Christmas Hasselback Potatoes

  • 15MINS
  • 1HR 10MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 194KCAL

Our Christmas Hasselback Potatoes are a gift on any dinner plate or buffet spread. We’ve topped them with sage, onion, bacon and cheese so that every crispy bite is loaded with slimming-friendly, festive deliciousness. Psst! The Hasselback gaps are filled with a sweet, cranberry sauce filling too…

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories194
  • Carbs30g
  • Protein9.7g
  • Fat3.3g
  • Saturates1.6g
  • Sugars5.8g

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Our Christmas Hasselback Potatoes taste every bit as amazing as they look. Don’t be put off if you’ve never prepared Hasselback-style baked potatoes before; they’re super simple to slice and season. If you’re already a fan of our Chipotle Hasselback Potatoes, you’ll be thrilled that these have arrived just in time to help you celebrate on the 25th of December (and beyond!).

We’ve loaded our Hasselback potatoes with Christmas cheer by adding a few staple savoury flavours from the festive season on top. We’re talking sage, onion, bacon and cheese baked to perfection until crispy and golden brown. Who can say no to that?

If that doesn’t get you into the Christmas spirit, the sweet cranberry sauce glaze definitely will. A surefire crowd-pleasing side dish, they’ll also be delicious as part of a Christmas buffet. You can even use them to ramp up the indulgence on your Christmas dinner plate – swap out your roasties, you won’t regret it!

What diets are these Christmas Hasselback Potatoes suitable for?

These Christmas Hasselback Potatoes are suitable for gluten-free diets.

They can be made dairy-free and vegetarian as long as you swap out the following ingredients for suitable alternatives:

  • Bacon medallions (swap for a meat-free bacon alternative)
  • Reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (swap for a dairy-free alternative)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Christmas Hasselback Potatoes?

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The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Christmas Hasselback Potatoes?

Maris Piper potatoes are the perfect size for our Christmas Hasselback Potatoes, but you can use any medium-sized variety.

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A large baking tray will come in handy for this recipe and many others.

You’ll need a sharp knife to finely Hasselback your potatoes.

How many calories are in these Christmas Hasselback Potatoes?

These Christmas Hasselback Potatoes are included in our Everyday Light category because they contain just 194 calories per portion. For more delicious dishes all under 400 calories, take a look at other Everyday Light recipes!

This Christmas Hasselback Potatoes recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C and spray a baking tray with low-calorie cooking spray.

Step 2

Cut any larger potatoes in half. Place two wooden spoons either side of the first potato. Using a sharp knife, slice into the potato stopping the blade at the wooden spoon handles so as not to go all the way through. Slice at 1/2cm intervals and place into a mixing bowl; repeat with the remaining potatoes.

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Step 3

Spray the potatoes with low-calorie cooking spray and toss to coat. Sprinkle over the garlic granules, onion powder, salt and pepper and rub into each potato, getting a good coating. Place onto the baking tray cut side facing up and cook for 1 hour.

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Step 4

Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a low heat. Add the onion and bacon and fry for 10 minutes, until the onion is soft and the bacon cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sage. Leave to one side.

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Step 5

After the potatoes have been roasting for an hour, remove the tray from the oven. Using a pastry brush, add some of the cranberry sauce – really working into the cut slices on the potatoes.

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Step 6

Move the potatoes close together on the baking tray and top with the onion and bacon mix. Sprinkle over the cheese and pop back into the oven for 10 minutes. The cheese should be melted and starting to turn golden brown round the edges.

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Serve as part of your festive celebrations!

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Add a twist to your Christmas dinner plate with our Christmas Hasselback Potatoes. Or serve them as part of a fantastic festive buffet alongside other slimming-friendly picky bits:

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How do you know when Christmas Hasselback Potatoes is cooked?

You should roast these Christmas Hasselback Potatoes until they’re crispy and cooked through. This will take around 1 hour.

After they’re topped with the onion and bacon mix, sprinkle with reduced-fat Cheddar cheese on and bake until the cheese is melted and turning golden brown around the edges.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and remained at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Christmas Hasselback Potatoes in the fridge?

These Christmas Hasselback Potatoes are best enjoyed straight from the oven with fresh toppings.

To prepare them in advance, roast the potatoes and wait for them to cool before popping them in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve them, add the bacon, onion and reduced-fat Cheddar mix and bake again until piping hot throughout with a melted, golden brown topping of cheese.

Can I freeze Christmas Hasselback Potatoes?

These Christmas Hasselback Potatoes are not suitable for freezing.

How do I reheat Christmas Hasselback Potatoes?

You can reheat these Christmas Hasselback Potatoes from chilled. When you’re ready to serve, add the toppings and roast them in the oven until they’re piping hot throughout with a melted, golden brown topping of reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.

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Christmas Hasselback Potatoes

Move over roast potatoes! Our Christmas Hasselback Potatoes are loaded with cheesy, festive flavours and perfect for your Xmas dinner plate.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR 10
  • KCals 194
  • Carbs 30G

Ingredients

  • 800 g medium-sized potatoes Maris Piper work great
  • 60 g reduced-fat Cheddar cheese finely grated
  • 1 medium red onion peeled and finely diced
  • 3 bacon medallions diced
  • 10 g fresh sage finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • low-calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and spray a baking tray with low-calorie cooking spray.
  2. Cut any larger potatoes in half. Place two wooden spoons either side of the first potato. Using a sharp knife, slice into the potato stopping the blade at the wooden spoon handles so as not to go all the way through. Slice at 1/2cm intervals and place into a mixing bowl; repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  3. Spray the potatoes with low-calorie cooking spray and toss to coat. Sprinkle over the garlic granules, onion powder, salt and pepper and rub into each potato, getting a good coating. Place onto the baking tray cut side facing up and cook for 1 hour.
  4. Spray a frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and set on a low heat. Add the onion and bacon and fry for 10 minutes, until the onion is soft and the bacon cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sage. Leave to one side.
  5. After the potatoes have been roasting for an hour, remove the tray from the oven. Using a pastry brush, add some of the cranberry sauce – really working into the cut slices on the potatoes.
  6. Move the potatoes close together on the baking tray and top with the onion and bacon mix. Sprinkle over the cheese and pop back into the oven for 10 minutes. The cheese should be melted and starting to turn golden brown round the edges.
  7. Serve as part of your festive celebrations!

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