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
  • 12
    drops tobasco sauce (adjust to your taste)
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • ·
    chopped pecans

How to Make Grandma's Ham & Cheese Ball


  1. Cream together cream cheese and Miracle Whip.
  2. Drain 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.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hrs.
  4. Drop onto wax paper and roll mixture into a ball using the wax paper. Roll in chopped pecans.
  5. Serve 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

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