Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes

April 11, 2021mayurisjikoni
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Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes, so crispy from the outside, the middle is tender and soft like mashed potato. Coupled with the flavors of butter, garlic, olive oil, parmesan and chilli flakes these potatoes are to die for!

What are Hasselback Potatoes?

Hasselback Potatoes, Potato à la hasselbacken or Hasselbackspotatis are baked potatoes that are sliced till the middle and open up like a fan on baking. These were invented by a trainee chef Leif Ellison who worked at Hasselbacken Restaurant in Stockholm. Though pretty popular nowadays this side dish, starter was invented in 1953. They also go by name of Accordion Potatoes or Pillbug Potatoes. I know I’m pretty late in trying out this awesome addictive dish but finally done it!


What Sort Of Potatoes To Use?

Any floury type of potatoes like Russet, Yukon Gold. I’ve used Royal Red Potatoes and took medium size ones. You can use small medium or large potatoes.


What Sort Of Fats to Use?

Use butter on its own or a mixture of butter and olive oil the way I did. For vegans can use vegan butter or oil. Some use bacon fat, duck fat.


Add any herbs, fresh or dried of your choice.

Add ons

Can add cheese like I did. Make it into a hearty meal by adding cooked meat, fish, coleslaw, mushrooms, mince meat, crumbled paneer or tofu. Basically, anything that you would add to jacket potatoes or baked potatoes. You can also use sour cream, cream cheese, thick yogurt as add ons.


Use any slat you like, I used sea salt. Pepper, is a must. Add chilli, garlic if you like. I have added garlic as I feel potatoes and garlic are definitely made for each other.

What is Garlic?

Garlic belongs to the onion family Allium. Garlic is a common ingredient used worldwide as a seasoning. Its use goes back several thousands of years not only as a seasoning but also for medicinal purposes. Each segment of the garlic bulb is called a clove. The healthy bulb packed with allicin has anti fungal and anti bacterial properties. I remember when my kids were babies, if they had a bad cold, my mother in law would hang a slightly crushed clove of garlic near their head. This strong smell, though not pleasant helped to open up their noses and they could breathe more easily.

Garlic is a very popular seasoning used in the Indian Cuisine. From Curries, Side dishes, chutneys, pickles to drinks, garlic is the third most popular ingredient used in Indian homes world wide.

Some Recipes Where I’ve Used Garlic:

Sunday Funday

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Ingredients Required For Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes:

  • Potatoes – use floury kind of potatoes or ones that you would use for French Fries and Wedges. I have used Royal Red Potatoes that are available here. Use Russet or Yukon Gold. Wash the potatoes properly as they are baked with the skin. Cut into slices, starting at one end. Each slice should be about 2-3 mm in thickness. DON’T SLICE THROUGH TILL THE BOTTOM BUT ONLY HALF WAY.  As you reach the middle, turn and start cutting from the end towards the middle. If the potato moves or slides too much, rest it on a towel. Nowadays  one can buy a hasselback potato cutter.
  • Garlic – peeled and minced
  • Olive Oil 
  • Salted Butter – melt it. For vegan option use vegan butter or oil.
  • Salt – any of your choice and according to your taste.
  • Pepper – coarsely ground pepper powder
  • Parmesan – grated or any cheese of your choice.
  • Herbs – I’ve used dried mixed herbs and added some dried rosemary too.
  • Chilli Flakes – optional



Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes, so crispy from the outside, the middle is tender and soft like mashed potato. 
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine International
Servings 4


  • 4 medium potatoes approx. 500g
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 4 tbsp parmesan grated
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Wash the potatoes properly. Check that no mud is left on them. Pat dry on a kitchen towel.
  • Using a sharp knife, stand cutting the potatoes into 2-3 mm thick slices till the middle. Do not cut all the way through. Patience is required for this job.
  • When you reach halfway, or to the centre, turn the potato and stand cutting from the end.I find it easier to slice evenly in this manner.


  • Mix melted butter, olive oil and salt.


  • Place the sliced potatoes in a baking dish.
  • Brush the potatoes with the butter mixture about ⅓ of it or less. At this stage not much liquid will be used as the slices are too close to each other.
  • Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime add minced garlic, parmesan cheese, herbs and chilli flakes in the remaining butter mixture.
  • After 20 minutes remove the tray from the oven. Now the slices will be fairly apart. Carefully add the butter mixture in between the slices. I used a butter knife for this. Brush the top and sides of the potatoes with the liquid in the tray.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven. Brush them again with the butter mixture. Return them to the oven.
  • Bake further for 15 minutes. Remove the potatoes and brush them again with the butter mixture. Also brush them with the liquid from the tray.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes are ready to be served as a side dish, appetizer or as a main meal with add ons.


  • Make sure you use potatoes that are generally used for French Fries. 
  • Add ons can be cooked meat, fish, mushrooms, paneer, tofu, salads, etc.
  • Serve with sour cream, cream cheese or yogurt.
  • In order not to slice the potatoes through, place them between two chopsticks. The chopsticks prevents you from slicing till the bottom.
  • Frequent brushing with the butter mixture helps to make the outer part more crispy.
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  • Camilla M Mann

    April 11, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    That looks positively delicious. And now I’m craving them for breakfast. Haha. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I’ll be trying them soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 20, 2021 at 11:19 am

      Thank you Camilla, wow what a good idea to enjoy them for breakfast, topped with scrambled eggs, or cheese.

  • Wendy Klik

    April 11, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Oh my…..I could make a meal of those potatoes. YUM

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 13, 2021 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks Wendy, for us it turned out to be a meal with some salad.

