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10 Ways to Reimagine Leftover Holiday Ham

No holiday spread is complete without savory, smoky ham – but what to do with all the leftovers? We’ve got ten unexpected recipes starring post-holiday pork that go way beyond sandwiches. 
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Western Omelet Frittata

This fluffy frittata is like a diner-style Western omelet made one-pan easy in the oven. The combo of eggs with leftover ham, bell pepper, and two kinds of onion tastes great hot or cold, any time of day. 

Streamlined Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Comforting, crowd-pleasing scalloped potatoes have never been quicker than this. Layers of Yukon Gold potatoes baked in a creamy sauce with leftover ham and Parmesan come together with five minutes of prep.    

Tortellini Soup with Ham and Peas

This comforting soup gets major kid appeal from frozen crinkle-cut carrots and peas. Leftover ham, frozen tortellini, and store-bought chicken broth shortcut prep time to just three minutes. 

Macaroni with Ham and Peas

This smart spin on good ol’ mac and cheese delivers a double dose of veggies. Finely chopped cauliflower and frozen peas bulk up the familiar duo of elbow macaroni and white cheddar studded with savory ham and green onions. 

Fusilli with Ham and Veggies

A little diced ham goes a long way in this plant-forward pasta.  Curly fusilli noodles catch every last bit of the chunky sauce made with leeks, bell pepper, fresh basil, and jarred vegetable-tomato sauce.  

Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

These loaded squash boats are a complete meal in one that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Grilled zucchini (or swap in yellow summer squash) works as a tasty vessel for savory ham and rice topped with melty cheese and fresh thyme. 

Potato-Leek Soup

This springtime soup holds a place in the comfort food hall of fame. Finely diced ham adds smoky depth to the classic combination of russet potatoes, leeks, and celery garnished with fresh chives. 

Southern-Style Mac & Cheese Casserole

Mac & cheese lovers will melt for this classic casserole, complete with two kinds of cheese, elbow macaroni, and diced ham. Sour cream is the not-so-secret ingredient here—it makes the sauce extra rich and creamy.  

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Turn leftover ham into satisfying lunches for the week ahead with this classic, comforting soup. You can even add the ham bone to the slow cooker to add even more flavor to the soup as it simmers. 

Individual Pita Pizzas

Save leftover ham for your next pizza night (pineapple optional!). Individual pitas let everyone top their own and make it easy to bake as many as you need.

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