Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

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These hasselback sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven, then drizzled with balsamic and topped with parmesan and fresh herbs. They can be enjoyed as a side dish for eight, or as a meatless main for four people. A delicious sweet potato recipe!

Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze
Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Another sweet potato recipe favorite is Baked Sweet Potato Skins with refried black beans, salsa and cheddar as an appetizer.

My husband loves sweet potatoes (loaded with butter) but I prefer mine more on the savory side, such as this. I had this for lunch over some baby greens and felts satisfied, but this would be beautiful on your Thanksgiving table if you would like to serve this as a side.

And speaking of Thanksgiving, I know the holidays can be a stressful time. Between traveling, extra calories being consumed and stress of having to take care of so many people, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

That’s why I find it’s so important to take care of myself during this time of year. In addition to making healthy and delicious food, I track my points on Weight Watchers and I hit the gym to work out any stress. It’s a guaranteed way to feel great, quickly.

Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

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These sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven, then drizzled with balsamic and topped with parmesan and fresh herbs.
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Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

302 Cals 6 Protein 48 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
These sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven, then drizzled with balsamic and topped with parmesan and fresh herbs.


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, 7 oz each
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 oz freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze, I used Delallo*


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • With a large, sharp knife, make ¼-inch slices down the length of each potato, cutting only 3/4 of the way through.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter and olive oil.
  • Place the potatoes in a medium mixing bowl and drizzle half of the the olive oil/butter mixture over the top of each potato, then toss to evenly coat.
  • Place potatoes on a small baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until potatoes are tender inside and caramelized and crisp on the outside.
  • Drizzle with remaining butter/oil and sprinkle with parmesan, herbs and drizzle with balsamic glaze.


Serving: 1sweet potato, Calories: 302kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 284mg, Fiber: 7.5g, Sugar: 17g
WW Points Plus: 8
Keywords: hasselback sweet potatoes, meatless mains, roasted sweet potatoes, sweet potato recipes, vegetarian main dish

*To make your own glaze, bring ¼ cup balsamic vinegar to a gentle boil over medium heat until it thickens and reduces by half, about 3-4 minutes.   Makes 2 tablespoons.

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  1. Hi! Wondering if there is any way to prep ahead? Could they be pre-cooked in the crock pot like your “Easiest Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes” recipe. then finished in the oven?

  2. A delicious and fancier way to eat sweet potatoes! We’ll definitely make these again!

  3. Great recipe! This will be the second time I’m making it since it’s so delicious! 

  4. The Weight Watchers Calculater says that this particular recipe is 11 Smart Points, yet you have listed 8 Smart Points.  Maybe I am entering something incorrectly.  Would you please confirm?

  5. I'm confused about serving size…..Intro says side dish for eight, or meatless main for four. Would this mean 1/2 potato (4 points +) when used as a side dish, and 1 whole potato (8 points +)as a meatless main? Just wanting to keep my allowance in check. Thanks for all your great recipes!

  6. Hi Gina – This loos so great. A great way to use any left over sweet potatoes. I know you mention using brand name balsamic glaze, but would I be able to just reduce my own balsamic vinegar for this recipe?

  7. These are sweet potatoes, I triple checked when I purchased them (unless they lied to me) but honestly, yams would work just as good.

  8. the recipe calls for Sweet Potatoes and you are using Yams.
    sweet potatoes have a yellow flesh and yams have an orange flesh.does it matter which you use?

    • Nope. It's the other way around. Sweet potaoes have the orange flesh and are sweet, the yams are starchy and white in colour. Check out this cartoon that illustrates the difference.

  9. amazing! I'm in charge of sweet potatoes for Tgiving and I'm totally making these!

  10. Hi Gina, just want to confirm that only 1/2 tbsp butter and 1/2 tbsp olive oil is drizzled over 4 potatoes? Looks like more than that in photo so just checking!

  11. Sweet potatoes are a Southern staple!

  12. Looks great! Although my family would want me to finish it with mini-marshmallows on top 🙂

  13. This looks delicious! I'm going to try it tonight! Do you think that if I microwave the sweet potato before, it could cut the cooking time in half? Or, would it mess up the recipe?

  14. This dish looks so delicious! I love sweet potato with parmesan but never tried it with balsamic vinegar – I am sure this provides an extra kick!!! xoxo Katie from 

  15. My oh my! This simply sounds amazing <3 xx