Skillet Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
Treat your sweet-salty tooth! Sweet potatoes dressed with buttery, herby, garlicky goodness make for a stunning, delicious side dish. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  • 8 small sweet potatoes (about 7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage
  • 1/2 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted nuts, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Cut thin slices lengthwise from bottom of sweet potatoes to allow them to lie flat; discard slices. Place potatoes flat side down; cut crosswise into 1/8-in. slices, leaving them intact at the bottom. Arrange sweet potatoes in a 12-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet.
  2. Stir together next 5 ingredients. Spoon half the butter mixture evenly over sweet potatoes. Bake 35 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, add herbs to remaining butter mixture. Toss bread crumbs with Parmesan. Remove skillet from oven. Spoon remaining butter mixture over potatoes; top with bread crumb mixture. Return to oven until potatoes are tender and topping is golden brown, 10-12 minutes. If desired, top with toasted nuts.

Nutrition Facts

1 sweet potato: 333 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 620mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein.