Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

I have been watching a lot of Ally McBeal lately – do you remember that show?? I want Calista Flockhart’s lips, seriously. My sister and I decided to watch it again since we hadn’t seen it since we were kids. (seriously, Netflix it!) Well, that was almost two months ago and I’m four seasons in… this has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that I find myself saying things like “bygones”and hearing barry white. It’s hilarious.
Also, I realized this week that I’m totally the type of person who talks about fictional characters as if they are real people and I often find myself referring to other bloggers as “my friend” even though we have never met in real life. I’m weird, I know.
Now, about the food - Thanksgiving prep round 2 is in full swing - side dish style. Sweet potatoes have always been a favorite of mine – my mother tells me that I ate so many of them when I was a child I turned a little orange… or maybe she just thought I would turn orange? Either way, I loved sweet potatoes.
There are nights at our house when dinner doesn’t turn out, and microwaving a sweet potato ends up being dinner. Protein is probably better for you, but sweet potatoes are super foods, so I refuse to feel guilty!
Man, this post bounced around, are you still with me? Good.


Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


3 medium sweet potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
2 tablespoons craisins


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
Slice your sweet potatoes down to a square shape and slice thinly, place in ramekins and drizzle with olive oil. Then cut the butter into cubes and sprinkle across the four dishes.
Bake for about 45 minutes.
Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the brown sugar, craisins and pecans, cover with tinfoil and place back in the oven for 15 minutes


3 Responses to “Hasselback Sweet Potatoes”

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    Christina Main — October 17, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    1. I do the same thing- TV characters not only become real people, but they also become my friends!

    2. Your blog friends ARE YOUR FRIENDS! :) I for one, consider you a friend.


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    [email protected] — October 23, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    I just started watching Ally McBeal on Netflix, too! Soooo good. And I love hasselback sweet potatoes - your version looks perfect!

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    nicole — October 23, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    This might be one of the first things I make when I’m back in the kitchen!

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