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Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes

Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes – If you’re looking for a stunning potato dish for a holiday dinner, this recipe for hasselback potatoes are it! Move over mashed potatoes, hasselback potatoes are here to shine. The best part, they are so EASY to make!

recipe for hasselback potatoes

A Little Intimidated by this Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes?

If you are thinking, “I don’t know if I can make these.”… then you need to just make them and accept that you can. Because the first time I made them, I was very nervous. In fact, I bought an extra bag of potatoes just in case.

Just know, that any nervousness you have will be completely taken away when you serve these at your next holiday dinner. Every one is going to be completely impressed. Plus, who wants to make mashed potatoes again anyway!

recipe for hasselback potatoes

What are Hasselback Potatoes?

For those of you curious about what hasselback potatoes are, keep reading. Otherwise, skip ahead to the good part: the Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes.

Hasselback potatoes were invented in the 1950’s in Sweden by a chef named Leif Elisson. Yep, that’s all I know. As least after a few quick internet searches. Regardless, let’s thank Leif for this delightful ideas.

So, what are hasselback potatoes taste like? This wonderful potato side dish is a cross between a baked potatoes and over-roasted potatoes. The are soft and creamy inside like a baked potato. But, are crispy and golden like an over-roasted potato.

recipe for hasselback potatoes

Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes

This is one of the least complicated recipes here at Clean Cuisine. We’re not asking you to put several ingredients in a blender to make a cream sauce. There’s not multiple stages to this recipe – like our Oven Fried Chicken. And honestly, it’s probably the recipe with the least amount of ingredients after our 2 Ingredient Caramel Sauce.

However, there are just a few things that make this recipe for Hasselback Potatoes work perfectly.

#1: A Sharpened Knife + Metal Skewers

To make the perfectly sliced “Hasselback Potatoes” accordion, a sharpened knife is a must. It ensures accuracy between slices. The metal skewers are to stop the knife from slicing completely through the potato.

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My go-to knife is a 5″ Santoku by Pampered Chef; plus, it has a lifetime guarantee. The straight blade edge on this knife is perfect for this recipe for hasselback potatoes.

The thinner you can cut the potatoes, the crispier the edges will be.

#2: Use a Silicone Brush to add Oil to the Whole Potato

Step 2 in making this recipe for hasselback potatoes is to ensure that each cut of the potato has been brushed with oil and seasoning. In the recipe card below, I will have you combine the oil and seasoning together first.

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The best tool that I have found for brushing the potatoes with the oil mixture is to use a Pastry Silicone Brush. For about $12 you can buy one of these brushes — and then use on on everything. From adding garlic and oil to your pizza crust to glazing your favorite dinner dish. This brush does a great job getting the oil in those potato crevices to cook perfectly.

#3: Give the Hasselback Potatoes Room on the Baking Sheet

This vital step ensures that potatoes have room to spread out a bit and ensures even cooking. Place your oiled down potatoes on a baking sheet. Either use one of our favorite stoneware baking pans or be sure to use unbleached parchment paper on your metal baking sheet.

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As you can see, this recipe for hasselback potatoes really spreads open while in the oven. Give at least 1″ of room around each potato.

These little kitchen secrets are going to help you become very successful at making this recipe for Hasselback Potatoes.

recipe for hasselback potatoes

The Best Hasselback Potato Toppings

When serving this recipe for hasselback potatoes for a holiday dinner or for guests that you’re hosting, the oil and seasoning mixture below is actually quite perfect.

But, when you make them ahead of your holiday (to make sure you can really do this!)– then have fun with it. Here’s some ideas:

Or dip them in some delicious homemade ketchup or ranch. That’s what our kids do!


Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes

Recipe for Hasselback Potatoes make the most beautiful side dish to a holiday meal. These potatoes bake perfectly in under 1 hour.

recipe for hasselback potatoes
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  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


  • 68 medium yellow potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, like this one
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • OPTIONAL: Fresh parsley, chopped when served



  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place a yellow potato on a cutting board between two metal skewers (or something of similar height) that leaves about 1/4 inch at the bottom. Slice the potato into thin slices. Then repeat until all the potatoes are cut. ecipe for hasselback potatoes
  3. Combine the olive oil with dried parsley. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Using a silicone brush, dip into the oil mixture and brush the potato slices and get in between each slice. ecipe for hasselback potatoes
  5. Place on the baking sheet with at least 1″ of room around each potato to allow even baking. Then, bake until tender and crisp, 55 to 60 minutes. If you want to be really sure they are completely done, remove a small slice from the center of one of the potatoes. ecipe for hasselback potatoes

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Aimee Niedosik

Aimee loves to craft delicious, nutrient-dense recipes to share with her family and friends. While in remission from autoimmune diseases and underlying viruses, she still maintains an anti-inflammatory and anti-aging diet. Aimee is a Christian, website designer, autoimmune community leader and lives in North Carolina with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs.

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Susan Hunt

Thursday 25th of March 2021

Looks delicious!

Aimee Harris Niedosik

Friday 26th of March 2021

Thank you Susan -- we all love hasselback potatoes now. As my daughter says, "they are fancy potatoes!". :)

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