Recipes for Leftover Ham
Grilled Ham Sandwiches:
Start with sourdough bread and grill one side of each slice (use a flat pan heated and then sprayed with olive oil or butter). Grill the ham too if you like. Then spread on Kona Coast Hawaiian Style Honey Mustard (arguably the best mustard with ham), sliced ham and Havarti cheese between the grilled sides of the bread. Then grill each side of the sandwich. This grilled cheese is so good that you don’t even need the cheese!
Macaroni and Cheesy Ham:
1) Cook Rigatoni until almost done.
2) Grate 4 oz. Mozzarella, 2 oz. Fontina, 2 oz. Provolone and 1 oz. Parmesan Cheeses.
3) In a saucepan melt 2 Tbs. Butter over low heat then stir in 2 Tbs. flour whisking until it bubbles then whisk in 2 cups of milk and stir and cook until boiling plus one minute. Then add chopped ham and the cheeses to the pan.
4) Mix the drained pasta with the cheese sauce and place in a buttered casserole dish and cover loosely with foil and bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes.
5) Melt 1 Tbs. butter and add 1/4 cup bread crumbs till mixed and spread over the dish at the end then broil for about 5 minutes.
Ham, Mushroom and Pea Alfredo Pasta:
Cook your favorite pasta and in another pan put a little oil then add fresh mushrooms, diced ham and frozen peas till heated and then add Alfredo sauce (homemade or bottled) and pour it over the cooked pasta. Sprinkle with ground pepper and grated parmesan cheese.
Ham Bone Soup:
This is a family favorite meal with crusty bread. Just get a package of mixed beans and follow the directions – the beans have to be soaked overnight and then the next day you add tomatoes, water, onions and carrots and just let it simmer with the ham bone (even in the crock pot if you like). This bean package even provides a flavor packet to add at the end. A super thick yummy soup awaits by dinnertime. Can’t show a picture of the soup yet because this is the last thing to do with your ham when it’s closer to it’s eat by date, but this package makes a great soup when you add your ham bone. This way, you’ve used every bit of your leftover ham so you no longer have to wonder what to do with leftover ham… until next Easter at least.