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Ham and mashed potato balls

Points® value
Total Time
38 min
20 min
18 min
We saved time on these potato balls by partially cooking them in the microwave. Bite into them and you'll love the savoury chunk of salty ham inside!


Uncooked potato

7 medium, Idaho

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Black pepper

½ pinch(es)

Cooked lean ham

½ pound(s), cut into bite-size pieces

All-purpose flour

2 tbsp(s)

Chicken broth

¾ cup(s), reduced-sodium, or water

Table salt

tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

pinch(es), or to taste


  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, peel and cube 2 potatoes; set aside. Peel and finely grate remaining 5 potatoes; set aside. Boil cubed potatoes in rapidly boiling water until fork-tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, transfer to a medium bowl and mash with a fork; stir in salt and pepper.
  2. Place grated potatoes between several layers of paper towel and squeeze to remove excess water. Add grated potatoes to mashed potatoes and mix well; shape mixture into 8 balls. Insert 1/8 of ham into the centre of each ball and reshape ball to cover the ham; roll potato balls in flour.
  3. Transfer balls to a microwave-safe, shallow dish and pour chicken broth over them. Cover and microwave on high until cooked through, flipping balls halfway through cooking, about 6 to 8 minutes. Season to taste, if desired. Yields 1 potato ball per serving.