Jane's Ham Puffs Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Jane's Ham Puffs Recipe
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Jane's Ham Puffs

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"My friend Jane in Denver first served this to me in the 80's and I've been making ever since. Different way to use cooked ham, and very nice for a brunch-type serving. Mini ham and cheese souffles are baked until golden, then served with a mushroom sauce. You may substitute the mushroom sauce with another sauce if you wish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease six (6 ounce) ramekins.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the ham, Cheddar cheese, bell pepper, and onion. Stir in the milk, cracker crumbs, and egg yolks. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff. Fold into the ham and cheese mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared ramekins. Place the ramekins on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until puffed and golden. Prepare the mushroom sauce according to package directions.
  4. When the puffs are done, turn them out onto serving plates, and top with mushroom sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 08, 2004

Very much liked this recipe. Good way to use up leftover ham. Light and fluffy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2004

This is just so-so. Definitely different way to serve eggs and ham. I would watch the baking time--mine came out a little dry. This recipe calls for "mushroom sauce"--I assume it means a white sauce, not mushroom gravy. Betty Crocker has a great mushroom sauce recipe.


9 Ratings

Dec 30, 2009

I skipped the mushroom sauce because I knew the kids would turn up their noses. They loved it and never knew it once had mushrooms! It was quick and easy to put together and made great use of the leftover Christmas ham. My husband even had three servings he enjoyed it so much!

Jan 16, 2009

My husband and I loved this recipe. Great way to use up ham in a nice, light dish. will make again soon

Nov 15, 2006

Very good...

Nov 02, 2004

Very good. The kids weren't real thrilled about it, but my hubby and I loved it. Would make an excellent brunch dish.

Jan 02, 2015

Like a souffle, it rises beautifully and deflates quickly. Not to worry, the texture is souffle-like, and the flavor is fantastic. Used a combination of white and yellow cheddar and red & yellow bell peppers. The crushed buttery crackers really bring richness. Didn't like the idea of a mushroom sauce, so I skipped it, with no sacrifice to flavor IMO. If I were to add a sauce, I think a hollandaise would be tasty on this. Enjoyed today for lunch with a small side salad and some fruit. Definitely would make this again!

Feb 14, 2015

Awesome recipe! Used a little more cheese but otherwise followed exactly. Super easy once you get whipping the whites done.


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  • Calories
  • 333 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1052 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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