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Warm Ham 'n' Cheese Spread Recipe

Warm Ham 'n' Cheese Spread Recipe

Pattie Prescott of Manchester, New Hampshire says, “I’m always looking for creative yet family-pleasing ways to stretch my tight grocery budget. I usually make this delectable dish with ham ‘ends,’ available inexpensively at the deli counter.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:28 servings


  • 4 pita breads (6 inches), split
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups ground fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss, American and cheddar cheeses
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Additional shredded Swiss cheese, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut each pita half into eight wedges; brush rough sides with oil. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Remove to wire racks.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine ham, cheeses, mayonnaise and mustard. Transfer to a shallow 1-qt. baking dish.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° 15-20 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley and additional Swiss cheese if desired; serve with pita wedges. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.