Grandma's Ham & Cheese Ball

Val Al


This recipe has been a family favorite for years. We have it every Christmas/New Year's Eve. It is my grandmother's recipe. Every time I take it somewhere, people love it.

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8 oz
cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 c
(scant) miracle whip
1 can(s)
(5 oz.) chunk ham
drops tobasco sauce (adjust to your taste)
1 Tbsp
parsley flakes
chopped pecans

How to Make Grandma's Ham & Cheese Ball


  • 1Cream together cream cheese and Miracle Whip.
  • 2Drain ham (if needed). Add ham (I chop it a bit while it's in the can before adding it), Tobasco sauce, and parsley flakes to mixture. Stir together.
  • 3Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hrs.
  • 4Drop onto wax paper and roll mixture into a ball using the wax paper. Roll in chopped pecans.
  • 5Serve with Ritz crackers, Triscuits, or whatever suits your fancy.

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About Grandma's Ham & Cheese Ball

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American