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Makeover Your Leftovers: 18 Best Ham Recipes!

I remember going to a Christmas party many, many years ago with a friend, and on the table was one of those spiral baked hams with a honey mustard glaze. My friend and I were waiting for the rest of the people to arrive. We had to literally remove ourselves from the room because we couldn’t stop eating this incredibly delicious ham. I kept saying, “Only just one more nibble.” It was THAT good!

Ham is not just for the holidays, you can make one anytime and the prices will probably be a lot better! Ham is a salty, moist, and flavorful meat that you can make hundreds of recipes with! Baked or slow cooked, there are always leftovers! But what can you make with your leftovers? Here you will find casseroles with potatoes and pasta, soups, and appetizers. Check out the yummy ham pizza and the ham Hot Pocket – a favorite of the kids! Let’s get hammy with 18 wonderful ham recipes!!


Skinny Ham, Spinach & Cheese Pasta Casserole 

A perfect comfort food including whole grain penne pasta! Recipe from Skinny Kitchen

Spiced Black Beans and Ham 

These spiced black beans & ham are mighty tasty! Recipe Ally’s Kitchen

Slow Cooker Ham

When your oven is being used for baking cookies, this is a wonderful recipe for a tender, moist ham. I made a 6.5 pound ham with this recipe. It was delicious! Recipe Moore or Less Cooking

Ham and Pea Soup

I love it chunky with whole peas and lots of veggies, but you can use split peas if you like and puree the soup..your choice! Recipe Moore or Less Cooking

Ham and Cheese Pasta Bake

With a crunchy cheesy top and creamy pasta, this ham and onion casserole is a hit. Recipe Moore or Less Cooking

Pasta and Bean Soup ( Pasta E Fagioli) with Ham and Escarole 

This is a whole-meal soup that draws its hearty peasant flavor from beans, onions, garlic, celery, carrots, ham, tiny pasta, and escarole. Recipe Moore or Less Cooking

English Muffin, Ham, and Egg Strata (Overnight Bake)

Strata means layers…generally layers of egg-soaked bread and meat of some kind (ham, sausage, bacon), and cheese. It is baked like a casserole. Recipe Moore or Less Cooking

Ham, Cheese, and Veggie Low Carb Muffin

Ham, cheese, veggies, and egg beautifully whipped up to be a low-carb, guilt-free muffin. Recipe Moore or Less Cooking

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

This Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with Ham recipe is just like grandma used to make! Simple and delicious comfort food! Recipe Love Bakes Good Cakes

Hawaiian Pizza

Everyone’s favorite! Ham, pineapple, and mozzarella! Recipe Cooking from a Stay at Home Mom

Ham and Cheese Homemade Hot Pockets

A delicious homemade version of a Hot Pocket! Recipe Cooking from a Stay at Home Mom

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This post originally aired on Community Table, written by Nettie Moore

Nettie Moore is the cook, baker, photographer and designer behind Moore or Less Cooking Food Blog. Nettie is a self trained cook and baker. She loves creating easy recipes that don’t call for a lot of unknown ingredients. Nettie’s Blueberry Skillet Cake has been featured in Taste Of Home Magazine and her Peach Raspberry Pie has won awards! She was born and raised in Southern California and now calls New England her home, where she lives with her husband and two children. Follow her on her blog Moore Or Less Cooking, Facebook, and Pinterest



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