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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geipa User ID: 8956666 264382
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2017

"i made these twice. First time I didn't like them. They came out too crusty. The second time they were better but just OK. Will try one more time before I toss the recipe."

NancyKLong User ID: 8083990 263523
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2017

"have been doing a variation of these for eons, but I put the potatoes face-side down for half the time and then turn over. They seem to do better that way and takes about 30-40 mins. at 375"

plantbasedgoals User ID: 8931878 253969
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"I used oil instead of butter. I would like a way to know how to do this without oil or butter. Any suggestions?"

WillTryAnything User ID: 7934935 253231
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"Used these instead of hash browns with eggs and sausage for breakfast. I brushed with olive oil and tweaked the seasonings with a sprinkle of garlic, additional salt and a blend of red, white, black and green pepper. Delish."

MaryCasady User ID: 8291763 253196
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2016

"Ohhhhhh I could see some bacon chopped up and sprinkled on these about half of the way though the baking process!!!??"

Juliemurph1 User ID: 8299721 253159
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2016

"I Love the respice's. Look all the time.???? But I forgot my Password hope someone can HELP.

Julie Murphy"

dflack628 User ID: 6932371 249592
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.."

MaryAliceH User ID: 7877378 247945
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!!"

LauraManning User ID: 968398 241127
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

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

JTayFil User ID: 6198875 239330
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!"

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