Hasselback Potatoes in the Microwave

Get rave reviews for a simple baked potato

Last Updated on October 1, 2019

Hasselback Potatoes in the Microwave

Hasselback Potatoes in the Microwave

So I was hunting around Big Oven one night, getting hungry and trying to find something interesting to make with our dinner. It had to be visually appealing, and it had to go in the microwave, because a) I didn’t want to heat up the house, b) I was hungry! When I saw a picture of these, I was intrigued, and even though all recipes said to use the oven, I figured the microwave would work just fine. I was right, it did.

In case you have not heard of these, they are merely baked potatoes that are cut accordion style which originated in Sweden at the Hasselbacken Hotel. They are well worth the effort to make.

Hasselback Potatoes in the Microwave

Get rave reviews for a simple baked potato
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swedish
Difficulty: Easy
Newsletter: 2019-10-31
Servings (slide to adjust): 2
Calories: 449kcal


Microwave Oven


  • 2 baking potato
  • 2 tbsp Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp Sour Cream


  • Choose a good size potato with no blemishes. Scrub it well to remove any dirt.
  • Lay the potato between two chopsticks and start cutting very thin slices into the potato, going almost through, but not quite. That is the reason for the chopsticks, so your knife doesn't go all the way through.
  • Cut the cheese very thinly and small enough to fit into the spaces between the slices of potato. Put it in alternately in every other space.
  • Melt the butter, and mix the butter, garlic, Parmesan, and paprika together. Pour the mixture into and over the potato.
  • Put the finished potato on a microwave safe dish and microwave until finished, about 11-12 minutes. Your microwave probably has a potato button, using that is preferred.
  • To serve: top with a dollop of sour cream and a dusting of paprika.


These ingredients are approximate.  Use more or less according to your tastes and the size of your potatoes.


Nutrition Facts
Hasselback Potatoes in the Microwave
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 1600mg46%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

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