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White Cheddar Bacon Hasselback Potatoes Recipe + New Dinner Hacks

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Have you ever noticed some of the best family recipes are passed down by mouth, without any real written directions or ingredients at all? Every family has at least one. You know, the recipe that only those lucky enough to have spent time in Nana's kitchen with Nana preparing can really replicate.

Their composition may be so deeply shrouded in mystery on the pretense of a secret ingredient, or a lively tale that dates beyond family written records- But you and I know the recipe will never be written down, or found on a card, or in a book simply because it's true success is not based on fine measurements or elaborate steps; rather a secret family cooking trick, or that one ingredient substitute you'd never think to try. Recipes that can easily be made with what one has on hand, and through pinches and handfuls of measurements.

Yes, the amazing cooking can be recipe-free and impressively flavorful when you know the right hacks to make a little magic happen.
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Of course every magician needs a few powerful tools in their bag of tricks- which is precisely where NEW McCormick Pasta Seasoning Blends come in to play. Available in White Cheddar Mac n' Cheese, Sundried Tomato Basil, and Parmesan Alfredo these bold and flavorful seasons go beyond your typical spice rack hacks to bring delicious sauces to life (just add milk and butter) or to season up any freestyle dish with simply a few shakes. They're made without artificial flavors or colors and are easily located with the traditional cooking spices at your local Walmart.
One of my personal favorite 'recipe free' dishes, and family favorite, are Hasselback Potatoes. It's a dish that looks quite impressive, but can easily be pulled off with minimal ingredients and simple knife trick. I used to rely on a multi-step seasoning process for my potatoes but recently simplified my recipe even further by swapping out all other spices and seasonings in this recipe for McCormick White Cheddar Mac n' Cheese Pasta Seasoning.With it's bold aged cheddar flavor I don't need to fuss with anything else- I can dig right into preparing this delicious dish. Simply gather your favorite block of cheddar cheese, green onions, baking potatoes, a stick of butter, and some bacon.
We usually have pre-cooked bacon on hand at all times- but this is a recipe I especially like making a fresh batch for. You can customize your flavor and textures here by choosing the type of bacon your family most prefers- I typically go with a Hickory Center/Thick Cut. Half your bacon and place it in a single layer on a foil lined sheet and bake just until it begins to crisp at 350F. Then carefully remove your bacon and gently blot between double layered paper towels.
Next, crumble your bacon over a medium sized bowl and sprinkle about 2 tsp McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning (or really as much as you'd prefer) onto your bacon crumbles. Toss the crumbles in the seasoning until each piece has a light white coat, and set aside.
Prepare your green onions by dicing the greens, while you let your oven preheat to a new temperature of 450F. If you prefer a slightly different palette feel free to substitute the green onions with finer, more delicate, chives.
Wash and pat dry your potatoes with a paper towel or clean cloth. Inspect your spuds for any wayward eyes, and remove as necessary.

Beginning with one potato, on a cutting board, cut a thin, lengthwise, slice off of the bottom of each potato so as to create a flat surface for each to rest on. Next comes yet another genius cooking hack- one intended to make you look like a culinary artist without any special tools or skills.

Place 2 wooden utensils on opposite sides of a potato, on a cutting board. At a slight diagonal angle cut 20-24 slits into the potato, stopping when the knife hits the spoons. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
Place prepared potatoes on a microwave safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 12-14 minutes, or until potatoes are near tender. Remove from microwave and place on lightly greased, foil lined, pan.
Combine remaining McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning and melted butter and brush over the top of each potato, paying special attention to allow the mixture to permeate the cut seams. Bake potatoes for 15 MINS, or until tender. Remove from oven.
Your potatoes should be well cooked, and the McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning will have made a wonderful cheese like crust along the skin of your potatoes' ridges. Each slice should now easily peel apart, though the potato itself will maintain enough structure to still be handled.
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Carefully insert bacon pieces alternatively with cheese slices. Be careful, the potatoes will be hot! Use a fork as needed to gently pry apart the potato slices. Sprinkle with McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning if desired and top with green onions. Return potatoes to the oven (broiler or top rack) for 2-3 minutes, or until topping has melted and begins to lightly brown. Remove from heat, cut in half, and serve.
#LeaveBlandBehind with delicious recipe free cooking thanks to NEW McCormick Seasoning Blends- Try these White Cheddar Bacon Hasselback Potatoes tonight! #AD
#LeaveBlandBehind with delicious recipe free cooking thanks to NEW McCormick Seasoning Blends- Try these White Cheddar Bacon Hasselback Potatoes tonight! #AD
Potatoes are a classic sidekick for many meals, and bacon-cheese covered potatoes rarely get better than this- Each slice not only oozes cheesy-bacon flavor but this beautiful dish is a sight to behold and is full of complex cheesy flavor thanks the addition of McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning. I especially love that I was able to cut any added salt out of this recipe, without a single complaint on flavor. We'll definitely be exploring the NEW McCormick Pasta Seasoning Blends even further- I've got a mind to try some homemade Parmesan Alfredo burger patties this weekend!

