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It would be silly to think that everyone eats turkey during the holidays, when I know for a fact that many prefer ham.
Just like with turkey, it’s not that uncommon to have leftover ham after the holiday feast.
Here are some fun things you can do with leftover ham, including lots of great and tasty ham recipes…
Make potatoes au gratin and add ham.
I love to make this dish with leftover ham, the cheese, potatoes and ham just melt in your mouth!
Make chef salads.
If you happen to have leftover turkey too, you can add that as well. With some hard boiled egg slices, tomatoes, cheese and a flavorful dressing, this can make a really fun dish!
Make navy bean and ham soup.
While this can take a while if you have to soak the beans, it is worth it. Also, if you have a bone you can put that in there to help flavor the soup. This was another comfort food while growing up.
Make leftover ham and cornbread casserole.
This one looks really yummy. I haven’t tried it yet, though I plan to.
Make grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.
These are still one of my absolute favorites for leftover ham. I like to use sharp cheddar for the cheese and whole wheat bread.
Add ham to macaroni and cheese.
If you have kids and they like macaroni and cheese, cube your leftover ham and add some to turn a side dish into more of a meal.
Chop some leftover ham up and make Denver Omelets.
When I was a kid, this was a comfort food, so I still make Denver Omelets when I’m having a rotten day, and left over cubed ham really makes them taste good.
I’ve never tried this (because I’m not a fan of broccoli), but if you are this could be a great new recipe to try with leftover ham. And if you like broccoli, then you’ll probably like this Cheesy Leftover Ham And Broccoli Casserole.
I like to get creative with recipes and ham is such a great meat, you can add it to just about anything and have it taste good. Hopefully you found some new as well as old favorites here. With a little imagination, I’m sure you can think of others.
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