Chopped Ham and Cheese Spread

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This was one of those serendipitous creations I came up with to take to a last minute gathering. It was made with the ingredients I had in the fridge, yet turned out to be a hit. My family loves it, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, Miracle Whip, Red Hot sauce, and horseradish, until smooth.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and taste before adding salt.
  3. The ham usually adds enough salt.
  4. Chill, covered, until serving.
  5. (It's best if allowed to sit a couple of hours, but can be served immediately).
  6. NOTE: You need the sweetness that the Miracle Whip adds; that's the reason for not using mayo.
  7. Also, if you use a different hot sauce you will want to adjust the amount.
  8. Frank's isn't very spicy, but it adds wonderful flavor.
  9. Something like Tabasco will add much more heat, but not as much flavor.
Most Helpful

Mmmmm - very yummy! I never buy Miracle Whip so I used mayo and didn't think it was missing anything in terms of sweetness. I used light cream cheese and red pepper instead of green (had some to use up). Made a great sandwich - and so much better than store bought ham salad! Thanks Vina!

flower7 May 09, 2006

this was so good..I used a can of hormel ham(the ones that are in a can like tuna fish) served with assorted crackers and celery..easy and good made exactlt as stated EXCEPT for the can of ham..had that but no other ham on hand

gruntlady December 21, 2005