8 Ways to Use Leftover Ham

by in Easter, Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 31, 2013

ham risotto
With so many delicious ways to use the leftovers, you might want to make some extra ham this Easter.

One-Pot Wonder
Ham gives this whole-grain dish some extra protein and a salty bite.

Recipe: Barley Risotto with Ham and Mushrooms (above)

Sandwiches
These perfectly-portioned sliders will make a brown bag lunch extra special.

Recipe: Ham Club Sandwich Sliders

Soup
Stir up a batch of this classic combination – ham and split peas.

Recipe: Split Pea Soup With Ham Hocks

Casserole
This spin on a breakfast will make anybody’s morning.

Recipe: Cheddar Ham and Egg Casserole

Pizza
Ham and egg on a pizza?! Give it a try; you won’t be disappointed. Ellie’s recipe calls for prosciutto di Parma, but you can substitute leftover baked ham.

Recipe: Egg, Ham and Spinach Pizza

Pasta Salad
Try a new twist on pasta salad; this one’s made with Latin-inspired ingredients like ham, green olives, cilantro and jicima.

Recipe: Creamy Latin Pasta Salad

Gratin
One skillet is all you need for this concoction of ham, veggies and cheese. Serve with a big salad for a super-simple dinner.

Recipe: Ham and Vegetable Gratin

Salad
This simple salad combines crunchy apples, fresh greens and ham for a fresh and creative salad.

Recipe: Apple and Ham Salad

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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