Hasselback Potatoes in White Cheddar Cheese Sauce: A Savory Delight


Elevate your potato game with a mouthwatering twist—Hasselback Potatoes smothered in a rich and creamy white cheddar cheese sauce. This culinary creation elevates the traditional roasted potato to a whole new level of flavor and indulgence that will have your taste buds dancing.

Ingredients (Serves 4):

For the Hasselback Potatoes:

  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the White Cheddar Cheese Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • Salt and white pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish


1. Prepare the Potatoes: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Scrub the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry. Place a potato between two wooden spoons or chopsticks to prevent cutting all the way through. Make thin, evenly spaced slices along the length of the potato, about 1/8 inch apart.

2. Season and Roast: Place the prepared potatoes on a baking sheet. Mix the melted butter and olive oil together and brush it over the potatoes, ensuring it seeps between the slices. Season generously with salt and black pepper. Roast in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy on the edges.

3. Create the Cheese Sauce: While the potatoes are roasting, prepare the white cheddar cheese sauce. In a saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Stir in the all-purpose flour to create a roux. Cook for a minute or two until the roux is lightly golden. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and becomes smooth.

4. Add the Cheese: Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the shredded white cheddar cheese to the sauce, stirring until it’s fully melted and the sauce is creamy. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.

5. Serve and Enjoy: Once the potatoes are done, carefully drizzle the warm white cheddar cheese sauce over them. Garnish with chopped fresh chives for an extra layer of flavor and color. Serve the Hasselback Potatoes with the indulgent cheese sauce as a side dish that’s sure to steal the spotlight.

A Potato Sensation These Hasselback Potatoes in White Cheddar Cheese Sauce combine the crispy charm of roasted potatoes with the comforting allure of a velvety cheese sauce. The result is a savory symphony of textures and flavors that’s perfect for special occasions or any time you crave a deliciously indulgent side dish. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a culinary sensation that’s sure to be remembered.