Meal Ideas No 1: Hassleback Potatoes

I have been pretty terrible at doing my ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ Posts and it is mainly because I haven’t had much of an appetite the past month or so. However, it is slowly coming back and so I am on the look out for some new meal ideas to spark my interest in cooking again.

I don’t have a recipe book and constantly loose the bits of paper I note down meal ideas on so, I thought I would start a different kind of food series on my Blog of all these different Meal Ideas. That way I have a place to come and browse through recipes if I am ever stuck for ideas and maybe it could be helpful for you. I’m no Gordon Ramsay though so I wouldn’t expect too much from me but I try my best!

Today I tried making Hassleback Potatoes for the first time so, that is where this series will begin:



  • 1 large/2 small Baked Potato Per Person.
  • Butter (as much as you wish).
  • Seasoning (I used Salt, Pepper & Onion Granules).
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • Streaky Bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
  2. Wash the potatoes and place on a Baking Sheet.
  3. Slice the potatoes thinly (about 3-6 mm apart) without cutting all the way through.
    Helpful Tip: You could insert a skewer or thin knife along the bottom of the potato to prevent you from cutting the whole way through.
  4. Melt half of the butter and drizzle over the potatoes and season.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes in the pre-heated oven.
  6. Remove and drizzle with the remaining butter. Then sprinkle cheese over the tops of the potatoes and return to the oven for a further 20 minutes, or until golden brown and nicely roasted.
  7. Meanwhile fry the bacon until crispy and crumble it.
  8. Once ready plate the potatoes up, and top with a little more grated cheese and your crumbled bacon.

Serving Suggestions:

  • The site where I got this recipe idea topped their potatoes with Sour Cream & Spring Onions.
  • I added some guacamole to the top of my potatoes and ate with a baby veg medley.
  • Once baby is born I would love to try this with another kind of cheese (maybe blue cheese,feta, or brie).
  • Next time I think that I would have this with a side salad (spinach, tomatoes, cucumber & spring onions).

See you next time! x


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