Hasselback Potatoes with Cheese


Hasselback potatoes are the perfect side dish for people who love crispy potato-chip-like slices as well as the tender interior of a baked potato. Simple to prepare, these hasselback potatoes look impressive and decadent with melted Cheddar cheese and a sprinkle of paprika on top.

hasselback potatoes with cheese
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 potatoes


  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (6 to 7 ounces each)

  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Make crosswise cuts every 1/8 to 1/4 inch along each potato, slicing almost to the bottom to the bottom but not all the way through. Place the potatoes in an 8-inch-square baking dish and coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  3. Bake the potatoes until the cuts begin to separate, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, spray cooking spray into the opened cuts and season into the cuts with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Return to the oven and bake until the potatoes are tender, 35 to 40 minutes more.

  4. Remove from the oven; sprinkle cheese into the cuts (some cuts may not be filled) and season with paprika. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is just melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve topped with thyme.


To make ahead: Prepare through Step 3 up to 1 hour ahead; finish with Step 4 just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
5g Fat
31g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Vitamin A 323IU 6%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 0mg 1%
Magnesium 5mg 1%
Potassium 953mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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