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Warm Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

 Warm Ham 'n' Cheese Spread
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.”
28 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a large bowl, combine ham, cheeses, mayonnaise and mustard.
  • Transfer to a shallow 1-qt. baking dish.
  • 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.