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Hasselback Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon

These Hasselback Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon are an easy way to impress your guests. These cheesy potatoes are a perfect combination of crispy and baked potatoes. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: hasselback potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 489kcal


  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 8 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste

Optional Toppings

  • 4 slices bacon fried and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 425 F degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Wash the potatoes well. Cut a thin side off each potato, so that it makes it easier hold them straight on the table, and slice them. The slices should be about 3 to 4 mm in thickness, do not slide all the way down, about 3/4 down.
  • Slice the butter into thin slices and add the butter in between slices of potato. You can also add a bit more olive oil if you prefer.
  • Bake for 45 minutes after which cover with aluminum foil and bake for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through.
  • Top with cheese and bacon, or your favorite toppings.


Store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Nutrition: Nutritional information is for 1 potato and it does not include toppings. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
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Serving: 1potato | Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 1538mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3.2mg