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Sage & Garlic Hasselback Potatoes on a baking tray
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5 from 19 votes

Sage & Garlic Hasselback Potatoes (vegan & gluten-free)

The ultimate impressive-looking side dish, these Sage & Garlic Hasselback Potatoes are actually really simple to make and taste delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: comfort food, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3 people


  • 6 medium potatoes, any variety (about 2lb/900g)
  • ¼ cup fresh sage, leaves only (3 tablespoon if using dried)
  • 3 tablespoon avocado or other unflavoured oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed


  • Preheat oven to 400°F/205°C. 
  • Cut 3mm-wide slices all the way along each potato, cutting about ⅔ of the way through with each slice. (To avoid cutting right through the potato, place handles of two wooden spoons on a chopping board on either side of it).
    Potato being sliced, with a wooden spoon either side of it to stop slices going all the way through.
  • Chop sage very finely with a knife and place in a small bowl (if using dried, use a pestle and mortar to grind sage finely).
    Fresh sage being chopped on a chopping board.
  • Add oil to sage and mix thoroughly.
  • Place potatoes on a baking sheet and using hands, rub sage sage/olive oil mixture into them.
    Hasselback potatoes prepared for the oven with sage sprinkled over them.
  • Season with salt and pepper and bake in oven for 35 minutes.
  • Remove potatoes from oven and sprinkle crushed garlic over them, pushing it between slices so potatoes absorb flavour.
  • Using pastry brush, quickly re-coat potatoes in oil (there will likely be some in the bottom of the pan) and bake for another 20 minutes or until potatoes are golden and tender on the inside (test with a fork to ensure potatoes are cooked).
    Sliced potatoes on a baking tray sprinkled with sage.
  • Remove and serve hasselback potatoes as they are, or with extra salt and freshly chopped herbs sprinkled over them for extra colour.
    Woman holding a tray of hasselback potatoes.