Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows


These hasselback sweet potatoes are like mini marshmallow-topped sweet potato casseroles drizzled with sage-infused butter. The hasselback technique, slicing the potato but leaving it whole, makes for a tender potato with a crispy top--the best of both worlds.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
4 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 12 ounces each), scrubbed

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup mini marshmallows

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage or 3/4 teaspoon dried


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Make crosswise cuts every 1/8 to 1/4 inch along each sweet potato, slicing almost to the bottom but not all the way through. Place the potatoes in an 8-inch-square baking dish. Brush all over with oil and sprinkle with salt.

  3. Bake the potatoes until very tender, about 1 1/4 hours.

  4. When the potatoes are tender, remove from the oven and carefully stuff a few marshmallows into the cuts. (It helps to squish the marshmallows a bit so they're small enough to fit into the cuts.) Return to the oven and continue baking until the marshmallows are lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add sage and cook, gently swirling, until the butter is browned, about 3 minutes. Drizzle the sage butter over the sweet potatoes. Serve warm.

    Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 3 up to 2 hours ahead; finish with Steps 4-5 shortly before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

163 Calories
9g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 sweet potato
Calories 163
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 1g 3%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Vitamin A 11139IU 223%
Vitamin C 11mg 12%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 274mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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