Ham, Swiss, and Spinach Rösti

Ham Swiss and Spinach rosti

One of my favorite parts of having a food blog is trying foods I might never have made before. Being a part of the Secret Recipe Club has opened my culinary horizons and this month is no exception.

As soon as I saw the recipe for Ham and Cheese Rosti on PheMOMenom I knew that was what I had to make. Potatoes and ham are a favorite combination and adding Swiss cheese and spinach makes this a bit more unusual.

This will be a regular on our breakfast for dinner menu. I did have a bit of trouble with it wanting to fall apart but I think it was because I didn’t dry the potatoes well enough so it didn’t get quite as crispy as it should.


Ham, Swiss, and Spinach Rösti

Recipe by Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi adapted from: PheMOMenom


  • 1 russet potato, peeled, shredded, rinsed with cold water, and patted very dry
  • 3/4 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Hefty pinch Kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • a pinch ground red (cayenne) pepper or red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided

Cooking Directions

  1. Mix together all ingredients except for 1/4 cup of the cheese and the olive oil.
  2. Heat 1 Tablespoon of the oil in a 9 inch skillet over medium heat. If you’re afraid of sticking spray the skillet with cooking spray before adding oil.
  3. Cook the potato mixture until golden on bottom, invert on plate or pan lid. Add remaining oil and place potato cake golden side up in skillet. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese and cook until bottom is golden.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve warm.


  1. Looks great – I had you this month – loved the recipe I chose!

  2. This looks delicious! What a great, hearty pick. Nice job for the SRC.

  3. I love the idea of having this as breakfast for dinner, I think breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner this would be a winner.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC entry Loaded Potato Soup.


  4. Yum! the ham and spinach add a whole new dimension to potato rosti.

  5. love this version of roesti! And yours are so perfect!

  6. This looks delicious. I love the combination of flavors! Great choice.

  7. what a great recipe- yay for src 🙂

  8. So fun! I remember a college dining hall favorite was potato pancakes with smoked salmon in them, and I can imagine the ham adds a similar smoked/salty/savory aspect to the rosti.

  9. Oh this is hard to look at early in the morning. I’m hungry and I want it.

  10. Mmm… this looks fantastic Micha. Wow! I’ve never had it before, but I definitely need to correct that. Just so delicious looking! Great pick! 🙂

  11. Love it and I agree, would be a great breakfast meal for us here too!

  12. teaandscones says

    This looks delicious.

    Food blogging does open many doors.

  13. We do breakfast for dinner a lot, and have been looking for a ham recipe recently. This looks delicious. Great SRC choice!

  14. That looks really good! I love that about joining food clubs too. So many things I would never have made on my own I ended up really liking.

  15. Oh yum … love the flavors in there!

    I’m hosting a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to be a part of it –


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