Mini Hasselback Potatoes – Spoon Fork Bacon

Georgann Dolfay

Our Mini Hasselback Potatoes are crispy, cheesy and delicious! They’re a versatile side dish that goes with almost everything. We love these Hasselback Potatoes for holidays or special occasions too because they are so impressive!

Mini cheesy hasselback potatoes with one on a spoon.

We love a good potato dish and these Mini Hasselback Potatoes are amazing! We made a mini version of the classic full sized hasselback potatoes, which maximize the crispy, cheesy texture and flavors which we think are the best parts!

These perfect hasselback potatoes are on bi-monthly repeat at my house all year long! They make an incredible side dish to almost any meal, especially around the holidays! We promise you and your loved ones will not be dissapointed!

What are Hasselback Potatoes?

Origins

The most notable origins of hasselback potatoes are from the Hasselbacken Restaurant and Hotel in Sweden.

Technique

Hasselback Potatoes are when thin slices are made crosswise, almost completely, through a potato. Not only is it visually pleasing, but slicing the potato this way also serves a purpose. This technique allows for more surface area to be created for additional texture as well as lessen the overall cooing time. The evenly spaced slices also allow for delicious things like cheese, herbs and butter to be stuffed into them.

How to Make Our Mini Hasselback Potatoes

Ingredients

Ingredients to make hasselback potatoes all laid out on a kitchen counter.

Process

  1. Preheat oven. Cut partial slits into each potato, crosswise, not entirely through each potato. (*tips below!)
Slicing potatoes to make a hasselback potato recipe.
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan, or butter warmer, over low heat with minced garlic.
  2. Place potatoes onto a parchment (or silpat) lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. Brush garlic butter mixture over each potato and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Bake potatoes for 15 minutes. Remove potatoes from oven and generously baste again with garlic butter. Continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove potatoes from oven and baste one last time.
  1. Top each potato with small pile of shredded cheese and place potatoes back into the oven and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and cheese has melted.
  2. Lightly season each potato with more salt and pepper and finish with a sprinkle of chives. Serve.

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Tips and Tricks for Hasselback Potatoes Success

Our recipe for easy hasselback potatoes is very simple, but there are a few tips we have that will provide you with the best results for mini hasselback potatoes.

  • If potatoes aren’t level, slice a very small amount off the bottom of each potato.
  • If you’re worried about slicing through the entire potatoes, place two wooden spoons or chopsticks along the top and bottom of each potato to use as a stopper.
  • We highly recommend buying a block of cheese and shredding it yourself instead of buying pre-shredded cheese. Freshly shredded cheese does not have anti-caking agents, so it will melt better and more evenly. It will also melt right into each sliced nook to maximize cheesy goodness.
  • Use a sharp knife so you can get nice even cuts

Variations for Our Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

  • Try experimenting with other great melting cheeses to switch up the flavor. Some alternatives we love are gruyere, provolone and fontina.
  • Mix up the herbs! We like using fresh minced thyme, rosemary and green onion. 
  • Other small potatoes also work well such as fingerling potatoes, red potatoes, and small purple potatoes. Yukon gold potatoes are also delicious. 
  • Sour cream and other toppings you might typically use for baked potatoes are perfect for this recipe, such as bacon bits or chopped bacon.
Close up on hasselback potatoes on a platter.

What to Serve with Mini Hasselback Potatoes

If you want to jazz up our hasselback potatoes you can add some chopped bacon to the top, or sour cream. Really anything you might put on a baked potato will be delicious!

These mini hasselback potatoes really are versatile and go with so many different dishes. Some of our favorite dishes to pair these with are:

Mini cheesy hasselback potatoes on a platter.

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Cheesy Hasselback potatoes on a platter with a spoon.

Mini Hasselback Potatoes

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Our Mini Hasselback Potatoes are crispy, cheesy and delicious! They’re a versatile side dish that goes with almost everything. We love these Hasselback Potatoes for holidays or special occasions too because they are so impressive!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Total Time: 55 mins

Servings: 4

  INGREDIENTS  

  INSTRUCTIONS  

  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.

  • Cut slits ⅔’s of the way into each potato, crosswise, ¼ inch apart. (Slicing tips in the notes below!)

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat with minced garlic, about 5 minutes.

  • Place potatoes onto a parchment (or silpat) lined baking sheet ½ inch apart. Brush garlic butter over each potato and season with salt and pepper.

  • Bake potatoes for 15 minutes. Remove potatoes from oven and generously baste again with garlic butter.

  • Continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove potatoes from oven and baste one last time.

  • Top each potato with small pile of shredded cheese and place potatoes back into the oven and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and cheese has melted.

  • Lightly season each potato with more salt and pepper and finish with a sprinkle of chives. Serve.

  NOTES  

**Makes 20 Mini Potatoes** Tips and Tricks
  • If potatoes aren’t level, slice a very small amount off the bottom of each potato.
  • If you’re worried about slicing through the entire potatoes, place two wooden spoons along the top and bottom of each potato to use as a stopper.
  • We highly recommend buying a block of cheese and shredding it yourself instead of buying pre-shredded cheese. Freshly shredded cheese does not have anti-caking agents, so it will melt better and more evenly. It will also melt right into each sliced nook to maximize cheesy goodness.
What to Serve with Mini Hasselback Potatoes These mini hasselback potatoes really are versatile and go with so many different dishes. Some of our favorite dishes to pair these with are:

Calories: 491kcal Carbohydrates: 50g Protein: 16g Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 75mg Sodium: 282mg Potassium: 1220mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 877IU Vitamin C: 57mg Calcium: 345mg Iron: 2mg

CUISINE: swedish

KEYWORD: crispy potatoes, hasselback potatoes

COURSE: Side Dish

DIET : Vegetarian

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