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Fully Loaded Hasselback Baked Potatoes

Fully-Loaded Hasselback Baked Potatoes is the best Hasselback potato recipe EVER! With cheese, bacon, garlic and so much more, these are not your average potatoes.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, baked potato, cheese, garlic, garlic butter, hasselback, potatoes, russet potato, sour cream

Equipment

  • large skillet
  • rimmed baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup bacon, chopped, almost crisp - (or more to taste)
  • 1 cup cheese, sliced or shredded - (or more to taste)
  • ½ cup butter or store bought garlic butter stick, thinly sliced
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons garlic powder, or 1 tablespoon minced
  • 1 cup sour cream or sour cream based flavored dip
  • ¼ cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Options

  • ham, sliced
  • onions, sliced
  • mushrooms, sliced
  • jalapenos, diced or sliced
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • hot sauce
  • sriracha

Homemade Garlic Butter

  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or 1 - 2 teaspoons garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with tinfoil. Set aside.
  • Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato about ⅛ to ¼ inch apart, making sure to cut ¾ of the way down the potato, not all the way through. The slices should stay connected at the bottom of the potato as best you can.
  • When all of the potatoes are cut, place them cut side up on your prepared sheet.
  • Coat potatoes with olive oil and place a piece butter or garlic butter in between every other slice or so.
  • Sprinkle with a few shakes of salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 60-75 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes. Use a toothpick to confirm potatoes are cooked throughout.
  • In the meantime, grab your skillet and add your chopped bacon to it. Cook bacon until almost crispy. Drain on paper towel and set aside. On occasion, I'll leave some bacon fat in my skillet and fry some onion inside it, maybe some mushrooms too. You can shove sliced swiss cheese in between the potato slices and serve mushrooms and onions on top. Oh so good too! The possibilities are truly endless with these delicious hasselback baked potatoes!
  • Remove potatoes from your oven and turn your oven up to broil.
  • Stuff cheese and bacon or ham between each of the potato slices.
  • Place roughly ¼ of your bacon into each potato and as much cheese as you like.
  • Return to oven and cook for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is totally melted.
  • Serve with sour cream and some green onions! Enjoy every bite!

Notes

With this easy hasselback potato recipe, if in a hurry I will use a stick (½ cup) of store bought garlic butter instead of making my own.
So much easier and such a time saver.
If I don't have a stick of garlic butter I will usually make my own.