(Recipe can be found on the Plain Chicken site here.)
Step by Step Instructions:
This dip gets thrown together quickly with the following ingredients: Salt and Pepper, Diced Ham, your favorite Hot Sauce (I used Frank’s Hot Sauce), one chopped Green Onion, Worcestershire Sauce, Cream Cheese (I used the 1/3 less fat variety), Sour Cream (I opted for light), and shredded Cheddar (I would recommend sharp cheddar because of the added flavor to the cheese).
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then in a mixer add 16 ounces of sour cream and 8 ounces of softened cream cheese.
Then add 1/2 cup of chopped ham and 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. For the ham, I purchased pre-diced, cooked ham and then I measured 1/2 cup of it, rinsed it off and drained it, and finally I ran a knife through it to roughly chop the ham but didn’t mince it, as you can see above.
Finally, 1 chopped green onion, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, and about 1/4 teaspoon of hot sauce, along with salt and pepper and added it to the mixing bowl. Honestly, I added a decent amount of hot sauce, because I wanted to pump up the flavor a bit.
Using the mixer, combine all of the ingredients and then taste it and add more seasoning if you’d like.
The recipe below calls for baking the dip in a loaf of hollowed out French bread. I’m sure that’s delicious, but for making things quick and easy, I opted to spray a baking dish and bake the dip in that.
Then cover the dish and bake it for at least an hour. You can always do more.
Then cool it a bit and dig in. You can use corn chips, tortilla chips, or bread. I have to say that this dip is even better the next day. Just turn the oven back to 350 degrees, and heat the dip for 30-60 minutes. Stir it a bit and dig in again, and repeat! So perfect for football season or anytime you’re craving dip. If you love ham and cheese then you’ll definitely want to make this soon. Happy dipping my friends!
16oz sour cream
8oz cream cheese, softened
2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup chopped ham
1 green onion, chopped
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
16 oz French bread loaf
1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except French bread; stirring until well blended.
2. Cut a thin slice from top of bread loaf; set slice aside. Using a gentle sawing motion, cut vertically to, but not through, bottom of the loaf, 1/2 inch from the edge, to cut out center of bread. Lift out center of loaf. Fill hollowed bread loaf with the dip. Wrap loaf with foil.
3. Bake dip at 350° degrees for 1 hour. Serve with reserved bread cubes, crackers, or potato chips.