Making Hasselback potatoes is easier than you think. These perfect Hasselback potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, with a delicious buttery flavor. Plus, they're so pretty that they'll make your dinner guests feel special. Try this easy potato recipe tonight!
This has got to be one of my favorite potato recipes! It's so easy to make and they always turn out crispy and delicious. Plus, who doesn't love a good Hasselback potato? I know I love Hasselback potatoes! ❤
Hasselback potatoes are a great way to add some extra flavor and nutrition to your diet. They can be used as a side dish or as an ingredient in main dishes. Hasselback potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins C and B6, and potassium.
If you've never made Hasselback potatoes before, don't worry – it's really simple!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! ❤️ If you give it a try, please let me know how it turned out for you in the comments section at the bottom of the page or share a pic of your om noms on Instagram and tag @dishesanddustbunnies! ❤️
What are Hasselback potatoes?
Hasselback potatoes are a type of potato dish where the potato is thinly sliced, almost all the way through, and then roasted or baked.
One of the things that make Hasselback potatoes so special is that they look really impressive, yet they're actually quite simple to make.
So if you're looking for a show-stopping side dish, Hasselback potatoes are definitely the way to go!
Why are they called Hasselback potatoes?
The origin of the name “Hasselback” is a Swedish hotel and restaurant that pioneered and popularized them. The restaurant was called Hasselbacken (located in Stockholm), and these potatoes were first served there in 1953. The delicate baked potato insides with their crispy, crunchy exteriors quickly became popular in Sweden. As this dish grew in popularity, it became known as Hasselback potatoes worldwide.
What are the best potatoes for Hasselback potatoes?
For this recipe, I like to use Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes. They hold their shape well and get nice and crispy when roasted. If you can’t find either of those, any type of potato will work. Just keep in mind that some varieties (like red potatoes) may not get as crispy.
How to Make Hasselback Potatoes – Overview
The BEST and easiest Hasselback Potatoes Recipe
You can find the full recipe details, including ingredient amounts and the full instructions, at the bottom of this post, but first, here's a quick overview of how to make homemade crispy Hasselback potatoes!
These potatoes are super easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. The key to making them is to slice them thinly, but not all the way through. This allows the potatoes to fan out while they cook and results in a crispy outside and a fluffy inside.
Preheat the over to 450°F. Spread a little cooking oil on a baking sheet or baking dish and set aside.
Set a potato on the cutting board between two chopsticks (or wooden spoons) and cut it into 1/8-inch thin slices. As you cut, the chopsticks will prevent you from cutting all the way through the potato. Do this with each of the potatoes.
In a small bowl combine melted butter with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Brush this mixture over the potatoes and take care to get a bit between each slice.
Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and bake for 1 hour or until the potatoes are softened, tender and browned.
Immediately upon coming out of the oven, sprinkle shredded cheese (while they're hot so the cheese melts!), bacon bits, then chopped parsley.
Serve with sour cream and additional toppings as desired.
How to cut Hasselback Potatoes
Set a potato on the cutting board between two chopsticks (or wooden spoons) and using a sharp knife, cut it into 1/8-inch or thinner, sized potato slices. As you cut, the chopsticks (or wooden spoon) will prevent you from cutting all the way through the potato. Do this with the remaining potatoes.
Potatoes – I typically use white potatoes, but russet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes also work nicely. If you have a favorite kind of potato, by all means, give it a try!
Herbs and seasonings – Some other herbs and seasonings that can be used on hasselback potatoes are salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and rosemary. Fresh herbs such as fresh minced garlic, thyme, parsley, chives, dill and basil are lovely on hasselback potatoes!
Instead of butter – You could use bacon fat or some olive oil in place of butter.
Hasselback Potatoes Toppings Ideas
One of the best things about Hasselback potatoes is that they are so versatile. You can top them with just about anything you like. Some of our favorite toppings include:
- Sautéed mushrooms and onions
- Bacon and cheese
- Sour cream and chives
- Chili and cheese
What goes with Hasselback potatoes
This recipe is wonderful served along with just about any dish!
They're great served along with roast beef, pork tenderloin, or grilled chicken or any other meat as a main. Some side dishes to serve along with hasselback potatoes are roasted vegetables, green beans, or a simple salad.
Can I make these ahead of time?
Yes! Simply bake as directed, then cool completely. reheat in a 400°F oven for 10-15 minutes before serving. Add the toppings before serving.
Leftovers – How to Store and Reheat
Hasselback potatoes can last in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to two months. Make sure to store them in an air tight container or baggie.
To reheat – Hasselback potatoes are best reheated in the oven. Simply, spread the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake at 35°F for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.
Hasselback Potato Ingredients
- 8 medium potatoes, scrubbed
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ – ½ tsp ground black pepper
Hasselback Potato Toppings
- ½ cup sharp cheddar, shredded
- ½ cup cooked chopped bacon OR precooked bacon bits
- ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
- Sour cream, on the side as needed
- Other toppings to try:
- chopped chives
- chopped green onions
- pickled jalapeños
- Preheat the over to 450°F. Spread a little cooking oil on a baking sheet and set aside.
- Set a potato on the cutting board between two chopsticks (or wooden spoons) and cut it into 1/8-inch or thinner, sized slices. As you cut, the chopsticks will prevent you from cutting all the way through the potato. Do this with each of the potatoes.
- In a small bowl combine melted butter with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Brush this mixture over the potatoes and take care to get a bit between each slice.
- Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and bake for 1 hour or until the potatoes are softened, tender and browned.
- Immediately upon coming out of the oven, sprinkle shredded cheese (while they're hot so the cheese melts!), bacon bits, then chopped parsley.
- Serve with sour cream and additional toppings as desired.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Side
- Method: Bake in Oven
- Cuisine: Swedish