What to Do with Leftover Ham
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Macaroni and Cheese
"The mac and cheese is for the kids." Who are we kidding when we make that statement? Giada De Laurentiis knows that we adults like mac and cheese too. The bits of ham and melted mozzarella elevate this classic pasta dish.
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Deep-Dish Hash Brown Ham and Cheese Quiche
How to improve on ham-and-cheese quiche? Bake it in an uber-crispy hash brown crust for the perfect breakfast dish for a crowd.
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Garlicky Ham and Swiss
All of the elements of a great French country picnic are rolled into one grilled cheese sandwich.
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Potato Nests with Peas, Ham and Cream Cheese
This elegant appetizer comes together easily with simple, time-saving ingredients. Frozen hash browns are pressed into mini muffin tins and baked into crispy nests filled with ham, lemony cream cheese and peas. Serve them at your Easter dinner or spring cocktail party.
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Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas
A one-pan meal covered in golden, bubbly cheese? Yes please! Potato gnocchi, ham and peas are coated in a creamy sauce infused with thyme. Sprinkle with shredded Swiss or Gruyere and broil until it's all lovely and melted.
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Breakfast Cornbread Casserole with Ham and Kale
The combination of ham and kale is traditional for a reason: It's so unbeleivably good. But this satisfying casserole is easy to adapt to other greens and meat pairings, depending on what you have on hand.
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Quinoa, Ham and Pepper Breakfast Salad
You'll find all the fixings of a western omelet — egg, ham, peppers, onions and cheese — in this made-for-breakfast salad. But what an omelet doesn't give you is this salad's hefty 6 grams of fiber and 21 grams of protein per serving, mostly thanks to spinach, egg and quinoa.
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Mustard Greens and Ham with Toasted Couscous
Mustard greens are known for being assertive and bitter. To match its potency we've paired it with other strong flavors, like garlic and salty ham. If you have some whole-grain mustard or hot sauce on hand, try adding a touch before serving.
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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Slicing the potatoes for Ree Drummond's scalloped potato recipe is totally worth the effort. For best results, slice the potatoes thinly and then add cheese — lots and lots of cheese!
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Don't know what to do with all that leftover ham from Easter? Try this fast and easy ham salad with tangy mustard and crunchy celery. Enjoy it in a sandwich or just on its own.
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Orecchiette with Ham and Leeks
Leeks and peas create a bright pasta dish that is perfect for spring. Add your leftover ham from Easter to fill out the dish; it goes great with the slight sweetness of the peas.
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The Hammy Down
This is the best "Hammy Down" that you will ever receive! Thick caraway-flavored bread adds a warmth and heartiness to this sandwich, apple jelly adds a bit of sweetness, and toasted pecans a bit of texture to this delicious ham salad.
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Put-An-Egg-In-It Ham and Cheese Corn Muffins
This breakfast muffin has an egg-cellent surprise inside! Corn muffins are the perfect medium to incorporate leftover ham, or other ingredients you have on hand after Easter.
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Baked Fresh Ham Sandwiches with Fried Pickles and Cajun Aioli
Damaris Phillips is spicing up your leftover Easter ham with a Cajun aioli. If you love all things fried, you must try this recipe featuring fried pickles!
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Country Ham Carbonara
For a springtime presentation of this pasta dish courtesy of Trisha Yearwood, twirl the pasta into a nest and top with diced ham and extra Parmesan cheese.
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Ham and Pimiento Cheese Drop Biscuit Sandwiches
Pile your ham high on Trisha Yearwood's buttery biscuits speckled with pimientos. This breakfasty version of your typical ham and mustard sandwich is a great way to use up leftover ham from the holiday.
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Ham and Cheese Bake
Dice up some leftover ham, and sprinkle it into this cheese bake courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis. This recipe is a great way to utilize leftover ingredients like roasted vegetables from your holiday gathering.
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Waffle-Grilled Ham and Cheese
Make a few extra waffles on the weekend, and turn the leftovers into this kid-friendly sandwich. (Okay, so maybe it's an adult favorite, too!)
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Smoked Ham Biscuit Sandwich
Ham and honey complement each other beautifully, so it's no wonder Chef Amanda Freitag has created this enticing biscuit sandwich with thinly sliced ham. The lightly-sweetened biscuits are made using — you guessed it — honey.
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Katie Lee adds French fries, ham and peas into this fritatta. Dollops of ricotta and basil pesto are scattered on top of the egg mixture, creating creamy pockets of cheese and a vibrant green color to the top of this fritatta.
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Grandma's Anything Goes Strata
Grandma knew how to make a hearty meal out of leftover bits of bread and cheese. This recipe is meant for riffing, so use any type of cheese, leafy greens, meat or bread you happen to have on hand.
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Hot Brown Soup
Springtime doesn't mean you can't enjoy a tasty bowl of soup. This cheesy, creamy soup is filled with ham, turkey and, best of all, bacon.
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Jambalaya with Shrimp and Ham
Ellie Krieger combines land and sea with this healthy and hearty jambalaya. If you like it spicy, try adding a bit of hot pepper sauce to your dish at the end.
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Lentil Soup with Peas and Ham
More soup "peas"! The sweet peas in this lentil soup pair wonderfully with the saltiness of the ham and slight tanginess of the yogurt.
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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
This colorful, extra-cheesy breakfast casserole can be made ahead and baked the next day — perfect for brunch with a large crowd.
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Ham and Vegetable Gratin
Toasting the panko breadcrumbs in a bit of butter creates the most perfectly golden crust on this decadent potato dish.
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Barley Risotto with Ham and Mushrooms
Quick-cooking barley is the trick to this earthy risotto filled with mushrooms. Diced leftover ham adds a bit of saltiness to this hearty, flavorful meal.
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Corncakes with Country Ham Scramble and Red-Eye Gravy
Get your breakfast and caffeine fix in one dish with Trisha Yearwood's golden-brown corncakes topped with eggs and red-eye gravy made using coffee. Fortunately, this gravy is only five ingredients, so you won't be up all night making it!
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Country Ham and Smashed-Potato Home Fries
Home fries without having to grate potatoes —now that's something we can all get behind! Damaris Phillips uses a cast-iron skillet to achieve maximum crispiness on these home fries and thinly sliced ham.
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Ham and Egg Fried Rice
Do you ever open the frige after a holiday and wish that dinner would just magically appear? But all you have are random leftover items you are not quite sure what to do with? This simple, seven-ingredient fried rice by Daphne Brogdon is the perfect solution.
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Egg and Ham Empanadas with Piqullo Pepper Sauce
Bobby Flay knows that everyone enjoys a tasty brunch. Frozen empanada wrappers filled with ham and goat cheese are a great way to transform holiday leftovers. Drizzle with Bobby's piquillo pepper sauce made with tangy creme fraiche, and you will have a beautifully plated dish that is sure to dazzle even those that loathe leftovers.
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Sweet Potato-Green Onion Pancakes with Poached Eggs, Holiday Ham and Pepper Jam
You're going to flip out when you try Bobby Flay's sweet potato pancake breakfast sandwich. Leave your sandwich open-faced so you can add extra ham beneath your poached egg.