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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 Mar. 17, 2015

"Great flavor, served with barbecued ribs and everyone loved them. Scoring the potatoes made it very easy to get the size portion you wanted with no waste."

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"I'd prepared these potatoes & instead of using parsley, I'd used 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese! I kept the paprika, butter, salt and pepper the same! I found this side dish delicious! I'd baked these potatoes 50 to 60 minutes or until potatoes were tender! Thank you for this recipe!delowenstein P.S.. I'd prepared this recipe when I'd seen it featured in Taste of Home!"

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

"I added a few other herbs and some garlic powder :) Very easy and a cute way to spice up a regular dish to make it into something just a little different."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I made these tonight and they were pretty good. For some reason, I had trouble cutting them evenly, so some were thicker than others and had to be finished in the microwave. (Although I realize the fault is mine, not the was just harder to put together than I thought it would be.) They had good flavor. I ended up using all the melted butter (actually I used margarine) before putting them in the oven, and no one thought they needed more after. I used parsley flakes, as I didn't have any fresh on hand. I also sprinkled garlic powder on them. Pretty tasty!"

Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"Inexpensive and easy!!! I make these all the time."

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