Crisp Cheesy Sweet Potatoes

Crispy on the outside…soft and sweet on the inside!


  • olive oil
  • Sweet potatoes (yellow) or yams (orange…preferred), peeled and cut into 2″ rounds.
  • Seasonings such as garlic powder, or paprika, or Italian seasoning, etc
  • 1 c grated parmessan cheese


  • Place rounds of sweet potatoe in a large sauce pan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Cook potatoes until they can barely be pierced with a fork.  You want them underdone as there is more cooking to do!
  • Drain the water from the potatoes.
  • Heat the oven to 350F.
  • Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the potatoes on the cookie sheet.  Using a meat hammer, or something similar, gently press down on the sweet potatoe rounds to squish them down about 1/2″ or so. They should still be 1″ thick and slightly mashed looking.
  • Sprinkle with seasonings of your choice and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes start to brown, check the bottoms for browning.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of potatoes.
  • Return to oven and increase temperature to 400F.
  • Bake potatoes until cheese starts to brown and crisp, about 5 min.
  • Remove from oven and serve!

Thanks to Ashley Chhina

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