Deviled Ham

March 13, 2024 - Country Cooking

Old-fashioned Deviled Ham makes a delicious savory spread and is a wonderful way to use up leftover ham. Spread it on crackers, cucumber slices, or between 2 pieces of white bread to make a sandwich. You can buy it in a can, but homemade is so much tastier.

Quick and Easy Recipe

You can whip up Deviled Ham in only about 5 minutes. Refrigerate overnight and the flavors only get better.  

What Is Deviled Ham?

Also referrred to as Ham Salad, it is a retro recipe that is similar to tuna salad or chicken salad. It is typically made with leftover ham, celery and onion with mayonnaise as a creamy base.

It’s salty, creamy, and a little spicy and there’s no better way to bring new life to leftover Easter ham.

Diced leftover ham is processed with mayonnaise, cream cheese, onion, Tabasco sauce, and mustard until it is finely minced.

How To Serve

Deviled Ham can be served as a spread on crackers or as a sandwich filling. It is also great on cucumber slices as an appetizer.

Recipe Tip

If you don’t have a food processor, you can very finely diced the ham and mix everything by hand.


This recipe is really flexible. Add more mustard of hot sauce if you like. Sweet pickle relish is a nice addition too.

I like the creaminess of adding some cream cheese, but you can use all mayo if you like.

How To Store

Deviled Ham is actually better a day after it is made and it can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days. I don’t recommend freezing it.

More Leftover Ham Recipes

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Ham and Asparagus Casserole

Ham and Cheese Crescent Breakfast Casserole

Creamy Ham and Tortellini Soup with Beans

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Deviled Ham

This savory ham spread is a wonderful way to use up leftover ham. Serve on crackers or make a sandwich with it. Tastes better when made in advance.
Course Appetizer, Sandwich
Cuisine Southern
Keyword leftover ham
Prep Time 10 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Total Time 10 minutes minutes
Servings 6
Calories 183kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig



2 ounces cream cheese, softened1/3 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion1 teaspoon mustard1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce, I use Tabasco Sauce1/4 teaspoon white pepper1/4 teaspoon garlic powder2 cups diced ham1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, optional


Place cream cheese, mayonnaise, and onion in a food processor and pulse 4 or 5 times.
Add remaining ingredients and pulse until ham is finely chopped.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Some ham is very salty. Taste for saltiness before adding Worcestershire sauce and if it is already salty, leave the Worcestershire sauce out.

Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days.

Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used. Not to be used for specific dietary needs.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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