Loaded Hasselback Baked Potatoes

Want to take a simple potato and elevate it to the star of the show? Look no further than smoking a hasselback potato! I will show you how you can easily impress your friends and family with a few techniques below!


For one potato – adjust the recipe for as many potatoes as you need:

  • One large russet potato
  • One teaspoon Olive oil
  • One teaspoon melted butter
  • One teaspoon kosher salt
  • One teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Green onion
  • Your homemade bacon; cooked
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese sauce

Utensils Needed

  • Parchment paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • Brush
  • Knife
  • Two chopsticks


  • Start by thoroughly washing your potato in the sink to clean off any excess dirt
  • Pat the potato dry
  • Take your chopsticks and place them alongside your potato
  • Take your knife and cut thin (or thick if you prefer) slices into the potato
    • We prefer about 1/8 inch thick slices
  • Combine the olive oil and melted butter
  • Brush that onto the potato and into the cracks you have cut
  • Sprinkle the kosher salt & pepper all over the potato


  • Preheat your pellet grill to 450 degrees
  • Place baking sheet with your potatoes on the smoker and let run for about 50 minutes
  • The potatoes will be perfect when their internal temperature reaches 210 
  • Handle the finished potatoes with caution; they are HOT!


  • Let the potatoes cool at room temperature for 15 minutes before opening them up

MITCH TIP: Whether these are a meal on their own or for a side, they retain heat SO WELL that you can easily let these sit out for a while during the time you’re prepping the rest of the meal

  • When you’re ready:
    • Shake shredded cheese all over the potato and make sure it gets down in the cracks
    • Add some of your chopped homemade bacon
    • Add a dollop of sour cream
    • Sprinkle some diced green onion
    • Enjoy!

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