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Ham a la King with Peas Recipe

Ham a la King with Peas Recipe

My mom and I used to have a catering business, and this Ham a la King recipe was a popular choice from our menu. It looks elegant on the plate and always gets rave reviews. Being able to make the sauce a day ahead is a big plus. —Jean Grubb, Bastrop, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen puff pastry shells
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 slices process American cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed, optional
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Dissolve bouillon in water. Gradually add milk and bouillon to the saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Reduce heat; add the cheese, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Stir until cheese is melted. Add the ham, peas if desired, olives, pimientos and parsley; heat through. Serve in pastry shells. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 487 calories, 31g fat (12g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1232mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.

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mindtraveler User ID: 7555179 240277
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"At Krogers in the frozen foods under Desserts I found the puff pastries. Have not tried this recipe yet because I wanted the ones that couldn't find the pastries help. This looks really good and will re post after I try it."

Spooky123 User ID: 6521366 27471
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2014

"My gosh.... I love this recipe! My husband and grandkids always ask me to cook this again! Thank you for sharing."

sjsFLORIDA User ID: 7199720 76415
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"Loved it with ham. Would be even better with chicken; I added extra peas. Very easy receipe."

tlove46 User ID: 7019751 72355
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"This was a wonderful quick recipe. I adjusted it accourding to our likes. I left out the olives, added a little extra peas. I used biscuits instead of the puff pastry as I couldn't find the pastry in our store."

Tulipor User ID: 5812734 26485
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"Excellent recipe"

anncash User ID: 155911 68934
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"I have been doing that but it is not the same. I love puff pastry shells. I do the same thing with chicken. Also really good,"

maxowner User ID: 2648165 84598
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Real comfort food! For anncash, if you can't find frozen puff pastry shells, make refrigerated biscuits and pour the sauce over them."

anncash User ID: 155911 26484
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"I can't buy the frozen puff pastries anywhere around here, what is a person to do?"

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