Crispy Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

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Bacon hasselback potatoes are fully loaded with cheese and bacon. They cook up perfectly, opening up as they cook, so you can fill those potato slices with tons of ooey gooey cheese and crisp smoky bacon.

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This hasselback potato recipe creates so much deliciousness, you will have to pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming!

Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

The fantastic hasselback potatoes were all the rage last year, but needless to say, I am not real trendy.  Shocking, I know!

But, last month I needed the perfect side to go with my Bacon Bourbon Barbecue Chicken Kabobs; a potato that I could stuff with mounds of butter, cheese and bacon. 

Although I am very fond of the Italian Potato Skins I made last year, and yes they would be an appropriate carrying vessel, I have made a lot of potato skins.

I wanted something different.  I immediately remembered those accordion-like bacon cheese stuffed potatoes I saw everywhere last year.

You are going to love these!  We surely do!

Bacon cheddar hasselback potatoes are a fully loaded version of a hasselback potato, but with SO much cheesy goodness inside! This recipe is great for a light meal or side dish.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Be very careful as you slice into the potato, because you don’t want to slice all the way through to the bottom. If you do, your cheese and bacon will fall out!

A tip that works well for me is to place a wooden skewer or chopstick against the long sides of the potato.  As you cut the slices, the skewer will keep you from slicing through the bottom of the potato.

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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bacon cheddar hasselback-potatoes

Bacon Cheddar Hasselback Potatoes

Donna Elick
Bacon cheddar hasselback potatoes are a fully loaded version of the popular hasselback potato. This recipe makes the perfect light meal or side dish!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
 

  • 4 large Russet potatoes, washed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided, more or less, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, divided, more or less, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack and Colby cheese blend, or your favorite
  • 16 ounces thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Place a potato on a cutting board with a wood skewer or chopstick against each of the long sides (lengthwise). Cut 1/8th inch slices in the potato, stopping about 3/4 of the way through. The skewers will keep you from cutting all the way through.
  • Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and place a piece of butter in between every few slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for about 1 hour.
  • The potatoes will slightly open up, so you can stuff cheese and bacon in between the slices. Use 2 ounces of cheese and 1/4 of the cooked bacon for each potato.
  • Return potatoes to oven and cook for 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 1023cal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 2373mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 5g | Calcium: 451mg | Iron: 4mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published October 2019.

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41 Comments

  1. This method makes such a fantastic presentation! I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't want to eat those babies! Yum

    1. Named after the Stockholm restaurant that first introduced them in the 1700s, Hasselback potatoes have been adopted widely by other European cuisines. Known as “accordion potatoes” in Ireland’s version of the dish.

  2. What?! You didn't make them on the grill?! I'm shocked. I was fully prepared to see you manage that one! The potatoes look awesome. How can you go wrong with potatoes + cheese + bacon?

  3. Don't worry about not being very trendy. I'm not either. The last movie I saw in the theaters that wasn't animated was in 2008 and I don't listen to music that isn't at least 20 years old.

    1. I knew I liked you DB. Sounds like we are cut from the same cloth. Oh, and let me know when your package arrives, please.

    1. I know, right? What is even harder is to eat just one. Kind of makes you want to skip the rest of the meal.

  4. why does this scream MAN! to me? Could it be every man in my family is completely obsessed with potatoes! LOVE THIS and they will too- they thank you in advance

  5. We love these things. Alexis likes me to do a similar treatment with sweet potatoes and the toppings are things like nuts and maple syrup. I was tempted to somehow put marshmallow slivers in them to make it like the sweet potato casserole except in a hassleback sweet potato.

  6. I made these before and loved them. I also made them using some loose sausage meat that I stuffed down in the potato. Then used cheese too. Awesome! Thanks for your interesting recipes.

  7. WOW…3 of my favorite ingredients all combined. I'm in heaven ! Will be making these this weekend.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. I live alone, and really don't like to think of things to fix for lunch….guess what I'm having today!?…this sounds just perfect and I won't need anything else! Thank you so much for sharing!
    mrsn

  9. For those people who can't do dairy using the cheese, do a butter olive oil mixture with brown sugar and tiny slices of bacon or turkey bacon between the slices.

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