Hasselback potatoes are a beautiful and impressive side dish that is easier to make than they look.
The thin, accordion-like slices make for a crispy exterior and a soft, creamy interior. And when you make them on a Traeger grill, they get infused with a delicious smoky flavor.
In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make Hasselback potatoes on your Traeger grill that are sure to impress your guests.
Table of Contents
- Ingredients for Traeger Hasselback Potatoes
- How to Cook Hasselback Potatoes on a Traeger Grill (Step-by-Step Guide)
- Why Make Hasselback Potatoes on a Traeger Grill?
- Tips for Perfectly Cooked Hasselback Potatoes
- Topping Ideas for Hasselback Potatoes
- Frequently Asked Questions
Ingredients for Traeger Hasselback Potatoes
- 4 large russet potatoes
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil
How to Cook Hasselback Potatoes on a Traeger Grill (Step-by-Step Guide)
Preheat your Traeger grill to 375°F.
Wash and dry the potatoes thoroughly. Using a sharp knife, make thin, parallel slices in the potatoes, not cutting all the way through.
Mix the minced garlic, melted butter, and finely chopped rosemary in a small bowl. Brush the mixture over the potatoes, making sure to get in between the slices.
Rub the potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place the potatoes on a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap them up tightly.
Place the packet of potatoes directly on the grill grates and close the lid.
Cook the potatoes for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until they are fork-tender.
Remove the potatoes from the grill and carefully unwrap them from the foil. Place them back on the grill and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the edges are crispy and browned.
Serve the Hasselback potatoes hot, garnished with additional rosemary if desired.
Why Make Hasselback Potatoes on a Traeger Grill?
The Traeger grill adds a unique, smoky flavor to the potatoes that you can’t achieve in a traditional oven. The grill’s high heat also creates a crispy exterior and a soft, tender interior.
Tips for Perfectly Cooked Hasselback Potatoes
- Use large, evenly shaped potatoes for the best results.
- To make the cutting easier, place the potatoes between two wooden spoons, which will stop the knife from going all the way through.
- Wrap the potatoes tightly in foil to prevent the butter from leaking out and to help them cook evenly.
- Make sure to brush the butter mixture into the slices to ensure that every bite is flavorful.
Topping Ideas for Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are delicious on their own, but if you want to take them to the next level, here are some topping ideas:
- Shredded cheese: Sprinkle your favorite cheese over the top of the potatoes and let it melt.
- Sour cream and chives: Add a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle some fresh chives over the top.
- Bacon bits: Crumble some bacon over the potatoes for a smoky, savory flavor.
- Garlic aioli: Mix together minced garlic, mayonnaise, and lemon juice for a tangy, garlicky sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use different types of potatoes for Hasselback potatoes?
Yes, you can use any kind of potatoes for this recipe. However, make sure to choose potatoes that are large and oblong in shape, such as Russet, Yukon Gold, or Red Potatoes.
How Do I Prevent the Potatoes from Burning?
Cover the potatoes with aluminum foil during the first 20 minutes of cooking to prevent them from burning. Then, remove the foil and continue to cook until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy.
Can I Add Cheese to Hasselback Potatoes?
Yes, you can add cheese to Hasselback potatoes. Simply sprinkle shredded cheese over the top of the potatoes during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
How Do I Know if The Potatoes Are Fully Cooked?
The easiest way to check if the potatoes are fully cooked is to insert a knife into the center of one of the potatoes. If the knife goes through smoothly, the potatoes are ready. Alternatively, you can use a meat thermometer to check if the internal temperature of the potatoes has reached 210°F.
Can I Prepare Hasselback Potatoes in Advance?
Yes, you can prepare Hasselback potatoes in advance. After slicing the potatoes, place them in a bowl of cold water for up to an hour to prevent them from browning. Then, pat them dry with a paper towel and season them with olive oil, salt, and any other desired spices.
Make sure to check out my other Traeger Potato Recipes here.