Creamy Garlic Ham Spread Recipe

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"This rich and creamy cracker spread is great to snack on when watching football games," assures Elsie Krueger of Bloomer, Wisconsin. "You can have it ready in about 10 minutes. Feel free to substitute crabmeat for the ham," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 pound cubed fully cooked ham
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 54 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the first six ingredients until well blended. Stir in ham.
  2. Transfer to a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and heat at 50% power for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers. Yield: 4 cups.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave. Reduced-fat or fat-free mayonnaise is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Creamy Garlic Ham Spread in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p51

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