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What to do with leftover ham?

We had a holiday party over the weekend and I have about 5 lbs of leftover honeybaked ham. Any good/creative ideas?


Asked by not-the-momma at 11:09 AM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (19)
  • You can freeze some of it, so that you don't need to deal with so many leftovers right away. I love to make ham & cheese quiche, scalloped potatoes, and bean soup with leftover ham.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:13 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Dice 1-2 cups of carrots
    Dice 1-2 cups of celery
    Chop 1 cup of shallots
    ...Mince 2-3 cloves of garlic
    10 cups of low sodium chicken broth
    1 pound of dry, split green peas
    ham chopped into smaller bits
    2 bay leaves
    1 sprig Thyme
    1 Tablespoon Parsley
    1 Tablespoon of onion powder
    Add ham shank for flavor if you have it

    Mix everything together in the crock pot and cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 8 hours. Remove the bay leaves, season with salt and pepper to serve.

    You can also sprinkle with paprika, croutons or some crumbled bacon on top to serve if you want to be fancy.

    You can use an immersion mixer and add a few tablespoons of evaporated milk when it is finished cooking to serve a creamy, non-identifiable vegetable version for picky eaters!

    Answer by spottedpony at 12:00 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • do you still have the bone? you can make a delicious 15 bean ham soup from that bone, search for it on as far as the ham itself, make a grilled cheese with ham in it, so the cheese melts good over the ham. make pasta salad and dice the ham into it. same for egg salad or potato salad even. make ham and cheese omelettes.

    Answer by tnm786 at 11:13 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I wrap single portions in Saran wrap (to keep out most of the air), freeze, then put in a large Ziplock bag. When ready to use it, pull out just what you need. The rest stays frozen.

    Answer by Kimimale at 11:17 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Ham & Potato Casserole
    1 bag of potatoes O’brien (diced potatoes with onion and green pepper)
    1-2 cups cubed ham
    2 cups broccoli florets
    1 can cream of broccoli soup
    1/3 cup milk
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    Mix all ingredients together and pour into casserole dish, cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes-1hour or until heated through and bubbling around edges..


    Answer by SweetLuci at 4:17 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • ham and bean soup, ham sandwhiches, another night of ham and whatever else you had...ham and potato soup

    Answer by Mommy2JoshNJake at 11:13 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Cut some up into little cubes and freeze. Can be used for omelets and casserole add ins

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:13 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • oh and you can freeze it and save ti for another time

    Answer by Mommy2JoshNJake at 11:13 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I just eat sanwiches til I get tired then freeze the rest.

    Answer by arenad at 11:25 AM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Ham Salad,

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 1:07 PM on Dec. 15, 2010