Five ways with leftover ham

This article was originally published in March 2013

Get creative with your ham leftovers so you’re not stuck eating sandwiches for days. First dice the ham into small chunks, then easily incorporate them into any of the following dishes, or freeze the diced chunks and use as needed.


Top a pizza

Sub Canadian bacon for diced ham and go the Hawaiian route. Love barbecue sauce? Pair it with smoky ham in place of traditional tomato. Or make a ham, Gruyere and shallot pizza. For a twist, try our grilled flatbread pizza.


Enhance your soup

Ham can add depth and flavor to a soup and can be incorporated into many different recipes. Work it into a white bean soup, a potato leek soup or make PCC Split Pea and Ham Soup, a favorite in the PCC Deli.


Add to a quiche or omelette

Eggs and ham — a match made in heaven. Use our Hash Brown Quiche Lorraine recipes as a framework and combine frozen shredded hash browns, ham, onions and chives, and Gruyère cheese for a savory brunch.

Or try an Individual Springtime Omelette Parisienne, using ham and any other ingredients you have on hand.


Mix into biscuits, muffins or scones

Make corn muffins and add ham and diced green chiles to the batter. Make ham and rosemary scones. Or take our recipe for Fresh White Corn, Bacon and Cheddar Popovers and replace the bacon with ham.


Toss into fried rice

Prepare a batch of fried rice using our recipe for Curried Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Prawns. Leave the prawns out and add ham to the rice instead for a tasty new take with plenty of flavor.


Revised April 2, 2018

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