Hasselback potatoes are thinly sliced potatoes that are baked in the oven until golden brown giving you the perfect soft potato with crispy skins. This easy way of baking potatoes is a great take on a classic baked potato but with an awesome wow factor.
If you love potaotes then you are going to love Hasselback potatoes. They take the well loved baked potato up a notch making them even better! They are so easy to make, if you can make a baked potato then you can make these!
When I need an easy side dish for dinner and tell my kids I am making these easy hassleback potatoes for dinner they all get really excited. They love them and they are so easy to make. Many times I will set up a bunch of different toppings so everyone can customize theirs how they want them.
What are Hassleback potatoes?
Hasselback potatoes are named after the Swedish restaurant where it was first served. These potatoes are very crispy on the outsides but soft on the insides.
What goes well with Hassleback Potatoes?
This potato recipe is perfect for any main dish recipe that you would pair with Mashed Potatoes, smashed potatoes, or baked potatoes. I have lots of recipes that are always served with a potato dish of some sort, if you are stuck on a main dish Idea check out some of my favorites.
- Ham Steaks
- Pork Meatloaf
- Grilled Steaks With Blue Cheese Butter
- Tuna Cakes
- One Pan chicken and veggies
- Cheddar ranch chicken
- Steak Kabobs
Tips for Making Hassleback potatoes
When you are cutting the slices in the potato you can lay a pair of chopsticks or wooden spoons on either side of the potato to prevent the knife from going all the way to the bottom of the potato.
Use a sharp knife. You are cutting the potatoes while they are uncooked so they will be hard, the best knife to use is a paring knife or a chef knife.
Cut the slices about 1/8th of an inch thick. You want each slice to be thick enough that the potato insides get sof while cooking but thin enough that they cook evenly. Try to keep the slices of the potato even.
Variations of this recipe
I make mine simply with olive oil, garlic and salt however you can totally change up the potatoes and add more flavor to them and add fillings inside the potato slices. You will want to add the toppings after they are done baking and then add the potatoes back into the oven for about 5 minutes to heat them.
Cheese. Thinly slice cheese and place between each slice of the potato. Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and mozzarella cheese are all great options.
Add toppings. After baking top the potatoes with your favorite potato toppings. Bacon, chives, sour cream, chili and jalapeno peppers are all great choices.
If you are looking for some different flavor combination ideas we have a few go tos.
- Minced Garlic and Parmesan cheese
- Cheddar Cheese and cooked bacon crumbles
- Steamed broccoli with shredded cheddar cheese
- Chili and cheddar cheese
How to Store Leftovers
Allow the potatoes to cool completely before storing in an air tight container. Then store the potatoes in the fridge, they will keep for 3-5 days. To reheat just heat them in the microwave for about 1 minute per potato or in the oven at 350°F for 10 minutes.
Hasselback Potatoes Ingredients
- 4 medium potatoes, scrubbed
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
Hasselback Potatoes Directions
Preheat the oven to 425˚F
Slice each potato crosswise at 1/8-inch intervals, cutting to within 1/4 inch of the bottom. Be careful not to slice all the way through.
Using a micro plan grate the garlic.
Drizzle the potatoes with the olive oil, making sure you get it in the slits of the potatoes.
Sprinkle them with garlic and salt.
Bake for about 40-45 minutes.
Easy Potato Recipes
- Black Pepper and Sea Salt Potato Chips
- Baked potato soup
- Bacon Ranch Potato Salad
- Chicken and potato casserole
- Garlic Parmesan potato chips
- Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Twice Baked potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 425˚F
- Slice each potato crosswise at 1/8-inch intervals, cutting to within 1/4 inch of the bottom. Be careful not to slice all the way through.
- Using a micro plan grate the garlic.
- Drizzle the potatoes with the olive oil, making sure you get it in the slits of the potatoes.
- Sprinkle them with the garlic and the salt,
- Bake for about 40-45 minutes.
Each Potato is 6-7 SmartPoints on Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan (depending on size)