Easy Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes

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Spruce up your spuds with this family favorite recipe for Easy Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes loaded with cheddar and Parmesan cheese and topped off with fresh chives.

Hasselback potatoes filled with cheese on a baking sheet

I’m bringing hasselback … back.

Oh boy. Face, meet palm. Palm, meet face. But I just couldn’t resist. Every time I say or type or, let’s be honest here, even think of the word “hasselback,” I am transformed back into my 16-year-old, Justin Timberlake-loving self.

Cutting hasselback potatoes on a cutting board

Boy band obsession of my youth aside, who doesn’t love a new spin on the most classic of starchy sides? We’ve mastered French fries, perfected potato pancakes, and found endless ways to even put leftover mashed potatoes to great use.

So now it’s time to keep things simple while still stepping it up a notch. The solution? Easy Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes!

Filling sliced hasselback potatoes with cheese

Don’t let those jazzy slices scare you. The simple trick is to place the potato between two wooden spoons and just start slicing. The spoons will prevent you from cutting entirely through the potato. And after a quick bake in the oven, all that’s left to do is insert your cheese (or cheeses) of choice then return them to an oven for a quick melt.

And look at the results! Buttery potato slices, melted cheese and fresh chives. These spuds are simple enough for busy weeknights and impressive enough for weekend dinner parties. Get creative with the cheese combos and even top ’em off with some crispy bacon or a dollop of sour cream!

Hasselback potatoes filled with cheese and topped with chives

Ready to make your prep and clean-up even easier? Skip the foil and opt for a nonstick pan. I’ve teamed up with Williams Sonoma and SCANPAN for the launch of their new TechnIQ line of nonstick cookware, which takes the stress and mess out of all that gooey, melted cheese. Intrigued? Tune in below!

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Easy Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes

Spruce up your spuds with this quick and easy recipe for cheesy hasselback potatoes.
Author: Kelly Senyei
5 from 21 votes
Hasselback potatoes will with cheese on a foil-lined baking sheet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 medium Russet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 to 12 thin slices cheddar cheese, cut into 1-inch squares (See Kelly's Notes)
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with foil 
  • Place each potato between two wooden spoons and carefully make cuts every 1/8-inch without cutting all the way through the potato.
  • Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and brush them with the melted butter. Season them with salt and pepper.
  • Bake the potatoes for 55 to 60 minutes or until tender. Remove them from the oven and carefully insert the  cheddar cheese slices into each cut in the potato. Sprinkle the tops of the potatoes with the Parmesan cheese then return them to the oven and continue baking until the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven, top them with the chopped chives and serve immediately.

Kelly's Notes:

  • How much cheese you use depends on whether you add the cheese in between every slice or every other slice.
  • The potatoes should be fully baked when you add the cheese.
  • ★ Did you make this recipe? Don't forget to give it a star rating below!


Calories: 251kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 144mg, Potassium: 888mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 275IU, Vitamin C: 12.5mg, Calcium: 126mg, Iron: 1.9mg


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  1. 5 stars
    Totally the most bang for your potato buck! Aptly named “Easy” and “Cheesy.” This will definitely enter the rotation!

  2. Omg I’m sharing this recipe with my family!! Since I’m Polish we always eat Potatoesand this one is such easy and delicious recipe Great for BBQs and not only!!!!

  3. 5 stars
    Easy to make and yummy to eat. I’d been wanting to make these for a long time but I had a bad accident 3 years ago with concussion and nerve damage. As part of my physical/emotional recovery, after the first 2 years of PT/OT, I had regained enough coordination in the evening to start cooking again. Your recipes are well written, no confusion, so they are in my cue to cook more of them!! Thank you so much!!

    1. I’m so happy you are regaining your coordination and strength, Julia. And I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe :) Welcome to Just a Taste!

  4. 5 stars
    Really delicious and a great way to use up those potatoes in the bag. Very easy and straightforward. They are my new favorite!

  5. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe! I really appreciated your tip about using the spoon handles as a guide for slicing the potatoes. Served them with ham steaks and they were a HUGE hit!!! Many thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    My 2 year old loves these he calls them his chip potato and loves that he can break them apart himself into slices! Fantastic recipe, I have made it twice for the family now and do not know why this is not one my mom told me about, still going into the recipe book. xoxo Mom of 3 boys thanks you xxx

  7. 5 stars
    Love love LOVE this recipe, Kelly!! It’s always such a hit for my family.. plus it’s super fast amd easy :) It’s amazing as a dinner with breaded chicken, or as a dish in a brunch. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. 5 stars
    i love cheese.
    i love cheese.
    i love cheese.
    husband loves potato, potato, potato.

    It’s so delicious and will be making these babies again, thanks to you!

  9. Offered to make a nice dinner for the family. I threw on a brisket for 12 hours and made the hassleback potatoes as a side. Amazing recipe! Everyone loved it.

  10. 5 stars
    The potatoes are still in the oven but the recipe is unique and I’m sure we will love it!
    Thanks for a new way to cook potatoes!!

  11. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! My family asks for it weekly. We add cheese to each slot and usually takes longer than 55 minutes to cook (anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half) but that is due to the mega sized potatoes that are sold in stores in south Texas.

    P.s. after cutting the slots, you could wrap it in damp paper towel and microwave for about 4 minutes. When you put it in oven it will cut the time in half.

  12. 5 stars
    I made this a week ago and it was a big with my family.we loved it,making it again tonight.thankyou so much for this recipe.

  13. “Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes”
    Hi There.
    This looks to me to be a recipe for me to have a go with as it’s sending messages to my “Taste Buds already Via My Eyes, eagerly Viewing Them!” I know that I’ll be trying this recipe out without a doubt at my first opportunity! I’m re-vamping my kitchen at present so, I guess it’ll be about 3 to 4 weeks or so until I get enough of my kitchen back as “a together unit” to try these. Thanks For The Recipe!

  14. 5 stars
    Making them As we speak with my mushroom cream pork chops . Only difference I added bacon!! Of course!,

  15. 5 stars
    These are fantastic! My husband, daughter and I topped ours with sour cream and bacon. I definitely will be making these again!

  16. 5 stars
    Making for my step son’s birthday tonight, can’t wait! Something different then just plain baked potatoes. Thanks

  17. 5 stars
    Made them a couple of times! Even without parmesan cheese it’s still amazing!! My boyfriend loves it, especially with sour cream on top when it’s done.