7 Ways With Leftover Ham
Scrambling for ideas about what do with that leftover ham? Sample a few of our favorite soups, casseroles, and side dishes that transform leftovers in bold new ways.
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7 Ways With Leftover Ham
A ham that's all decked out for the holidays is a sight to behold, but it's challenging to make the leftovers just as appetizing. If you're ready to think outside the usual "split pea soup" box, try slipping that ham into fried rice, vegetable sides, casseroles, vegetable soup, or quiche.
Asparagus-and-Ham CasseroleThis speedy casserole is pure comfort food and needs only 10 minutes to bake. That's because most of the prep work (cooking pasta and making a light cream sauce) is done on the stovetop. Simply bake to brown the breadcrumbs and make the filling bubbly.
Ham-and-Swiss-Loaded PotatoesStuffed with chunks of Swiss cheese, ham, scallions, and sour cream, these nifty little spuds can be put together at the last moment for a quick weeknight supper featuring leftover ham. Potatoes bake in the microwave and then crisp up under the broiler.
Ham-and-Bacon QuicheReal men will definitely eat this quiche because it's loaded with all kinds of tasty ingredients: ham, bacon, mushrooms, cheese and cream. But the best part of the deal is that using refrigerated pie crust keeps prep time to just 20 minutes.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Ham and GarlicIf you don't already love Brussels sprouts, this is the recipe that will change your mind. That's because roasting these tiny little cabbages brings out their inherent sweetness and softens their bold personality. Try it -- you'll like it.
Ham Fried RiceThis simple stir fry is the kind of meal you'll find yourself wanting to make over and over again when you're trying to use up leftovers. It not only works well with ham, but also with chicken or a fridge full of leftover veggies.
Ham and Vegetable SoupAll you need is 20 minutes to put together this hearty soup made with leftover ham, bacon, and six different fresh vegetables. While the soup simmers for 30 minutes, warm up some crusty bread and throw together a quick salad.
Ham and Swiss Bread PuddingHawaiian rolls give this savory bread pudding a hint of sweetness that nicely offsets the salty ham. To save time, toast rolls the day before. That keeps assembly time quick so you can put up your feet while the savory dish bubbles and bakes.
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