Tried this for the first time and it didn’t disappoint! Hubby asked for 2 extra helpings!

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Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes are a delightful twist on the classic scalloped potatoes, incorporating the impressive presentation of Swedish Hasselback potatoes with the creamy, cheesy goodness of the American casserole favorite. The Hasselback technique involves making precise, partial slices into the potatoes, which not only allows them to fan out attractively but also enables flavors to permeate throughout the dish. Scalloped potatoes, traditionally baked with heavy cream and cheese, have been a comforting side dish for generations, and this fusion adds an extra visual appeal and texture to the table.

This casserole can take center stage or be served as an accompaniment, making it a versatile choice for any meal. Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes pair beautifully with simple proteins such as roast chicken, grilled fish, or a tenderloin of beef, allowing the rich, decadent flavors of the potatoes to shine. They are also perfect for sharing at gatherings, festive holidays, or potluck dinners. To balance out the richness, consider serving them with a crisp green salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.

Recipe: Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes


– 2 pounds baby potatoes

– 1 cup heavy cream

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus extra for garnish

– 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

– 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

– Salt and pepper to taste

– Butter for greasing


1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a casserole dish with butter and set aside.

2. Wash the baby potatoes thoroughly and slice them Hasselback style, making sure not to slice all the way through, leaving the base of the potato intact.

3. Arrange the sliced potatoes standing up in the greased casserole dish, fitting them snugly together. Sprinkle each potato with salt and pepper.

4. In a small saucepan, combine the heavy cream, minced garlic, and thyme leaves. Gently heat the mixture until it is hot but not boiling. Pour the warm cream mixture over the potatoes, ensuring it seeps into the slices.

5. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly across the top of the potatoes, followed by the Parmesan cheese.

6. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes.

7. After 40 minutes, remove the foil and return the casserole to the oven to bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and crisp.

8. Once done, remove the casserole from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Garnish with an extra sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves before serving. Enjoy!

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