I usually serve either Ham with a Honey Mustard Sauce or Ham with an Orange-Spice Glaze for Easter dinner. No matter how small of a ham I buy or how many people I invite over, I always end up with leftover ham. Fortunately, I happen to like leftover ham and so does my family. While I enjoy a ham sandwich as much as the next person, we would easily tire of just eating ham on sandwiches or wraps, so I have come up with a variety of recipes that I can use leftover ham in. Using leftover ham in recipes speeds up prep time on hectic evenings.
Ham freezes well. If your family quickly tires of eating the same thing, even if you change things up a bit, freeze your leftover ham in usable portions and then thaw it as needed. You can stretch the ham over several weeks to speed up the prep time and create fast and easy meals. You can find more tips for how to store and use up leftovers here.
You can also use leftover ham in breakfast recipes like frittatas and scrambled eggs to create a hearty breakfast on a cold morning.
Recipes to Use Up Leftover Ham
Recipes Using Ham from Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch:
If you have my cookbook, Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch, you can use leftover ham to make these recipes from the cookbook:
- Skillet Mac & Cheese with Ham and Broccoli p. 50
- Skillet Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Peas p. 54
- White Bean and Ham Soup with Spinach p.60
- Potato, Ham, and Corn Chowder p. 63
- Ham and Cauliflower Casserole p. 64
- Ham and Spinach Waffle Quesadillas p. 72
Don't Forget: The ham bone can be used to add flavor to soups, so don't toss it. If you don't have time to make soup within a few days of serving ham, wrap the bone and place it in the freezer to use at a later time.
Recipes that Use a Ham Bone
How do you use up leftover ham?
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