Buffalo Hasselback Potatoes

Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins
Total 1 hr 15 mins

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Tell me you are as into hasselback style potatoes as I am.  If you are one of the few who hasn’t had one yet — imagine a regular potato but 50 times better. They actually kind of remind me of an Outback potato if you have ever had one, because of the flavorful crispy skin and soft inside…but they are better because of the insane toppings you can add.

Sure you could add these toppings to a regularly cooked potato, but since these fan out with tons of tiny openings — all the deliciousness falls to the insides. It’s absolutely divine.

Buffalo Hasselback Potatoes via www.thenovicechefblog.com

Since February is national Potato Lover’s Month, the Idaho Potato Commission challenged six food bloggers from around the country to make a recipe featuring Idaho Potatoes. I was so happy to participate since I actually went to Idaho a few years ago and got to visit some of their farms.

This is one of my absolute favorite ways to make potatoes and I promise it will be yours too!

Yield: serves 4

Buffalo Hasselback Potatoes

Buffalo Hasselback Potatoes topped with buffalo sauce, sour cream and chives.

Buffalo Hasselback Potatoes are fluffy baked potatoes, topped with buffalo sauce. You can eat them alongside your dinner, or make them the main course!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 4 Idaho® russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • buffalo sauce for topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Create thin slices down the length of each potato (approximately ⅛ inch apart), stopping about ¼ inch from the bottom. Rub each potato with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Place potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake potatoes until crispy on the top and tender in the center, about 1 hour. The potatoes will fan out during cooking.
  4. Whisk together melted butter and buffalo sauce. Once cooked, remove potatoes from oven and brush the tops with buffalo sauce mixture. Return to oven and cook 5 minutes more.
  5. Remove potatoes from oven and top them with sour cream, blue cheese, green onions and an additional drizzle of buffalo sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 934mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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14 Responses
  1. Kelli Burgess

    Can’t wait to try these, but not exactly sure what to pair it with. I generally only eat beef, pork or chicken for meat. Do you have any suggestions and or recipes that you pair it with?

  2. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    These have got my vote, for sure! Does baby count, too? I think she’d LOOOOVEEE her some buffalo potatoes. I better find out for certain and cook these up! 😉

  3. Natalie @ Paper & Birch

    I’ve never heard of a hasselback potato, but I’m definitely a fan from looking at those pictures!

  4. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    Ok, totally need to get on the hasselback potato band wagon. I am ashamed to say that I have not tried them yet, but girl.. you’ve got me thinking and I’m totally gonna do it. Starting with this bad boy version. YUM… my husband will love me forever with this. Pinned!

  5. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    I’m one of those freaks who has NEVER had one!! omg I definitely need to start, I absolutely love how these look!

  6. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Love all of the flavor combos you can make with hasselbacks! These potatoes look amazing!

  7. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Just voted! Because these hasselback potatoes are amazing! Love the buffalo and blue cheese flavor!

  8. DessertForTwo

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never made hasselbacks! I roasted them once, but I just topped them with salt and pepper. Clearly, hasselbacks are meant for stuffing deliciousness inside! On the list! 🙂

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