Italian mashed potato bake with prosciutto

Italian mashed potato bake with prosciutto


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About this recipe: This is a delicious recipe that can be served as a starter, side or a main dish. The prosciutto and Italian cheese add loads of flavour.


Serves: 6 

  • 1kg potatoes, peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 150g prosciutto
  • 100g smoked scamorza cheese
  • 1 knob butter

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Boil the potatoes in lightly salted water till tender. Drain and mash.
  3. In a bowl, mix the mash with the eggs and 3/4 of Parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  4. Cut the prosciutto into strips, and cut the scamorza into cubes. Add them to the potato mixture.
  5. Spoon the mixture into a buttered baking dish. Level the surface with a spatula and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Dot with butter.
  6. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Scamorza cheese

This is a semi-soft Italian cheese. If you can't find scamorza, use mozzarella or provolone.

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This was just okay, but I had to change the recipe as I did not have the scamorza cheese. I used mozzarella so this may be my fault. As prosciutto is so expensive, I don't know that I would make this dish again. Didn't really think that it was worth the expense, Thanks for posting the recipe - 12 Sep 2012

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