Microwave Hasselback Potatoes

A while back I shared a post for pan fried pork chops. In the photo of the pork chops, it showed the potatoes we had with them. They were hasselback potatoes that were prepared in the microwave.

Since I posted that photo I’ve been asked a few times how to make those potatoes. So I’m sharing my recipe today.

Easy Microwave Hasselback Potatoes

Microwave Potato to beat the heat

This recipe is a great one to make when it’s hot out, because you cook the potatoes in the microwave. By cooking them in the microwave you can keep your oven off and your house cool.

These potatoes go great with chicken, steak or pork chops. If you add a little bacon to them you could eat them as a light main course.

How to prepare hasselback potatoes in the microwave, Frugal Family Home

To prepare the potatoes, I scrub them really good under running water. Then slice them about 3/4 of the way through the potato. You don’t want to slice them too deeply or they will fall apart. I try to cut thin slices straight down to keep the potato in tact. Just get the slices as thin as you can.

Once the potatoes are sliced. I brush them with olive oil. Making sure to get in-between each of the slices. Then I sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper. Make sure to work the salt and pepper between the slices too.

Easy microwave hasselback potatoes

I place the prepared potatoes, in a glass pie plate and microwave them for about 10-16 minutes depending on the size of the potato. Cook until they are soft and cooked through. You don’t want to bite into a hard pieces of undercooked potato.

No oven Hasselback Potatoes, Frugal Family Home

Once they are soft and cooked through. I sprinkle them with a little shredded cheese and let it melt. You can dress them up more by adding some fresh chopped chives or even some bacon bits.

Add a nice big side salad and you can have a full meal. Or use them as a side dish to a great grilled steak, chicken or pork chops.

Easy to make microwave hasselback potatoes, Frugal Family Home

These potatoes are an easy and quick side dish to dress up any meal.

Microwave Potato to beat the heat

Microwave Hasselback Potatoes

These potatoes are easy to make and don’t need to be prepared in the oven. Making them a great summertime side dish. Sprinkle with a little bacon and serve with a salad for a great light dinner.
4.67 from 3 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Potatoes


  • 4 Potatoes scrubbed clean
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese


  • Place the clean potatoes on a cutting board and slice 3/4 the way through the potato. To make a fan. Don’t cut al the way through, you want the potato to hold together.
  • Once potatoes are sliced, brush the potatoes with oil. Be sure to get between each slice well.
  • Place the oiled potatoes in a glass baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Work some between the slices too.
  • Microwave on high for about 10-16 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and tender.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese, if the cheese doesn’t melt well, microwave for 30 seconds to melt cheese.
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8 thoughts on “Microwave Hasselback Potatoes”

  1. This is a great method! Used your recipe then placed them under the broiler. Brushed with melted butter stuck them in the broiler to crisp up then sprinkled with chopped bacon and parmesan. Sooo good. The 1 and 8 year old love it. 😄

  2. Worked out perfectly! We were grilling steaks, but didn’t have enough time to grill or bake the taters. Did a quick search for “Hasselback Potatoes Microwave” and this recipe popped up and saved the day! Especially thankful since it was a HOT day out and the oven would’ve been too much to bear even if there was a enough time. I did plop a bit of butter across the top of each potato about 3 minutes before the cooking time finished, and hit them with a sprinkle of garlic powder. They were so tender and delish! Thank you 🙂

    1. Amy, I’m so glad you liked the recipe. It is nice to be able to use the microwave when it’s hot out. Thanks for sharing your tip about adding the butter before the end of cooking time and the dash of garlic powder. I’ll give that a try the next time I make these!

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