Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

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Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes are a pleasure at the dinner table. They are everything a roast potato should be, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. First served at the Hasselbacken Restaurant in Stockholm, these potatoes are a must-served when you have company and are out to impress. Usually made with regular potatoes, I was curious to see if Hasselback Sweet Potatoes would turn out just as gorgeous and tasty.

So far, I’ve made these Hasselback sweet potatoes three times with three different toppings. They have turned out beautifully each time. We do prefer the savory topping as a side dish but the sweet topping would work well for a snack or afternon tea. They may not have as crispy a texture as the regular potatoes but they are every bit as gorgeous and tasty!

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

This is a very simple recipe which uses only a handful of ingredients. The hardest part is to cut the potatoes cross-wise into 1/8 to ¼ inch intervals down low so that they fan out during roasting. The tendency is to cut the potato right through and that is not a good thing. One way to prevent that from happening is to place a pair of chopsticks on either side of the potato. This simple trick will save you from a lot of frustration. Please also be aware that sweet potatoes are much harder and firmer than their regular counterpart. So, do be careful when slicing them!

I did peel the sweet potatoes but the skin can be left on if desired. Just give them a good scrub before proceeding with the rest of the recipe.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes


  • 4 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • Savory Topping
  • 1 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fine corn flakes or bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • Sweet Topping
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp fine corn flakes or bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon


Combine either all savory or sweet topping ingredients in a bowl.

Peel sweet potatoes. Working with one potato at a time, cut a thin sliver lengthwise to keep potato flat on the work surface. Lay chopsticks on either side of potato. Cut potato cross-wise at 1/8 to ¼ inch intervals down to the chopsticks.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Place sweet potatoes on a baking tray. Brush with oil and roast for 40 minutes.

Remove sweet potatoes from oven and increase temperature to 425°F. Sprinkle with either sweet or savory topping over potatoes and return to oven for an additional 15 minutes.

Remove and serve immediately.


Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Shown in the picture below are the ones made with regular potatoes for our Christmas dinner last year. I mixed in some shredded cheddar cheese for the topping. They were delicious!

Hasselback Potatoes

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)


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61 Responses

  1. Anncoo says:

    Very creative Biren. I made hasselback potatoes before but not the sweet potatoes. I must give you a thumbs up for this!

  2. They look lovely.
    Gorgeous photos darlin’!

  3. Jeannie says:

    Oh my goodness but those potatoes do look very gorgeous and delicious! I am going to get myself some sweet potatoes and try this out! Yummy!

  4. Stella says:

    Oh Biren, what a good idea!!! You know, I always see hasselback potatoes and think they look so good. I’ve never tried them though, and the idea of doing the same to sweet potatoes didn’t even slightly creep into my mind. Which is weird, b/c things are always creeping around in there (smile)! Yummy, Lady:)

  5. Eftychia says:

    What a beautiful presentation. This dish is something else!

  6. What a great idea, using sweet potatoes! Oh, the sweet possibilities!! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Roxan says:

    Wow, Biren, what an ingenious dish! I know my friends would get a kick out of these. I love the twist you added by using sweet potato.

  8. That looks really quite impressive! I have never seen or tried something like this before, thanks for sharing, Biren :).

  9. Cherine says:

    I love Hasselback potatoes but never tried them with the sweet potatoes! Looks lovely!

  10. Jasmine says:

    OMG! is so creative! it look so DELICIOUS! (:

  11. Biren: These are gorgeous…both the sweet and savory looks delish to me. I have plans for some sweet potatoes I bought late last year…but I’m definitely trying these this weekend too! Love it. ;)

  12. Jill Colonna says:

    These are simply stunning! I just love these. We’re invited tonight for dinner at neighbours who could easily open a restaurant and I always panic, thinking; what on earth can I make to top this? You’ve given me an idea as one of the things, thank you! I shall go along thinking of your beautiful photos. Have a lovely weekend.

  13. wow this is very cool. it looks like it could be a worm in a Japanese bento box =)

  14. These are very pretty and sound super delicious too!

  15. I almost jumped for joy when I saw these potatoes – you have seriously outdone yourself, Biren :) WOW!!!

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  16. tigerfish says:

    I always thought that hasselback potatoes or sweet potatoes look beautiful – like a piece of art!

  17. LeQuan says:

    I love this idea, Biren! The presentation is fun and different. Such a simple potato, yet looks elegant. Loving the chopsticks trick as well. This is such a great substitution to fries. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  18. Pam says:

    They look great. I love hassleback potatoes and make them now and then but never with sweet potatoes. This is a must try with that great topping.

  19. These look delicious! And brilliant!!

  20. What a great idea and beautiful item to serve! Very impressive look! I adore sweet potatoes and this sounds and look fantastic!

