Baked Ham & Chive Mashed Potato Cakes


Mashed potatoes mixed with chopped ham and fresh chives are shaped into cakes and baked until golden brown and crisp.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cups Smithfield Ham slices, diced

  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped

  • ¾ cup bread crumbs

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Peel potatoes (if desired) and place in large sauce pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer, cooking for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender-soft.

  2. Meanwhile, in skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and cook onion for 10-12 minutes or until soft and translucent. Drain potatoes thoroughly and place in large bowl with remaining butter, salt and pepper. With mixer or potato masher, blend potatoes and butter until mixed while retaining a slightly chunky texture. Fold in cooked onion, eggs, ham and chives.

  3. Line baking sheet with parchment or lightly grease. In ring mold or biscuit cutter, sprinkle bottom interior with bread crumbs and fill mold with potato mixture until top is slightly rounded, topping again with bread crumbs. Remove ring and repeat with remaining potato mixture, spacing cakes about 1 inch apart. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until tops are golden brown and beginning to crisp. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

Chef's Tip:

Go the extra mile and make homemade bread crumbs! Use a nice rustic bread, olive oil and even some garlic and fresh herbs for additional flavor. Save any extra in an airtight container for future use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
17g Fat
41g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 737mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 84mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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