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Makes about 65 crackers.


    • 1/2 cup ground ham
    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1½ cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
    • 1½ cups flour 

Cooking Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine ham, butter, Cheddar, Parmesan, paprika, salt and pepper in food processor; whirl until blended.

Add flour. Pulse with on-and-off motions until blended.

Put dough in cookie press, using desired shape.

Press out dough onto ungreased cookie sheet, spacing 1 inch apart.

Bake for 14-16 minutes until dark golden in color.

Cool on wire rack.

Cover and refrigerate if not serving immediately. Or freeze up to 3 weeks.

Serving Suggestions
These rich and savory crackers are easy to stir up and bake. A perfect use for leftover ham, you can make dough ahead of time and keep in the freezer. Remove dough from freezer about an hour before slicing or shaping to bake.

Nutrition Facts:
Nutrition facts for one cracker
Calories 40 calories; Protein 2 grams; Fat 3 grams; Sodium 40 milligrams; Cholesterol 10 milligrams; Saturated Fat 2 grams; Carbohydrates 2 grams

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.   For more information about The Other White Meat, visit


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