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Scored Potatoes Recipe
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Scored Potatoes Recipe

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These well-seasoned baked potatoes are a fun alternative to plain baked potatoes. It's easy to help yourself to just the amount you want, too, since the potato halves are scored into sections. — Barbara Wheeler, Sparks Glencoe, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. With a sharp knife, cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Slice each half widthwise six times, but not all the way through; fan potatoes slightly.
  2. Place in a shallow baking dish. Brush potatoes with 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with paprika, parsley, salt and pepper. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes or until tender. Drizzle with remaining butter. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Scored Potatoes in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p35

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"These are great! I added granulated garlic, fresh rosemary, and a pinch of seasoned salt to melted butter, and brushed over them before and after baking. Husband loved them too! They took 60 minutes to bake to the softness stage that we prefer."

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"I liked the potatoes, but I did add a few more seasonings, and Parmesan cheese."

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"Taste great and easy to make!"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"Easy to make. Kind of like fries but not cut into pieces."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"I really enjoyed this easy recipe & will make these again. I love any type of potatoes & I always like finding new ideas. Although the taste & idea is nothing to blow anyone away, I love the way these present. When they came out of the oven, they looked just like the picture. I definitely adjusted a few things & would have to even more next time...First, the bake time is way off. I baked these 10-15 minutes longer & most of my potatoes were still pretty hard. I would bake these about 1 1/2 hours. I used much more butter (& would use even more next time), garlic salt, fresh rosemary & thyme, pepper & grated parm cheese. I used a fair amount of each of these & will use even more garlic salt & parm cheese next time. If you have some guests over, this is a great side dish. As another reviewer said, they can get any amount they want & you could even season each potato half different for different tastes."

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