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Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

I finally had my first hasselback potato experience today. I’ve actually been wanting to make this for a couple years now but I was so worried that it would be too complicated to make. But little did I know how easy it really was, and it makes for a perfect fancy side dish to almost any meal!

Now what is a hasselback potato? It’s simply a baked potato except you cut thin little slits within the potato, adding butter to the crevices and baking it for an hour until you get that wonderful crispness on the outside. Easy peasy, right? Then you top it off with some cheddar cheese, letting that melt right into those buttery slits. Finally, you finish it off with sour cream, crisp bacon and chives.

Now that wasn’t too hard, right?

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

So how’s it taste? Well, let’s be honest here – how can you ever go wrong with buttery, cheesy carb goodness, right? These little slits just flake right off and when you combine it with the creamy notes of the sour cream along with the crisp, salty bacon, you’ll want to skip the main dish and gorge on this instead!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes - A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

Loaded Hasselback Potatoes

A glorified baked potato loaded with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crisp bacon bits!

15 minutes1 hour, 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Using a sharp knife, make crosswise cuts in each potato, about 1/8-inch apart, stopping about 1/4 inch from the bottom. Add butter slices to between the cuts; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until the outsides are browned and crisp, about 1 hour. Top with cheese and bake until melted, an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Serve potatoes immediately, topped with sour cream, bacon and chives.

Adapted from Closet Cooking.

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49 comments

  1. My daughter, who is young and rarely interested in cooking, wanted to surprise us with these potatoes. For future young cooks, you might want to add to your instructions the fact that you need to wrap these in pieces of foil. It really discouraged my budding cook.

    • Rated 4 out of 5

      Please thank your budding chef for the tip! I wrapped mine in foil, per her suggestion & they worked beautifully with NO mess 🙂

  2. Thank you this was so awesome and delicious. I just add olive oil and garlic powder mix and spreaded it on the potatoes.. Truly never had or seen this type of potato but so happy I came across it thank you..

  3. Add a thin slice of onion in each slit and wrap the whole thing with bacon.

  4. any idea how much calories is this? i love to try but im on a 1k a day calorie diet

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

  5. Very nice & tasty & easy to make it.

  6. Will never make a plain baked again! Absolutely delicious – 3 nights in a row! I couldn’t bring myself to a pat of butter in each slice tho. I brushed mine w olive oil salt pepper crushed Rosemary and thyme and baked 1/2 hour. After 1/2 hr brushed again w olive oil, pinch of Parm, and bake additional 1/2 hr. Saved the butter to go with sour cream, bacon, cheese, fresh chives. Superb!!!

    • I had a hard time jamming the butter, that was quickly melting, into the cuts. I may use your method next time!

  7. So, there is no pre-baking or boiling? It is just one hour in the oven total?

    • Yes, that’s exactly right, although the total time is 1 hr and 5 minutes:

      Transfer potatoes to a baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until the outsides are browned and crisp, about 1 hour. Top with cheese and bake until melted, an additional 5 minutes.

  8. this is so perfect. 🙂 can’t wait to try this when I get home.

  9. Mmm, made these tonight and they rocked our world 🙂

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  11. Place the potatoes between two kitchen knife handles (between two chopsticks works as well) to help keep you from slicing all the way to the bottom of the tater.

  12. I just made one after finding this delicious looking recipe online, but now I’m wondering: How are you supposed to eat these?

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  14. How long do you boíl the potatoes……I am a new cooking learner please help

  15. Mouth watering!! This looks so amazing, my husband is going to love it 🙂

  16. We absolutely love Hasselback potatoes! I made my first last year and haven’t looked back since. We love to peel off the layers and savour each slice. Definitely up the ante with all your toppings next time.

  17. These potatoes are so pretty! I’ve never said that about potatoes before. 🙂 I’ve also never had a hasselback potato, but that needs to change!

  18. I’ve been wanting to try Hasselback Potatoes forever, Chung-Ah…I think you’ve just pushed me over the edge! Your version looks delicious. 🙂

  19. I’ve always wondered if life is too short really to make hasselback potatoes but I think you’ve just convinced me otherwise – these look amazing!

  20. Hasselback potatoes rock! These look perfect!

  21. You make this look so easy . Now I want to make one and is only 9 am …. help!

  22. Yay for this! If this doesn’t go viral there is something wrong with the world.

  23. Not hard at all! Your step by step pics had me drooling. Each one just got better and better!

  24. I love hasselbacks with any combination of flavours. Shame it took you so long to pluck up courage to give them a go, well done.

  25. Thanks for share such a yummyyyy Recipe
    Also you check my “Hasselback Potatoes” Recipe here
    http://recipes.sandhira.com/hasselback-potatoes.html

  26. I’ve only had hasselback potatoes once and that was ages ago. And they weren’t loaded like this AT ALL! These might just be the best way I’ve ever seen a potato served up.

  27. I’ve never tried hasselback potatoes either but these look killer!

  28. Thank you for the nice recipe.

  29. Dude. You’re either in my head or in my kitchen! I just made the same exact thing for today’s “snack”. 😀

  30. Wow, this recipe does sound “Damn Delicious.” I’m thinking no main course is required, just a side salad perhaps.

  31. oh my gawd. . I was waiting for this one. . I have potatoes. . this might have to happen today!!

  32. I have never had a hasselback potato, but oh my gosh I need one after seeing these! Amazing Chung-Ah!

  33. This is an awesome way to make baked potatoes. Seems pretty simple too!

  34. I think these seriously might be the best potatoes ever! Yep indeed!

  35. Now that’s one great looking potato! Love it (and great photos!)