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Ham and Cheese Dip

Serves Serves 4-8     adjust servings


  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 8-ounce tub (1 cup) sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles (I like fire-roasted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • fresh black pepper, to tastes
  • 1 cup smoked ham, chopped into bite-size pic
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (to top with)
  • green onions, chopped (to garnish)
  • Ritz crackers or toasted baguette slices, to serve with


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese for about 1-2 minutes until fluffy. Add the sour cream and beat.
  3. Add 2 cups cheddar, green chiles (don't drain), smoked paprika, and pepper.
  4. Beat again, then use a spatula to fold in the ham.
  5. Scrape the mixture into a pie plate or other 1-quart dish. Spread evenly.
  6. Top with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, until the top is just starting to brown.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped green onions if you like.
  9. Serve hot with Ritz crackers and/or toasted baguette slices.