Continuing the new series, on what to do with leftovers, I bring you a favorite food in our home. Ham. Our kids absolutely love ham, and we eat it more often than I personally, would like. However, I do enjoy it. Because we cook huge hams, each time that we prepare them, we are left with tons of leftovers. Probably aside from whole turkey’s, the most of any other meal we make.
Ham is one of those items, that doesn’t always taste good in just anything you plan to use it in. However, the more I looked for Ham recipes to use up the leftovers we had, the more I noticed that most of them called for cubed or chunks. Leftovers are easily made into that, allowing for more recipes to be made with them.
Here are some great ways to use up leftover ham:
- Creamy white pastas taste great when you add chunks of ham to add some flavor.
- Thinly sliced ham tastes great in salads, and can also be added to cold pasta salads.
- Make sandwiches with pieces of leftover ham and some cheese. You can put ham on a sub roll and add leftover shredded cheese. Pop into the microwave for 30-45 seconds, and yum!
- Try making ham salad with the leftovers and add to a sandwich. Delicious!
- Add ham to potato dishes, casseroles and noodles.
- You can add leftover ham to omelette’s and quesadilla’s.
Here is one of our favorite family recipes for leftover ham.
Cheesy Ham Casserole
2 cups of cubed cooked ham
1 cups of grated cheese, honestly any kind works well, but cheddar, American and swiss taste great.
1/4 cup of chopped green pepper, can be omitted for picky eaters
2-3 cups of cooked noodles
2 Tablespoons of milk
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1/8 cup of onion
In a casserole dish, mix all of the ingredients together. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes or until hot.
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