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asselback potatoes in a black pan on a wooden board with a small bowl of sour cream on the side

Hasselback Potatoes

These Hasselback potatoes are very easy to make, roasted to perfection, and super delicious. They make an impressive side dish that is perfect for a festive family dinner. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Swedish
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 652kcal
Author Sina


  • 12 fist-sized potatoes for example Russet or Idaho potatoes (or other starchy potatoes)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Place the potatoes on a cutting board. With a sharp knife carefully cut the potatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices. The slices should still stay connected at the bottom, so don't cut all the way through the potato. Leave a solid base of at least 1/2 inch at the bottom of the potato. Cut the garlic into slices. 
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the potatoes on the baking tray. Brush them with half of the olive oil (make sure to get some oil in between the slices), and place some rosemary leaves, and the garlic slices in between each cut of the potatoes. Sprinkle each potato generously with sea salt. Bake for 30 minutes. 
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven and brush them with the remaining olive oil. If some of the garlic slices are too dark, discard them. Bake for another 30 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately, either as a side dish or with sour cream and a big green salad. 


  • I used a silicone pastry brush to evenly cover the potatoes in olive oil. You can easily get some oil in between the single slices without breaking them. 
  • It's important to use potatoes that roughly have the same size, so they have the same baking time. 
  • Make sure to use a sharp knife to evenly slice the potatoes. 
  • I like starchy potatoes like russets or Idaho potatoes best for this recipe. They become super crispy on the outside and soft and delicate on the inside. 


Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 113g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 2705mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 127mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 5mg