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Favorite Recipes: Crunchy Cheese Ball with Ham

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Name: Debra (Doxielady52) -
Total Recipes: 8



Crunchy Cheese Ball with Ham

Dish: Dips & Spreads
Dish Type: Other
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: None

  • 1 - pkg. (8-oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup - Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 cups - ground, cooked ham or use 2- Hormel's canned ham
  • 2 Tbsp. - chopped parsley (dried can be used)
  • 1 tsp - minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp - dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp - hot pepper sauce (I use Tabasco)
  • 1/2 Cup - chopped peanuts or pistachio nuts. (I use pecans too)

Soften cream cheese to room temp. Beat cream cheese and Real Mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in next 5 ingredients. Cover; chill several hours.  Form a ball; roll in nuts to coat. Serve with crackers of your choice.


Be sure to use the Real Mayonnaise. I use Hellman's. Using Miracle Whip changes the flavor & thickness completely. As will the type of nuts you choose to roll cheese ball into.

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