Unless you have a very large family, chances are you will not use up an entire ham in one meal. Ham sandwiches are delicious, of course, but try branching out to not only use up that leftover ham, but also use it as a meal-stretcher with these recipes.
If your kids love the Dr. Suess book featuring the Cat in the Hat and his misadventures with the children, then they will get a kick out of this version of green eggs and ham. They might even start liking green foods! Adults will adore it, of course.Photo © 2006 Peggy Trowbridge, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Plan on making a double batch for any party or occasion, especially Superbowl. Even guys ask for the recipe. Marinated ham and Swiss buns make a killer appetizer, and better yet, you can make them a couple of days in advance before baking. Photo © 2006 Peggy Trowbridge, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Gruyere cheese and ham are rolled up into chicken breasts and topped with wine gravy for an elegant presentation.
Sure to please your guests, this baked appetizer combines ham and fresh ground pork with vegetables, mustard, spices, and a splash of whiskey. A food processor will grind the ham quickly.
The ham and cheese are baked into this bread roll. Just bake and slice. No assembly required.
Sweet potatoes are seasoned with nutmeg and orange peel then layered with ham and mustard. Baked and topped with sesame seeds, this dish is sure to please family or guests.
Ham and Swiss go together like PB&J, and works particularly well in this spread for rye crackers. Or spread it on toast and broil for a hot appetizer. Best of all, it can be made up to 2 days in advance.
Hearty lentil soup is perfect for family dinners. Add salad and bread and you have a full meal. Recipe may be frozen.
Three cheeses and ham give a rich depth of flavor to bland cauliflower. Cauliflower gratin makes a great side dish, but consider it also for breakfast or brunch. Great for low-carb diets.
This is a great way to use up leftover ham. Ham patties top buttered acorn squash all in one skillet. Kids love this dish. If acorn squash is not in season, try substituting sweet potatoes.