I love holidays. I love the quality time spent with family and, of course, the food. Our family gatherings always revolve around the food. Although we eat our fair share, we’re usually left with quite a bit of leftover ham after the celebrations. A slab of ham on a buttered roll is my go-to sandwich the day after Easter, but after a few of the same sandwiches, I’m ready to explore different recipes. You can incorporate leftover ham into nearly any meal of the day…here are some ideas to get you started:
Ham ‘n Cheese Scrambled Eggs – There’s nothing like classic scrambled eggs for breakfast, dressed up with veggies and smoky, salty ham.
Tex-Mex Breakfast Bundles – These scrambled egg and cheese bundles with diced ham double as either a hearty breakfast or a fun breakfast-for-dinner.
Baked Butter Pecan French Toast – Sweet and savory. It’s sure to be a hit at your next brunch.
Classic Ham & Bean Soup – This classic soup uses the leftover ham bone or ham shank for extra meaty flavor. Make extra and freeze for a quick weeknight meal.
Chunky Potato & Ham Soup – A slow-cooker makes quick work of this soup so dinner is ready when you are!
Cheesy Ham ‘n Corn Chowder – Who doesn’t love ham and cheese? This soup is rich and creamy and perfect with a side of crusty bread.
Ham & Sweet Potato Risotto – Hearty, creamy and comforting. Risotto studded with diced ham and sweet potatoes is a crowd-pleaser.
Cheesy Pear Flatbread Pizzas – Sweet pear slices and creamy Brie cheese team up for great taste in this appetizer or main dish.
New Potatoes & Ham in Browned Butter – This recipe has everything you need for a hearty meal in one dish. Browned butter adds another level of flavor that goes perfectly with the tender asparagus and savory ham.
Straw & Hay – Creamy, cheesy and satisfying. You don’t need many ingredients for this quick meal idea that only requires 20 minutes of prep time-- and the whole family will love it!
Now there’s no more wondering what to do with the pounds of leftover ham you have in the fridge – give some of these recipes a try when you need a quick meal. What’s your favorite way to use leftover ham? I’d love to read your comments.