  21. Michaela says:

    Yum! I made a savory version this winter and I loved the combination of garlic and sweet potato–we put a thin slice of garlic between every sliver of potato. I really like the idea of doing one with sweet toppings though. I’ll have to try this next time I’m craving sweet potatoes..

  22. Yuki Endo says:

    These look very appetizing, especially for cold days and nights!

  23. sophia says:

    I love hasselbacks!!! Never tried it with sweet potato though…YET. The savory topping sounds fabulous…Can I have a 100 of these?

  24. wow Those baked sweet potatoes are calling my name! Scrumptious!

  25. kristy says:

    My goodness Biren, you just tempted me to make some! Gosh, aren’t they look great in both shapes & colour. Simply splendid. Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend. Stay warm.
    Best regards, Kristy

  26. Joanne says:

    Oh these are beautiful. I love sweet potatoes just about way I can get em…and how I want em now is hasselbacked.

  27. So pretty! A simple and great recipe if you want to impress your guests =)

  28. Hyosun Ro says:

    These look so good. I know I will like both savory and sweet toppings. I will have to make these. Using chopsticks to cut them is a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.

  29. I have yet to make these. Every time I see them I’m reminded that I want to give them a try and then forget. I love your healthy version with the sweet potatoes. Wonderful!


  30. Mina Joshi says:

    These sweet potatoes look delicious!! Love the pictures!!

  31. Victoria says:

    These look fantastic! I love the idea of using sweet potatoes for these, because although I love potatoes, sweet potatoes really are so much better, haha! I’ve never actually made hasselback potatoes, but they look like so much fun, I should definitely try them :)

  32. Ok…why have I never thought of these before? Great idea! Yummy!

  33. Wow, these looks fabulous! Have never heard of hasselback potatoes or sweet potatoes before. Would really love to try this!

  34. Lea Ann says:

    I’ve never made these potatoes even with a regular old white potato. I’m with you, I like the sound of the savory seasoning over the sweet. Another bookmarked.

  35. Pachecopatty says:

    Another fun and creative recipe from you that I will have to try this week. I bake a lot of sweet potatoes, they’re one of my favorites but never thought of spicing them up this way. They look delicious and I like your trick with the chopsticks, will have to try this as well;-)

  36. Hi Biren- You have just made my day! Hasselback potatoes are the ultimate elegant and delicious potatoes. Never made it with sweet potatoes, and yours is so pretty, and inviting.
    Totally impressed by the way you made it. So lovely!
    Will make it with the sweet potatoes, next time.
    Thanks for sharing, my friend…have a wonderful Sunday!

  37. Faith says:

    Hasselback potatoes are one of my hubby’s favorites…next time he asks for them I’m going to use sweet potatoes! This looks amazing, Biren!

  38. Amy says:

    These look delicious! I am going to have to give this one a try, I love sweet potatoes!

  39. what an ingenious idea Biren. Love the pecan topping. Can’t wait to try them. thanks for sharing
    have a wonderful Sunday

  40. Julie M. says:

    Gorgeous Biren! I’m so American, I thought Hasselbeck potatoes were created by Elizabeth Hasselbeck. I love the idea of using sweet potatoes. It opens a whole new world of flavor combinations!

  41. MaryMoh says:

    Wow…these potatoes just look soooo beautiful. I love the sweet potatoe ones…my favourite. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you had a great weekend.

  42. Reeni says:

    Such gorgeous potatoes Biren! So tempting! I love both toppings!

  43. Laurel says:

    Oooh, delicious! And so fun! We’re featuring side dishes at the M&T Spotlight this week and I’d love for you to submit this. http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  44. These look so delicious and I love both topping choices…just gorgeous :)

  45. Hasselback potatoes are a favourite at our house, for Christmas dinner too!! My boys go nuts for them, but who can blame them? Sweet potatoes are a lovely substitute and goodness, look at that colour! Love how you used the chopsticks as a cutting guide :)

  46. Wow, this is beautiful and sounds tasty. I mentioned this page in my weekend links round-up of great food ideas. Thanks, Biren!

  47. heidi says:

    gorgeous,must try them! Went to your tea site-quick question-what brand of cookie cutters are the lemon cookies made from-that is soo cute?

    • Biren says:

      Hi Heidi! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. These are really fun to make. I hope you give them a try.

      Those are German cookie cutters from the Birkmann V.I.P. series.

  48. I love sweet potatoes!! What a great idea to turn them into hasselback sweet potatoes!!

  49. marilyn says:

    Clever idea with the chop sticks! I do this with regular potatoes and slivers of onion, seasoning, spices and drizzle of oil, wrap in tin foil, do on the BBQ or oven! Thanks for the recipe, I will be doing this version!

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