Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes
Gorgeous hasselback cut potatoes seasoned with Parmesan, Basil and Oregano. A pretty edition to your table for any dinner. These Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes are so elegant but so delicious!
This is one of our favorite side dishes! Honestly, they are not only delicious, but they are so incredibly pretty. These Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes are out of this world good. And if you love potatoes, it’s a fun and often elegant way to enjoy this popular vegetable.
What are Hasselback Potatoes?
Hasselback potatoes have been around for quite some time. But I only recently began making them as their popularity on the web has increased. I remember my grandma making them for something when I was younger, but they looked very different than these did.
These potatoes were born out of my intense desire to try making Hasselback potatoes. This style of potatoes was created back in 1953 by Leif Elisson who was a trainee chef at a restaurant in Stockholm.
Hasselback potatoes are also called Potato à la Hasselbacken. They are pretty much a simple baked potato, where the potatoes are cut about halfway through into thin slices. This encourages a slightly crispy upper part and a perfectly soft, underside. You can top with all sorts of various toppings.
And now we have these elegant, beautiful Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes.
I love making these Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes, but will often change up the herbs or spices to make them more my own. I think that way you never tire of the same old side dish. Play around. Get creative. I love doing that.
You can add sour cream, salsa, really… almost anything else you might prefer in your baked potatoes. Changing them up is really simple and only requires using what you have, if that’s what you want.
These Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes were so good and such a huge hit with our whole family. I was happy all of the kids love them and they enjoyed the flavor from the herbs.
Finally, while it takes a bit to get them prepared, it’s all very easy and the end result is a beautiful potato worthy of any elegant event. I just adore that pretty green and purple from the basil. And of course all that crusty salted goodness! YUM!
How do you make Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes?
It’s not hard… it’s all about the cut.
Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes
- 6 medium sized oval shaped baking potatoes
- 2-4 tablespoons of butter you can use oil, but the butter flavor is amazing
- 2-3 garlic cloves minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan optional
- 1-2 Tbs. finely chopped purple basil
- 1-2 Tbs. finely chopped oregano
- Preheat oven to 435 degrees F.
- Scrub each potato clean.
- Slice the potatoes in thin slices across. You only want to cut about 3/4 of the way through the potato so go slowly and carefully.
- Gently pull the slices apart (don't separate them) and gently push the minced garlic down between the slices. Sprinkle the salt over the potatoes.
- We used cold butter, sliced thinly and then cut in half. We lay those on top of the potatoes...flat so that the butter would melt and fall into the slices.
- Place the potatoes on a baking pan.
- Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes at 435 degrees F. About halfway through, open the oven, remove the pan and baste the potatoes with the melted butter from the potatoes that collects on the pan. If you can't get any, just use some more if you'd like. (olive oil works well too). Return to oven for the rest of the baking time.
- When a half hour is done, remove the potatoes and sprinkle the parmesan, oregano and basil on each potato. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes or so.
- Remove and enjoy!
oooh…this looks awesome. My daughter will live this…off to bake this now;-)
They are really delicious and very pretty. Enjoy them!
Love Hasselbackspotatis as we call them in Sweden. Always a great addition to steak! Nice post!
I love the way you say them in Sweden. We served them with Ribs and they were fantastic but I can imagine them with a big juicy steak. Yes!
Your daughter chose well! Those look delicious!
Thanks Pola. She always does!
Every time I see potatoes prepared like this, I think that I MUST make them. This is just the motivation I need – these look beautiful and so delicious!
We did the same thing Jess. Enjoy them – they really are fun and pretty.
Those potatoes look so cool! So much prettier than plain baked potatoes.
Don’t you think? They really would be perfect at an elegant meal. 🙂 Thanks!
Hi Nicole, I had your blog this month and enjoyed spending time here. I made one of your smoothies for this months reveal and absolutely loved it.
These hasselback potatoes look amazing. I’ve only made them once before but the parmesan must’ve made it really special.
Trisha, I am so glad you picked that smoothie to make! 🙂 One of our favorites and there are so many fun ways to mix it up. Enjoy those fruit soda’s this summer – they are fantastic and can be made with nearly any fruit. Yum! (kinda excited to get warm weather again so we can make them!)
Thanks for the sweet words about the Hasselbacks. They were so good!
These look great! I’ve seen this recipe around and always wanted to try it…such a cool look!
Sara, you definitely should. They are fun and so pretty! Thanks!
I love hasselback potatoes. We don’t make them very often, but I will definitely make them this week. Thanks for the reminder…and thanks for sharing with the SRC.
Camilla – they were newer to us. I’ve had them before, but never made them myself. Such a fun recipe to make and they go great with so many things. Thanks!
These look delicious and so cool!
Thanks so much Elizabeth!
Those look delicious! I love the addition of herbs!
The herbs really added something… these were fantastic! Thanks!
I like how you succeeded cutting through the potato without first boiling it to al dente consistency. I always find this way of presentation very impressive, not to mention, delicious! 🙂
I cannot tell you how difficult it was. We did have a single casualty but it was just a bit of the end and you couldn’t really tell if you looked at it. LOL
Thanks for the kind words and I am glad you loved it. I haven’t made it in ages, thanks for the reminder. And its great to discover your very interesting blog
i have always wanted to make hasselback potatoes too! these look so fresh & delicious 🙂
I’ve never heard of purple basil! Huh, you learn something every day, right? It looks so pretty against the potatoes! This side dish would look right on any plate, fancy or not. I’m a carboholic so I’d be in heaven if you put a platter of these in front of me.
I love everything with potatos, but hassleback potatoes are high up on the list. Delicious! And beautiful shots too 🙂
Hasselback Potatoes are on my “Recipe Bucket List” and I love the Parmesan spin. What a great pic for SRC!
Those potatoes look amazing! I love the pop of purple; I’ve never seen purple basil before. Definitely going to have to find me some!
If it makes you feel any better Lesa, we hadn’t either until we visited our local greenhouse to get some new plants for the garden this summer. I took one look at the purple basil and said… THAT is coming home with me. It really doesn’t taste much different than traditional green – maybe a little stronger? Thanks so much hon! I hope you can find it.
I need these.
Simple as that.
Come on over, I’ll make you one. The herbs were such a great addition. Thanks Kayle!
So pretty! I really need to try these, but I’m not confident that I have the patience for it. 🙂
It’s not as bad as you think. The initial cutting is the most time consuming part and honestly, once you’ve done one, you get better each time. 🙂 Thanks!
These look delish. I’ve tried to make them before but yours turned out much better!! They look salty and the perfect amount of crispy! What a nice pick 🙂
I’ve never heard of purple basil either. I’m always looking for new side dishes…these potatoes look fantastic (and guy friendly).
I love the idea of adding Parm cheese. I usually add cheddar when I make these. Purple Basil? Have to look for that.
Your daughter chose a great recipe
Hasselback potatoes have been on my list of things to try forever
These look so good! I love potatoes, the are just so delicious!
Yum sounds great
That seems to be a different idea and recipe. Thanks for sharing.