Leftover Ham…

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,

Katie 🙂

Works Cited

“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>


6 thoughts on “Leftover Ham…

  1. Tami

    Great ideas for ham Katie! We have a lot of leftovers this year, of course I got a nine pound ham. What was I thinking!! I am going to make ham fettuccine tonight. I’ll add steamed broccoli, sundried tomatoes and of course ham! Mmmm!

  2. Ryan O'Connor

    i buy whole wheat pizza dough from stop and shop. you could dice up the ham, throw in some mozzarella, dice up some grilled chicken, and add in some veggies for a healthy and tasty dinner. then send it to me via fedex priority overnight.

  3. El

    Wonderful ideas and I Can’t wait to try the egg cup. I sometimes dice ham and pineapple and serve over rice, it’s really good

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