Dairy Farmers of Canada

Smashed potatoes with ham & Raclette cheese

Our dietitians' favourite

Originating in Switzerland – where a traditional meal of raclette includes cold cuts, potatoes and a host of condiments – Raclette is a cheese designed specifically for melting. We love tradition, but couldn’t resist sharing these novel ways to enjoy Canadian Raclette’s distinct unctuosity.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 6 Servings
smashed potatoes with ham raclette cheese


  • 12 baby red potatoes cooked and kept warm
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 8 oz (225 g) mushrooms sliced
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 7 oz (200 g) Canadian Raclette cheese
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Raclette grill method

Heat raclette grill to medium-high and melt butter.

Cook mushrooms with onion and heat ham.

Place 1 potato at a time in each pan and crush with a raclette spatula. Top with mushrooms, onion, ham and cheese; melt under the grill.

Repeat for remaining potatoes. Serve with eggs, toast and fresh fruit.

Oven method

Preheat oven to broil.

Place potatoes in an oven-safe baking dish and crush with a spatula. Melt butter in a skillet on medium heat.

Cook mushrooms with onion and heat ham; spread over potatoes. Top with cheese and melt under the broiler.

Serve with eggs, toast and fresh fruit.


Cheese alternative: Canadian Camembert.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 292 Calories
Protein: 17 g
Carbohydrate: 23 g
Fat: 15 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
Sodium: 472 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 34 % / 372 mg
Phosphorus: 32 %
Selenium: 26 %
Vitamin B12: 33 %
Zinc: 24 %