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Mini Ham & Cheese Balls

A perfect appetizer for the holidays and a great way to use leftover ham. These Mini Ham & Cheese Balls are great with crackers!

A perfect use for that leftover ham. Check out this adorable & simple Mini Ham & Cheese Balls Recipe

We always have ham for Easter & Christmas. Always. It is pretty much the only 2 times a year that I bake a ham. Then, I bake too much and we eat ham for DAYS!!! LOL We love it though. If you bake too much ham like I do, here is a great way to use some of those leftovers with these yummy Mini Ham & Cheese Balls. They are the perfect little appetizer for those holiday guests.

A perfect use for that leftover ham. Check out this adorable & simple Mini Ham & Cheese Balls Recipe

Mix all of the ingredients except for the nuts in a large bowl.

A perfect use for that leftover ham. Check out this adorable & simple Mini Ham & Cheese Balls Recipe

Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to get a create meatball sized cheese balls. Roll them into the chopped nut mixture and coat them evenly. Place them on a parchment lined pan and into the fridge to chill until you are ready to serve.

A perfect use for that leftover ham. Check out this adorable & simple Mini Ham & Cheese Balls Recipe

You can serve these on a platter with a tray of crackers. I love that they are in perfect little individual servings.

Mini Ham & Cheese Balls

A perfect appetizer for the holidays and a great way to use leftover ham. These Mini Ham & Cheese Balls are great with crackers!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 mins
Chill Time:1 hr
Total Time:1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup ham diced
  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup onion diced
  • 1 cup mixed nuts chopped
  • 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • flat leaf parsley

Instructions

  • Line a small cookie sheet or similar pan with parchment paper. Pulse mixed nuts in a food processor 5 – 6 times, or more if you want a finer blend. Spoon processed nuts into a bowl. Set aside.
  • Into a large bowl combine ham, cream cheese, shredded cheese, diced onion and spicy brown mustard. Mix well into all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Using a 1/4 measuring cup, scoop cream cheese mixture into the palm of your hands. Wearing latex gloves is a must, roll mixture into a ball. Repeat until finished. This should make 7 – 8 balls.
  • Place each one on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • One by one place a cheese ball into processed nut mixture using a spoon or your fingers press coating into cheese ball mixture. Coat evenly. When finished place Mini Ham Cheese Balls into the refrigerator to chill.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 8 balls
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Amanda@AFewShortCuts.com

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