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Triple Cheese Potato Cake with Ham

This delicious and exquisite souffle-like side dish combines the classic flavors of ham, chives and three different cheeses. The crispy crust and fluffy interior make it over-the-top amazing. —Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs, divided
  • 3 pounds medium potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced deli ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9-in. springform pan; dust with 1/4 cup bread crumbs.
  • Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream, cubed butter, chives, salt and pepper. Cool slightly.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, stirring to blend after each addition. Spread half of potato mixture into prepared pan. Layer with cheese slices, ham and remaining potatoes. In a small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and remaining bread crumbs; stir in butter. Sprinkle over potatoes.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack, 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 241 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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