Peppy Ham Tortillas Recipe
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Peppy Ham Tortillas Recipe

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"The beauty of this hearty breakfast is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge to avoid last-minute fuss," relates Donna Freeland from Upland, California. "In the morning, pop the pan in the oven, and soon you'll be enjoying flavorful filled tortillas covered with a creamy cheese sauce."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 12 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 1 block (16 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped jalapenos or chilies, drained
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 943 calories, 61g fat (34g saturated fat), 203mg cholesterol, 2291mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0g fiber), 51g protein .


  1. Place a ham slice, cheese strip and 2 teaspoons jalapenos down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. stir in the flour, salt and mustard until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  3. Spoon sauce evenly over tortillas. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Peppy Ham Tortillas in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p12

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ccanino 252524
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"These are great. We usually eat them for dinner. They are great left over from the freezer. I use 1/2 the sauce recipe."

MeganNokes 25733
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

"I first made this when i was 14. very easy and extremely delicious!"

Mrs. Cowan 29334
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"I served this for dinner with steamed broccoli on the side. Delicious!"

jow40 29332
Reviewed May. 24, 2010

"This is a great breakfast or brunch casserole!! I usualy make 1/2 the cheese sauce and still have ample. I always get rave reviews for this dish!!"

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