Ham and Cheese Bites Recipe
Looking for a great make ahead breakfast or brunch (or even lunch!) idea? These Ham and Cheese Bites are simple to make and are perfect for on the go! Great little protein boost too, so if you have kids in sports, they make wonderful little bit sized meals to take along. We also really enjoy these for camping trips, and I’ll often leave them right in the muffin tins and cover them with foil until we need them.
Ham and Cheese Bites
For the Tartlets/Shells/Cups:
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup flour plus 1 tablespoon
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
For the Filling:
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup ham, diced
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
To Make the Tartlets/Shells/Cups:
Beat cream cheese, butter, flour and cornmeal with a mixer until combined well. Shape into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 425. Grease a mini muffin pan.
Remove dough from the refrigerator, remove the plastic wrap and shape into 1″ balls. Press balls into prepared pan with a tart shaper.
In a small bowl, combine egg and whipping cream. Whisk until combined. Stir in ham and cheddar cheese. Spoon into baking cups.
Bake at 425 for 7 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 and loosely cover with foil. Bake 15-20 minutes or until center is set. Let cool slightly before removing from pan and serving warm.
This Ham and Cheese Bites recipe makes 18.