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Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

Zesty Italian dressing, bacon, chives and cheddar are the star ingredients in this recipe.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 29 mins
Total Time 49 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 8


  • 4 baking potatoes 1-1/2 lb.
  • 6 Tbsp. zesty Italian dressing divided
  • 12 slices bacon cooked, each broken into 4 pieces (try Caraluzzi’s Bacon)
  • 4 oz. 1/2 of 8-oz. pkg. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, cut into 24 thin slices, then halved
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives


  • Heat oven to 450ºF.
  • Cut thin lengthwise slice off bottom of each potato; discard. Place 2 wooden spoons on opposite long sides of 1 potato on cutting board. Cut potato crosswise into 24 thin slices, stopping when knife hits spoons. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
  • Microwave on HIGH 12 to 14 min. or until potatoes are almost tender. Place in foil-lined 13x9-inch pan; brush evenly with 3 Tbsp. dressing. Bake 15 min. or until potatoes are tender. Remove from oven. Heat broiler.
  • Insert bacon pieces alternately with cheese slices between potato slices. Combine Parmesan and chives; sprinkle over potatoes. Drizzle with remaining dressing.
  • Broil, 4 inches from heat, 2 to 3 min. or until topping is lightly browned. Cut in half.


Recipe and photo courtesy of Kraft.