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Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Potatoes
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Cheesy Bacon Hasselback Potatoes

Zesty Italian dressing, bacon, chives and cheddar are the star ingredients in this recipe.
3 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 29 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
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.