Hasselback Potatoes- Peeled potatoes sliced thin, stuffed with fresh mushrooms, and coated with olive oil are air-fried until perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These easy Hasselback potatoes are topped with vegan parmesan cheese, making the perfect side dish for any meal!
Hasselback potatoes are a potato dish named after the Hasselbacken hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, where it was created. The dish consists of thin slices of potato partially cut through, allowing them to fan out like the leaves of a book. Hasselback potatoes are usually baked or roasted and often served with butter and cheese.
With just a few substitutes, Hasselback potatoes can easily be made vegan-friendly. Not only do they look impressive, but they also have a wonderful texture and flavor that is sure to please even the most discerning palate. So next time you're looking for a new and exciting way to prepare potatoes, give Hasselback potatoes a try. You won't be disappointed!
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Why You'll Love This Hasselback Potato Recipe
Looks Impressive- Hasselback potatoes always look impressive, no matter how simple or elaborate the toppings may be. They are a great addition to any meal, whether a holiday feast or a casual family dinner.
Crowd-Pleaser- These air fryer Hasselback potatoes are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Delicious- The combination of crispy, roasted potatoes with mushrooms and cheese is hard to resist!
Simple Ingredients- Hasselback potatoes only require a few simple ingredients you probably already have.
Air Fryer Recipe- This Hasselback potato recipe is cooked in the air fryer, making them almost effortless to make, and the air fryer makes the potato perfectly crispy!
Equipment Needed To Make Vegan Hasselback Potatoes
- Vegetable Peeler
- Cutting Board
- Air Fryer
- Wooden Spoon (Optional)
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Vegan Parmesan Cheese
How To Make The Best Hasselback Potatoes In The Air Fryer
To make Hasselback potatoes in the air fryer, start by slicing the mushrooms into thin slices. Then start peeling your potatoes and slice them very thinly without cutting them all the way through.
Slide a thinly sliced mushroom into each slit in the potato. Place the potatoes in the air fryer and brush each with half of the oil.
Air fry the potatoes at 350F for about 20 minutes.
If the potatoes start to brown in one spot more than the others, move them around in the air fryer and brush them with more oil.
When the potatoes are done, add salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle liberally with vegan parmesan cheese. Serve as desired and enjoy.
Note: A handy trick to cut the potatoes is to place it in a wooden spoon that has a pretty good well so you can slice straight down, and the knife will hit the edges of the spoon before going through the potato.
What to Serve/Pair With Vegan Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are a great side dish to add to any meal. They go great with veggie burgers, grilled tofu, and just about any other main dish. If you're looking for a complete meal, serve them with a salad or some steamed veggies.
These potatoes would also be great as an appetizer. Slice them into smaller pieces and serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
No matter how you serve them, these Hasselback potatoes are sure to be a hit with everyone. So give them a try today and enjoy.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
There are tons of ways to make these air fryer Hasselback potatoes your own:
Cheese: Swap out the vegan parmesan for dairy-free cheddar or mozzarella cheese.
Herbs: Add some chopped fresh rosemary, thyme, or oregano for a flavor boost.
Spicy: Sprinkle on some red pepper flakes or diced jalapeños for a bit of heat.
Creamy: Drizzle with vegan sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce.
Potatoes: While russet potatoes are my personal favorite for this recipe, you can use any potato you like. Try red potatoes, Yukon gold, or even sweet potatoes for a different twist.
Mushrooms: Don't like mushrooms? Feel free to leave them out or swap them for another vegetable. Sliced bell peppers, diced onions, or even zucchini would all be great additions.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless, so get creative and make these Hasselback potatoes your own.
How To Reheat & Store Air Fried Hasselback Potatoes
You can store leftover Hasselback potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them back in the air fryer for a few minutes until heated through. You can also reheat them in the oven or microwave, but they won't be quite as crispy.
If you want to make these potatoes ahead of time, you can prep them up to a day in advance. Slice the potatoes and mushrooms and store them in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to cook. Then brush with oil and air fry according to the recipe directions.
Air Fryer Hasselback Potato FAQs
What is the best type of potato to use for Hasselback potatoes?
While you can use any potato you like, I find that russet potatoes work best. They're nice and starchy, so they get nice and crispy in the air fryer. Plus, they're big enough to stuff with all sorts of good things.
Do I have to peel the potatoes?
No, you don't have to peel the potatoes if you don't want to. I don't like the skin, but it's totally up to you.
Can I make these Hasselback potatoes without an air fryer?
Yes, you can. If you don't have an air fryer, you can bake the potatoes in a 400F oven for about 25 minutes. You may need to brush them with additional oil to get them nice and crispy.
Do I have to stuff the potatoes with mushrooms?
No, you don't have to. You can leave the mushrooms out or swap them for another vegetable. Sliced bell peppers, diced onions, or even zucchini would all be great additions.
Can I freeze Hasselback potatoes?
Yes, you can freeze Hasselback potatoes. Place them in a freezer-safe container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you're ready to eat them, thaw them overnight in the fridge and reheat them in the air fryer or oven until heated.
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- 2 potatoes - russet
- ¼ cup mushrooms -thinly sliced baby portabello mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil - (you can also sub melted dairy-free butter)
- ¼ cup vegan Parmesan cheese - I used homemade nut free
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- pinch black pepper
- Peel the potatoes and slice very thinly but not all the way through. See 'notes' below
- Slide a thin slice of mushroom into each slit.
- Place the potatoes in the air fryer and brush with half the oil.
- Air Fry at 350°F for 20 minutes.
- Move the potatoes if they are browning in one spot more than the other and brush with more oil.
- Air Fry at 350°F for another 20 minutes.
- Remove from air fryer and sprinkle with salt and pepper if so desired and sprinkle liberally with vegan parmesan cheese. The nut-free version is great with these potatoes.