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Cheesy Ham Loaf

Cheesy Ham Loaf

This cheese-filled ground ham and pork loaf makes a kid-pleasing meal for family dinners.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time


Ham Loaf

1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, beaten

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 pound ground ham

1 pound lean ground pork

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


1/2 cup peach preserves  

2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard


 *Substitute 1/2 cup apricot preserves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine breadcrumbs, ketchup, onion, egg, dry mustard and pepper in bowl. Add ham, pork and cheese; mix lightly. Shape mixture into 7x3 1/2-inch loaf.

  3. STEP 3

    Place loaf in prepared baking dish. Bake 55-60 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and juices run clear.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all glaze ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until preserves melt and sugar is dissolved. Pour half of glaze into small dish. Brush loaf with glaze occasionally during last 30 minutes of baking.

  5. STEP 5

    Let baked ham loaf stand 10 minutes before serving; cut into slices. Serve with remaining heated glaze, if desired.

Nutrition (1 serving)

440 Calories
20 Fat (g)
130 Cholesterol (mg)
1160 Sodium (mg)
29 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
37 Protein (g)
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