Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

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Air fryer Hasselback potatoes are fluffy, rich, and so buttery. They’re fancy-looking, but they’re so easy to make!

Closeup shot of air fryer Hasselback potato on plate

I love making baked potatoes, but after a while, they get a bit boring. That’s why I love this Hasselback potato recipe. It’s so fluffy with a great texture to the skin, and it’s absolutely full of butter. Yeah!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a fancy-looking take on classic baked potatoes.
  • These potatoes are fluffy and so buttery.
  • They only take 3 ingredients to make.
Air fryer Hasselback potato on plate

Top Tip:

It’s important that you only cut about three-quarters of the way into your potatoes so they don’t fall apart in the air fryer.

Ingredients

It only takes 3 kitchen staples to make this recipe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll even need to shop for this one.

Cloesup overhead shot of potatoes, stick of butter, and salt and pepper shakers on table
  • Medium-sized potatoes
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper

Refer to the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Potatoes – Use Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes. You can also make a sweet potato variation of this recipe.
  • Fully Loaded – Top the potatoes with sour cream, crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, and any of your other favorite baked potato toppings.

If you think these look good, then check out these easy air fried baked potatoes.

Instructions

Making these potatoes is as easy as it gets. The broad strokes are below, but you can find the specific instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Step 1: Wash and dry the potatoes. Then, cut slits along the top about 3/4 of the way into the potatoes.

Overhead shot of knife cutting slits into potato

2: Season with salt and pepper and place butter into each slit.

Closeup shot of potatoes with butter pats placed between each slit cut into them

3: Air fry the potatoes until tender.

Overehead shot of unaked Hasselback potatoes in air fryer basket
Closeup shot of air fryer Hasselback potatoes in air fryer basket

4: Brush with melted butter and serve.

Closeup shot of air fryer Hasselback potato on plate.

Equipment

  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Tongs
  • Air fryer

Substitutions

Refrigerator: Store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.

Freezer: Don’t freeze these potatoes.

Reheat: Bring the potatoes to room temperature, then bake them at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until heated through.

Closeup shot of air fryer Hasselback potato topped with cheese.

What to Seve with Baked Potatoes

These delicious potatoes are excellent with almost any main course from chicken to seafood. Some of my personal favorites include:

Closeup shot of Hasselback potato on plate

Tips

  • Be absolutely sure you don’t cut too deeply into the potatoes. If you do, they’ll fall apart as they cook.
  • Preheat your air fryer before adding the potatoes. It’s a myth that air fryers don’t have to be preheated.

FAQ

What are Hasselback potatoes?

They’re a variation of baked potatoes in which slits are cut into the potatoes and stuffed with butter before baking.

How do Hasselback potatoes get their name?

They’re named after the restaurant where they were invented. They were first made at Haccelbacken, a restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden in the 1940s.

Why don’t Hasselback potatoes freeze well?

Traditional baked potatoes are easily frozen because the skin protects the flesh beneath. Because these potatoes are cooked with slits, the flesh is exposed and unprotected.

Closeup shot of air fryer Hasselback potato on plate.

More Tasty Dishes

Yield: 3 servings

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Air fryer Hasselback potatoes are one of the easiest ways to cook potatoes. They're so tender, fluffy, and buttery!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 medium-sized potatoes
  • 8 oz butter, chilled
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Using a sharp knife, make slits across each potato about 1/8 to 1/4 inch apart, making sure to cut 3/4 of the way down the potato but not all the way through.
  2. Place a thin slice of butter in each of the slits.
  3. Place prepared potatoes into your air fryer basket.
  4. Salt and pepper the potatoes.
  5. Air fry at 350ºF for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  6. Carefully remove potatoes from air fryer basket.
  7. If you choose to, you can brush melted butter over top before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 703Total Fat 62gSaturated Fat 39gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 163mgSodium 602mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 5g

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