Hasselback Potatoes

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Calling all potato fans! These Hasselback Potatoes are the easiest side dish to any meal. They look so elegant, but they are much easier than you think! These thinly sliced potatoes (be sure not to cut through the skin, we will show you a trick below!) are loaded with a garlicky butter that you will crave. Plus, they are a simple side, oh so delicious and kid approved!

hasselback potato topped with garlic butter and kosher salt on baking sheet

You’ve probably seen a lot of different hasselback potato recipes. They were a huge hit a few years ago. However, while you can top them with the traditional butter, cheese, bacon and sour cream, our recipe developer shares her families favorite hasselback potato recipe with us!

It starts off by washing your potato. Now you may be asking….

sliced gold and red potatoes on baking sheet

What potato do I use for a Hasselback Potato recipe?

Short answer is, any variety! Our entire team here at TPM has made these delicious potatoes with russet, red and gold. Pick your favorite spud or what you have on hand already!

Now there are a few tips that we’d like to share with you for making perfect potatoes:

  1. Potatoes LOVE salt!
  2. Butter. You can’t forget the butter.

That’s the basics of any good potato recipe, right? Now let’s get into it!

Related: How to Store Potatoes

yukon gold potatoes sliced with chopping sticks to not cut through the potato

Tips For Making Perfect Hasselback Potatoes

  • There’s a few different methods to ensuring that you don’t cut through the skin. Option 1: cut the potatoes on a baking sheet. When your hand hits the edge of the pan, you’ve cut through enough. 2. Place skewers, butter knives, metal straws (really anything to prevent you from cutting through) in between the potato as you are slicing. 3. If you have exceptional knife skills, just go for it!
  • If you enjoy a crispier potato, when you are slicing, cut the slices thinner than we have pictured.
  • Don’t forget the seasonings. For this particular recipe our developer used butter, garlic, garlic salt, parsley and black pepper. You can also thinly slice cheese slices and place in between the potato slices, season with taco seasoning for Mexican flavors. Potatoes are super versatile, so if you’re feeling up to it, experiment!
  • Top with chili, pulled pork, diced ham. There’s no limits here!

No matter how you decide to season your potatoes, they will crisp up and separate the slices during the baking process!

ingredients for hasselback potatoes

Ingredients Needed for Hasselback Potatoes

  • potatoes – again, any variety will work. You just don’t want to use baby potatoes as they are much harder to work with and slice.
  • butter – salted or unsalted works. Be sure to adjust your salt if using salted butter.
  • seasonings/spices/herbs: garlic salt, parsley, black pepper, garlic. Of course you can create your own variations!

How To Make Hasselback Potato Recipe

Start by washing and drying your potatoes.

potato that's been sliced for a hasselback potato

Next, thinly slice the potatoes with the tips mentioned in the post. Be sure to not slice all the way through the potato!

hand mixing melted butter, garlic salt, pepper, garlic and parsley in glass bowl

In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, garlic, parsley, garlic salt and black pepper.

sliced yukon and red potatoes with bowl of garlic butter sauce on baking sheet

Using a pastry brush, spread the garlic butter over the top of the potatoes. You want to separate the slices so that the butter gets between each slice.

red and yukon potatoes on baking sheet that's been sliced and garlic butter sauce on top

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 20-45 minutes, depending on the size of the potato.

close up shot of yukon gold potato that's been baked topped with kosher salt

Remove from the oven and top with kosher salt!

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5 from 1 vote

Hasselback Potatoes

Calling all potato fans! These Hasselback Potatoes are the easiest side dish to any meal. Thinly sliced potatoes (be sure not to cut through the skin, we will show you a trick below!), loaded with a garlicy butter. They are simple side, oh so delicious and kid approved!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings6 servings


  • 6 Potatoes Red, Yukon, Russet or Combination
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c butter melted
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Start by washing and drying your potatoes.
  • Next, slice the potatoes about every 1/8″ or so, ensuring not to slice through the potato. Place on a baking sheet and repeat for remaining potatoes.
  • Place melted butter, fresh parsley and garlic in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the garlic butter mixture over each potato ensuring to get into each slice of the potato.
  • Top with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until potato skin is crispy.
  • If you have any leftover garlic butter mixture, serve along side the hassleback potatoes.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 919mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 590IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Calories: 304
Keyword: Hasselback Potatoes
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Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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