Hasselback potatoes are the perfect way to elevate a simple spud. They look complicated to make, but all you need is a knife and 2 wooden spoons. Place one spoon handle on either side of the potato and cut through it.
The spoon handles will prevent you from cutting all the way through the potato, creating the classic Hasselback look.
This cooking style was first demonstrated in Hasselbacken, a restaurant in Stockholm. This is where the name comes from. We have rounded up some of the best Hasselback sweet potato recipes online so that you can experiment with ease.
What are the health benefits of sweet potatoes?
Sweet potatoes are fairly high in fiber, especially when they are left unpeeled. This is integral to the healthy operation of your digestive system and prevents constipation. Fiber can also help to stabilize your blood sugar levels.
Sweet potatoes are also very high in antioxidants. These help to protect the cells of your body against harmful free radicals, which are believed to cause cancer.
Studies have shown that the antioxidants in sweet potatoes can help to promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, such as Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. These reduce your risk of developing IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and infectious diarrhea.
The orange color of sweet potatoes comes from the high levels of beta-carotene contained within the tuber. This is converted to Vitamin A in the body and plays a vital role in the formation of the receptors in the eyes used to detect light.
Vitamin A is also vital to the maintenance of a healthy immune system and healthy mucous membranes, particularly those that line your gut.
This recipe from Cafe Delites is perfect for those garlic lovers among us. The garlic butter you make incorporates lemon, thyme and rosemary to give the potato an elevated flavor profile.
The lemon and herb flavors make this potato a perfect accompaniment to roasted chicken. The flavors are very versatile, meaning that whatever you serve it with, the meal will be showstopping.
This recipe comes from BBC Good Food. The potatoes are coated in a paste made from smoky chipotle, before being baked with lime and cilantro.
These sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for any meal. We recommend serving them alongside some tofu tacos, inspiration for which can be found here.
This recipe only needs 10 minutes of prep time and an hour to bake, making it super simple to create. The hardest part is slicing the potatoes!
These sweet potatoes from Evolving Table take the name to a whole new level. Once you have sliced through them, the potato flesh is doused in butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. All you need to do after this is to throw them in the oven and allow them to caramelize.
Once out of the oven, sprinkle over a little more brown sugar and some chopped pecans. This is a gluten-free recipe that can be adapted for vegans too.
Name a more iconic duo than maple syrup and bacon, we’ll wait. This recipe from Betty Crocker is the perfect way to pimp out your sweet potato, that everyone will love. Butter and fresh thyme are added to the potatoes to round out the flavor profile.
These potatoes are microwaved for 5 minutes to make them easier to slice. Once coated in your flavor mix, they are cooked for 50 to 65 minutes until tender.
This recipe from Eating Well is another take on a sweet, sweet potato. The hasselback technique allows the exterior to be crispy while the center is soft and tender.
For this recipe all you will need are sweet potatoes, oil, salt, mini marshmallows, butter, and fresh sage.
The potatoes are sliced and baked for an hour and a quarter before marshmallows are pushed in between the slices. The potatoes are put back in the oven for under 5 minutes to finish off the dish.
These potatoes are perfect for the cheese lovers among us. The recipe from Real Simple is a breeze to follow. All you need to do is slice your potatoes and brush with a mixture of melted butter and fresh thyme.
The potatoes are baked at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for just under an hour. Grated Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses are then stuffed in between the slices and the potatoes are returned to the oven for 5 minutes.
This recipe from Southern Living is a unique take on Hasselback potatoes. This makes a fresh alternative to the classic sweet potato casserole served at Thanksgiving. For the best results with this recipe, you should choose potatoes that are approximately equal in size, shape, and weight.
The potatoes are sliced and parboiled before being arranged to mimic the appearance of Hasselback potatoes. These are then cooked in a creamy brown sugar sauce. After this a hazelnut sauce is made and poured over the top of the casserole before baking.
This recipe from Blissful Basil is a vibrant and delicious take on the Hasselback potato. It is both visually appealing and full of flavour. The recipe will take you through how to create a garlic-flavored avocado aioli to perfectly complement the sweetness of the potato.
They are then topped with chopped fresh chives, cilantro leaves, and pomegranate arils. This is a simple dish, that will blow any dinner guests away.
These potatoes from Gimme Some Oven are a spicy and decadent spin on Hasselback potatoes. They are simply baked, and the flavor comes from the toppings. The author recommends topping the cooked potatoes with a combination of cheddar and blue cheeses, sliced scallions, and lashings of buffalo sauce.
This sweet potato casserole from Goodie God Mother falls somewhere between a Hasselback potato and potatoes au gratin. The potatoes are doused in a creamy, ranch inspired sauce.
It is super simple, requiring only 5 ingredients to make. These are potatoes, heavy cream, grated cheese, ranch dressing mix, and a garlic clove.
These potatoes are creamy, salty, rich, and indulgent. The recipe comes from I’m Bored, Let’s Go. The flavor profile is inspired by Spanish tapas.
To make this dish the potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven. The chorizo is sliced and fried off, before the eggs are cooked in your favorite manner. When the potatoes are cooked, simply push the chorizo between the slices of the potato and lay your egg on the top.
This potato recipe is from Pass the Sushi. This is a great spin on the classic Hasselback potato, and is ideal for kids. The pizza flavors will come through strongly, and the only limit to the toppings is your imagination.
This is a great choice for people suffering from celiac disease, or who may have an allergy or intolerance to gluten. The recipe uses white potatoes, but this would work perfectly for sweet potatoes too.