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Cheesy Accordion Potatoes

Cheesy Accordion Potatoes

These cheesy accordion potatoes are happily welcome at any dinner table. It combines the best parts of baked potatoes and french fries to create the ultimate potato side dish!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: accordion potatoes, hasselback potatoes, cheesy potatoes, potato side dish
Servings: 4
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 medium potatoes, Russet or Yukon Gold
  • thick sliced sharp cheddar cheese, as needed
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Add minced garlic to olive oil. Set aside and let marinade.
  • Wash and scrub potatoes clean. Pat dry.
  • Slice the potato crosswise at ¼-inch (or smaller) intervals. Use the chopsticks as a guide to prevent cutting all the way through the potato. Slice potato just until the chopstick to keep potato intact.
  • Drizzle about 1 Tbsp of oil on each cut potato. Rub into skin and make sure oil gets in-between the slices. Using your fingers, stuff the minced garlic between the potato slices. Take the sliced cheese and tuck in between slices. Drizzle any remaining oil over potatoes. Generously season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes* until potatoes are crisp on the outside and baked through. About 20 minutes into baking, remove potatoes from oven and baste with any olive oil that may have puddled around potatoes. Most of the cheese will have melted by this time, add additional cheese as desired. Return to oven and bake until potatoes are done.
  • Serve warm. Garnish with butter, sour cheese, addition cheese, or crumbled bacon!


Cooking times will vary depending on size of potatoes.