Monday, December 28, 2009

Leftover Remix Rescue

I made way too much holiday ham for the Christmas so now I'm stuck with trying to figure out what to do with it all besides making the standard ham sandwiches! Here's a few of my ideas that may help you with your left overs too!

Breakfast Casserole - I usually make this with chopped bacon and crumbled sausage but i think ham would work well in this dish too.

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly great a 9x13 baking dish. Lay day old bread, dinner rolls, or even left over stuffing mix in the bottom. Whisk about 8 - 10 eggs with 1/2 cup of milk or cream plus 1 tsp of salt and any other spices like pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. You can also mix in 1/4 cup of quick cooking oats for added nutrition. Pour over bread. Dice ham (as much as you would like but I generally use approximately a pound) and drop evenly in pan. Add about a cup of shredded cheese - optional. Bake approximately 30 minutes till top is slightly brown and knife cuts the center clean. This can be made the night before and refrigerated till morning. Just pop it in the oven till done for a speedy breakfast.

Ham & Bean Soup - Usually white beans are used in Ham and Bean Soup but I like red beans. Cook beans per package directions but add in ham bone, pepper, garlic and 1 tbsp of salt for added flavor. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add diced ham and enough water for your preferred consistency. If it's too soupy, simply mash a few of the beans with a fork to thicken!

Ham Pizza - Use diced ham for pizza topping. Use left over dinner rolls slice in half, add pizza sauce, ham and cheese for a individual pizza. Toast in the oven till cheese melts.

Caramelize It - Cook it over medium heat till it starts to brown. To get the caramelize, spritz a bit of water into the pan and the ham will take on a beautiful caramel brown color as it cooks. Serve with eggs, rice, or any other side dish.

Cheesy Ham & Rice - Boil rice per package directions, mix in chopped ham, 1/4 cup cheese, splash of milk or cream. Add any other spices like salt, pepper, paprika, garlic, etc to taste!

I imagine these dishes would work well with turkey too. Like I said, I've got TONS of ham left over so, I'd love to hear what left over remixes you have planned!


  1. Cut up and scramble in eggs (really good), ham, potato and cheese casserole (lots of recipes on internet), cut up and freeze in baggies to use for future pizza's. I love ham and leftovers are wonderful!

  2. I also had lots of leftovers last Christmas and they are all stacked up in the ref. Thanks for these great ideas!
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  3. Mac and cheese with ham chunks is really good.


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