Crispy on the outside and filled with yummy melted cheese, these air fryer hasselback potatoes will become your new favorite side dish.
Simple & Crispy Hasselback Potatoes
Looking for the easiest way to get your potatoes to crispy perfection? Try these air fryer hasselback potatoes!
We may or may not have a slight obsession with our air fryer. But you would too after one bite of these potatoes! When we made our oven-cooked hasselback potatoes, we knew we had to share the air fryer version with you. They come out with the same perfectly crispy edges, but are cooked in half the time!
Now you may think these pretty potatoes are difficult to prep, but it’s actually quite simple. Just follow our step-by-step instructions, and you’ll have gorgeous AND delicious hasselback potatoes in no time! Trust me. Everyone’s gonna be OBSESSED.
why you’ll love ’em!
- The hasselback method makes potatoes that are ultra crispy and impressive looking.
- You can make these potatoes your own by adding a variety of your favorite toppings.
- Cooking your potatoes in the air fryer is an easy way to get deliciously crispy potatoes, every time!
- Russet potatoes: make for the best hasselback potatoes because they are the perfect size and bake nice and crispy.
- Butter: brushing on loads of melted butter will make your hasselback potatoes crispier and all the more flavorful.
- White cheddar cheese: cheddar cheese is what really makes this recipe special. It melts beautifully in between the potatoes and adds a delightful flavor and crunch.
- Green onions: add a pungent, oniony taste that compliments well with taters.
- Sour cream: sour cream and potatoes are a match made in heaven! It balances out the savory flavor of the potatoes and adds a dreamy, creamy layer you won’t want to miss.
- Lawry’s seasoning: there is no seasoning that goes better with potatoes than Lawry’s seasoning salt!
Oven Baked Hasselback Potatoes
Make our amazingly cheesy hasselback potatoes in the oven instead of the air fryer. This method is great for serving a crowd!
Toppings for Hasselback Potatoes
There are a variety of other fun and delicious toppings to add or swap out to make these air fryer hasselback potatoes your own! Here are a few of our favorites:
- diced tomatoes
- minced ham
- bacon crumbles
- cheese sauce
- cream cheese
How to Make Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
Grab a pair of chopsticks and one of your potatoes. Position your potato so that it sits as flat as possible on your cutting board.
Next, place the chopsticks lengthwise on each side of your potato and slice in ¼-inch slices, stopping when the blade hits the chopsticks. Repeat this process for all of your potatoes, then transfer them to a plate.
Quick Tip: If your potatoes are struggling to sit flat, slice a small portion off of one side of the potato to create a flat bottom. This will make it easier and safer to cut.
BRUSH + AIR FRY
Mix olive oil, melted butter, and kosher salt in a small bowl. Then brush each potato generously with the butter mixture.
Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Then place the potatoes into the basket and air fry at 350℉ for 25-30 minutes.
While the potatoes are air frying, cut your cheese into 6’s so that they are 1″ x 1″.
Once the potatoes are done cooking, remove them from the air fryer and add a slice of cheese into each crevice. Then, place the potatoes back into the air fryer for an additional 1-2 minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
SERVE + ENJOY
Now you’re at the best part: adding your tasty toppings and digging in!
Serve your air fryer hasselback potatoes by topping them with your desired amount of optional seasoned sour cream and green onion slices. Enjoy!
What to Serve with Hasselback Potatoes
These air fryer hasselback potatoes have a simple seasoning that goes well with just about anything, making them the perfect side dish for any meal. Here are some of our other tasty mains that’ll make this air fryer potato recipe that much better:
Why are they called hasselback potatoes?
The name “hasselback potatoes” originates from a restaurant in Sweden where the cutting technique was created in the 1940s.
What is the hasselback technique?
Hasselbacking is when you slice potatoes or other vegetables almost all the way through, which creates an additional surface area for stuffing or topping. It also adds a nice flair.
Allow the hasselback potatoes to cool, and place them in an airtight container. Store them in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Reheat instructions: to reheat your hasselback potatoes, cook them in the air fryer at 350° for 3 to 4 minutes or in the oven at 425°F for 10 minutes. If reheating from frozen, you’ll need to double the time.
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- 4 large russet potatoes washed and dried
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 8 slices white cheddar cheese cut into 1inch x 1 inch squares (~6 each)
- 3 green onions thinly sliced
- Preheat air fryer to 350℉.
- Place a chopstick on both sides of each potato. Slice the potato making ¼-inch slices stopping at the chopsticks, being careful not to go all the way through to the bottom. Repeat with all 4 potatoes.
- Add the olive oil, melted butter, and kosher salt to a small bowl. Brush each potato heavily with the butter mixture.
- Cut the slices of cheese into 6’s, about 1 inch x 1 inch.
- Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray, and place the potatoes into the basket and air fry at 350℉ for 25-30 minutes.
- Add slices of cheese into the each crevice and air fry for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Serve the potatoes by topping them with green onion slices.
Tips & Notes
- To make these hasselback potatoes in the oven, follow our oven baked hasselback potatoes recipe.
- While this recipe calls for chopsticks we can confirm that metal reusable straws and knives with thick handles can also do the trick. Either way, it is important to not push down very hard so that the knife isn’t damaged and the chopsticks aren’t broken.