More ideas for leftover ham

This article was originally published in April 2014

Sliced or chopped ham easily can be incorporated into breakfast, lunch or dinner, lending its savory smokiness to a variety of dishes. Try these five easy ways to use leftover ham.

Create bite-size appetizers

Use puff pastry to make simple, tasty rollups featuring pesto, Parmesan and thinly sliced ham. They’re just right for a party or potluck. Try our Ham and Pesto Pinwheels.

Make a salad

The traditional Southern combo of black-eyed peas and ham makes a wonderful salad when added to fresh, crisp veggies. Try our recipe for Black-eyed Peas, Ham and Kale Salad.

Toss with pasta

Make a spring pasta dish of peas, asparagus and ham tossed in a light cream sauce with our recipe for Creamy Ham Alfredo with Spring Veggies. Serve with a side salad and you have a complete meal that comes together lickety-split.

Go French with your grilled cheese

Gruyere and ham are a match made in heaven. Make the classic French grilled cheese — Croque Monsieur — by layering these two ingredients between slices of bread covered in bechamel. Add a fried egg and you have a Croque Madame.

Whip up a strata

Strata — an Italian “quiche” — not only is a delicious way to utilize leftover ham but leftover bread as well. Add asparagus and mushrooms, or any vegetables you have on hand, to whip up an outstanding brunch dish. Try our Ham, Mushroom and Asparagus Strata.


Even more ideas…

Check out our top five ways to use leftover ham in 2013. From muffins to fried rice, the options are endless!

Try our tasty recipe for Ham and Pesto Pinwheels.

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