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Ham and Cheese Hasselback Potato on a white plate
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5 from 2 votes

Ham and Cheese Hasselback Potatoes

Filled with herb-garlic butter, melted cheese, and thin slices of rich ham, this version of Hasselback potatoes makes a beautiful side dish or main event. Add a fresh salad on the side for a satisfying, show-stopping dinner.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: entertaining, make-ahead meal, weeknight-friendly
Servings: 4
Calories: 555kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $9.00


  • Chopsticks or Wooden Spoons
  • Half Sheet Pan
  • Parchment Paper


  • 4 Potatoes (Yukon Gold or Russet; about 10 oz each)
  • 3 tablespoon Cooking Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 oz thinly-sliced Cured Ham, cut into 2” square pieces
  • 5 oz Havarti Cheese, grated (sub gruyere, white cheddar, or provolone)


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Scrub potatoes and rub dry with a dish towel.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Working with one potato at a time, set chopsticks or wooden spoons on either side of the potato (these act as a guide to prevent slicing all the way through the potato). Cut parallel slits at ¼-inch intervals through the potato, leaving the bottom of the potato attached. Set the sliced potatoes on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Rub potatoes on all sides with oil. Season on all sides with salt.
  • Bake the potatoes until potatoes are golden on the outside and tender in the middle, 60 to 70 minutes (see note).
  • Remove potatoes from the oven (leave the oven on).
  • Combine butter, garlic, and parsley in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until butter is melted, stirring every 20 seconds.
  • Working carefully (the potatoes are still hot), drizzle herb-garlic butter over the top of the potatoes, making sure that some drizzles down into the slits.
  • Fill each of the slits with ham and cheese.
  • Return potatoes to oven and continue baking until cheese is melted, 5 minutes more.
  • Serve immediately.


Total bake time for most 10 to 12-oz potatoes is about 60 minutes. If using smaller or larger potatoes, adjust the cook time accordingly.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1298mg | Potassium: 993mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 249mg | Iron: 2mg