I truly can’t get enough of Joanna Gaines’s dishes. Whatever she makes looks and tastes scrumptious, and one of her newest dishes that I couldn’t wait to try myself was her hasselback potatoes, which are included in her Magnolia Table, Volume 2 cookbook.

In complete transparency, I was a little uncertain when I glanced at the directions and check out that I ‘d have to very finely slice and then effort to fan a potato. To guide clear of cutting straight through the potato (and my finger), I played it safe by slicing the wedges a little thicker.

Served right out of the oven, Gaines’s hassleback potato recipe is easy to make, and is a terrific discussion starter thanks to its distinct and fun appearance. This warm side of convenience is bound to become a staple in your family household, too.



Joanna’s idea for perfectly cut potatoes is to lay two wooden spoons or chopsticks along the sides of the potatoes as guides. This will help keep the knife from cutting directly through the potato.


  1. 6 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (cheddar works too!)
    2 tablespoons sliced fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Rinse each potato and pat dry with a towel. Using a knife (doesn’t have to be incredibly sharp), thoroughly slice each potato crosswise into thin pieces, making certain not to slice all the method through. Location the potatoes in a 9×13- inch or a 7×11- inch baking meal. Thoroughly fan the potatoes out; the more crevices the better!
  3. Spoon the butter mixture evenly over each potato. You might need to utilize a brush so you can get into the cuts and coat each piece.
    Sprinkle parmesan and parsley equally over each fanned potato. Place back in the oven and bake till the cheese is melted and a little crispy, about another 15-20 minutes.


Side Meals
4-6 portions
Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour 5 mins
Overall Time
1 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography/ Emily Weaver


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