Easy Holiday Appetizer - Mini Ham & Cheese Puffs

Happy Wednesday friends! I wanted to just take a few quick minutes before Ben gets home from work to share another holiday recipe with you...even though I am struggling with my holiday mood today since it is in the 70's outside here in Mississippi...Anyways, no more complaining. This handy recipe is so easy to throw together and does not call for very many ingredients. Win win if you ask me. This has been a go to recipe for me since high school. I always made it for Christmas parties, Sunday school get togethers and small groups. 

So enough of my babbling, here is the recipe. 

Mini Ham and Cheese Puffs

1 package (2.5 ounces) of processed ham or smoked turkey, finely chopped (I use honey ham usually)
2 tablespoons of finely chopped onion
1/2 cup of Swiss or cheddar cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon of snipped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp of dried parsley)
1 1/2 tsp of Dijon mustard (I use honey Dijon)
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 package refrigerated crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients but crescent rolls in a mixing bowl. 

Unroll crescent dough and press into a large rectangle. Cut the dough into 24 small squares, press each square into each muffin cup with your fingers or the bottom end of an ice cream scoop (real fancy eh?)

Fill each muffin cup with about a tsp of ham and cheese mixture. Bake 12-14 minutes or until puffs are golden brown. Remove from pan; serve warm or at room temperature. Eat and enjoy. 

This recipe only makes 24 puffs so I often double the recipe when preparing this for a crowd. Hope you enjoy this simple recipe that is sure to be a hit at holiday parties this year...also they are DELICIOUS for breakfast in the mornings if you have any left. :)

Take care!