Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives

Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, how could I not provide you with a potato recipe?  

I know that mashed potatoes are classic in my household, but sometimes I like to switch it up, and this is an easy, impressive way to do just that.  Another good one to try is my recipe for Crispy Salt & Vinegar Smashed Potatoes, if you haven’t yet!

Hasselback potatoes look complicated, but once you make them once you see just how simple they are to make.

I’ve added mustard, garlic, and chives to melted butter to make a very flavorful sauce for the potatoes as they roast.  What you end up with is savory, crispy potatoes on the outside and a tender, buttery interior.  What more could you want?


“What else can I use?”

I hope you enjoy this easy, flavorful potato skillet for St. Patricks Day or any time of the year.  As always, let me know if you try it and what you think!

hasselback potato skillet

Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • cast iron skillet


  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp chives, finely minced
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Slice one thin layer, lengthwise, off the bottom of each potato to allow them to lay flat.
  • Place a potato cut side down and use a sharp knife to make slices that are about 1/8 inch apart, slicing into the potato but not through it. The slices should stay connected at the bottom.
  • Carefully fan out the sliced pieces without breaking them apart. Repeat with each potato.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, mustard, 3 Tbsp of the chives, and garlic. Set aside.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the bottom of a large oven-safe skillet with the mustard butter.
  • Place the potatoes in the skillet and brush the outside and inside of each potato with the butter mixture. Be generous.
  • Sprinkle each potato with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake potatoes for about one hour, until tender on the inside and golden on the outside.
  • When cooked through, sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of chives and serve.
Keyword potatoes, sides, St. Patricks Day
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4 thoughts on “Hasselback Potato Skillet with Mustard Garlic Butter + Chives”

  • 5 stars
    This is such a fun way to serve potatoes to guests! They look so fancy! I found it hard to cut through the potato with such thin slices. So I take 2 chopsticks and lay them close to the potatoe and then slice. The knife hits the chopsticks, making uniform cuts without going through the bottom. I like serving them with parsley.

  • Wow do they sound delicious and easy…
    love the idea about the cast iron pan…

  • 5 stars
    I have been making these for years, but not with mustard. I’m anxious to try it. These potatoes are impressive when serving dinner for special guests. I use one hack that helped me greatly. I found it a challenge to make equal cuts without cutting all the way through the potato. So I use 2 chopsticks, laying one along each side of the potato. Then when you make your cuts, the chopsticks prevent you from cutting through. ( I am not as talented as you !) ❤️

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