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, 0 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 User ID: 8910882 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 User ID: 6827460 25733
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2012

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

Mrs. Cowan User ID: 5400585 29334
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

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

jow40 User ID: 1047948 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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