Dietitian's Pick: Sticky Miso Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Pear & Sage

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

Serves: 8 Time to make: 1 hr 25 mins (Hands-on time: 25 mins, Cooking time: 60 mins)


  • 8 small sweet potatoes, skin on

  • ½ cup sage leaves

  • 2 medium pears, skin on, halved, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon miso paste

  • 2 teaspoons reduced-salt soy sauce

  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon honey


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Thinly slice the sweet potatoes, almost all the way through but keeping bases intact. Place potatoes, cut-side up, onto the prepared tray.

Step 2

Place the sage leaves and pear slices randomly between potato slices. Spray with olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Combine miso, soy, sesame oil, mirin, garlic and honey in a small bowl. Mix until a smooth paste. Brush or drizzle mixture over potatoes, bake for 10 minutes, then repeat brushing. Bake the potatoes for 20–30 minutes more, brushing at 10 minute intervals until the potatoes are golden, sticky and tender. Serve.

Nutritional Information (per serve)

Kilojoules 997kJ

Calories 239cal

Protein 5.3g

Total fat 3.2g

Saturated fat 0.9g

Carbohydrates 39.7g

Sugars 20.8g

Dietary fibre 11.1g

Sodium 176mg

Calcium 196mg

Iron 3.5mg


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