Spuds in Blankets

Serves: 4
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Santa Claus dropped off an extra present this year…spuds in blankets 🥔🥓 A festive twist on a classic!

And yessss I know how much everyone loves a bit of meat but let’s give that sausage a day off. Picture this: tender new potatoes, lovingly wrapped in a blanket of smoky, savoury parma ham and oozing cheese, then roasted to crispy perfection. It’a a wonderful combination of flavours and textures that’s sure to jingle ya taste buds and make you wish Christmas came everyday of the year. Serve these up for anyone on your nice list.

When I made these I used chunks of cheddar cheese, however you could use brie, gouda or whatever else you might fancy or have going spare in the fridge! Also, make sure you tightly wrap the potatoes in parma ham to hold the cheese in as best you can. As much as you try, the cheese is likely to seep out but then you’ll get some nice crispy bits to snack on. Winner. My spuds in blankets do look a bit rustic, but that’s what we like. A cheesy, meaty, potato-y mess.

Perfect as a mini canapé at a dinner party, or just at any gathering where people can just shove em straight down their mouths – we’re not fancy here. You could even add them to your Christmas dinner alongside your pigs in blankets and see which one disappears the quickest. Please then DM me to let me know the results, I’m very invested in this. I wanna know if they’re good enough to make it to Christmas day every year.

If you want to watch the magic in action, you can check out my recipe video here. It’s genuinely such an easy recipe.

For more festive faves, check out my go-to Christmas recipes below.

Let’s face it, Christmas is about the food. Enjoy! Also, DM me pics because there is nothing better than seeing a plate full of carbs.


metric imperial
  • 12 new potatoes
  • 12 new potatoes
  • 12 slices of parma ham
  • 12 slices of parma ham
  • 12 chunks of cheese (select whichever cheese you prefer)
  • 12 chunks of cheese (select whichever cheese you prefer)


  1. Firstly, boil the new potatoes in salted water until cooked through.
  2. Next, drain off your spuds and when they are cool enough to handle, place on a piece of parma ham with a slice of cheese on and wrap the spud up.
  3. Place onto a baking tray and bake in the oven at 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6 for around 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the Parma ham is crispy and serve!