Hot Ham & Cheese Slices Recipe
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Hot Ham & Cheese Slices Recipe

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Crisp, unique and a crowd-pleaser. Get ready to score rave reviews with these tasty slices. - Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 469 calories, 29 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, pepper and onions in butter until tender. Set aside.
  2. Unfold pastry. Layer the ham, cheese and mushroom mixture off-center on each sheet of pastry. Fold pastry over filling; pinch seams to seal. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut each with a serrated knife into four slices.
    Freeze option: Allow mushroom mixture to cool before filling pastry. Cover and freeze unbaked filled pastries on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until firm. Transfer to resealable plastic freezer bags; return to freezer. To use, remove pastries from freezer 30 minutes before baking and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake and serve as directed.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Hot Ham & Cheese Slices in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p60

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"We really liked this recipe. I cut the recipe in half since there are just two of us. I used canned mushrooms because I get tired of tossing out unused fresh ones."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"Peppers seemed to overpower all the flavors. And, the puff pastry was soggy on the bottom, although I admit to not seeing faithq_06's suggestion of putting the veggies in between the meat and cheese. Puff pastry also didn't "puff" much. In all, not the best thing I've made."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"very rich but quick and tasty. Maybe next time I will go a little lighter on the cheese and cook the veggies in oil instead of butter."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"I love this recipe....I highly recommend putting your layer of sauteed veggies in between your ham and cheese layer because otherwise it gets your puff pastry mushy on the bottom."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"This is a delicious recipe! My picky husband even really liked it. For my son, I left out the mushrooms. I also added bacon. Wonderful!"

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