Hasselback Potatoes: 3 Ways to Elevate this Side Dish

Baked hasselback potatoes with cheese and green onion
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Forget boring old baked potatoes because Hasselbacks are here to steal the show. These beauties, with their fancy cuts and golden edges, are the life of any dinner party. But don’t be intimidated by their looks—they’re surprisingly easy to make and even more fun to customize.

Classic Garlic & Herb

This timeless combination is a crowd-pleaser for a reason. Preheat your oven to 425°F and brush softened butter on your pre-sliced potatoes. Sprinkle with a generous amount of minced garlic, dried rosemary, thyme, and salt. Roast for 45 minutes to an hour, basting occasionally with melted butter for extra richness. Drizzle with sour cream before serving and enjoy.

Spicy Fiesta

Spice things up with a Mexican twist. Brush melted chipotle butter on your sliced potatoes and season with chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika. Roast for 40 minutes, then top with crumbled queso fresco, chopped cilantro, and a dollop of salsa.

Lemon & Parmesan

Embrace the bright and zesty with this Mediterranean-inspired Hasselback. Drizzle olive oil on your sliced potatoes and season with garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt. Roast for 30 minutes, then brush with melted lemon butter and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Broil for a few minutes until golden brown and dig in.