How to Make Hasselback Bottoms

The bottoms of the Hasselback Potatoes are the best. These Hasselback Bottoms are so addictive! They are chewy, crispy, and flavorful-you have got to try this recipe!

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These go well with so many different main dishes. We love them with steak. They are also great with grilled chicken, brats, hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled chicken or pork, and even alone as a snack.

They are chewy and crispy. How long you cook them and how thick you cut the potatoes will determine their chewiness or crispiness. On one baking sheet, I will have chewy and crispy potatoes because some slices end up thinner than others. This works out great for me because I love them both.

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Ingredients Needed for Hasselback Bottoms:

russet potatoes


bacon grease (always keep the fat from cooking bacon-it gives great flavor to many recipes (refrigerate it))




Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

onion powder

How to Make Hasselback Bottoms:

Potatoes should be at room temperature.

Do not peel potatoes. Just slice your washed potatoes into 1/4 slices and place them in a bowl that is big enough for you to stir the potatoes around. Then, set this bowl aside.

Place the butter, bacon grease, minced garlic, salt, pepper, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, and onion powder into a microwave safe bowl and heat to melt the butter and bacon grease. Stir to combine.

Pour butter mixture over the room temperature sliced potatoes and stir to coat. (If you would rather brush the butter mixture on with a pastry brush-your choice)

Lay each piece of potato on a large greased baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake the coated potatoes at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Until cooked through and desired chewy or crispy-ness. Remember ovens can vary so watch your potatoes (or whatever it is you are baking).

Remove from the oven and serve as a side or as a snack. Enjoy!!

This delicious side is easy to make. You may like them to be cut extra thin so they come out crispy or you may like them more chewy. I cut mine to about 1/4 inch thick. I am not perfect at getting them exactly the same but, it works out well because I end up with both crispy and chewy. We like them both ways.

It is important to have your potatoes at room temperature. The warm melted butter and bacon grease mixture will solidify on cold potatoes. This will make it difficult to coat all of the potatoes. Having your butter mixture warm and then pouring it over your room temperature potatoes helps to be able to distribute the mixture more evenly.

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5 from 1 vote

Hasselback Bottoms

Flavorful, chewy, and crispy potato slices that are a perfect side.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chewy, crispy, hasselback potatoes, potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sweeter With Sugar


  • 2 medium russet potatoes sliced to 1/4 inch thickness
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt


  1. Wash and slice potatoes that are room temperature (about 1/4 inch thick slices).

  2. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  3. Place butter, bacon grease, minced garlic, pepper, salt, onion powder, and Lawry's Seasoned Salt In a microwave safe bowl. Heat ingredients together just until melted. Stir to combine.

  4. Pour the butter mixture over the room temperature potatoes and stir to coat.

  5. Lay sliced potatoes on the greased cooking sheet in a single layer.

  6. Bake in a 425° oven for about 35-40 minutes.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

We have made these so many times and have made little changes to the recipe. We have changed it to be super simple to make. They take a while to cook, but are so worth the wait. We love to eat these with barbecued meat. We eat them a lot during the summer.

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  1. 5 stars
    These are freaking bomb. I didn’t have bacon grease so I just used all butter and they were still 10/10!

    1. I’m so happy you loved them! We love them, too! Thanks so much for the kind comment. You made my day. ❤️

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