Hasselback potatoes were very popular last year, so naturally I’m finally getting on the bandwagon. Easy side dishes that look fancy are always great for a holiday table, entertaining friends, potlucks or even to spice up an ordinary Wednesday night.
Cheesy Hasselback Potatoes
5 large potatoes, thinly sliced but not all the way through to the bottom.
1 clove of garlic, minced
4 Tablespoons of butter, melted
1 teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of pepper
5 springs of thyme, removed from stem or 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
About 4 ounces of gouda, finely shredded (parmesan would also be good)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray small casserole dish or a cake pan with non-stick spray. Mix garlic, butter, salt, pepper and thyme in a cup. Place sliced potatoes in pan and then pour butter mixture over top, making sure it gets into each slice of potato. Top with shredded cheese and make sure some of it gets into each slice of potato. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes and uncovered for 25 minutes.
This can easily be made in advance and then reheated in the oven or under the broiler before serving.
I love dishes that look fancy, taste amazing and are super easy to make. This is definitely one of those dishes. What is your go to side dish? I also love making polenta or mashed potatoes and then add some green beans, acorn squash or even some decadent burrata with tomatoes and basil.