A not-too-spicy deviled ham recipe that makes you wish you had more leftover spiral ham during the holidays! It can also be served as an appetizer or in finger sandwiches and is always popular on football Sundays.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
4 sandwiches


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pickles, onion, and celery in a food processor; pulse to a medium-fine consistency. Add ham; pulse into pieces about 1/4 inch in diameter.

  • Stir ham mixture, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and Cajun seasoning together in a bowl.

  • Divide ham salad mixture over 4 slices of rye bread; lay 2 lettuce leaves over each. Cover with remaining bread slices.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute Cajun or brown mustard for the Dijon if desired.

Substitute whole-grain bread or buns for the rye bread if desired.

Freezing the ham salad has been an option for me in the past, because it makes such a lovely luncheon dish on the fly, but leave out the mayonnaise before freezing. Defrost and drain salad well before mixing in the mayonnaise.

Pinwheel sandwiches work well with this ham filling. I used rye wraps when I made them and added thinly sliced red onions and smoked Gouda cheese.

Nutrition Facts

466 calories; protein 19g 38% DV; carbohydrates 50.3g 16% DV; fat 20.7g 32% DV; cholesterol 41.8mg 14% DV; sodium 1805.9mg 72% DV. Full Nutrition

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We are HUGE ham salad fans but we didn't care for this. I wish I would've went with my instincts and just finely chopped the celery onions and pickles b/c I felt that it gave the ham salad a murky look and made it watery. The flavor was ok but by the next day it had a really strong celery/onion taste which we did not like. I was glad to try this for something different but I will not be making this again sorry. Read More