  • Rebekah R Hills

    April 11, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    I’ve never heard pillbug potatoes before, but I think that name needs to be used more often!! Whatever you call them, these sound absolutely delicious!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 20, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Rebebak, not that I’d like to use it that often as it reminds me of a caterpillar:)

  • Amy’s Cooking Adventures

    April 12, 2021 at 1:36 am

    Yes! These look amazing!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 13, 2021 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much Amy.

  • Stacy

    April 12, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Hasselback potatoes are the best. Those slices are such a great way to add flavor!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 13, 2021 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Stacy and they sure are. Now want to try them with some Indian flavours.

  • kalyani

    April 12, 2021 at 7:50 am

    5 stars
    I see that this is so golden and inviting !! not to mention we can indulge in this as a whole meal by itself.. perfect recipe for a potluck !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 13, 2021 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you so much Kalyani. The potatoes we get here in Kenya are really good for baking, hence the golden colour.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    April 12, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a lovely way to enjoy potatoes. Would love to try this hasselback potatoes sometime. My potato fan family will enjoy it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 13, 2021 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree, it is definitely a delicious dish. You can add your own flavors to it.

  • Renu

    April 15, 2021 at 8:38 am

    5 stars
    Garlic Parmesan Hasselback potatoes look absolutely tempting and delicious. Thanks for the detailed tips and tricks it helps, especially with this kind of side dish or appetizers,

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 20, 2021 at 11:15 am

      Thank you so much Renu, you get lovely potatoes there so am sure it will turn out really good.


    April 16, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Wow! This looks very premium to me. I am gonna try this today. Thanks for sharing these delicious recipes.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 16, 2021 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you so much. Please share how the hasselback potatoes turned out for you.

  • Lata Lala

    April 22, 2021 at 11:15 am

    5 stars
    How beautiful post and I thought I am the one who is left out to try these baked hasselback potatoes. The beautiful flavours of garlic and parmesan cheese must have taken these simple potatotoes to a notch higher.
    Trying them soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 23, 2021 at 2:50 am

      Thank you so much Lata. They taste really good, try them.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    April 23, 2021 at 10:38 am

    5 stars
    Garlic parmesan hasselback potatoes, looks totally tempting mayuriji! That butter mixed with all that seasonings, oh my gorgeous! Great appetizer and snack anytime!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 23, 2021 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you so much Priya, and I agree with you, butter and potatoes,, so yum.

  • Poonam Bachhav

    April 24, 2021 at 9:46 am

    5 stars
    Hassle back potatoes with garlic and parmesan look so beautiful ! This dish has been on my to do list for a long time. Now that I have your recipe, would definitely give it a try.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 24, 2021 at 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much Poonam, please do try it, am sure your family will enjoy it.

  • Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

    April 24, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Garlic parmesan Hasselback potatoes sound and look so delicious! A perfect weekend treat for a family, so easy and tasty recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 24, 2021 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you so much Hayley. I agree, It makes a good weekend treat.

  • Sapana Behl

    April 24, 2021 at 11:53 am

    5 stars
    Hasselback potatoes with garlic and parmesan sound and looks so so tempting. I love garlic flavors with potatoes and find that garlic combined with potatoes takes the tastes to another level. Wonderful share.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 24, 2021 at 10:12 pm

      Garlic definitely adds so much flavour to potatoes. Thank you so much Sapana.

  • Saira

    April 28, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    delicious recipes

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      thank you so much.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    April 28, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    5 stars
    I made hasselback potatoes a while ago and we loved it. I was looking for different ways to spice it up and your garlic parmesan version is juts perfect for our family. My boys love garlic and I am excited for this recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 28, 2021 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much Sandhya. I recently made them again and served with a spicy tomato sauce. That too is an option.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    August 6, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    5 stars
    I love these a lot. So well prepared and presented. I also make them but in a simple way. Your version looks better. I will make again following this recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 9, 2022 at 9:29 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha, enjoy when you try out this version.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    August 7, 2022 at 2:08 am

    5 stars
    These are the best hassleback potatoes I have tried. ooff !!that flavour , comfort of the potatoes literally couldn’t stop at one!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 9, 2022 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks Seema and am do glad you enjoyed them.

  • Archana

    August 8, 2022 at 5:59 am

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness me! I am in love! Honestly speaking I do not enjoy potatoes much. But now looking at your beautiful garlic parmesan Hasselback potatoes I am willing to eat my words. These potatoes will make my words taste better! Please parcel some!
    I have landed myself under strict orders not to look at potatoes and you are tempting me to gorge on them.
    My reward after I get off my medication will be these Hasselback Potatoes. 😀 Absolutely yum it will tatse.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 9, 2022 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much Archana. Hope you’ll be able to enjoy these hasselback potatoes soon. They are simply too delicious.

  • Neha

    August 9, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    5 stars
    Garlic Parmesan Hassel back potatoes are on my to-do list. These potatoes look so flavorful and inviting. It is nice to get a snippet of how the name was coined. Though I have eaten it a couple of times but never from my kitchen. Nice post!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 9, 2022 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you so much Neha. Please do try out the recipe in your kitchen, am sure you’ll love it with home flavours.

  • Priya Vj

    August 11, 2022 at 10:13 am

    5 stars
    Delicious looking potatoes. Loved the amalgamation of the delectable dressing using butter and garlic and the perfectly roasted potatoes.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 11, 2022 at 1:20 pm

      Thanks Priya.

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