Dirty Hasselback Baked Sweet Potatoes




These baked sweet potatoes are my go-to comfort food, when I want something that tastes decadent, don't have a lot of time or energy to cook and want something healthy and nutritious.



  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice a thin strip off one side of your sweet potato so that you have a flat surface on the bottom of the potato. Place the flat side on your cutting board. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice the potato, stopping near the bottom before you cut all the way through.
  2. Rub the sweet potato with olive oil, making sure you get the oil between the slices. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Bake until tender when pierced with a fork, about 40 - 45 minutes, but possibly longer depending on the potato.
  3.  Remove the potato from the oven and put a little butter between the slices. Shake a whole lot of cinnamon over the buttered sweet potato. Think in tablespoons and not teaspoons. 
  4. Garnish with a little chopped parsley if you like.


An option for these sweet potatoes is to drizzle a little honey over them after you have added the butter and cinnamon. 

Courses Breakfast, Lunch, Diiner

Cuisine New American

Recipe by Something New For Dinner at