnet yams or your sweet potatoes might actually be white inside!
  • Purchase sweet potatoes that are uniform in sizes so they cook evenly.
  • Scrub the outsides of the potatoes clean because guests are more than likely eating the skins – we don’t want any grit in their teeth.
  • Pat the potatoes very dry after washing or the skins won’t get as crispy.
  • Don’t slice the potatoes all the way through the potato.  Some people like to lay their potato in between chopsticks which will prevent you from slicing all the way through the potato.
  • Try and make the slices as uniform as possible as this will ensure more even cooking.
  • After the potatoes are cooked, you can add slices of Gouda or your favorite cheese on top of the Hasselback Sweet Potatoes and bake until melted for extra decadence.

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2 Comments

  1. Kelly says

    I want to make everything you post Jen! These potatoes look and sound amazing and I am definitely going to try it with the gouda – LOVE gouda! Can’t wait! Thanks for what is certain to be another winning recipe!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much for your kind comment Kelly! I’m excited for you to try these with Gouda as well – Gouda makes everything better! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

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