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Parmesan Ham Appetizers Recipe

"I first tried this simple snack bread at an office Christmas party," recalls Marge Fisher of Arlington, Virginia. "The recipe can be increased or decreased depending on the size of your guest list. It's wonderful when made with prosciutto (thinly sliced Italian ham)," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 carton (8 ounces) whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 pound deli ham, finely chopped
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 unsliced loaf (1 pound) Italian bread


  • 1. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, ham and garlic powder until blended.
  • 2. Cut bread in half lengthwise; spread with the cream cheese mixture. Cut into 1-1/2-in. slices. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 412 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1091mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"This is my go to recipe for sunday evening company. Very easy to use with left over dinner rolls from lunch. Super good!"

Vicki Dowell
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"Made this for Italian day at work, served with spaghetti sauce for dipping. It was very good. I didn't chop the ham, just layered it on the bread that I had spread with the cream cheese/parmesan cheese/garlic powder mixture. Delicious; left you wanting more. Would be great for lunch cut into larger portions. Very quick and easy to make. Plan on making it again for company this weekend."

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