Learn how to make hasselback potatoes with this easy recipe

Hasselback Potatoes

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 500 kcal

These hasselback potatoes are perfect for a dinner party or just to impress friends or family.



  • 6 russet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley optional garnish
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese optional garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Scrub your potatoes well since you will be leaving the skin on for this recipe.
  3. Position two chopsticks on either side of your potato – this helps you avoid cutting through the potato, creating that “accordion effect.”
  4. Using a sharp knife, place deep cuts in the potato every 1/4" stopping when your blade hits the chopsticks.

  5. Repeat for all potatoes and then place the potatoes on a lined cookie sheet.
  6. Melt 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup olive oil in a saucepan with the minced garlic and thyme.
  7. Brush the melted oil-butter over the potatoes, ensuring you get in as many of those cuts as possible.
  8. Bake the potatoes for 30-45 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  9. Melt the remaining butter and olive oil with the garlic and thyme.
  10. Brush the melted butter-oil mixture on top of the crispy potatoes. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with Parmesan and parsley.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Hasselback Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 potato)
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Potassium 906mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 11.2%
Vitamin C 16.7%
Calcium 13.8%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.