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The most perfect Crispy Rosemary Butter Roasted Potatoes. Made simply with Yukon gold potatoes, butter, rosemary, garlic, plenty of flaky sea salt and black pepper. Each bite is perfect and so delicious. The secret? Thinly slicing the potatoes into a “Hasselback” and roasting them at high heat. The potatoes come out of the oven buttery, with hints of rosemary and garlic. The best part? They’re perfectly crisp, almost potato chip-like, and so very addicting.

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I usually reserve Tuesday posts for something sweet…ish, maybe a breakfast, a fun latte, or possibly a bread recipe. But I’m switching things up today because I NEED to start sharing more side dishes with you guys. I say this every time I share side dish recipes, but oh my gosh, I really need to share more! It seems that I only ever think about sides as we lead up to Thanksgiving. Because well, Thanksgiving is really all about the sides!

Just as in year’s past, after spending some time thinking about this year’s Thanksgiving menu, I now have one too many side dish recipes that I’m dying to share. Because of this, I am sharing some of them now, and not letting myself talk my way out it.  I often overthink things…and I really just need to stop.

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It’s time HBH highlights the sides…because they can be some of the most delicious recipes.

Enter these potatoes. Just four ingredients, six including salt and pepper, and so freaking good. Maybe this is too simple of a recipe to be sharing, but after talking to my mom about the idea, she convinced me that everyone should have this recipe. And after making these potatoes…multiple times…I too agreed that even though these potatoes might feel simple (because they are), they are one of those recipes that everyone should have.

PS. are there any side dish recipes you’d love to see me create? I really do have very few on the site, so let me know what you’d like most!

potatoes on roasting pan

Here is what you need to make the best crispy potatoes

…small Yukon gold potatoes are a must, think the size of an egg.

…butter, preferably salted.

…fresh rosemary.


flaky sea salt, and plenty of it.

…fresh cracked black pepper.

And yes, there is no cheese. I know, I was shocked too, but herby, salty potatoes are sometimes all you need.

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What makes these Hasselback potatoes so special?

Do you see the way I sliced my potatoes? That’s a Hasselback potato.

Those slices are what make these potatoes so good. Hasselback potatoes are thinly sliced about 3/4 of the way through. They get their name from Hasselbacken, the Stockholm restaurant where they were first served.

Leaving the bottom intact allows for the tops to get extra crispy, but the centers to be perfectly soft and creamy. They’re like a potato chip on the outside, but mashed potatoes on the inside, and there is nothing better!

Then, there’s the butter, the rosemary, and the garlic – so good! Here is how I add them.

The butter is tossed with the potatoes in the usual way. Sure you can use olive oil, but butter gives these potatoes really great flavor. It browns in the oven as it cooks giving a really nice rich and toasty flavor.

The rosemary is both finely chopped and left whole. I often find that rosemary can be really overpowering. Therefore, I like to toss the potatoes with only a little chopped rosemary, and then leave a few sprigs whole. The sprigs fry up in the butter, infusing it with even more flavor, but in a very mellow, very delicious way.

I do the very same thing for the garlic. Doing so leaves you with potatoes that are perfectly hinted with flavors of both rosemary and garlic, but yet aren’t overpowering.

And finally, the flaky sea salt. A must.

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So far, my favorite way to serve these potatoes is for Sunday night dinner with a roasted chicken recipe from the new cookbook. But the options for these potatoes are endless, as they can be paired with so many dinners. I’m already excited to make them for Christmas Eve, alongside the classic beef tenderloin I make every year.

My one tip? If you’re feeding the family and you have hungry eaters who love potatoes, definitely double the recipe. These are always the first dish to disappear.

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If you make these crispy rosemary butter roasted potatoes, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Crispy Rosemary Butter Roasted Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 235 kcal

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  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
    2. Slice the potatoes into thin slices, leaving 1/8 of an inch at the bottom, be careful not to slice all the way through the potato. I find it helpful to position 2 spoons on either side of the potato to help prevent you from cutting through the potato (see above photo). Place in a large roasting pan, toss with butter, chopped rosemary, salt, and pepper. Add the garlic and rosemary sprigs. Arrange the potatoes cut side down in the roasting pan.
    3. Transfer to the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes. Flip and spoon the butter over the potatoes, allowing it to drip down between the slices. Return to the oven and roast another 20-25 minutes, until the potatoes are golden and crisp. Serve warm, drizzled with the butter in the pan and sprinkled with the fried rosemary and sea salt. ENJOY!
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  1. 5 stars
    Good lord these are amazing! That crispiness is SO addicting!!!!!! Thanks for the recipe…they’re to die for… I put chopsticks on both sides of my potato when cutting. It works pretty decent.

  2. I can’t wait to try these! I would love to see a Half Baked Harvest version of green bean casserole. It is my all-time favorite Thanksgiving side dish, and I’d love to have an option for making that without having to use canned cream of mushroom soup. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I made these tonight to accompany a pumpkin rigatoni recipe that found. These potatoes were absolute perfection as a side dish, and everyone absolutely loved them! I can’t get over, either, how incredible the house was smelling while they were cooking!! Oh my goodness, that rosemary was magical!!! I will definitely be making these again!!

  4. 4 stars
    I made these last night and although they were delicious, they did not turn out crispy for some reason.Perhaps they are not supposed to be crispy but more like a baked potato? I followed the instructions exactly and baked for 1 hour in a 450 oven, turning halfway.

    1. Hi Tricia, what size potato did you use? Did you bake on the middle rack or the upper 3rd rack? So sorry they didn’t come out crispy. Hope I can help you!

  5. Thank you, especially for the spoon slicing trick. Can’t wait to try this recipe over the weekend! Much appreciate you mentioning the size of the potato for reference, will look for smaller taters.
    P.S. I’m looking for a vegetable side that can go in the Insta pot since oven space is a “hot” commodity during big holiday meals. Mashed potatoes or an a green vegetable, maybe? Thx

    1. Hi Lori!! Instant Pot mashed potatoes are great!! I have made them many times and have a recipe for them in my new cookbook, HBH Super Simple. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan ???

  6. SO simple & yet so delicious!! We’ve been growing rosemary at home, so super excited to use it up with this recipe!!

    xo, Brooke @ The Inspired Abode

  7. Die Kartoffeln sehen so lecker aus! Da bekomme ich richtigen Hunger drauf. Also von mir werden die auf jeden Fall probiert 🙂

  8. Oh wow, you really got me hooked onto this recipe. I’ve never heard of Hasselback potatoes so far, but will give them a try immediately.
    thanks again

  9. I have a 3 lb bag of red potatoes that I didn’t need for a low country boil this past weekend. How different do you think the recipe will turnout if I use the red instead of the Yukon gold?

    1. Hey Ann! I am sure the red potatoes will be delicious! A little different, but still SO GOOD. I say go for it! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan ???

  10. I would like to see squash and sweet potato side dish recipes, please!
    I make hassleback potatoes but have always tossed in oil but butter sounds yummier.

  11. 5 stars
    Great, need more sides. These will be tasty and good I love the sides. Need more sides..,more green veg, maybe carrot, not sweet potato. Turnip, kohlrabi would be fun. Also, more bar recipes that are not chocolate peanut butter. Egg bites could be fun. Frittatas as sides, maybe.

  12. These look so delicious. I can’t wait to make them. I’d love sides that travel well for a holiday potluck. Especially non-dairy and GF.