Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon

6 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 3 Comments

I never heard of a Hasselback potatoes until I was watching The Best Thing I Ever Made on Food Network and Robert Irvine shared his. I immediately thought:

I MUST do this with a sweet potato!

In case you are in the dark as I was, a Hasselback potato according to Wikipedia:

…the potato is cut into very thin slices almost down the bottom, so that the potato still holds together, and is then baked in the oven, often scalloped with cheese. The proper noun “Hasselback” refers to the fancy Hasselbacken hotel and restaurant in Stockholm, which originated this dish.

Genius!

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon Mine came out A-MAZING! Even though I had a bit of a cheese incident — You’ll see. Sometimes my great ideas aren’t so great.

You learn something new every day. :)

The idea is simple — cut and bake the potato and then top it with whatever you like!

Here’s what I did….

  • 1 small to medium sweet potato
  • 1 ounce Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp real bacon bits (7g)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Make slices about 3/4 of the way through, down the length of the potato.

This was surprisingly easier than I thought.

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon Step 1

I spritz mine with non-stick cooking spray. Considering I was adding cheese I didn’t want to up the fat too much and drown in oil or butter.

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon Step 2

Bake for about 50 minutes until tender.

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon After cooking

Remove from oven and top with cheese, chives and bacon bits.

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon step 3

Now I had this “genius” idea of slicing the cheese thin and placing it in the potato. The only problem was most of it melted out.

Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon After cooking

Still yummy!

Finished Hasselback Sweet Potato With Cheddar, Chives and Bacon

But next time I’ll just grate and top the potato.

I only made one serving just for me but you could totally make a few of these as a side just to spruce up dinner!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
250 11g 5g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
8g 6g 26g 12g

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    Krista

    October 23, 2014

    I *just* finished breakfast....sweet potato wedges with pumpkin pie spice & turkey sausage and already I am craving to make this! I have been successful in getting my taste buds to cross over into savory-land with regard to sweet potatoes, but who doesn't love cheese, bacon, and chives? Can't wait to try this...it looks so pretty.

    Berta

    October 23, 2014

    My mother used to make sweet potatoes like your last white potato recipe. She diced them, put them in a bowl with a little oil, nutmeg and cinnamon and baked them on a cookie sheet. They were good, but I still prefer my sweet potatoes plain baked, mmm good. I'm tempted to try this recipe, but hate to add the calories when I love them plain.

    Jamie

    October 24, 2014

    I can't wait to try this method! I think I'll skip the cheese and bacon, but think that a plain sweet potato would taste awesome cooked this way! Thanks for the idea!