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Delicious Hasselback Potatoes Side Dish Recipe

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Hasselback Potatoes are a wonderful side dish especially for holiday meals. This vegetable dish takes potatoes to the next level for looks and for taste!

sliced baked potatoes on a red plate topped with green onions


Hasselback potatoes may not be something you have heard about before. I did some research and found out that this particular potato dish was first served in Sweden at a restaurant called Hasselbacken.

The technique used to create the Hasselback Potatoes is said to have been named after that restaurant.

Technique is the secret behind these yummy potatoes. They are basically cut into an accordian and this makes the outside crispy and the inside tender!

Everything about hasselback taters is just plain delicious! And they go great with German schnitzel if you happen to like German food.

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One great thing about this dish is that there are very few ingredients needed. These are all ingredients I keep on hand. This makes it easy for me to make these potatoes at the last minute.

  • Russet Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Chives
sliced baked potatoes on a red plate topped with green onions


Once you get the hang of making Hasselback Potatoes the whole process will be a breeze. These look so nice on a platter when serving guests!

a potato on a table in between chopsticks and next to a knife


Start off by preheating the oven to 450 degrees F.

Creating a physical block for the knife helps keep you from cutting all the way through the potato. This can be done easily by positioning two chopsticks around the potato.

a potato on a table in between chopsticks next to a knife

Use a nice sharp knife and cut deeply into the potato every 1/4 inch, but stop when the blade hits the chopsticks. Do not cut all the way through the potato or you will have slices instead of an accordian!

Repeat the cutting process until all the potatoes are cut. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with foil.

a potato on a table in between chopsticks with a knife slicing into it


Place a small saucepan on the stove and add 1/2 the butter, 1/2 the olive oil, 1/2 the smashed garlic cloves and 1/2 the thyme. Heat these ingredients until the butter is melted and the ingredients are blended nicely.

Pour the mixture over the potatoes and try to get as much into the cut areas as possible.

butter, olive oil, garlic cloves and thyme in a pan


Bake the potatoes for 50-60 minutes or until the tops are crispy and gold.

Melt the remaining butter, olive oil, garlic and thyme and brush over the tops of the baked potatoes. Season the tops with salt and pepper if desired and serve hot!

sliced baked potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet being brushed with oil

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Hasselback Potatoes on red plate

Hasselback Potatoes

Corinne Schmitt
Hasselback Potatoes are a lovely side dish and perfect for holiday meals and guests. 
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 281 kcal


  • 8 russet potatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1/4 cup butter divided in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided in half
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme divided in half
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chives and additional garnish optional


  • Preheat oven to 450F
  • Position two chopsticks around a potato to create a physical block for your knife – this helps you avoid cutting through the potato, creating that “accordion effect.”
  • Using a sharp knife, place deep cuts in the potato every 1/4″ stopping when your blade hits the chopsticks.
  • Repeat for all potatoes.
  • Place the potatoes on a lined cookie sheet.
  • Melt half of the butter and olive oil in a saucepan with the smashed garlic cloves and thyme. Pour over the potatoes, ensuring you get in as many of those cuts as possible.
  • Bake the potatoes for 50-60 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  • Melt the remaining butter and olive oil with the garlic and thyme.
  • Brush the melted butter-oil mixture on top of the crispy potatoes. 
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish if desired.


Serving size is one potato.


Calories: 281kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
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a collage of sliced potatoes on a red plate

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