Crispy Hasselback Potato Bake
A delicious way to enjoy all of the flavors and crispy-tender flavors of Hasselback Potatoes – without all of the work! This Crispy Hasselback Potato Bake is an easy potato casserole dish your whole family will love.
Hasselback Potato Bake Recipe
Growing up in an Irish-Italian household, the only ways I ever ate potatoes was mashed or fried. Hasselback Potatoes were an absolute revelation with that perfect amount of golden, crispy “fried” potato texture combined with the tenderness of a baked potato.
However, there’s a reason you normally only see hasselback potatoes around the holidays – they are a lot of work! They require precise cuts that just aren’t feasible for most busy weeknights (even with my handy chopstick hack).
This hasselback potato casserole removes the fancy knife work. You can use a mandolin like I did, or a food processor fitted with a slicing attachment, to prepare this family-sized casserole in less than 5 minutes.
Simply slice, arrange in your baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and melted better, then sprinkle with bacon and seasonings. Pop it in the oven and in bake for 50 minutes for perfect crispy-tender potato slices.
Honestly, I’ll probably be making our potatoes this way for Thanksgiving – it’s going to save me a ton of time in the kitchen and there is absolutely no compromise in flavor and texture. (Plus, that way everyone can take exactly the portion size that they want – because not everyone wants a full potato with their Thanksgiving supper.)
While I opted for salt, pepper and thyme, you can swap out my seasonings for homemade ranch seasoning, Italian seasoning, rosemary, etc. Our homemade poultry seasoning would be delicious on it, too.
If you need to prepare this recipe ahead of time, you can slice the potatoes 1-2 hours in advance without any noticeable change, or pop the sliced potatoes in cold water for up to 24 hours. Drain off the water and dab the potatoes with paper towel before proceeding with the recipe. You can even freeze the sliced potatoes for up to three months in an airtight freezer bag or your favorite freezer container. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)
And yes – you can top these potatoes with melted cheese! Sprinkle on a handful of shredded cheese during the last 10 minutes of baking to ensure that the potatoes still get that golden, crispy texture and allow the cheese enough time to melt.
More Vegetable Side Dishes Your Family Will Love
It’s not easy finding vegetable recipes that kids and adults alike will enjoy, but our family loves:
- Brussel Sprout Salad with Bacon, Feta and Pecans
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Eat Well
- Ginger Ale Carrots from the Soccer Mom Blog
- Cucumber Greek Salad
Hasselback Potato Casserole Ingredients
- Russet Potatoes, sliced
- Onion, sliced
- Butter, melted
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Bacon, chopped
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the seasoning mentioned here for Italian seasoning, ranch seasoning, poultry seasoning, etc.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Mandolin <– you can use a mandolin to make perfect, thin slices of veggies, as well as matchstick carrots, shoestring french fries, etc. in mere minutes without precise knife cutting
- Pie Plate or Casserole Dish <– I love these Pyrex dishes with fitted lids for easy transportation to parties or leftover storage
- Measuring spoons
How to Make a Hasselback Potato Casserole
Preheat oven to 375F
Use a mandolin or sharp knife to make thin, equal slices of your potatoes and onions – about 1/8″ thick is ideal.
Grease a pie plate or casserole dish.
Arrange the sliced potatoes in your baking dish. Use a spiral pattern for a circular dish, or rows in a square or rectangular dish.
Insert the sliced onions an equal distance apart amongst the sliced potatoes.
Place the butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 25 seconds until completely melted. Stir in the olive oil and then pour the mixture over the casserole.
Sprinkle on your seasoning and bacon.
Cover with tinfoil and bake for 35 minutes.
Remove the tinfoil and continue baking for 15 minutes to crisp up the potatoes and bacon.
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Crispy Hasselback Potato Bake
A crispy and tender potato casserole that has all of the flavor and texture of Hasselback potatoes, without all of the work!
- 6 russet potatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 teaspoons rosemary
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 3 strips bacon, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Use a mandolin or sharp knife to make thin, equal slices of your potatoes and onions - about 1/8" thick is ideal.
- Grease a pie plate or casserole dish.
- Arrange the sliced potatoes in your baking dish. Use a spiral pattern for a circular dish, or rows in a square or rectangular dish.
- Insert the sliced onions an equal distance apart amongst the sliced potatoes.
- Place the butter in a microwave-safe dish and microwave for 25 seconds until completely melted. Stir in the olive oil and then pour the mixture over the casserole.
- Sprinkle on your seasoning and bacon.
- Cover with tinfoil and bake for 35 minutes.
- Remove the tinfoil and continue baking for 15 minutes to crisp up the potatoes and bacon.
Increase the ingredients to fit your baking dish or make enough for your family.
Feel free to swap out the thyme and rosemary for ranch seasoning, Italian seasoning or poultry seasoning.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
This hasselback potato casserole takes all of time-consuming prep work out of hasselback potatoes, without compromising flavor and texture. It’s the perfect easy potato side dish – whether you’re serving it on a busy weeknight or as part of your holiday meal.
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