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Deviled Ham

Deviled Ham is a delicious spread bursting with tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors! This irresistibly tasty diced ham reaches its creamy pinnacle by combining spices, relish, and mayo. Oh, what a perfect appetizer for any event!  

Freshly made deviled ham for a fantastic appetizer

My family favors spicy food, but I love ramping it up even more to the inferno level. So I compromise with a combination of sweet and sour flavors to balance the spiciness. And onion and sweet pickle relish give it a phenomenal taste that is friendly for all! 

The First Deviled Ham Ever

Deviled ham recipes are older than you think! In 1868, the William Underwood Company offered (and still produces) packaged condiments and other foods. They invented what became an American staple over a century ago using the deviled procedure, a culinary term meaning to add spices (hot ones😉). 

Initially, the recipe included just ham and seasonings, without relishes and other good stuff. But, of course, I had to Immafy it for my own version. 

Deviled Ham Ingredients

What you need to make this recipe
  • Ham – It can be any ham you like, such as smoked or honey-glazed. Repurpose your leftover holiday ham and turn it into this fantastic dish. Oh yes!
  • Veggies – Onion and celery give this recipe zing and a pleasant crunch.
  • Sauce – Mayonnaise, mustard, relish, and hot sauce give it creamy goodness and a nice texture. 
  • Seasonings – Garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and dill complete the appetizer for incredible flavor.

How to Make Deviled Ham

Chop ingredients and mix them together
  1. Chop – Add ham, celery, and onion into a food processor bowl and blitz several pulses until coarsely chopped.
  2. Blend – Transfer the ham mixture to a medium mixing bowl. Add mayo, mustard, relish, hot sauce, Worcestershire, and pepper. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  3. Chill – Cover deviled ham with plastic wrap and chill for at least half an hour before serving.
  4. Serve – Garnish with dill and serve.
Delicious sandwiches made with deviled ham

Recipe Tips

  • Use diced ham instead of chopping it in the food processor for a chunkier texture.
  • Shred, cut, or finely chop all the ingredients before blending unless you want big chunks of pickles and onion in your spread.

Make-Ahead and Storage Instructions

This deviled ham recipe is even better the next day after the flavors have time to blend.

Store your deviled ham in an airtight container or glass jar. It will last in the refrigerator for three days, or you can freeze it for three months. If frozen, thaw it overnight in the fridge.

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Conclusion

Super quick and easy deviled ham is an economical comfort food that makes an excellent appetizer for even fancy parties. What’s your favorite way to spice it up? Let us know in the comments.

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Deviled Ham

A delicious spread bursting with tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors! This irresistibly tasty diced ham enjoys delectable spices, relish, and mayo. The perfect appetizer for any event! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 180kcal
Author Imma

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450g) boneless cooked ham, cubed (2 cups)
  • ¼ cup (13g) onion, diced
  • ¼ cup celery, diced
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickled relish
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dill, chopped (to garnish)

Instructions

  • Add ham, celery, and onion into a food processor bowl and blitz with several pulses until coarsely chopped.
  • Transfer the ham mixture to a medium mixing bowl. Add mayo, mustard, relish, hot sauce, Worcestershire, and pepper. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  • Cover deviled ham with plastic wrap and chill for at least half an hour before serving. Garnish with dill and serve.

Notes

  • Use diced ham instead of chopping it in the food processor for a chunkier texture.
  • Shred, cut, or finely chop all the ingredients before blending unless you want big chunks of pickles and onion in your spread.
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 60g | Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 480mg
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