Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes

A fun twist on a classic baked potato, stuffed with butter, then coated with melted cheese and bacon. You’ll never want to go back to the old way.

Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes Recipe from

I’ve professed my love for potatoes many times. Add cheese and bacon, I’m done. I simply can’t resist a hot cheesy potato sprinkled with crisp bacon. It’s my crack, well… one of them. Sour patch kids, peanut m&ms and this new jar of ‘beer nuts’ I recently picked up can all be added to that same list. Seriously, someone take the jar away from me.

I’ve seen this style of potatoes floating around for a while and finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. Helloooo lovely. These may be one of my favorite new ways to make them.

Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes Recipe from

Slice the potatoes thin, almost to the bottom. Stuff them with butter and bake. I thought for sure it’d be just like eating a baked potato. Cream, cheese and bacon finish off the baking cycle. It’s the evil twin of a baked potato. A delicious evil twin. Slices of warm, buttery potato coated in cheese and bacon with every bite.

I think I need to make this again. Now. If you don’t hear from me in a few days, I’m probably in potato coma or potato bliss…  Same thing, right?

Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes Recipe from

Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes

A fancy baked potato stuffed with butter, then coated with melted cheese and bacon. You'll never want to go back to the old way.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2


  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 3-4 Tbsp unsalted butter chilled and sliced thin
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 3-4 Tbsp heavy cream
  • shredded cheese a mixture of cheddar
  • crumbled bacon


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scrub potatoes well and pat dry with a paper towel. Carefully slice potatoes thin, almost to the bottom but not quite. You don't want any rounds to break off.
  • Slice butter very thin. Butter may be trimmed down into triangles for the smaller sections. Fill each potato slice with a piece of butter.
  • Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes.
  • Remove potatoes, drizzle with 1 1/2-2 tbsp heavy cream per potato. Sprinkle with desired cheese, pressing some down into the potato slices as well. Top off with crumbled cooked bacon. Bake for additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot. Top off with sour cream and chopped green onions if desired.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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28 Responses to “Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes”

  1. #
    Liz — April 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

    I’ve made a duller version of these potatoes…now I want the gooey cheesy hasselbacks!!! YUM.

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — April 23, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Mmm…I bet these taste amazing! :D

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — April 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

    i’ve seen these all over pinterest, but still have never tried them or made them. might have to change that soon – they look great!

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    Mackenzie @SusieFreakingHomemaker — April 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Oh my goodness – these look amazing. My husband would be SO happy if I made these… maybe I’ll save them for the next time I’ve done something that requires forgiveness! Thanks Rachel!! :-)

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    amanda @ fake ginger — April 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I love hasselback potatoes! Especially with bacon! Looks delicious!

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    Deborah — April 23, 2012 at 9:55 am

    As a lover of potatoes, I can’t believe I haven’t made these yet! They look amazing!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — April 23, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Aren’t these hasselback things amazing?! I made my first batch of them just a couple months ago after feeling like they were stalking me online on every blog I read. Soooo worth it. Crispy, buttery much more fun than a regular potato :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — April 23, 2012 at 10:33 am

    i’ve attempted hasselbacks and mine have always failed!! yours looks sooo good! i love that it’s got cheese and bacon over every bite!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I love hasselback potatoes – so pretty, fun to make and delicious! Yours look fantastic, Rachel!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — April 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    What! I’ve lived in Sweden two separate times and I never saw potatoes these awesome. They look perfect.

  11. #
    GAGurl — April 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I also wrap them in aluminum foil and cook them on the grill instead of in the oven, then take them out and add the toppings:)

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    Tracey — April 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Oh man, I love hasselback potatoes, and the fact that you added bacon makes me want them even more. Yum!!

  13. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — April 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Look at all that butter and bacon..mmmmmm

  14. #
    DessertForTwo — April 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    oh YUM! I need this! :)

  15. #
    Paula — April 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I just made these for the first time two weeks ago. I never even thought to add bacon! They were very good but next time…bacon’s going on ;)

  16. #
    Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen — April 23, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    this would be MY crack too. Potatoes are always good with cheese and bacon. or on its own.

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — April 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    These are so pretty! I love potatoes so I definitely need to make this!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 24, 2012 at 12:48 am

    My oh my, these are absolutely amazing. Definitely “carbilicious.” Okay, I’m the biggest dork ever but you get my point. This might be the only way to eat potatoes.

  19. #
    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — April 24, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Wow! What beautiful pictures. Looks delicious!

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    Asmita — April 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I have made these potatoes during a big christmas meal for my family. They all enjoyed it. Yours look so inviting! Love it!

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — April 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I made hasselback potatoes before but I was not too impressed. I think I was a little shy with the butter. I’ll have to try them again but with cheese too!

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    LP @dishclips — April 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    That’s a cool looking way to cut the potato instead of the usual vertical cut. Looks yummy, thanks for sharing!

  23. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — April 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Carbs. Cheese. Bacon. Love. That is all.

  24. #
    Sherry — May 2, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Making these as I type! They look amazing and smell even better!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  25. #
    Kristen @ The Endless Meal — May 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I still haven’t tried the regular version but I think I’ll just skip that and just try yours instead. It looks so good!

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    Deidre — August 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I’ve seen these all over the web lately but everyone keeps forgetting that you can put ANYTHING on top or in them. They’re a potato! I’ve seen bread crumbs, cheese, chili powder, sour cream and paprika but remember…..put whatever you want on them and they’ll be awesome. DO NOT GO LIGHTLY ON THE BUTTER! I believe it’s the law….ok….in my house it’s the law. Thanks for sharing this version.

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    Maggie @Maggiecooks — October 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I love how they look, I know if I made them, my family would be impressed just by the look of them! so cool and i’m sure they are really good :)

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      Rachel — October 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      They’re very tasty and a lot of fun to make. You should surprise your family with them sometime :)

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