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Spicy Italian Ham & Cheese Cups

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

These Spicy Italian Ham & Cheese Cups are the perfect hand-held dinner! They’re layered with ham, salami, bell peppers, and spicy pepper jack cheese all in a crispy crunchy shell. You can serve these for dinner or appetizers. They’re the perfect party food!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

These gooey, cheesy, crispy cups will make any dinner fun!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Here’s all you need: ham, salami, shredded cheese (I used pepper jack for a little extra kick!), a diced red bell pepper (I love using the frozen bell pepper blend. I can always keep it on hand and it’s already diced up for me!), scallions, and wonton wrappers.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

First, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Add the bell pepper and season with salt and pepper.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Cook until slightly blackened and remove to a plate.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Next, grab a standard sized muffin tin and coat generously with nonstick cooking spray. Line each cup with a wonton wrapper.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Add a thin slice of ham… I used a rosemary parmesan ham I found in the deli section of my grocery store.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Then a slice of salami… You may need to fold it over to get it to fit! :)

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Then top with shredded cheese.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Add another wonton wrapper and evenly distribute the bell peppers.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Top with a little more cheese and scallions…

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

And bake at 375 degrees F for 11-13 minutes until cups are heated through and edges are golden.

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Hot, crispy, gooey, and cheesy!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Layers of goodness in every bite. Hope you enjoy!! :)

Spicy Italian Ham & Cheese Cups

Yield: 12 cups.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 12 thin slices ham
  • 12 thin slices Genoa salami
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium high heat. When the oil is very hot and just starts to smoke, add the bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly blacked. Remove to a plate.
  3. Generously coat a standard size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Line each cup with a wonton wrapper. Add a slice of ham, salami, and top with approximately 1 tablespoon shredded cheese into each cup.
  4. Add another wonton wrapper to each cup, press down, then evenly distribute the bell peppers into each cup. Top each with another tablespoon of shredded cheese and scallions.
  5. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes until cups are heated through and edges are golden. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!

Ham and cheese, salami and bell peppers in a crispy hand-held cup! Perfect for dinner or appetizers!