Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes Stuffed with Cheese and So Much Flavor. It’s One of The Yummiest Ways to Serve Potatoes!
We love potatoes and this cheesy hasselback version is a new favorite! For more great potato sides, check out some other favorites like: Slow Cooker Ranch Potatoes, Cheesy Bacon Mashed Potatoes, Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
WHAT ARE HASSELBACK POTATOES
A Hasselback potato is simply a potato that is cut into very thin slices that are still attached to the base. The potato is then baked and the slices fan out, allowing any butter, herbs, and seasonings to sink in.
The skin around each slice becomes irresistibly crispy while the inside of the potatoes is soft and creamy.
These potatoes are both beautiful and delicious and make for the perfect side dish for a Sunday dinner, holiday roast, or Easter ham!
WHERE DID HASSELBACK POTATOES ORIGINTE
Hasselback potatoes were created in the 1950s by a Swedish chef at a restaurant called Hasselbacken in Stockholm.
They are a beloved part of Swedish cuisine that are now being made all over the world in many variations, with countless toppings.
HOW TO CUT HASSELBACK POTATOES
Hasselback potatoes look difficult to cut but with a few tips, they are easy to prepare. First, use a sharp knife like a paring knife or chef’s knife. Use medium sized potatoes as they will be easier to cut than large or small potatoes. Place chopsticks or wooden spoons on either side of the potatoes before cutting to keep the knife from accidentally cutting through a potato.
Cut your potato slices to about 1/8 inch in thickness. Try to cut most of the way through the potatoes. Take care not too cut too far on the ends of the potatoes where there is less room to work with. If you leave the skin on the potatoes, it will help the potato slices hold together as well as improve the flavor of the potatoes.
HOW TO MAKE HASSELBACK POTATOES
CUTTING TIP: Here’s a great and easy way to cut up your potatoes!
- Cut a thin piece off the bottom of the potato. This will provide a flat side and keep the potato from rolling while you’re working with them.
- Place the handles of two wooden spoons parallel to each other with enough space in between to set a potato.
- Set a potato between the parallel spoon handles.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the potato into thin strips.
- The spoon handles act as a guard and stop the knife from slicing all the way through the potato.
MICROWAVE. Place on a microwave save dish and microwave for 10-12 minutes.
BAKE. Place potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush with ¼ cup butter and seasonings and bake for 15 minutes or until tender.
BROIL. Preheat broiler. While broiler is heating up add cheese slices in the potato slices slices. Drizzle the remaining butter and seasonings over the potatoes and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Who doesn’t love a delicious potato with your meal? Or making a potato AS YOUR MEAL! We recently tried making Hasselback potatoes and not only are they really easy to make, look pretty darn cool but they taste AMAZING!
They’re stuffed with cheese, drizzled in butter and ranch seasoning and then topped with Parmesan! Although we didn’t top them with anything, we will absolutely be changing things up next time and adding bacon or sour cream!
VARIATIONS, STORING and How to SERVE
Want to change it up? Here are a few ways to make them exactly the way you want!
- Try using bacon in the recipe
- Add more flavors with garlic, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper etc.
- Add sour cream and other toppings like jalapenos, scallions, salsa
- Use other favorite cheese like pepper jack or mozzarella
How to serve these at a party: These look amazing and would be great party food! However they are kind of huge to serve as appetizers. So I would suggest using baby potatoes or red potatoes for a party situation. It would be super fun to also have different dips for people to have with their potatoes. I love ranch so a homemade ranch dressing would be perfect for dipping these in!
Storage: The easiest way is to keep them in a covered container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat them either in the microwave or oven depending on how many you want to reheat and what you prefer.
CAN CHEESY POTATOES BE FROZEN
You can also FREEZE leftovers. Simply wrap each potato with plastic wrap and again with foil. Freeze for 2-3 months. Just reheat in an oven at 425-degrees for 20-25 minutes after removing the foil and plastic.
You absolutely can freeze potatoes, and you should if you have an excess of spuds. But there’s one important thing to remember: You should really only freeze cooked or partially cooked potatoes, as raw potatoes contain a lot of water. This water freezes and, when thawed, makes the potatoes mushy and grainy.
It’s not hard to freeze whole or cubed potatoes, but you do need to follow a series of simple steps.
- Peel. This step isn’t required, but it’s helpful because blanching works best without the skin. If you think you may mash your potatoes after they’re thawed, now would be a good time to cube them.
- Blanch. Fill a pot with water and season it with salt. Place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiling, drop the potatoes into the water. Blanching time depends on how large your potatoes or potato pieces are — it can take anywhere from three minutes for baby potatoes or small cubes to 10 minutes for whole russets. Remove the potatoes from the boiling water and immediately plunge them into an ice bath to stop the cooking process.
- Dry. Transfer the potatoes to a colander to drain after they have completely cooled. After they’ve drained, place them in a single layer on a kitchen towel. Pat with paper towels to absorb excess moisture.
- Flash freeze. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on a lined cookie sheet. Freeze at least four hours or up to overnight.
- Freeze. When the potatoes are frozen, you can transfer them to freezer-safe storage bags labeled with the date.
Complete the meal by making
Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes Stuffed With Cheese And So Much Flavor. It’s One Of The Yummiest Ways To Serve Potatoes!
4 Russet Potatoes
Colby Jack Cheese – I used sliced cheese and cut them in half
1/2 Cup Butter (1 Stick)
1/2 package Ranch Seasoning
1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
Preheat oven to 450.
Cut a thin, lengthwise slice off the bottom of the potatoes so they will not roll.
Cut potato crosswise without going all the way to the bottom. Do this for all the potatoes. Microwave for 10-12 minutes.
Place potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Brush with ¼ cup melted butter mixed with Ranch seasoning
Bake for 15 minutes or until tender.
While broiler is heating up add cheese slices in every other potato slice and bacon in the other slices.
Combine remaining butter, seasoning and Parmesan and drizzle over potatoes.