Cheese & Herb Potato Fans

Cheese & Herb Potato Fans Recipe photo by Taste of Home
It’s downright fun to make and serve this potato recipe. The fresh herbs, butter and cheeses are just what a good potato needs. —Susan Curry, West Hills, California

Total Time: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
Makes: 8 servings


8 medium potatoes
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons each minced fresh chives, sage and thyme


Preheat oven to 425°. With a sharp knife, cut each potato crosswise into 1/8-in. slices, leaving slices attached at the bottom; fan potatoes slightly and place in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix butter, salt and pepper; drizzle over potatoes.

Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes or until potatoes are tender. In a small bowl, toss cheeses with herbs; sprinkle over potatoes. Bake about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Test Kitchen Tips

This style, also known as Hasselback (named after the hotel in Sweden where it originated), can be used for sweet potatoes, too.

A wooden spoon can help you avoid cutting through the bottom of the potatoes. Position the spoon alongside the potato, then cut carefully until the blade hits the handle.

For a crispier potato, use olive oil instead of butter.

SOURCE: Taste of Home