Indiana Hot Ham Dip

"This is a weird Southern Indiana dip that I have learned is best when PRETZEL STICKS are dipped into it! I know it sounds odd, but it truly is addictive! It's kid-friendly too--my 6 year old son will sit with me for HOURS on the couch, just dipping pretzels into this stuff and eating! It also has a strange hold on grown men in Indiana who drink lots of beer while watching sports. They literally whine like girls if they don't have it when the Super Bowl begins...LOL! It's surprisingly delicious and addictive. :)"
photo by Stacky5 photo by Stacky5
photo by Stacky5
photo by Stacky5 photo by Stacky5
Ready In:
1hr 5mins


  • 2 (4 1/4 ounce) cans deviled ham (Underwood)
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar Kraft Old English cheese spread (Olive & Pimiento)
  • 12 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's red hot sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce


  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly and chill for at least 1 hour. Stir well before serving.
  • Best eaten with pretzel sticks, but also delicious spread on Club Crackers! Yum!

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  1. Delenn
    This is an acquired taste. I kept telling my kid, "Just give it another try and see if it grows on you." <br/>He didn't buy it. I have never had deviled ham before. I am going to munch out on this for the weekend but I am not going to make it again.
  2. SnowMonkey
    I've made this dip for multiple occasions, including work parties and the Super Bowl, and it vanishes every time! So yummy, and pretzels are definitely a necessity! Add a nice cold beer and you'll be marveling about how great life is!!
  3. UnknownChef86
    I have to confess that I wasn't sure about this one, but figured it was worth a try. Boy, am I glad I did! It was really good! I found myself going back to it again...and again...and again! I made it as an appetizer for Thanksgiving 2008, using the recommended pretzel sticks, and finally had to just walk away from it! I made it up and let it sit overnight in the fridge. I used the recommended 1 tablespoon of Frank's, as I'd never used it before. It was pleasantly spicy without being overwhelmingly so. When (not if) I make it again, I'll probably add another teaspoon or two...just for that extra kick. Very nice dip...and the pretzel sticks are a perfect accompaniment! Made for Stacy's Cook-a-thon, 2008. Miss you, hon'. (((hugs)))
  4. teresas
    I sent this off to work with DH for a potluck day. He came back with rave reviews from everyone. He told me to make sure and put this on the make again list. Made as posted with no changes. Thanks, Stacky5LRC for posting.
  5. Ginny Sue
    This WAS suprisingly good! I served this as suggested with pretzet sticks. I used only 1 tablespoon of hot sauce, but probably could have used more.


Editor's Note: Sadly Stacky5 passed away on Monday, October 20, 2008. Hi! My name is Stacy, and I'm a single Mom who works full-time with 4 kids ranging from ages 9 to 21, a brand new granddaughter named Faith, and a cat named Pubert (we call him Pube) who is also my kid... That's his photo as my icon. Oh, and a new kitten that the kids named "KeeKee" but who I call Little Kitteh. I love them with all my heart! Even though I don't have my parents anymore, their presence is always felt and their love has resonated in my life, even after all this time. You'll find a lot of my posted recipes that refer to "Jolean" --- and that's my Mom. :) I sure do miss her... I love music, especially 70's music, cats, incense & lavalights, candles, and I love to play guitar. I've been called an old "hippie chick," and I don't mind that label in the least. I also love to try other people's recipes and find ones that remind me of my Mother, and those precious memories that I had growing up in a household with such a wonderfully comforting cook...I work full-time in a real estate office as an office administrator. I came to this site looking for recipes that were tried and true. I stayed at this site because I found people who were kind, loving, caring and shared the same interest that I do --- food and cooking. I've saved a lifetime of recipes and learned so much about cooking and ingredients that I actually feel proud of my cooking. I bet my Mom looks down on me with pride every time I cook a new recipe from RecipeZaar, and I bet my Dad cracks up every time he sees me photographing what I've cooked! My daughters have actually gotten into the act, too, and are quite versed in searching for recipes and answers here on Zaar. Makes me proud to be their Mom. RecipeZaar isn't just a "website." It's a lifestyle. And some of the friends I've made here are LIFELONG friends to me --- and in my estimation, those types of people are a rare thing to find in this world. :) P.S. Pube says, "Hello everybody!" ;) <img src="" alt="Image hosted by"> <img src="" alt="Image hosted by"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <img src=""> <img src=""> <a href="¤t=craftykookaburras.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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