Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter & Maple is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party! This delicious side dish wows a crowd every time! Even non-sweet potato eaters will fall in love with this recipe. Make a great gluten-free side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other holiday meal!
My family and I eat sweet potatoes A LOT!!!! My kids were not big fans until I started playing around with different ways to make them. This method was a big hit in our house.
Believe me when I say that these Hasselback Sweet Potatoes are going to be your new favorite go-to side dish! Baking sweet potatoes is a simple and delicious way to savor your favorite spud… Not only are they healthier, but they are just tastier.
Unbelievably versatile, hasselback sweet potatoes can be served with absolutely anything — as a side or as a main on their own. Crispy on the outside and fork-tender on the inside. Chicken, meat, seafood, in a salad, or as a meal on their own. I love the phrase that “Turn it up a Notch” from Emeril because this is what we are going to do…. BROWN BUTTER…. BAMM!!!! – Just turned it up.
Hasselback sweet potatoes may be new to you… but I can tell you. It will be your new favorite way to bake your sweet potatoes.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter
This recipe may sound fancy or complicated, but it totally is not. The technique is simple, the potatoes are sliced two-thirds of the way through, seasoned with browned butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar, and then baked for 30 minutes. The result is potatoes that are tender on the inside and slightly crisp on the outside.
The perfect addition to your weeknight meal or special holiday meal. These are Hasselback potatoes baked and are a great vegan option.
It is all about the prep work
Cutting the sweet potato into that beautiful Hasselback flare is going to be the toughest part of the recipe. Try and make the slices as uniform as possible, as this will ensure more even cooking, but don’t stress too much about it.
What I like to do is take two wooden spoons, lining their handles up at the base of the potatoes (vertically). It will keep the potatoes stable. Cut through the potatoes until you reach the handles.
If you are unsure of yourself and plan to make a bunch of these yummy potatoes, there are also Hasselback Potato Prep Kits. These kits offer an easy place to put the potato while you slice them. Either are a great idea.
Press your brown sugar and seasoning into each slice so the flavor really soaks in for an amazing taste in every single bite.
Brown butter is a great addition, as it really offers the rich flavor you are looking for. This takes just a few minutes and will give you a resulting Hasselback Sweet Potatoes dish that everyone will rave over.
Add these to a casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through and soft. This is an easy and delicious choice. These potatoes could also serve as a replacement for your traditional holiday sweet potato dishes! A new spin on an old favorite is always a great addition to your holiday meals.
Optional – Sprinkle with Brown Sugar for some added sweetness. Add this to your sweet potato just before serving. You can also add some additional topping such as goat cheese or the classic sour cream. Personally, these are pretty terrific on their own.
- Purchase sweet potatoes that are uniform in sizes so they cook evenly.
- If your potatoes are too wobbly think about slicing off the bottom to make it more uniform. Believe me, no one will notice and it will keep your fingers safe.
- Pat the potatoes dry after washing or the skins won’t get as crispy. You can even leave them on the counter for a few minutes after patting dry to make sure they are completely dry.
- Try and make the slices as uniform as possible as this will ensure more even cooking.
- When browning the butter, stay nearby as it can quickly go from brown to burnt in a matter of seconds.
Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter Recipe
Make our delicious Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter & Maple as a great side to your favorite grilled chicken, to be served by itself for lunch, or as a side dish for your holiday meals. Potatoes are sliced hasselback style, covered in brown butter, and roasted to perfection. Served with all of your favorite toppings, this recipe is a crowd-pleasing side dish for any gathering!
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 3 tablespoons butter, real is best
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional) - Add just before serving
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (we used real, you can use what you like)
- Pinch salt & pepper
- Olive oil
- Slice the sweet potatoes 3/4 of the way through, with each slice about 1/4-1/2" apart. Place on a sheet pan.
- Drizzle with Olive oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake on 425 for 30 minutes (for large potatoes, adjust the time to 15 minutes for small, thin potatoes)
- While the potato bakes, heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the butter and let it melt down. As the butter cooks, it will become a darker color. Once the butter is a nice amber color, remove from heat.
- Remove the potato from the oven, pour the brown butter and the maple syrup all over so it drips between the slices. Reduce the oven to 350, bake until potato is fork tender.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g