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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  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 Jun. 19, 2016

"I made these last night for dinner for our family of three adults and they were a hit. I changed up the seasonings a bit, using salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and parsley and they turned out terrific. I baked them at 375 degrees instead of the 350 since some reported the potatoes not being done enough. However, they were done in thirty to forty minutes at that temperature.."

Reviewed May. 7, 2016

"Very good recipe which can be altered with various spice/herb combinations to one's liking or followed as is. Am actually making again this weekend!!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Good! Seasoned with garlic salt instead of plain."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"We thought these were rather good. I added garlic powder and used chives because I did not have parsley. I had small potatoes so they were cooked through by 50 minutes. We topped them with a dollop of sour cream. We agree that the seasonings can be tweaked for more flavor. I think using Cajun in place of the paprika would be good. We had them with Simple Italian Pork Chops (also another great TOH recipe). I give this recipe 5 stars because the overall potential is endless. I love recipes that are versatile and can be tweaked to suite different personal tastes. Will definitely make again. Thanks again TOH!"

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."

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