Ham & Swiss Rösti

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 25m

4 servings

Rösti is a traditional Swiss potato pancake typically served as a side dish. Here, we add ham and cheese to transform it into an easy weeknight supper. Make it a meal: Enjoy with steamed asparagus and chunky applesauce on the side.


  • For Ham & Swiss Rosti:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup diced ham (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim Jarlsberg or Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided


Beat the egg in a large bowl. Stir in the ham, 1/2 cup cheese, shallot, rosemary, pepper and salt. Add the frozen potatoes and stir to combine.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pat the potato mixture into an even round in the pan. Cover and cook until browned and crispy on the bottom, 4-6 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat. Place a rimless baking sheet on top. Wearing oven mitts, grasp the pan and baking sheet together and carefully invert, unmolding the rösti onto the baking sheet. Wipe out any browned bits from the pan. Return it to the heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Slide the rösti back into the pan. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese, cover and cook the second side until crispy and browned, 4-6 minutes. Slide onto a platter, cut into wedges and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 7559

nutrition information per serving

262 calories; 13g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 94mg cholesterol; 276mg sodium; 15g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 21g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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