Potato Cheese Casserole

The potato cheese casserole, known in Italy as potato gateau, is a rustic and tasty main course made with potatoes, enriched by eggs, spices, ham and cheese.


Ham 120 Gram , dice
Provolone cheese 100 Gram , dice
Nutmeg To Taste , grated
Butter 20 Gram
Breadcrumbs 2 Tablespoon
Mozzarella 100 Gram
Eggs 2 Medium
Salt and pepper To Taste
Parmesan cheese 80 Gram , grated
Potatoes 1 Kilogram



1. Boil the potatoes with skin on, in salted water for 30 minutes.

2. In the meantime dice the mozzarella and drain the excess water by placing it in the colander, chop the ham and dice the provolone cheese.

3. Once the potatoes are cooked remove the skin and mash the potatoes with a potato masher.

4. In a large owl combine cup of the grated Parmesan cheese, eggs, provolone cheese, ham, mozzarella and finally salt and pepper to taste.

5. Preheat the oven at 390F (220C).


6. Grease an oven dish with butter and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Spreads the mixture evenly, sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese, about cup also add small knobs of butter over the top.

7. Bake for 40 minutes; during the last 5 minutes turn the grill on, to form a nice golden brown crust. Once done allow it to rest for 10 minutes.


8. Serve the Potato Cheese Casserole along with roasted chicken.


If you prefer, you can use another kind of non-smoked kneaded-paste cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 75 Minutes
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 280Calories from Fat 112

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 445 mg18.54%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet