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hasselback potatoes on a serving platter garnished with sour cream, bacon and cheese.
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Hasselback Potatoes

These Hasselback Potatoes are an easy way to impress your guests. Thinly sliced, roasted to a golden perfection and topped with cheese, lots of bacon and sour cream.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Swedish
Keyword: hasselback potatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 587kcal


  • 6 large baking potatoes
  • 8 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp pepper or to taste

Optional Toppings

  • 4 slices bacon fried and chopped
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp parsley fresh, chopped
  • sour cream


  • Preheat Oven: Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Prep: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Wash the potatoes well. Place a potato on a cutting board between two chopsticks or skewers. Slice the potato into ¼ inch slices, but do not slide the knife all the way down, the chop sticks should prevent you from doing that. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
  • Assemble: Rub each potato with the olive oil and generously season with salt and pepper. Slice the butter into thin slices and place the butter pieces in between slices of potato. Place the potatoes onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake: Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until potatoes are cooked through.
  • Finish & Serve: Top with cheese and bacon, or your favorite toppings. After you top with cheese, you could transfer the potatoes under broiler to melt the cheese, if preferred.


  1. Store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
  2. Freezing: Make sure the potatoes are cooled completely, then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer. The potatoes will last for up to 3 months. I would recommend freezing the potatoes without the toppings.
  3. Nutrition: Nutritional information is for 1 potato and it includes toppings. 
  4. When slicing the potatoes, make sure you don't cut all the way through! You want to cut only about 3/4 of the way so that the slices hold the butter and it doesn't seep out the bottom! Placing the potato between 2 chopsticks is the easiest way to do this.
  5. Play around with spices and seasoning, make these your own! Everyone has different tastes, so have fun with it.
  6. If you want your potatoes to have a little extra crisp, you can give them a quick broil in the oven. Make sure to watch them, you don't want them to burn!
  7. Try this recipe with sweet potatoes instead for a twist on a classic.


Serving: 1potato | Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 1591mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 683IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 3mg