Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread Recipe
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Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread Recipe

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"My family goes wild over this mild-tasting, hearty cheese spread," comments Cara Flora of Olathe, Colorado.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 122 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 289 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and soup mix until blended. Stir in ham and cheese.
  2. Form into a ball or spoon into a plastic wrap-lined mold. Roll in parsley. Refrigerate until serving. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 4 cups.
Originally published as Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p62

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Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"this is always a big hit at a party, everyone asks for the recipe"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2009

"I have been making this every year for Christmas potlucks at work ever since it first came out in the magazine. It is very easy and everybody loves it."

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