Creamy Ham Dip

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Anyone still exhausted from last week and all the festivities?  Well, I definitely am, and likely the most exhausted I’ve been for any holiday in years, but not surprising with 3 active young children.  And I thought last year was exhausting with a 2 weeks old…ha!  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED Christmas with my kids this year, to see the excitement in their eyes during all the celebrations and on Christmas morning is not something I’ll ever forget.  But it was still exhausting nonetheless.

This simple appetizer is the perfect idea to bring to just about any party, especially when you have 3 children under 5 and they are all going to the party and you need to get everyone ready for the party including yourself.  It takes about 5 minutes to put together and you can make it ahead of time.  My aunt would make this every Christmas and all the kids (and adults) knew that if we weren’t the first to arrive, it was likely the ham dip would be gone before we had a chance for a bite.

Start by softening an 8 oz package of cream cheese and chop up ham slices into small pieces.

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Once the cream cheese is softened add minced onion, mayonnaise, mustard and half of the chopped ham.  Mix until all the ingredients are combined.  Form this into a ball and place on a serving plate.

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Use the remaining ham to cover the outside of the cream cheese ball and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serve it with your favorite crackers.  I prefer  Wheat Thins or Kashi crackers.

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Creamy Ham Dip

INGREDIENTS

7 slices of ham, chopped and divided

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 tablespoon mayonnaise, light

1 teaspoon mustard

1 teaspoon minced onion

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine half of the ham, cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard and minced onion.
  2. Form mixture into a ball and place on a serving platter.
  3. Add remaining ham to outer layer of cream cheese mixture.
  4. Serve with your favorite crackers and refrigerate until ready to serve.

© 2014 Kristy Hegner     Disclaimer

 

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