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Vegan hasselback potatoes on cutting board. Potatoes which are baked with slits cut into them and basted with an herby butter mixture.

Hasselback Potatoes

Prep: 15 min
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 15 min
Servings: 8

A side dish originating from Sweden using simple ingredients featuring potatoes and herbs. This recipe is quick to prepare and easy to cook, great for beginners!

Author Louisa Nicholson
by Louisa Nicholson
Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: 4 Baked Potatoes (4 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Sauce pan, parchment paper, baking sheet, kitchen brush
  • 4 large potatoes
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt to taste
Recipe Directions


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Put the butter into a sauce pan on very low heat on the stove.
  • Dice the rosemary, thyme, and garlic. Add these to the butter and mix together as the butter melts. Let sit on very low heat while you work on the next 2 steps.
  • Wash and dry your potatoes. You can peel the potatoes or leave the skin on, it's your preference.
  • The potatoes should be able to lay flat and not roll over. If your potato rolls around, cut a little off the bottom horizontally so that it lays flat. No need to cut a lot off, just enough so that it doesn't roll around.
  • Cut slits into each potato as shown in the photo about 1cm apart. Be careful not to cut through the potato.
  • Place all your potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Be sure they are placed on their flattened side with the slits facing up. Turn the heat off on the stove for the sauce pan with the butter mixture. Spread ⅓ of the butter mixture on top of all the potatoes using a kitchen brush.
  • Place the potatoes in the preheated oven and cook for around 1 hour. While baking, baste the potatoes with the butter mixture 2 more times before they are done.
  • Cooking time depends on the size of potatoes. Test for doneness using a fork.
  • When done, change the oven from bake to broil on high and watch the potatoes. You will broil until the tops get a little crispy, might be anywhere between 1 minute and 5 minutes, so watch carefully before they burn.
  • Remove when done and serve immediately. (Optional) Garnish with fresh rosemary. Enjoy!

You can choose any type and size of potato you would like. Adjust bake time accordingly.

Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 4 Baked Potatoes
Servings: 4
Information per serving:
Energy: 282.3 kcal
Carbohydrate: 46.8 g
Protein: 5.8 g
Fiber: 5.1 g
Sugar: 2.3 g
Fat: 8.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.8 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 2 g
Omega-3: 0 g
Omega-6: 0.1 g
Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 32.7 mg 7% DV
Folate: 57 µg 14% DV
A: 63.6 IU 2% DV
B1: 0.1 mg 13% DV
B2: 0.1 mg 9% DV
B3: 2.9 mg 20% DV
B5: 0.8 mg 16% DV
B6: 0.8 mg 59% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 19.2 mg 25% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 1.1 mg 7% DV
K: 4.3 µg 4% DV
Calcium: 44 mg 4% DV
Copper: 0.2 mg 26% DV
Iron: 2.5 mg 13% DV
Magnesium: 66.4 mg 20% DV
Manganese: 0.5 mg 28% DV
Phosphorus: 155.2 mg 22% DV
Potassium: 1198 mg 25% DV
Selenium: 1.2 µg 2% DV
Sodium: 698.7 mg 46% DV
Zinc: 0.8 mg 9% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

Vegan hasselback potatoes recipe

Why Are They Called Hasselback Potatoes?

Story goes, this recipe originates from a restaurant in Stockholm called Hasselbacken and are named after the restaurant. The traditional name for this side dish in Swedish is called Hasselbackspotatis.

Traditional Baked Potato with a Twist

What we love most about this recipe is that the cooking method allows for a crispy outside texture while leaving a soft interior of the potato. The slits in the potatoes also allow for the buttery mixture to collect and flavors the entire potato easily.

Different Hasselback Recipes

You could certainly make cheesy hasselback potatoes by adding a cheese or sauce on top when serving. You can also make these oil free by omitting the butter in favor of basting with a vegetable stock mixture. Skies the limit!


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