Hasselback Baby Potatoes

Hasselback Baby Potatoes

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Whether you are throwing a party or attending one to celebrate the New Year, it’s always good to start off the year with a few delicious appetizers, like these incredibly easy Hasselback Baby Potatoes.

The perfect holiday appetizer made to impress your guests and amuse your tastebuds. V,GF,T8Free

During this years’ Christmas party, I made a batch Hasselback Potatoes for the first time using baby sized spuds. I barely had time after they came out of the oven to sneak a pic or 2 because they were gobbled up, right away.  Needless to say, I just had to make them again then again until finally, no one was around to eat them (except me and I may or may not have eaten 1 right out of the pan).

I tell you this because these little munchies made everyone happy!  Hubby, kiddos, guests…really everyone.  Because I only share the “hits” not “misses”,  I was determined to get this recipe with you before New Years Eve.  Then I realized…tomorrow is NYE!!! WOW.  SO in order to get this out in a timely manner, this is going to be short and sweet.  Sorry…. no long stories, no wordy explanations, just pictures and this Hasselback Baby Potato recipe.   You have parties to get to anyways, right?The perfect holiday appetizer made to impress your guests and amuse your tastebuds. V,GF,T8Freestart with scrubbed baby potatoes.

The perfect holiday appetizer made to impress your guests and amuse your tastebuds. V,GF,T8Free

Use chopsticks to create a stopping point for your knife as you make multiple slices through the potato.

The perfect holiday appetizer made to impress your guests and amuse your tastebuds. V,GF,T8Free

Generously drizzle with olive oil or melted coconut oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper.

The perfect holiday appetizer made to impress your guests and amuse your tastebuds. V,GF,T8FreeBake and Enjoy

Make your Party Potatoes

Hasselback Baby Potatoes




Yield 6 people

The perfect holiday appetizer made to impress your guests and amuse your tastebuds. V,GF,Top 8 Free


  • I bag (1.5 lb) baby potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Wash & scrub potatoes. Blot dry. 
  • Place 2 chopsticks on the cutting board parallel to one another and place potato in between them.  
  • Using a sharp knife, start making small slits into potato, using the chopsticks as your guide on where to stop cutting (you do not want to cut all the way through). 
  • Repeat with remaining potatoes and place all in a large bowl. 
  • Drizzle with EVO or coconut oil, making sure to toss so every inch is covered. Then sprinkle with a generous amount of salt and pepper.  Don't be scared! Potatoes are quite bland and these babies can use a little salt!  
  • Place prepared potatoes into a rectangle baking dish and place in oven.  
  • Bake 30 minutes, remove from oven and drizzle with a little more oil so it can seep into the soft parts of the potato. 
  • Cook an additional 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned and soft in the middle. Remove from oven and serve warm.   


Enjoy these as you would any baked potato.  You can eat them as is. Dip each bite into your favorite "safe" ranch or sour cream dip. 

OR....sprinkle with shredded cheese and jalapeños in those final moments.


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Your friends will want this recipe, trust me!  It’s so easy to make and its also easy to give it your own little spin.  I like it plain and simple but just think of the possibilities. Jalapeños inserted into several of the potato slices then topped with cheese in those final moments.  Or how about all the different sauces and dips you can dunk these little munchies into?  I’m thinking vegan ranch dressing, sour cream, or your homemade “safe” cheese sauce….yum!  Now that’s a party.

The perfect holiday appetizer made to impress your guests and amuse your tastebuds. V,GF,T8Free

What are you planning on making or bringing to celebrate the New Year?  Is there a family tradition?  

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  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 09:16h, 31 December Reply

    I tried making hasselback baby potatoes once and it was a mini disaster! I’ll have to trial your instructions as these look perfect! I think I may have cut mine too wide.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 19:16h, 01 January Reply

      Haha Alisa. I really messed up when I used larger potatoes, but these smaller ones were much easier. Probably because the chopsticks helped keep my slices from going all the way through. And yes, smaller slices are better than larger ones. Can’t wait to see your new attempt 🙂

  • Dianne's Vegan Kitchen
    Posted at 15:03h, 10 January Reply

    I love hasselback potatoes! I’ve never thought to make therewith baby potatoes before. They’re almost too cute to eat!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 10:00h, 11 January Reply

      Dianne, I made them a few times with regular baking potatoes but these are our favorite. You can’t fill them up as much but they are perfect for dipping.

  • Becky Striepe
    Posted at 15:20h, 10 January Reply

    Oh yum! What a great idea using baby potatoes!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:46h, 11 January Reply

      They disappear a little quicker, but so much more fun to eat when its bite-sized

  • Jenn
    Posted at 19:54h, 10 January Reply

    I would have grabbed one straight from the pan too! They look totally scrumptious! Like “I bet you can’t eat just one” type of deal! LOVE the chopsticks idea!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:47h, 11 January Reply

      Ya, I kinda burned my finger a little but soooo worth it! Now I found a way to replace my craving for french fries 🙂

  • Jackie of Vegan Yack Attack
    Posted at 21:00h, 10 January Reply

    These are so cute! I will definitely have to try this recipe out!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:59h, 11 January Reply

      Little bite-sized apps are just so much cuter, aren’t they? I think the small size makes the flavor even more bold too.

  • Ceara
    Posted at 22:07h, 10 January Reply

    I need to make hasselback potatoes! These look delicious!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:56h, 11 January Reply

      Ceara, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I keep thinking about ways I can make them more often.

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    Posted at 23:36h, 10 January Reply

    I LOVE potatoes! All ways all kinds. These look delicious!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:55h, 11 January Reply

      Thanks Sophia! We’re big potato lovers here too!

  • Mel | A Virtual Vegan
    Posted at 00:57h, 11 January Reply

    You had me at potatoes. I could live on them alone! I have never made hasselbacks though. I need to have a go!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 09:52h, 11 January Reply

      I know, I just love potatoes too! You’ll have to try these for sure. My kids are already asking me to make more.

  • Linda @ Veganosity
    Posted at 09:56h, 13 January Reply

    Using chopsticks as a stopping point is so clever! These look so good, I’m a potato loving fiend. 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 19:17h, 15 January Reply

      They work perfectly for this. I can’t tell you how many times I mistakingly cut right through a food when I shouldn’t have

  • The Vegan 8
    Posted at 20:00h, 15 January Reply

    I think I eat potatoes more than any other food out there and these would be gobbled up in my household in seconds as well! They look so good and beautiful as well! And brilliant idea about the chopsticks!!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:11h, 16 January Reply

      We eat a ton of potatoes as well, I don’t know how anyone would want to give them up 🙂 Hope you get a chance to try them. Super easy and even more delicious.

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