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10 Ways to Ham It Up!

10 Ways to Ham It Up!

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Heard of the current bacon craze? Well, we think it makes sense to let ham piggyback on the tasty trend. Like its crispy cousin, ham adds just enough salty, savory goodness to make any dish drool-worthy. And chances are you’ll have some leftovers to work with after your next holiday ham dinner.

Using up leftover ham is an easy way to elevate an otherwise ordinary breakfast, lunch or dinner, but before tossing it into your recipe, consider the flavor profile. A honey-baked ham is quite versatile and can be added to just about any soup, salad or casserole. But a teriyaki-glazed ham, for example, will work better in an Asian salad or fried rice. A smoked ham will add delicious depth to vegetable skillets and pasta dishes.

So go ahead. Grab your CorningWare® French White™ bakeware and check out our collection of 10 tasty new recipes from talented foodies—along with some fresh takes on classics—to use up those extra slices:

BRING ON BREAKFAST

HAM, EGG AND CHEESE BREAKFAST ROLL-UPS.

Try an eye-opening a.m. finger food that’s both fun and kid-friendly from the bloggers at Six Sisters’ Stuff.

HAM AND BROCCOLI BREAKFAST CASSEROLE.

Boost your egg bake with whole-wheat English muffins cut into bite-size pieces instead of plain bread cubes. We think you’ll like this starter from The $5 Dinner Mom.

HEARTY BAKED OMELETS.

Want to whip up a quick and easy breakfast for the whole crew? Start with this easy omelet recipe from What’s Cooking and ditch the short-order cook’s hat.

LET’S DO LUNCH

HAM AND HAVARTI SLIDERS.

On pretzel buns. With Parmesan butter. These easy sliders from Nobel Pig make ordinary sandwiches seem, well, extraordinary.

HOT HAM AND CHEESE SLICES.

Dine on an elegant yet easy midday meal of leftover ham and veggies tucked into delicate puff pastry…served up by the blog Chef In Training. Who says lunch-overs are boring!

WILD RICE AND HAM CHOWDER.

A cuppa ham chowda makes for an easy and filling lunch. It’s a 4-1/2-star fave from Taste of Home.

SPLIT PEA AND HAM SOUP.

Hello, hearty flavor! Here’s a lower-sodium version from Taste of Home that warms you down to your toes.

DIVE INTO DINNER

BRUSSELS SPROUTS HASH.

Simply swap in ham for the bacon in this sweet ’n’ savory concoction worth raving about from Closet Cooking. (Great for breakfast or lunch, too!)

HAWAIIAN PIZZA.

Easter ham is a perfect sub for Canadian bacon, according to Chef Mom’s Hawaiian Pizza recipe. If you don’t have pizza sauce on hand, barbecue sauce is equally delicious.

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU CASSEROLE.

Dig into the ultimate comfort food and be prepared to offer seconds! Go ahead, cluck…we mean click to get the delish recipe from blogger Plain Chicken.

Remember, you can also freeze cured, cooked ham in an airtight container for 1 to 2 months, or use it to make (and tuck away) a freezer-friendly dinner. Then again, with all of these tempting options, you might just find yourself buying another ham!

YOUR TURN:

What’s your favorite way to use up Easter ham? (If you have any left, that is!)