Hasselback Potatoes are thinly sliced roasted potatoes that are deceptively impressive! They’re SO easy to make and really dress up your dinner plate in a beautiful way. Made with ingredients like fresh garlic and plenty of butter, these potatoes are also incredibly flavorful! Plate these next to the entree of your choice at your next dinner party and get ready to receive plenty of compliments.
Need something impressive to plate next to your filet? Serve some Hasselback Potatoes! Essentially, these are just russet potatoes that are all dressed up to impress. They’re thinly sliced and smothered with garlicky butter before being roasted to tender perfection. Honestly, this restaurant-worthy side dish usually garners even more attention than the main entree!
While they may look pretty fancy, I promise that Hasselback Potatoes are really so very easy to make. Just slice them, cover them in some butter, and bake. It’s that easy! And if your slicing isn’t picture perfect, that’s okay – practice makes perfect. If appearance really matters to you when you’re serving this dish, I recommend buying a few extra russet potatoes just in case you happen to really butcher one.
That’s a great thing about this recipe… It’s budget-friendly! You can easily buy a few extra russet potatoes if you need to since they’re so inexpensive. Other than the potatoes themselves, all you need here is butter, garlic, fresh chives, fresh parsley, and just a little salt and pepper. Oh, and don’t forget to serve them with some parmesan cheese on top! That might just be my favorite part.
After making these, you may never resort to a plain Baked Potato ever again.
How to Make Hasselback Potatoes
In just a few easy steps, you’ll have a side dish that’s worth showing off!
Slice the potatoes. First, place some chopsticks on your cutting board on either side of the potato. Slice from one chopstick to the other. Continue this process, making about 1/4″ thick slices.
Season and butter it. Season the potatoes with some salt and pepper. Place the potatoes in a depp baking dish. After you mix together the melted butter with the garlic, chives, and parsley, brush the potatoes with it.
Bake. Bake the potatoes at 425°F for about 45 minutes to an hour until they’re fork tender.
Serve, and enjoy! Garnish the potatoes with more fresh herbs, some grated parmesan cheese, and any seasonings you’d like.
Do I have to use chopsticks?
No you don’t, but they sure are helpful! The chopsticks act as little guides to help you get the best even cuts all the way through the entire potato without accidentally cutting it in half. Chopsticks have just enough width to make sure you don’t accidentally cut all the way through to the cutting board.
Note that the chopsticks may move or shift while you’re chopping. Be very careful! You may need to hold them with your other hand while slicing, or even tape them down to the cutting board to make sure they stay in place.
What should I serve with Hasselback Potatoes?
This impressive side dish plates well next to so many different entrees! Here are just a few of my favorites:
- The Very Best Filet Mignon
- Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breast
- Lobster Tail
- Instant Pot Pork Chops in a Dijon Pan Sauce
How long will Hasselback Potatoes stay fresh?
In an airtight container in the fridge, your leftover Hasselback Potatoes will stay fresh for about 3-4 days. They actually reheat quite well! Just pop them in the microwave or back in the oven until warmed all the way through. Keep in mind that the microwave is easier and more convenient, but the oven will get the potatoes nice and crispy again.
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Get the Recipe: Hasselback Potatoes
- 8 each russet potatoes, medium size- rinsed and cleaned
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 6 garlic cloves, chopped fine
- 2 tsp fresh chives, chopped fine, plus more for garnish
- 2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped fine, plus more for garnish
- Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish / topping
- 1 baking sheet
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- To slice the potatoes, first place some chopsticks horizontally on your cutting board, the width of the potato.
- Using a sharp knife, starting at one end slice the potato until the blade stops at the chopstick.
- Continue slicing, making 1/4” thick slices.
- Mix the salt and pepper together and season the potatoes with it then place the potatoes in a deep baking dish. Set aside.
- In a small bowl mix the melted butter with the garlic, chives and parsley.
- Brush the tops of potatoes with the butter mixture make sure some of it gets into the slices
- Cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until fork tender.
- Garnish with more fresh herbs, or some grated parmesan cheese.
- Serve immediately with your favorite entrée.
- the chopstick has just enough height to stop your knife blade from going all the way through the potato
- The chopsticks might shift/ move a bit while cutting- be careful!!! You may need to hold them with your other hand while slicing, or consider taping the chopsticks down temporarily to the cutting board.