First, Happy Thanksgiving!!! My birthday is today, too, so I think I have always had a special place in my heart for this holiday for that reason. I love playing flag football (which my dad took very seriously growing up), being surrounded by my family, and overeating like crazy and not feeling one bit guilty about it. I also love Thanksgiving because it kicks off the holiday season… which is usually packed with parties. This cheeseball is my “What? We’re supposed to bring an appetizer?!” go-to recipe. It is simple, yummy and best of all… can be whipped together in minutes. I try to keep a can of smoked ham in the pantry during party season for those crazy days when I need something fast.
Ham Cheese Ball
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe
Printable Recipe Here
2 eight oz packages of cream cheese, softened
1 five oz can of smoked ham
1 1/2 cups medium or sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated
1 tsp lemon juice
In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, smoked ham, cheddar cheese, and lemon juice. (I use an electric mixer or my Bosch). Form into one large ball or two smaller balls. Roll in chopped pecans to coat surface. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.