Next time you’re trying to impress a guest (or just a family of picky eaters) keep these Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes in mind. They only require one pan, a knife, a cheese grater and a few simple ingredients, and before you know it, you have a gourmet-looking side dish ready to impress anyone!
Hasselback Potatoes

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  •  4 large russet potatoes
  •  1/2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  •  1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Fresh pecorino cheese, grated (can substitute freshly-grated parmesan)
  • Kosher salt and freshly-ground pepper
  • Your favorite seasonings and herbs (dried thyme, oregano, basil, etc.)
  • Fresh herbs for topping (we used chives)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Make 1/8” thick slices across each potato. (To help keep the slices uniform, it’s helpful to place the potato lengthwise between wooden spoons or chopsticks and slice down until hitting them).
  3. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brush with olive oil, making sure it gets down into the cracks.
  4.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper and any additional seasonings you’d like.
  5. Roast for 30 minutes, baste with butter and continue roasting for another 30 minutes.
  6. For the last five minutes of roasting, sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes.
  7. Remove from the oven when the potatoes are crispy and golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  8. Top with fresh herbs and serve.

*Note: Get creative! You can stuff the potato cracks with anything: bacon, sautéed peppers, feta cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeños, etc. You can also use sweet potatoes and sprinkle them with cinnamon.

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