Cuban Ham Spread Sliders (Pasta De Bocadito)

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Indulge in the flavors of Havana with these Ham Spread Sliders. Made with SPAM, they’re a crowd-pleasing snack that will transport you to Cuba

pasta de bocadito

Here’s another delicious Cuban Recipe my good friend Gus told me about. A very popular dish from his birthplace of Havana, Cuba.

When he first told me about these Ham Spread Sliders (Pasta de Bocadito) my first reaction was something along the lines of “I think I will pass”. Then I tried one and thought they were actually pretty dang good.

bocadito in a bowl

He told me that while his family uses fresh finely diced ham at times, they often use SPAM. I can’t say I have ever eaten SPAM in my life but quite familiar with its reputation.

I figured if I was going to make Pasta De Bocadito for the first time at home, I might as well try using SPAM as not only will it make the process easier but might be a cheaper as well.

pasta de bocadito

A popular way of consuming this Cuban deliciousness is to spread it on small slider buns. But you can also serve it with crackers or sliced bread for a delicious appetizer.

Tips

  • For a little more heat, add a dash of hot sauce like Tabasco or Cholula or some finely chopped jalapeños
  • You can also add a bit of grated cheese to the mixture for extra flavor
pasta de bocadito

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pasta De Bocadito recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Cream Cheese – I’m partial to Philadelphia brand (no affiliation)
  • Mayonnaise – Please use a good brand like Hellman’s (no affiliation)
  • Yellow Mustard – I only use French’s mustard
  • SPAM – You can also use finely diced ham
  • Sweet Relish – While I am partial to Vlasic, you can use whatever you have on hand
  • Roasted Red Peppers – Mezzetta is my favorite brand to use (no affiliation)
  • Kosher Salt & Ground Black Pepper – A must for any recipe
  • Hawaiian Buns – You can use regular slider buns if you want

How to Make Pasta De Bocadito

  1. Add all the ingredients except the slider buns to a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on each slider bun and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Printable Recipe Card

pasta de bocadito

Cuban Ham Spread Sliders (Pasta De Bocadito)

Indulge in the flavors of Havana with these Ham Spread Sliders. Made with SPAM, they're a crowd-pleasing snack that will transport you to Cuba
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Sandwiches & Wraps
Cuisine Cuban
Author Rodney
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 241 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tsp Yellow Mustard
  • ½ Cup SPAM, or finely finely diced
  • ¼ Cup Sweet Relish, drained
  • ½ Cup Roasted Red Peppers, drained and finely diced
  • ¼ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 12 Hawaiian Buns

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients except the slider buns to a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on each slider bun and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 446mgPotassium: 54mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 353IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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