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Ham ‘n’ Cheese Puffs

A full-time job, farm life and our kids' activities keep me on my toes, so I don't have time to prepare fancy dishes. These puffs are a real down-home delight and appeal to everyone.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup finely chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Warm prepared cheese sauce, optional


  • In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and mustard all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until smooth. Stir in the ham and cheese (cheese does not have to melt).
  • Drop batter by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold with cheese sauce for dipping if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 111 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
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  • hockeymom.grandma62
    Dec 22, 2015

    I'm not sure about the rest of you but 30 mins. to bake is always to long. I make these a lot. When the kids were in hockey, this was there snack driving to the rink. Now I bake for a company and the 80 employees love them!!! I use the canned flakes of ham.

  • ahebb
    Apr 22, 2010

    These are absolutely wonderful! I made them for a potluck & they disappeared within the first 1/2 hour. I didn't have any ground mustard on hand so I substituted a tsp. of yellow mustard. Simple to make & delicious to eat. My new potluck standby.