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Scored Potatoes Recipe

Scored Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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.

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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!"

Susie77 User ID: 98373 238061
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."

Fim52 User ID: 7119881 237813
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

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

Bajaspeed User ID: 6369857 227584
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"Taste great and easy to make!"

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 227451
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

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

Lin1234 User ID: 7117377 225383
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."

LoriFV User ID: 358511 225228
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"Made according to directions and found them very dry and flavorless. Would not use this recipe again"

granny438 User ID: 8317102 225191
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"I made this last night for the first time and my family loved them.. The favor was great. I did not have any leftovers!!"

Water4Chocolate User ID: 7962831 225080
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"I love this recipe but use Olive Oil. My original recipe was called Hasselback Potatoes. They were scrubbed, left whole and sliced many times from the top almost to the bottom. That allowed OO and seasonings to really sink in and they baked up more crispy. If you cannot easily slice or score them raw, I found that nuking them for 2-3 minutes helps soften, then finish in the oven. Another method to do this is using olive oil, 1/2 to 1 envelop of french onion or similar soup mix, coat in ziploc and let set a bit, then bake in casserole dish until nicely golden and tender. The olive oil coats better and prevent drying out. Thanks for recipe!"

sarahjc78 User ID: 8175461 224863
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"My teenage daughter loves potatoes of any kind and I was looking for a lower fat alternative to loaded baked potatoes. This was it. My daughter, husband, and I all liked it. I even bought more potatoes so I could make it again."

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 224750
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"Are these not also call Hasselback potatoes? I really like these because you can put any toppings you want on them. Garlic pwr or garlic salt is a must at our house. In our over it took 60 min but the potatoes were on the large side. Be sure to spray the skin with Pam to keep them nice and soft."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 222979
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."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 204437
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!"

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 32944
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."

kheuer728 User ID: 5810232 89331
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!"

sinatra30 User ID: 1841127 124959
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

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

BakinGymnast User ID: 5767825 49474
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"I like how the potatoes were scored, but the flavor wasn't very exciting. It needs something else to make it more flavorful."

kaismia User ID: 5467893 80892
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"This recipe was awesome. I ended up using a little bit more butter and different seasoning due to allergies I have. But they were great. Very easy and very fast in prep. We have a big family and I made triple this and everyone loved them even my picky kids. Thank you for sharing your recipe."

scrambledwithcheese User ID: 1233902 36566
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"Love these- simple and easy and taste great. Very easy to personalize how you want. I added garlic salt and used more butter than called for. Will definitely make these again."

kaitlyn'smommy User ID: 3996686 88835
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

"This recipe was very easy to make. I did add additional spices. The overall result was great and very pretty.

Thanks for sharing ;)"

simply delicious User ID: 1542360 31674
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"The idea of the scores in the potatoes is such a brilliant idea. It helps the seasoning to get into the potato itself and not just on the outside. It nice when you put lots of butter and seasoning. Its well loved. Thanks for the idea ..."

susnan User ID: 4129354 73630
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"Forgot to add that I serve these with sour cream, salsa and/or shredded cheese."

susnan User ID: 4129354 88834
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"I've made this recipe twice and we love it. It can be prepared earlier in the day and baked later. Good for saving time and a great change from baked or mashed potatoes."

pitou88 User ID: 4557855 89328
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"These looks good, will make them for supper tonight. I'm going to use garlic butter instead of regular butter.. see how they turn out."

apeesacake User ID: 1069255 37784
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"I did follow one "raters" idea of topping these with diced bacon. It was the only flavor we could taste ! These are pretty bland otherwise. They also needed much more time than the 50miutes suggested. I had to put them in for 50 minutes and increase the temperature to 375.... and they were still hard. So , I finished them off in the microwave for three minutes. Sorry... no one in the family cared for this recipe."

Sandy552 User ID: 110481 204436
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2008

"Forgto to mention to spray baking dish with cooking spray to make removng much easier."

Sandy552 User ID: 110481 88730
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2008

"Theses are great!!! I added some diced raw bacon to the top before baking and it added so much flavor and the bacn was nice and crispy whe they were done."

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