Ever wonder what to do with all of that leftover ham? Whether you roasted, grilled or slow-cooked your ham, there are many ways you can keep enjoying its goodness. Don’t just settle for a basic ham and cheese sandwich – take your leftover ham further as a flavorful twist to recipes.
As an ingredient, leftover ham can be chopped up for casseroles or quesadillas, sliced and topped with salad or pizza, diced for breakfast burritos or added to vegetables for a savory side dish. All it takes is a little inspiration to turn your leftover ham into a delicious meal.
Here are a few ideas to get you cooking with leftover ham.
Ham & Rigatoni Casserole – this delicious casserole is quick and easy and combines pasta, diced ham, Swiss cheese and spinach for a perfect comfort meal.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Frizzled Ham – Take vegetables to a new level with this flavor-packed recipe made with Brussels sprouts, crisped ham strips, orange zest, shallots, garlic, pine nuts and balsamic vinegar.
Chopped Salad with Ham and Goat Cheese – Bite-size strips of ham and feta cheese come together in this fresh chopped salad made with cucumbers, pea pods, cherry tomatoes, pecans and Italian dressing.
Layered Ham and Cheese Quesadillas – This quesadilla can be made with any ingredients you have on hand. Try layering chopped ham, black beans, roasted chilies, salsa and Monterrey Jack cheese in this simple baked double-decker version.
Hot Ham & Pepper Cheese Hoagies – Sandwich night can be so tasty with this oven toasted hoagie featuring sliced ham, spicy brown mustard, mayo, pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. Yum!