5 Amazing Recipes for Leftover Ham

While I’m not doing an original recipe today, I did promise to deliver my 5 favorite ways to use leftover ham or turkey.

You all voted, and ham is the winner.

These recipes are my “go tos” when I have a big piece of leftover hog leg laying around the house.

Today is the perfect day for this collection to release, as I am going to be outside building items for my very own in-house food photography studio. This little blog is getting a facelift so that I can level up in the writing world.

I’m super excited, so keep visiting and checking out the new look.

I was really hoping turkey would win this poll, simply because I had a turkey in the oven when I created the poll, but I’m not the type to pull out of a promise because things don’t go the direction of my own choosing, so, here we go.

I’m thankful for these recipes, as I’ve been using them for years to avoid wasting food that would otherwise be tossed in the trash when I’m over the original meal. I’m also grateful to these particular bloggers because they inspire me and my food creation, as well as the artist in me that likes to share with the world.

I promise you’ll be happy with any of these 5 options for using up leftover ham.

Thanks for voting and reading the blog.

1.) Scalloped Potatoes and Ham:

This one from “The Recipe Rebel” is a total rock star dish. It has all the ingredients I would use if I had no recipe at all to follow. From redskin potatoes to “roux” this is a winner.

Get the recipe for this beauty by clicking on the link above:

Recipe and Photo Credit:

The Recipe Rebel.

2.) Bean Soup with Ham:

I love this recipe because it is EASY. Plain and simple. There aren’t many things to beat a pot of soup simmering, right?

Recipe and Photo Credit:

A Spicy Perspective

3.) Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna:

This recipe from “Sweet and Savory Meals” is a WINNER. It’s easy and you can use leftover ham along with a rotisserie chicken. Boom. Easy Peasy. Your family will be quiet at the table. Swear.

Recipe and Photo Credit:

Sweet and Savory Meals:

4.) Ham Salad Sandwiches:

Many people will turn their noses up at this, but here’s what: it’s not bologna salad. I don’t care. I love this stuff on a good old white bun or bread and with something to make it crunch, like a pickle and some chips on top.

Recipe and Photo Credit:

Noshing With the Nolans

5.) Ham Tetrazzini:

I didn’t put these in order of my favorites, but if I had, this would have been in the top of the list. This dish is crazy good. It reminds me of my Grandma’s tuna casserole or something old school like that. It’s a totally retro meal and it’s another cool way to utilize the leftovers. This recipe also happens to come from one of my forever “go to” blogs.

I hate to point it out, but the blog boasts not using canned soup, but the recipe calls for canned soup. I get it. I try to avoid processed foods too, but let’s be real; if you want something to be easy and fast, we will use them at times. At any rate, it’s a fab recipe and I go to this blog a lot for inspo. I’m only mentioning the faux pas because it’s there and I dint want you to be confused. I make mistakes too. TRUST!! Still a great recipe.

Recipe and Photo Credit:

Spicy Southern Kitchen:

Alright fellow foodies!!

I’m about to get down to some building of light boxes and shopping for items to make my studio bad ass. This blog has far more readers than I ever anticipated, and you all deserve my best.

Thank you for the support you’ve given to me and my recipe writing through the years and the changes. Sometimes it takes awhile to find our groove. I’m just glad I started with eat-clectic.com 5 years ago and am continuing to grow and stay committed to this hobby I love. I couldn’t and wouldn’t do it without YOU.

Have a lovely Sunday. Enjoy these blogs and recipes.

XOXOXO, Chelle 👩🏻‍🍳

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