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If you’re looking for a simple, yet elegant vegan dish to serve at your next dinner party and Christmas party, look no further than Hasselback potatoes with pesto. This dish is easy to prepare, and the pesto gives it a delicious boost of flavor. Best of all, it’s sure to impress your guests! So why not give it a try?


Hasselback Potatoes with Pesto


If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy potatoes, Hasselback potatoes are a great option. Named for the Swedish restaurant where they were created, Hasselback potatoes are thin slices of potato that are lightly seasoned and baked. They can be enjoyed as a side dish or appetizer, and they’re a great way to add some extra flavor to your meal. Here are just a few reasons why Hasselback potatoes are worth trying:


1. Easy to make.

2. It is versatile you can season them however you like.

3. Impressive, but they’re actually quite simple to prepare.

4. Great way to use up small or odd-shaped potatoes.

5. Fun and interesting way to change up your usual potato routine.


So why not give Hasselback potatoes a try? You might just find that you love them!


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Hasselback Potatoes with Pesto: FAQS Answered


I hope these frequently asked questions will help you but if you have any questions about this recipe leave a comment below. So we can update these FAQS-answered questions.


Can I use any type of potato for this recipe?

While you can technically use any type of potato, we recommend using Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes for the best results. These varieties tend to be dense and will hold up better during the slicing and baking process.


What should I serve my Hassleback potatoes with?

There are endless possibilities when it comes to topping your Hassleback potatoes. Some of our favorites include pesto,  vegan cheese, vegan bacon, and vegan sour cream. Get creative and experiment until you find your perfect combination!


Why not try this recipe today? They are perfect for any holiday occasion, especially on Christmas day. Share your expereince with us by tagging us on our social media pages.


Below is the recipe card just grab the ingredients and follow the instructions. No worries they are easy to make with easy-to-find ingredients. Happy cooking!


A must-try holiday potato recipe!

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Hasselback Potatoes with Pesto

It is a delicious and easy way to elevate your weekly potato dish for the Christmas season or any occasion. They are simply potatoes that have been thinly sliced, seasoned, and baked until crispy.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 3 Servings
Calories 10092 kcal


Hasselback potatoes:

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch thyme fresh leaves
  • kosher salt sprinkle
  • black pepper sprinkle

Homemade Pesto:

  • 3/4 cup pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups olive oil
  • 2 cups basil leaves

Serve with:

  • 3 large kale handful, chopped
  • 2 small red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups black beans drain and rinse; cooked
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes


Bake the Hassleback potatoes:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Wash and slice lightly the potatoes; brush with olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper, and top with thyme.
  • Line them in a prepared baking tray and bake them in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. Set them aside.

Meanwhile, prepare the pesto:

  • In a food processor, pulse until combine the lemon juice, pine nuts, garlic, kosher salt, and black pepper pulse until the nuts are well chopped.
  • Then add the basil leaves and olive oil and pulse them again until everything is combined; transfer into a clean bowl.

Now, prepare the serving:

  • Thinly slice the onion and cherry tomatoes then transfer them to a mixing bowl
  • Toss to combine with kale and beans, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Around the baked Hassleback potatoes arrange the seasoned onion, tomatoes, kale, and beans.
  • Bake them for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy.

Serve and enjoy!

  • Serve warm and drizzle with prepared pesto over the baked potatoes, onion, tomatoes, kale, and beans.
Keyword pesto, plant-based, potatoes, vegan


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Try These Hasselback Potatoes Today!


If you’re looking for a new and interesting holiday potato recipe, look no further than Hasselback potatoes with pesto. This dish is full of flavor and sure to impress your guests. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time so you can enjoy stress-free entertaining. For all the FAQs answered about this delicious side dish, check out our blog post.


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