It's not always easy to find time for recipe books and precision cooking- why not try stepping outside your comfort zone with a little freestyle cooking thanks to the big flavor power of NEW McCormick Seasoning Blends? Do you have a family recipe that is passed down only by mouth, and learning?




#LeaveBlandBehind with delicious recipe free cooking thanks to NEW McCormick Seasoning Blends- Try these White Cheddar Bacon Hasselback Potatoes tonight! #AD
White Cheddar Bacon Hasselback Potatoes
***Click here for printable White Cheddar Bacon Hasselback Potatoes recipe
Ingredients:

4 Medium Baking Potatoes
8-10 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
4 oz Cheddar Cheese (Block), Cut Into Thin Slices and Halved
4 TBS Melted Butter
2 Green Onions, Diced

Preheat the Oven to 350F

1. Cut your bacon slices in half, width wise and place in a single layer on a foil lined cookie sheet. Cook bacon for 8-10 minutes at 350F, just until bacon begins to crisp, but is still pliable. Carefully remove from sheet by lifting each slice with a fork and arrange on 2 layers of paper towels. Lightly place 2 additional sheets of paper towels on top and gently blot excess grease. Crumble cooled bacon slices and toss in 2 tsp of McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning. Set aside.

Preheat Oven to 450F

2.Cut a thin, lengthwise, slice off of the bottom of each potato so as to create a flat surface for each to rest on. Place 2 wooden utensils on opposite sides of a potato, on a cutting board. At a slight diagonal angle cut 20-24 slits into the potato, stopping when the knife hits the spoons. Repeat with remaining potatoes.

3. Place prepared potatoes on a microwave safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 12-14 minutes, or until potatoes are near tender. Remove from microwave and place on lightly greased, foil lined, pan. Combine remaining McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning and melted butter and brush over the top of each potato, paying special attention to allow the mixture to permeate the cut seams. Bake potatoes for 15 MINS, or until tender. Remove from oven.

4. Carefully insert bacon pieces alternatively with cheese slices. Be careful, the potatoes will be hot! Use a fork as needed to gently pry apart the potato slices. Sprinkle with McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning if desired and top with green onions.

5. Return potatoes to the oven (broiler or top rack) for 2-3 minutes, or until topping has melted and begins to lightly brown. Remove from heat, cut in half, and serve.

17 comments:

  1. That look so good! I love that powdered white cheddar. What a great way to easily get in that cheesy flavor that we all love! Om nom nom.

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  2. Oh my gosh that looks AH-mazing! I think I am going to make these for Thanksgiving instead of Mashed potatoes!

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  3. Oh my, those are picture-perfect! Only thing I would change is to buy some bacon bits instead of taking the time to fry our own.

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  4. They look uber-delicious! I've never made these potatoes and I really wonder why. I'm going to have to with this year's big crop. Thanks for the recipe inspiration

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  5. That looks like a recipe that anyone who loves bacon and cheese would love. I think that cheese powder is the greatest thing and I have been looking for just that for my pasta.

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  6. These look so good and are making me so hungry! The pictures speak a thousands yums!

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  7. Oh these look so delicious and easy!!! I need to pick up this cheese powder!

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  8. I need to pick up some McCormick White Cheddar Pasta Seasoning. I would love to try this White Cheddar Bacon Hasselback Potato recipe. I am sure it will be a big hit with my kids.

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  9. These look phenomenal and of course, I'm looking at them when I've been put on a low carb eating plan by my doctor. I MISS POTATOES! Especially crispy potatoes topped with bacon and cheese!

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  10. This would make my family pretty happy! The white cheddar flavor is always going to go over very well here!

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  11. These look amazing! I'm going to have to get the ingredients for these. I have to make them soon. Yum!

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  12. Hasselback potatoes are one of my favorites to make. Love how you seasoned them!

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  13. WOW this spuds look amazing, the bacon and all that cheese added most make it a wonderful side dish full of flavor and yummy textures. I need to make this recipe soon! Thanks for your participation on this shop ~ client

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  14. Oh my gosh do I love a great potato recipe...especially one with cheese and BACON! I've never made potatoes like this before but now I have to give it a try.

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  15. This type of potato recipe always looks SO good - and I keep saying I'm going to try it - and I keep NOT trying it, lol. Definitely printing out this one, instead of pinning - so I can put it on my fridge and make it this weekend. :)

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  16. Yum! Now this is my kind of potato dish. I've been wanting to try it for a while but it looked hard. You make it look so easy AND tasty! - Sarah, Must Have Mom

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  17. This looks too good not to try it out this week. I am drooling just looking at it. And you make it look so easy! Thanks for sharing.

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