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A week later, we are still working our way through leftover Thanksgiving ham.
We received a lovely ham gift basket from TommyMoloneys.com. The ham was about 10 pounds, and joined a large turkey and five sides to feed a group of eight. Needless to say, plenty of everything was left after the meal.
While the other leftovers were polished off by Sunday, we’re still munching on lots of leftover ham. We developed this list of 41 recipe ideas, and have been ticking them off three times a day. Yes, it’s a ham-a-thon: a ham marathon. Let us know what we’ve left off the list.
Leftover Ham For Breakfast & Brunch
Breakfast burritos (scrambled eggs, ham and shredded cheese in a tortilla wrap)
Congee (Chinese rice porridge—make it with Cream of Rice) with diced ham, pea and scallions
Chef salad (with the leftover turkey)
Homemade “Egg McMuffins”
Ideas to finish our leftover ham. Photo courtesy FraMani.com.
Eggs Benedict (poached eggs and ham on English muffins with hollandaise sauce)
Frittata or omelet
Ham croissants (roll shredded ham in refrigerated croissant dough)
Ham and eggs, any style
Ham and waffle “sandwich”
Croque Monsieur (a hot grilled ham and cheese sandwich with Emmental or Gruyère)
Ham & grilled cheese with Brie, Cheddar or other favorite cheese (pineapple slice optional)
Ham salad/egg salad combo (add diced hard-cooked eggs to the ham salad)
Ham salad in a red bell pepper
Ham sandwiches with special condiments: chutney, cranberry-horseradish relish, honey mustard, chipotle or wasabi mayonnaise
Leftover Ham For Lunch
Canned soup—split pea soup, lentil soup, vegetable soup, cream of asparagus soup, etc.—with diced ham
From-scratch soup with the ham bone (split pea, lentil, vegetable)
Green beans and/or Brussels sprouts with julienned ham
“Ham and Swiss” baked potato
Ham fried rice
Mashed potatoes (white or sweet) with diced ham
Rice with ham, peas, corn and pimento strips
Queso asado (baked cheese) with ham
Leftover Ham In Sides
Fettuccine Alfredo with julienned ham
Ham and pineapple skewers
Ham, potato and root vegetable casserole
Ham and potato gratin
Ham and pineapple pizza
Ham pot pie
Ham skewers with mushrooms, onion, bell peppers and pineapple
Mac and cheese with ham
Pasta any style with ham, peas, broccoli florets, red bell pepper or pimento
Roasted potatoes with diced bell peppers, onion and ham
Spinach salad with ham instead of bacon
Stir-fried vegetables and ham
Leftover Ham For Dinner
Cubed ham cocktail garnish for Bloody Marys and Martinis
Deviled eggs with a small dice of ham (we call it “ham and eggs”)
Deviled ham on biscuits, in mushroom caps, on sandwiches and canapés
Ham canapés (thin slices on bread or crackers with any garnish you like—sliced olives are the easiest)
Salumi or cold cuts platter (slice the ham very thin, like prosciutto)
Leftover Ham For Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvre
Still have leftover ham?
Cut it into single portions to defrost for lunch or dinner, or cube and freeze for soup garnishes, omelets, casseroles, etc.
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