Cheddar Ham Cups Recipe
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Cheddar Ham Cups Recipe

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When a college classmate and I threw a party for our professor, a friend contributed these savory appetizers. Everyone in the class requested the recipe before the party was done. Try the cups with chicken instead of ham if you'd like. -Brandi Ladner Gulfport, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 packages (2-1/2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli ham, chopped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tubes (10.20 ounces each ) large refrigerated flaky biscuits

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 134 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cheese, ham, mayonnaise, bacon and mustard. Split biscuits into thirds. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin cups. Fill each with about 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture.
  2. Bake at 450° for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melted. Let stand for 2 minutes before removing from the pans. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Cheddar Ham Cups in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p30

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FrankinPattaya User ID: 8237079 247992
Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"Made this today,,used a scone dough,,didn't have ham so used warm salami instead,,would make again.."

CMJ24628 User ID: 8572823 238667
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"This a great, simple recipe to make either for an appetizer or just as a snack. Its doesn't have to many ingredients and it tastes delicious!"

ncherrone User ID: 6267630 237107
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"I like the simplicity of this recipe, however, does anyone know how to make it without mayo? I wasnt a complete fan of the taste, so I shaved 1/4 cup off and added spicy brown and more dijon instead. I used regular muffin tins and this made 26 muffins. Yes they are easy to burn, I baked for 10 mins."

235gbt User ID: 8485749 236869
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"I used the mini muffin tins or the loaf pan - and then added all the ingredients to the pans and I changed the oven cook time 9 to 12 minutes - makes the tops crispy when left in for that extra minute - word of warning... (NOT TURN ON THE BROILER KNOB TO BROWN THESE MUFFINS - CATCH ON FIRE easy)... yummy!"

Corinne-Ralph Oliver User ID: 3284487 59199
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"This is great ' for on the go' grabs. easy to make and make them ahead of time. Great snack. Another one of TOH recipes that I have been using since they were first issued."

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 142451
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I made these with smoked deli chicken, as suggested, and jalapeno jack cheese. They were very good. I can't wait to try it with ham and reg. cheddar."

titus2-13 User ID: 6359920 122200
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Instead of using flour cups, I used phyllo cups and they came out delicious! Use extra-sharp cheddar for a zingy taste."

prvrbs31gal User ID: 620846 127666
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"We all loved these. I am hoping the kids will eat them cold so I can add another dish to their lunch-box rotation."

moyer1995 User ID: 4142334 147257
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"I made these for a mother/daughter banquet at my church. They were amazing!!! I've made them several times since and everyone that try's them asks for the recipe!"

gilliamjs User ID: 5887354 152454
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"A lady from church brought these to my house and they are now one of my favorite go to recipes. I'm suprised this recipe doesnt have a ton of reviews. The only thing I do different that she told me is she gets 1/3 pound of deli ham from her deli and chops it up really good. (I bought black forest ham this time and the flavor was AMAZING) I think 2 packages of ham would be way to much.

Another thing is that I make the mixture and push it in the muffin tins at the beginning of the day and when it is time for dinner I pull it out of the fridge while the oven is pre heating. It is a perfect appetizer if you have to take one to someone's home. Just ask them to pre heat the oven for you while you are driving over! I have 4 kids 6 and under and they love these!"

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