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"We enjoy snacking on these homemade tater treats after a long day of hard work on our farm," informs Shelley Mitchell of Baldur, Manitoba. "The addition of ham and cheese is a pleasant surprise."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups hot mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
  • 1 cup ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 131 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. Combine potatoes, ham, cheese, mayonnaise, eggs, onion, mustard, salt and pepper; shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in cornflakes. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Tater Nuggets in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p64

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