These adorable Loaded Hasselback Potatoes are a traditional Swedish side dish, but made better with lots of melty butter, cheese, bacon and green onions.
A fun spin on a true comfort food, these potatoes are baked to perfection, served warm, with melty, cheesy goodness.
Topped with anything you love, but we have suggestions for you below.
This week our tastemakers are bringing you a GREAT round-up of fancy appetizers.
These Loaded Hasselback Potatoes in Mini Size are literally the perfect appetizer.
I also have a full size version that is great for any elegant dinner party. Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes
Both of these recipes are actually perfect for just about ANY get together, and they go fast! No lie!
I mean, you can make big Loaded Hasselback Potatoes. That’s all cool too.
But these just seemed like a no brainer for a recent party we hosted.
Who doesn’t love a loaded potato, and why not make them mini size so they can be eaten easier?
These were such a huge hit, that they were ALL gone in just a few minutes and I made a LOT!
My teenagers devour everything but these were pretty popular amongst all our friends and family.
And they are REALLY simple.
A few steps, and then some time in the oven, another step and one more short melt in the oven and you’re good to go.
And you can fit a lot of mini’s on a pan.
Also, we have used several different types of potatoes for these and they work just fine and are delicious, but for the best results, those really small baking potatoes are perfect.
Simply slice your potatoes about halfway through, being careful not to cut all the way through.
Coat them in olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Pop in the oven at 450 for about 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and slice cheese into squares to fit in between the cuts.
You don’t have to put cheese in between each cut. But you can.
Pop them back into the oven for about 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
Remove from oven, top with sour cream, crumbled bacon and chopped green onions.
Topping Ideas for Loaded Hasselback Potatoes
cheese – change up the cheese and use any type or any combination of types for these potatoes
bacon – of course you add bacon to a loaded potato, but you could also add thinly sliced beef, mini cubed ham, shredded chicken, etc.
sour cream – but don’t just stop with sour cream (and yes you can substitute greek yogurt), but also consider tomato sauce, garlic butter sauce, alfredo sauce, cheese sauce, bbq sauce and more.
green onions – you can substitute fresh chopped onions, or chives for the green onions, depending on the level of onion flavor you want.
herbs – from rosemary to basil and everything in between. Add whatever herbs you like to get the flavor you love most.
see below for recipe ideas/flavor combinations for loaded Hasselback potatoes.
Not only are they delicious, but they are so pretty – the perfect fancy appetizer.
They are perfect for a summer BBQ or even a more elegant dinner party.
Plus, they are mini, so you can eat a few and not feel guilty, right?
Don’t forget to check out all these great fancy appetizer recipes from the Tastemakers!
Recipe Ideas for Loaded Hasselback Potatoes
Ham and Swiss – easy, just add thinly sliced or cubed ham and slices of swiss.
BBQ – shredded chicken, shredded or sliced cheese, crispy fried onions and bbq sauce.
BLT – sliced cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and chopped or sliced bacon.
Buffalo Chicken – sliced mozzarella or bleu cheese chunks, shredded chicken, buffalo sauce with a ranch drizzle.
sour cream and onion – melted butter, a dollop of sour cream and chopped green onions or chives.
Taco – crumbled beef cooked in taco seasoning, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, taco sauce.
Cheeseburger and Fries – cheese slices, crumbled beef, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped pickles or relish with a ketchup and/or mustard drizzle.
Philly Cheesesteak – Provolone cheese slices, sliced beef/steak, grilled onions.
Pizza – tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, chopped pepperoni (or any other pizza toppings you love).
More Fancy Appetizer Recipes
Recipe for Mini Size Loaded Hasselback Potatoes
Printable recipe for these mini size loaded Hasselback potatoes below.
Loaded Hasselback Potatoes Mini Size
- 1-2 lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes or any small potatoes usually about 10-12 mini potatoes
- Olive oil
- sea salt
- 1 package mild cheddar cheese slices
- 3 green onions chopped
- 6 strips of bacon cooked and chopped or crumbled
- sour cream for topping
- Slice your potatoes about halfway through, being careful not to cut all the way through.
- Coat them in olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake at 450 for about 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and slice cheese into squares to fit in between the cuts.
- Put them back into the oven for about 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted. Remove from oven, top with sour cream, crumbled bacon and chopped green onions. Yum!
Will you be trying these Loaded Hasselback Potatoes in Mini Size? They are the perfect fancy appetizer!