These gorgeous hasselback sweet potatoes taste as good as they look! These delicious oven-baked sweet potatoes are super healthy, and the hasselback accordion-style slices presentation is stunning!
Sweet potatoes are a staple of a healthy diet. They are naturally sweet, yet surprisingly healthier than regular white potatoes. Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, and also have much fewer carbs than white potatoes, making sweet potatoes a perfect choice for people on a low-carb diet.
These yummy hasselback sweet potatoes are a perfect way to enjoy sweet potatoes and all their health benefits! In this easy and yummy recipe, the potatoes are sliced hasselback (accordion) style, seasoned with olive oil, sweetened with maple syrup and baked in the oven to perfection. Baked hassleback sweet potatoes are as delicious as they are nutritious!
This recipe works for all diets – gluten-free, low-carb and Paleo. Maple syrup is a natural sweetener than actually has nutritional value, so it’s considered allowed food for most Paleo diet followers. If you’d like to cut the carbs even further, feel free to cut maple syrup to 1 tbsp or omit it altogether, as sweet potatoes are naturally sweet – using the maple syrup is totally up to you!
If you never heard of hasselback potatoes, you are probably wondering – what in the world are these? Hasselback is the special way of slicing the potatoes, where the slices only go about 3/4 of the way through, so the bottom of the potato never gets cut and the slices stay connected. Hasselback potatoes are often called accordion potatoes -hasselback sliced potato looks like a fan or accordion, with all the slices visible, but yet they don’t come apart – so cool!
The presentation of the hasselback potatoes is extremely impressive. These sweet potatoes look so fancy, yet it only takes a couple of minutes to slice them with special secret way :) The accordion style is so eye catching, and this easy recipe is a perfect way to impress everyone with minimum effort!
Making hasselback baked sweet potatoes is extremely easy. Slice the sweet potatoes with a sharp knife the accordion style, brush with olive oil and maple syrup and put in the oven. After that, just relax – the oven does all the baking!
If you are wondering about the skin of the sweet potatoes, I always leave it on for this recipe. It’s perfectly safe to eat the sweet potato skin, it is thin and tastes great! Leaving the skin on means so much less work for you, plus hasselback sweet potatoes look dramatically better with the skin on!
- 4 sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 425F.
- Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
- Wash the potatoes and dry them thoroughly with a paper towel.
- Slice the potatoes ¾ of the way through (so the bottoms of the slices are still connected), each slice about ¼ inch apart from each other, so the sweet potatoes look like the ones on the photo.
- Drizzle olive oil and maple syrup over the potatoes, then brush it with a pastry brush, getting the oil and maple syrup into the slices.
- Put the hasselback sweet potatoes in the oven and bake for 50 minutes.