Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe.
  2. Everything you’ll need to make this recipe.
  3. Here’s how to make this recipe.
  4. These pro tips will make this recipe a success.
  5. Frequently asked questions about this recipe.
  6. You'll love these other Thanksgiving side dishes.
  7. Watch how to make this recipe.
  8. Have I convinced you to make this recipe?
  9. Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

These potatoes are an incredible accompaniment to any holiday meal. Smooth and luscious on the inside and crispy on the outside, this side helps create the perfect meal. Creamy garlic butter, sage, and Parmesan top off this dish, accenting the richness and depth of the potatoes.

Why I love this recipe.

The holidays will always have the foods we as families make because that is what people are expecting. For me, I know Grandma will always have mashed potatoes. She does make the best ones. Somehow, they are always light and fluffy, just like a cloud. There is still a place to add and have recipes that create new memories, like these Hasselback potatoes. This recipe is simple and can be made in portions sized for each person to have a potato or cut into pieces for people to share. The potatoes are sliced and roasted, then drizzled with garlic herb butter. The butter and cheese melt into the slices of potato during the last minutes of roasting for a perfect holiday side dish. The mashed potatoes may still be needed, but these Hasselback potatoes may be a new favorite.

White baking dish with Hasselback potatoes after roasting in the oven topped with freshly chopped chives on wood table.

Everything you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Potatoes
  • Thyme and sage
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
White marble surface filled with all ingredients needed to make garlic butter Hasselback potatoes including potatoes, herbs, salt, olive oil, cheese, and more.

Here’s how to make this recipe.

  1. Prepare the potatoes. Using a knife, slice the potatoes thinly, without cutting all the way through the potato. This allows the potato to open up slightly without completely breaking apart.
  1. Roast the potatoes. Place the potatoes in a baking dish and cover with olive oil. Sprinkle kosher salt and black pepper over top. Place into a 425°F oven for 45 to 55 minutes.
  1. Prepare the garlic butter. In the last few minutes of roasting, add the butter to a small saucepan. Chop the thyme and sage and add to the pan. Press the garlic cloves into the pan. Place on the stove until the butter has melted. Remove the potatoes from the oven and spoon the butter over top. Add thin cuts of cheddar in between the cuts on the potato, about 3 to 4 per potato. Garnish with grated Parmesan or additional sage leaves. Return the pan to the preheated 425°F oven and bake for an additional 25 to 35 minutes. Serve immediately.

These pro tips will make this recipe a success.

  • Use two skewers on either side of the potato while slicing. They can act as stoppers for the knife to prevent it from slicing all the way through. However, be mindful of the skewers and potato shape. Not all potatoes have a flat side to sit on the counter, meaning you can still accidentally cut all the way through. If you want to use the skewer method, slice off the bottom of each potato so that it is truly flat.
  • Spend some extra time making sure elements get worked into the potato. Let the garlic butter soak down in between the slits. Add additional sage leaves or Parmesan cheese between the cuts as well. This creates additional flavor and gives the vegetables more area to soak up.
Hasselback potatoes with garlic butter topping in white baking dish topped with fresh chives.

Frequently asked questions about this recipe.

What type of potato works best for this?

Yukon gold and russet potatoes will work best for this recipe. Personally, a smaller potato, about 3 to 4 inches in length, will yield the appropriate serving size, especially if this is served as a side dish. If this is a main dish, a larger potato can be used to make it a heartier portion.

Can this be prepared early and roasted later?

Potatoes oxidize and turn brown, so it is best not to prepare the potatoes before it’s time to roast. A potato is usually best prepared, baked, and served immediately.

What other flavors can be used with these potatoes?

This is a truly customizable recipe that can be adjusted to whatever flavor profile is desired. Any number of spices can be added to the butter to make it more savory, sweet, or even spicy. Since this recipe is designed to serve for the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas), sage and thyme are added as these are traditional at the holiday time.

How should this be served?

I would serve this Hasselback potato as a side dish and pair it alongside turkey, stuffing, and other Thanksgiving dishes. However, a larger potato can be used to make it a meal, especially when paired with a salad or other vegetable.

Sliced Hasselback potatoes with garlic butter topping sitting in white baking dish with fresh chives chopped on top.

Watch how to make this recipe.

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White baking dish filled with Hasselback potatoes with garlic butter topping with pieces of chopped fresh chives all around.

Garlic Butter Hasselback Potatoes

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These potatoes are an incredible accompaniment to any holiday meal. Smooth and luscious on the inside and crispy on the outside, this side helps create the perfect meal. Creamy garlic butter, sage, and Parmesan top off this dish, accenting the richness and depth of the potatoes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 33 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 48 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium Yukon gold or russet potatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh sage
  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese sliced to ¼-inch thick
  • 4 oz Parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup minced chives

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Working with one potato at a time, place a long skewer or chopstick on each side, lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, cut the potatoes into ⅛-inch slices down to the skewers. Place the sliced potato onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining potatoes. Drizzle evenly with the olive oil. Sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper. Roast in the preheated 425°F oven until they are slightly tender, 45-55 minutes.
    6 medium Yukon gold or russet potatoes, 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp black pepper
  • In a saucepan, combine the butter, garlic, sage, thyme, kosher salt, and black pepper. Place over medium-low heat to melt the butter. Once melted, stir the mixture and remove from the heat.
    8 tbsp unsalted butter, 2 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp minced fresh sage, 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • After the potatoes are tender, brush the melted butter mixture over the potatoes, trying to place the herbs and garlic within the slices of potato. Place 3-4 pieces of cheddar cheese randomly in each potato, tearing the cheese so it fits within the potato slices. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and place in the preheated 425°F oven. Roast until the potatoes are tender and the cheese is browned, 25-35 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with chives, and serve.
    4 oz cheddar cheese, 4 oz Parmesan cheese, ¼ cup minced chives

Notes

Use two skewers on either side of the potato while slicing. They can act as stoppers for the knife to prevent it from slicing all the way through. However, be mindful of the skewers and potato shape. Not all potatoes have a flat side to sit on the counter, meaning you can still accidentally cut all the way through. If you want to use the skewer method, slice off the bottom of each potato so that it is truly flat.
Spend some extra time making sure elements get worked into the potato. Let the garlic butter soak down in between the slits. Add additional sage leaves or Parmesan cheese between the cuts as well. This creates additional flavor and gives the vegetables more area to soak up.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 517kcal
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Baking

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