Emerging from the heart of Scandinavian cuisine, Hasselback Sweet Potatoes offer an innovative twist to the conventional ways of enjoying this nutritious vegetable. Named after the Stockholm restaurant where they were first served, Hasselback potatoes boast a unique presentation that is both visually pleasing and gastronomically satisfying.
Elevating Traditional Hasselback Potatoes with Sweet Potatoes
This particular recipe takes the traditional Hasselback potato and elevates it with the natural sweetness and vibrant color of sweet potatoes, creating a dish that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.
The ingredients are simple: sweet potatoes, olive oil, garlic, fresh rosemary and black pepper. Yet, when combined and cooked with care, they transform into an exquisite side dish that will make any meal special.
The Art of Cooking Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
The process involves slicing the sweet potatoes into thin, even segments, careful not to cut all the way through, resulting in a beautiful fan-like appearance once baked. The olive oil mixture, infused with minced garlic and chopped rosemary, is brushed onto the potatoes, seeping into the slits, ensuring every bite is bursting with flavor.
With a total cooking time of one hour, this recipe is categorized as moderately easy, making it perfect for both novice cooks and seasoned chefs. The end result is a dish that’s crisp on the outside, tender and sweet on the inside, and packed full of flavors from the garlic, rosemary and pepper.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes offer a wonderful surprise in every slice – a side dish that is sure to impress. This recipe stands out not only for its delightful taste but also for the element of novelty it brings to the conventional roster of potato dishes. It’s a testament to how simple ingredients and a touch of creativity can turn an everyday vegetable into an extraordinary dish.
Customizing Your Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
One of the best things about the Hasselback Sweet Potatoes recipe is its versatility. You can easily customize it to fit your dietary preferences or just to experiment with new flavors. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
After baking, top your sweet potatoes with some shredded cheese. Cheddar, mozzarella or even blue cheese could work. Return them to the oven until the cheese has melted into a golden, bubbling layer.
If you enjoy a bit of heat, add some finely chopped chili peppers or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the olive oil mixture before brushing it onto the potatoes.
Rosemary isn’t the only herb that pairs well with sweet potatoes. Try using fresh thyme, sage or even a mix of your favorite herbs to create different flavor profiles.
Sweet and Savory
For a sweet and savory version, consider adding a drizzle of maple syrup or honey over the sweet potatoes in the last 15 minutes of baking.
Turn your Hasselback Sweet Potatoes into a meal by loading them up with black beans, corn, diced avocado, and sour cream or Greek yogurt.
Have fun with it and make this recipe your own! Enjoy the process and savor the results. Be sure to check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for more add-in information and inspiration.
Calories per Serving: 119
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 1 Extra
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut 1/8-inch thick slices along each potato, slicing 2/3 of the way through. Be sure to not cut all the way through the potato.
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic, rosemary and black pepper. Brush half of the mixture over the potatoes, getting in between the slices.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the potatoes and brush again with the remaining olive oil mixture.
- Bake for another 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft.