How to Make Hasselback Potatoes

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Potatoes are a big staple in my home as a side dish. My daughter is gluten intolerant so we don’t tend to do much pasta, rolls or bread with dinner. Our side dish choices generally involve rice or potatoes in some form. When I was growing up, we generally had mashed potatoes or baked potatoes. Summer meant potato salad. Easter meant scalloped potatoes. Those were the traditions.

How to make Hasselback Potatoes

How to Make Hasselback Potatoes

There are a lot of different ways to make potatoes but once I learned how to make Hasselback Potatoes, they quickly became my favorite.  Hasselback Potatoes are the Swedish version of our baked potato. They were named for a restaurant in Sweden that served them – Hasselbacken Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.

While they look pretty fancy, they are really very easy to make.

How to Make Hasselback Potatoes

5 minPrep Time

60 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • Potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sour Cream (or Greek Yogurt)
  • Fresh chives


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Wash and dry however many potatoes you need.
  3. Slice each potato in slices but STOP before you get to the bottom of the potato. The potato should be held together but still sliced.
  4. Brush olive oil over the whole potato.
  5. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Bake at 425F for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and brush on more olive oil, making sure to get the oil between the slices.
  8. Bake for 30 more minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and top with sour cream and chives.

You can change up the toppings on these potatoes quite a bit. I prefer Greek yogurt to sour cream. You can also add shredded cheese, bacon, onions, scallions, etc.  Basically, anything that you can put on a baked potato, you can put on a Hasselback Potato.

How to make Hasselback Potatoes

Have you ever made Hasselback Potatoes?

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  1. I love potatoes! Yummy! These look so good!
  2. I love all things potatoes. And these look like a great side dish.
  3. I'll be honest, I would have assumed they were much more challenging to make. Can't wait to try your recipe and see how the stack up against baked potatoes with my family.
  4. {Erica}EverythingMomandBaby says
    I have yet to try making these.  I love potatoes....a little too much and this looks fab!
  5. Brittany C. @ Mom. Wife. Busy Life. says
    How neat! I like cutting slices into my potatoes so that all of the melted butter can slide down the sides. ;) Yum.... 
  6. Kelly Hutchinson says
    I never knew this was then ame of these potatoes! Thank you for sharing such an easy and delicious recipe!
  7. i have made these before, but not with olive oiil. i added butter in between.. i'll be trying your version. thank you!
  8. Judith A. Williams says
    If you put wooden chopsticks on either side of the potato it will keep you from cutting too deep when making these potatoes...i"ve tried it and it works...........................
  9. I so love potatoes and one of my favorite. So when I saw your post and it's new to me I hurry take down notes. I will buy the ingredients and try your recipe. I'm sure my wife and kids will love this new recipe. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Lori Who Needs A Cape? says
    Looks yummy, pinned!  Found you over on Gooseberry Patch Game Day Recipe Round-up!
  11. I didn't know this was a name for these... I have made them before and they are really good... we all enjoy them. :)
  12. We love Hasselback Potatoes, your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen
  13. Delicious I would love to have it for my dinner. thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.
  14. Barb @ A Life in Balance says
    Thanks for sharing your post at Motivation Monday! You're featured at this week's party! I didn't realize how easy these potatoes were to make. I'm going to try them with my kids.
  15. SO COOL, we dont usually eat a lot of carbs in our dinners. But when we do I try to make is special. I have two potatos in my fridge now and was wondering if I should give them away. BUT now that I see this no WAY will I ever give away potatos. My husband is SOOO going to love this tonight when he comes home from dinner. Thank you so much for sharing. It will be a highlight and I know he and my daughter will gobble it up.
  16. We eat hasselback potatoes all the time. The great thing about this time of year is that potatoes are always on sale.
  17. Yum! I haven't seen these before. I will definitely try this soon.
  18. Miranda @ Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt says
    Oh yum! I love any kind of potato, but these look delicious! Sour cream and chives are my favorite toppings for potatoes too! Thanks for bringing this recipe over to the Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up!


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