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Ham & Cheese Party Loaf
Source: National Pork Board

This French loaf is stuffed with a savory ham salad and cubes of Swiss and Cheddar cheese.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 30 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101.2
Total Carbs 9.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
Sugars 2.8 g
Total Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.3 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Potassium 16.1 mg
Protein 2.4 g
Sodium 266.3 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 1/2 Fat , 1/2 Meat , 1/2 Other Carbs , 1/2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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1 1/2 lb  Lunchmeat, ham, minced, 4.25"x4.25"x1/16" slice
10 tbsp  unsalted butter
3 tbsp  dijon mustard
0 1/2 tsp  ground allspice
0.125 tsp  ground nutmeg
0 1/4 tsp  black pepper
0 1/4 tsp  ground thyme
1 1/2 oz  Cheese, Swiss
1 1/2 oz  Cheese, cheddar, sharp
12 oz  French bread baguette
12 serving  Pickles, sweet gherkins
  1. In large bowl combine butter, mustard, allspice, nutmeg, pepper and thyme; mix until smooth. Add ground ham to butter mixture; blending well.
  2. Slice Swiss and Cheddar cheese into 1/4-inch thick sticks.
  3. Turn bread top side down; cut off ends. Make a lengthwise cut down the center of the loaf from one end to the other, being careful not to cut through top side.
  4. Spread the bread apart carefully; hollow it out, leaving about 1/2-inch thick shell. (The bread removed from the center can be dried and used for breadcrumbs). Press half the ham mixture into the bread.
  5. Arrange the Swiss cheese sticks lengthwise in one row; arrange the gherkins as the center row, the Cheddar as the third row. Press the remaining ham mixture on top. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap; then in foil. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  6. To serve, slice filled loaf thinly; arrange slices, overlapping, on serving tray.

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