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Ham a la King with Peas Recipe
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Ham a la King with Peas Recipe

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My mom and I used to have a catering business, and this Ham a la King recipe was a popular choice from our menu. It looks elegant on the plate and always gets rave reviews. Being able to make the sauce a day ahead is a big plus. —Jean Grubb, Bastrop, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen puff pastry shells
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 slices process American cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed, optional
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 filled pastry shell equals 487 calories, 31 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 1,232 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Dissolve bouillon in water. Gradually add milk and bouillon to the saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Reduce heat; add the cheese, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Stir until cheese is melted. Add the ham, peas if desired, olives, pimientos and parsley; heat through. Serve in pastry shells. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham a la King in Country Woman March/April 2000, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 filled pastry shell equals 487 calories, 31 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 1,232 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Reviews for Ham a la King with Peas

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

My gosh.... I love this recipe! My husband and grandkids always ask me to cook this again! Thank you for sharing.

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

Loved it with ham. Would be even better with chicken; I added extra peas. Very easy receipe.

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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

This was a wonderful quick recipe. I adjusted it accourding to our likes. I left out the olives, added a little extra peas. I used biscuits instead of the puff pastry as I couldn't find the pastry in our store.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

Excellent recipe

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

My family and I loved this, the pastry puts it over the top! Can't wait to make it again!

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