Ham and Cheese Spread Recipe

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For a quick and easy spread as an appetizer at your next party, try this recipe. Sever with a side of crackers and breads.—Lorna Graham, Carberry, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 pound boiled or leftover baked ham, cut in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 63 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except 2 tablespoons parsley; cover and pulse until ham is minced. Do not over process. Roll into a ball; wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm.
  2. Roll cheese ball in remaining parsley. Serve with crackers. Yield: 24 appetizer servings.
Originally published as Ham and Cheese Spread in Country Woman January/February 1990, p35

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