Spread this creamy ham and roasted red pepper dip on Belgian endive, crackers or toasted baguette or use it as a dip for vegetables.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pulse ham, peppers, paprika and vinegar in a food processor until the ham is finely chopped. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Add cream cheese and parsley. Stir until smooth.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Note: Look for smoked paprika in large supermarkets with other spices and at tienda.com.

Nutrition Facts

72 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 3.5g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.8g; fat 3.4g 5% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 8% DV; cholesterol 17.6mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 408.3IU 8% DV; vitamin c 2mg 3% DV; folate 4.9mcg 1% DV; calcium 28.2mg 3% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 5.3mg 2% DV; potassium 114.1mg 3% DV; sodium 518mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
Requested every Thanksgiving! I first made this a couple of years ago for our pre-Thanksgiving meal snack tray and everyone raved about it! Since then it has been a regular holiday staple at our house. Takes only minutes to make but the sherry vinegar and smoked paprika give it a nice complex flavor. Never any leftovers with this one! Pros: Easy and quick to make Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Not what I thought it would be... I really was disappointed in this one. As promised it was quick and easy - but the end result was not as great as its parts (all of which I love!). The cream cheese seemed to mute all the flavor of everything else and the spread was terribly bland - not bad per se just flavorless. Can't see making this recipe again but if I did I think I'd add Worcestershire sauce hot sauce or perhaps garlic to it to improve the lackluster taste. Pros: Quick No-Cook Cons: Bland Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great dip! I tasted this spread in the Test Kitchen and instantly knew I'd have to bring it to an upcoming family gathering. After the party I found my serving bowl nearly scraped clean! It was a huge hit! Pros: simple delicious something different! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
If you love BLAND you'll love this flavorless concoction I added a small diced onion couple cloves of garlic worcesterchire double the spices... nothing improves this or even adds much flavor. What's wrong with this recipe? I don't know but I won't be spending any more time thinking about it. Sorry for the negative review but honestly I won't be making it again. What a waste of good ham. Pros: It is very spreadable Cons: Can't tase the ham the red pepper the cheese... it all blend together in a flavorless mass. Read More