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Ham Spread with Cream Cheese Recipe

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Four ingredients and 5 minutes is all you’ll need to whip up a batch of crowd-pleasing Cream Cheese and Ham Spread. Super smooth, a bit salty and full of flavor, it’s the perfect way to use up leftover ham. And, it’s perfect any time of year – for picnics, football viewing, even holiday parties and potlucks!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes around 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 to 3 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup ground cooked country ham (see Note below)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (can also use green onions)


  1. Using a fork, mix together all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper (may not need any salt, depending on the saltiness of your ham). Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavors blend. Serve with crackers.


Note on country ham: I throw the leftover pieces of ham in a food processor and process it into fine bits. In addition to this dish, the ground ham is great in salads, omelets – anywhere you might add cooked bacon bits.

Make ahead: spread can be made up to 3 days ahead, covered and refrigerated.

Variation: To turn this spread into a one-bite appetizer, serve spoonfuls inside my Poppy Seed Puffs (recipe in my cookbook “Fresh Tastes”).

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Category: appetizers, make ahead, quick and easy
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Southern