Hassleback Baked Sweet Potato

Hassleback Sweet Potato Plate RS CC

Hassleback Baked Sweet Potato.

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Hassleback Baked Sweet Potato is so yummy and perfect to serve for a special occasion like a Christmas dinner. They do take a lot of baking time however to get the middle nice and soft, but if you put them into a slow roast such as my Easy Roast Pork Shoulder with crackling or Roast Chicken with Lemon & Herbs, you will have them in the oven with plenty of time.

Sweet Potato have a lower carbohydrate content than regular potato, but peeled and baked, orange sweet potato does still contain about 17.2g/100g of carbohydrate (data from the Australian Food Standards Nutritional Calculator), so do watch your carbohydrate level. I prefer to eat mine with the skin on for extra fibre. Served with a big dollop of sour cream these are delicious. 


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  • 4 small sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground salt
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


Hassleback Sweet Potato Ing RS CC


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c. Wash and dry the sweet potato. Lay the potato’s down and turn to find the best flat surface. With a very sharp knife, cut slits down into the sweet potato about 3mm apart to about half way through the potato. Be very careful not to go any further in case the potato breaks. Line up each sweet potato into a baking dish. 
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a cup and brush olive oil generously over the potato. Sprinkle well with salt and place into the oven. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes until the slices have opened and the potato is starting to soften. Remove from the oven. 
  3. Mix the garlic with the 1tsp olive oil and brush again over the potato getting as much garlic into the slits as possible. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and place back in the oven for another 15 minutes till the cheese is melted and you can smell the garlic cooking. Best served hot. 


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