Wondering what to do with your leftover Easter ham? Check out these 5 ideas below for inspiration!
1.) Ham and Cheese Chicken Parmesan
Prior to placing the chicken cutlets into the oven, top them each with thinly sliced pieces of ham and shredded mozzarella cheese. The ham gives this Italian dish even more flavor and depth (Campbell’s).
2.) Egg Cups
What in the world is an egg cup? 🙂 Well, they’re basically mini egg frittatas encompassed in a “cup” of ham. To make this dish, place leftover ham in muffin tins, and pour a beaten egg, cheese, and veggie mixture into each “cup” and bake. My family and I adore this recipe… egg cups are SO yummy.
3.) Ham Croquettes
Add a few handfuls of diced ham to a favorite croquette recipe… the perfect party appetizer (Virginia)!
4.) Ham, Cheddar Cheese & Broccoli Muffins
For a savory breakfast muffin, combine cubes of ham and cheddar cheese, as well as spears of broccoli to the batter (25). In my opinion, these are great for spring brunch!
5.) Ham Tetrazzini
While this pasta dish typically contains chicken, substituting the chicken for a new protein, ham, gives the spaghetti an entirely new dimension (25).
Let me know if you try any of these ideas, and also if you have any great recipes for using your leftover ham.
Until Next Week… Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,
“25 Ways to Make Leftover Ham Even Better.” Betty Crocker. General Mills. 2014. Web. 22 April 2014. <http://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties/mhplibrary/recipes/25-ways-to-use-leftover-ham>
Campbell’s Kitchen. “Ham and Cheese Chicken Parmesan.” Recipe Lion. Prime Publishing, LLC. 2014. Web. 22 April 2014. <http://www.recipelion.com/Chicken-Recipes/Ham-and-Cheese-Chicken-Parmesan>
“Virginia Ham and White Cheddar Croquettes.” Saveur. Bonnier Corporation. 10 Sept. 2013. Web. 22 April 2014. <http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Virginia-Ham-and-White-Cheddar-Croquettes>