This cheesy pizza stuffed Hasselback potato recipe is going to win points with your family!
Just stuff the accordion sliced potato with your favorite toppings and bake. Even your picky eaters will devour this easy dinner recipe.
Baked potatoes! Every kid loves them, and they are so easy to cook. It is time to take potatoes to a whole new level with this easy Hasselback potato recipe!
We found some fun potatoes at our farmer’s market today. Now we love potatoes, and I know this is one thing I can buy that my kids will always eat.
My son loves potatoes and he is my “easy” to feed child. He will try anything once. My daughter, on the other hand, is picky. She loves potatoes, but only fried or plain with a little sour cream. Bland foods are her favorite. Pizza sauce is the only form of tomato to ever cross her lips.
If you have a child like this, you know what I mean.
I am going to try to stretch her palate a little and see if a “cheesy pizza potato” would change her mind.
The idea came to me after seeing a million pictures on Pinterest of Hasselback potatoes sliced thinly partway, filled with butter, and baked.
Could I make a pizza out of this concept? Would it even work with mini potatoes? I have to think this will be easy because it is so easy to slice potatoes thinly.
I set out to find out.
The Best Potatoes to Use to Make Hasselback Potatoes:
I tend to use a waxy potato variety when I make this recipe. The slices are crispier after baking than a starchy potato. Waxy potatoes have a lot less starch and this will prevent your Hasselback potatoes from getting mushy.
- Red Bliss potatoes
- New potatoes (This is the type of potato I used for this recipe)
- Yukon Gold potatoes are a nice potato that is between starchy and waxy.
First, I made thin slices in the little potatoes. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through to the bottom. (*Note, the thinner you slice the potatoes, the crispier the potato slices will be.)
Next, use a teaspoon to drizzle in the marinara sauce between each slice. Add a few fresh basil leaves too! Now is also a good time to sprinkle some salt and pepper, and hot peppers (if you like it spicy!)
Finally, add some organic shredded mozzarella in between each layer of sliced potato. It can be tricky to smush cheese into each sliced layer without breaking the potato. Don’t worry if it breaks. I actually broke two slices off when I was making these. They still cook and taste yummy!
Blooper Alert!! Don’t worry if the accordion potato slices break. I actually broke two slices off when I was making these. They still cook and taste yummy!
For a final touch, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. I baked these in my convection toaster oven at 375 degrees and baked for 50 minutes. (*Note cooking time will depend on how large your potatoes are. I used big potatoes and I ended up cooking mine for about 60 minutes.)
Baking tip: I covered the potatoes with foil for the first 30 minutes so the cheese and sauce wouldn’t burn.
Substitutions and filling ideas
The sky is the limit when you make this oven baked sliced potato recipe! Here are some of our favorite things to add between the potato layers:
- More cheese (this is my kids’ idea)
Next, serve hot and enjoy!
And the verdict….my daughter had seconds on this healthy snack! Success!!!
Easy cheese pizza stuffed Hasselback potatoes.
- 4 waxy potatoes
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven or convection toaster oven to 375 degrees.
Slice each potato thinly as shown in the photo above.
Use a spoon to drizzle sauce between each potato slice.
Add fresh basil leaves in between layers.
Add shredded mozzarella cheese to smoosh into each layer. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake an additional 30-45 minutes.
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(This post from 5/9/14 has been updated with new photos. Here is the old picture:)