Deviled Ham Salad Has Gotta Be Straight From Heaven

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I remember the first time I tried deviled ham spread. It was at my grandma’s house when I was a little girl. Grandma kept saying deviled ham and I was wondering why she was saying bad words haha! Grandma told me that it was the name of the spread and although it was quite silly, the food was very good. I agreed with grandma because grandma was and still is always right. Seriously, who would ever dare argue with grandma?

Years later, as an adult, I have learned to make my own deviled ham spread. my husband absolutely loves it. I often pack his lunches for work with deviled ham sandwiches. For some reason, deviled ham seems to stay cooler in his lunchbox than a regular ham sandwich does. Oh, the irony! This recipe for deviled ham spread is very easy to make.

When I was young, my Mother would make “deviled ham” using that canned stuff. I think it’s called potted something or other. She loved it but I found it rather disgusting. This is an homage to my Mom and the nights she sat watching tv while eating her deviled ham and crackers.


1/2 lb. ham (I used leftover ham I had baked)

3 Vlasic gherkin pickles

1/3 – 1/2 cup Kraft mayonnaise

McCormick black pepper to taste

~~If you like a kick to it like we do, add a smidge of hot sauce, I used sriracha~~


Add ham and pickle to food processor

Pulse until desired consistency

Add to mixing bowl

Add pepper

Start with 1/3 cup mayonnaise and add more until you get what you like

It’s that easy….Mom would have loved it!!

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