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Healthy Maple Hasselback Sweet Potatoes
5 from 1 vote

Maple Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

The perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner, these Hasselback sweet potatoes are gorgeous and are even more delicious.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon, Hasselback, Maple, Sweet Potato, Syrup, Thanksgiving, Yam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author FraƮche


  • 4 small sweet potatoes (around 2 1/2 lbs total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegan or regular plain Greek yogurt (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Slice your sweet potatoes "hasselback" style as seen in the pictures. Slice each yam 1/4 Inch apart, slicing 3/4 of the way through the sweet potato.

  3. Drizzle the sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt and pepper and place cut side up on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.

  4. Combine remaining olive oil, maple syrup, and cinnamon in a small bowl. After 30 minutes has passed remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and drizzle mixture on top. You want to try and evenly distribute across the sweet potatoes and into the cuts where possible.

  5. Return sweet potatoes to the oven and cook for another 15-30 minutes. You can test when the sweet potatoes are cooked by poking a fork into the base of the hasselback sweet potato (the cook time will depend on the size of the yams). Best if served immediately!  Top with plain yogurt or vegan yogurt and chopped pecans if desired!