Cooktop Cove: 7 amazing recipes that'll help you use up leftover ham
Ham is one of those dishes that seems to last forever. While it's nice that you and your family can enjoy leftovers, at least for a night or so, thinking of new ways to use them can get a little tricky. One of the best things about leftover ham is that it can be transformed into some of the tastiest dishes on the planet.
If you're tired of throwing out your perfectly good leftovers, then you're going to love some of these delicious ideas. Another bonus? The previously cooked ham will save you a ton of time in the kitchen. You'll definitely want to jot these down for later.
1. Leftover ham turnovers (h/t The Typical Mom)
This is a scrumptious way to enjoy your leftover ham. The creamy, rich mixture inside the flaky crust makes a perfect lunch or snack. It can be whipped together in about 30 minutes.
2. Country ham and potato bake
This is one of my favorite recipes for using leftover ham. I'm also a true potato lover. I would happily eat potatoes every day of the week, but sometimes even I get bored of the usual mashed, roasted or baked versions. This simple, rustic ham and potato casserole recipe is a wonderful way to reignite your potato love. Get the full recipe here
3. Baked ham and cheese rollups (h/t High Heels and Grills)
Transform typical ham and cheese into a party favorite by creating a tasty rollup instead. This basic recipe is loaded with flavor and dripping with decadent cheese. All signs point to this being a go-to comfort food.
4. Ham and potato cheddar soup (h/t The Recipe Critic)
The colder months always make you want to cozy up with a warm bowl of soup. This recipe is full of potatoes, ham and other delicious veggies that are sure to hit the right spot.
5. Ham and cheese biscuits
Bring some flavor to your breakfast table with these delicious biscuits. Classic flaky biscuits are always welcome on any brunch table, but studding them with salty ham and pockets of gooey cheese makes them a guaranteed showstopper – as well as a convenient on-the-go breakfast or hearty snack. Get the full recipe here
6. Mac and cheese with ham (h/t Budget Savvy Diva)
Mac and cheese is a childhood classic, but adding a bit of ham makes it a filling meal that even the grownups will appreciate. This tried and true recipe is just what you need to add a little something extra to this traditional dish.
7. Best ham salad ever (h/t The Southern Lady Cooks)
If you really want to use every ounce of leftover ham, then this is sure to do the trick. The dish is an excellent side to serve up on game day. It can be used to make a filling sandwich or to pair nicely with crackers.
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