Make this easy deviled ham for a delicious sandwich spread, dip, or topping!

This zesty blend of minced ham, onion, seasonings, and creamy mayonnaise is perfect for picnics or as a quick snack.

Deviled Ham with crackers

What is Deviled Ham?

  • In a food recipe, “deviled” refers to the heat that comes from zesty or spicy ingredients like mustard or Tabasco sauce/hot sauce. This tasty recipe uses both!
  • Deviled ham is a great way to re-purpose leftover ham for the lunchbox, appetizer tray, or church potluck.
  • Skip the canned deviled ham, this homemade version is quick, easy and budget-friendly.
mayonnaise , onion , mustard , pepper , cooked ham and hot sauce to make Deviled Ham

Ingredients in Deviled Ham

Ham: Use any leftover ham, ham steaks, or even canned ham in this recipe. If your ham was baked with glaze, you can leave it on or cut the skin off if you’d like.

Mayonnaise: Adds creaminess, light mayo works in this recipe too.

Onion, Mustard, and Hot Sauce: These ingredients (along with a finer texture) are what make this deviled ham spread different from our ham salad. Use white or green onions in this recipe. Dijon is my preference but grainy mustard or prepared yellow mustard are great too.

Variations: Change up the flavor and add your own spices or herbs to this recipe. I skip the salt as I find it salty enough on its own. Try Worcestershire sauce, and mustard powder, finely diced celery, chopped pickles, or sweet relish.

How to Make Deviled Ham

  1. Add diced ham, hot sauce, and onion in a food processor and pulse.
  2. Add mayonnaise a little at a time and pulse until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

NOTE: If you don’t have a food processor, dice everything super fine and mix well.

How to Eat Deviled Ham

Storing Leftovers

Keep deviled ham cold. Store tightly covered for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

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Deviled Ham

Deviled ham is a zesty and creamy spread that's perfect for sandwiches or crackers!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
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  • 12 ounces cooked ham skin removed, diced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons white onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • green onion or parsley optional garnish


  • Place diced ham, onion, mustard, and hot sauce into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add mayonnaise and pulse just until combined.
  • Transfer to a bowl for serving and garnish with parsley or green onion if desired.


Leftover deviled ham can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days. 
5 from 9 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 283 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1392mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner, Ham, Lunch, Pork
Cuisine American

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  1. This recipe looks great! I have a lot of deviled ham recipes and I always add either green relish or finely diced pickles. Will definitely be making this. Thank you