Hasselback Potatoes – Take Your Baked Potatoes To A New Level

If you are anything like me, I had never heard of Hasselback Potatoes when I was growing up.

In fact, it wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I was introduced to these ‘fancy’ potatoes.

hasselback potatoes
Hasselback Potatoes – potatoes sliced and baked to perfection.

I had been eating baked potatoes all my life. And when I got older, I learned about the health benefits of eating Baked Sweet Potatoes as well. So then I added them to my weeknight side dish rotation as well.

However, it wasn’t until I went to a wedding and Hasselback Potatoes were on the menu.

They looked very elegant. Honestly, they almost looked too good to eat. If you aren’t familiar with what I am talking about, let me explain.

sweet potatoes
You can even make Hasselback Potatoes using Sweet Potatoes if you prefer.

Think about a baked potato that was sliced into an accordion like fashion and baked to perfection. But that isn’t all!! Once they came out of the oven, the buttery potatoes were topped with all the fixings of a loaded baked potato!

Yes, I am talking about cheese, bacon and sour cream that oozed down into the slices of the potato. Every bite was filled with absolute goodness!

This was the inspiration meal that inspired me to make Hasselback potatoes at home.

How to Make Hasselback Potatoes

So how do you make this delicious and beautiful side dish? It is so much easier than it looks!

hasselback potatoes
You can make as many hasselback potatoes as you need!

Just like when making Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, you want to use Russet potatoes for this recipe. Although I have also made this with sweet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes, the Russet variety holds up better than any other potato when baked.

After you wash and scrub your potato, it is time to make the cuts. Over the years, we have found an easy way to not cut through the bottom of the potato.

slicing between chopsticks
If you place the potato between two chopsticks you can slice it without going through the bottom.

Place two chopsticks or wooden skewers in front of you, from left to right. Place the potato between the chopsticks and slice the potato into 1/4 inch thick slices. The chopsticks will prevent you from cutting through your potato.

Repeat the process until all of the Hasselback Potatoes have been sliced and place on parchment lined baking sheet.

baked sliced potatoes
Take the potatoes out of the oven when the potatoes are fork tender and are beginning to brown.

Next, preheat your oven to 450°F. Then, in a small bowl, mix together the oil, butter, salt and pepper.

Using a pastry brush, evenly coat the mixture over top and in between the slices of the potatoes.

Bake in a preheated oven until fork tender and browned. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

loaded side dish
Once the potatoes come out of the oven, top with optional garnishes such as cheese, bacon bits, green onion and/or sour cream.

Garish as desired with shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon, and/or sliced green onions.

Check out the printable recipe below and let me know what you think!

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Hasselback Potatoes

Thinly sliced baked potatoes that makes for a beautiful, yet practical side dish to compliment any meal!
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil and then spray with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Place a potato on a cutting board between two chopsticks (the chopsticks will prevent you from slicing all the way through the potato). Slice the potato into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on the prepared sheet pan. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, butter, salt and pepper.
  • Brush the olive oil mixture all over the potatoes, making sure to get some in between the cuts.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until potatoes are tender and browned.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven; let them cool for 5 minutes.
  • Optional: Top each potato with sour cream, bacon, green onions, and/or cheese if desired.
  • Serve immediately

Notes

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Hasselback Potatoes – Take Your Baked Potatoes To A New Level
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