Top 10 Leftover Ham Recipes
After the exhaustion of holiday entertaining sets in, coming up with fresh, new ways to eat leftover ham might seem a formidable task. Here are ten out-of-the-box ideas for you to cook ham once and eat it for days.
1. Double Pork Hash
This is a super easy breakfast for the morning after the big meal! Read the full recipe - it is a snap. Fry bacon, onion, ham and red bell pepper in a skillet. Easy make-ahead tip - fry bacon the same day you make your huge Thanksgiving meal and refrigerate it. You can also choose to purchase frozen or refrigerated hash browns instead of grating potatoes.
2. Ham, Bacon & Carmelized Onion Tart
This recipe is not nearly as easy as double pork hash. Read through the recipe first - it takes about 140 minutes to prepare, but most of that is time spent baking the crust and then baking the filled tart. It is a delicious treat for any meal - breakfast, lunch or dinner.
3. Layered Ham and Cheese Quesadillas
This is another "throw it in the pan and bake it" recipe that tastes like a feast. The full recipe calls for a pan layered with tortillas, black refried beans, monterey jack cheese, salsa, green chilis and ham. Feel free to use your favorite beans and cheese. Then, you just toast the tortillas in your broiler, take them out and make the layers and put back in oven just long enough to melt the cheese.
4. Saucy Pizza Pockets
This easy recipe calls for ground pork and pepperoni or canadian bacon but you can replace that with (or add to it) cubed ham. The "pockets" are made with refrigerated biscuit dough. Roll it out, fill with pizza sauce, meat, cheese, onions & peppers (if desired) then wrap it up! Bake 10 minutes at 425 degrees and you have the easiest lunch ever!
5. Chinese Pork Dumplings
This dumplings recipe requires a bit more prep time, but it is worth it! You won't believe you are eating the holiday ham, it is a completely different culinary experience. The slight spice of ginger, salty tang of soy sauce mixed with garlic & scallions are just a few things that make this recipe one you must try.
6. Roasted Red Pepper, Ham & Parsley Torte
The Ham & Parsley Torte is a gorgeous dish that is actually super simple. It requires a food processor to make sure all the ingredients are chopped finely. You proccess the ingredients together, line a bowl with plastic wrap and layer them. Then, by chilling overnight, they set beautifully.
7. Autumn Apple Ham & Goat Cheese Salad
Ham pairs perfectly on salads - but what makes this recipe unique are the toppings and dressing. Crunchy and sweet gala apples, tart pomegranate seeds, sliced red onion, bold goat cheese crumbles - all topped with tantalizing balsamic dressing. Go ahead, enjoy your lunch, it is packed full of nutrients!
8. California Club Ham Sandwich
Don't create just a ham and cheese sandwich. This inventive sandwich fills the bread with fresh veggies like tomato, alfalfa sprouts and tops it with honey mustard. Treat yourself with a 7-grain bread to wrap it all together.
9. Ham & Avocado Deviled Eggs
Ham & Avocado Devlied Eggs are as easy to make as your much-loved status quo deviled eggs and twice as tasty. Add avocado and diced ham to your egg filling. Make sure to dice the ham super small. These are delicious to snack on or makes a healthy addition to lunch.
10. Ham & Spaghetti Alfredo
You can read the recipe, but if you can make spaghetti, you can make this. Steam the broccoli ahead of time to save time. Boil the noodles then mix in brocolli, cubed ham and alfredo sauce. A one-dish meal that is filling and nutritious.