My family loves ham. Me, not so much. (Even though it’s one of the easiest meals to get on the table.) So when we have leftover ham, I cringe. Today I went scouting around to see if I can find some good looking recipes that will fit in our low-carb lifestyle and use up a bit of ham that’s hanging out in the fridge. And not be too… hammy. Here’s what I found. Every one of these I’m earmarking and trying in the future. They look delicious!
Loaded with cheese and ham, this looks melt-in-your-mouth decadent! Add a side of asparagus or zucchini to complete the meal. It also looks remarkably easy to assemble.
Don’t want to cook a veggie as a side dish? This one has both broccoli and cauliflower tucked inside with a creamy sauce. Yummmy! And it’s a meal all in one.
These look amazing and I know from experience Carolyn creates really delicious recipes. Check out the rest of her blog while you’re there!
This looks warm and filling. And cheesy. Superb for chilly, midwestern winter days.
Deviled salad is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover meats. This would make us a perfect lunch with a few seed crackers or scooped up with celery sticks. Or, according to Mellissa:
“You can also enjoy this easy deviled ham salad with pork rinds, celery sticks, on slices of cucumber, in romaine lettuce leaves, rolled up in a cream cheese pancake, on a slice of toasted low carb bread, the list goes on! Or just eat it with a fork – totally doable and I’m speaking from experience on this.”
This is probably what I’m going to do for tonight’s dinner. It’s so easy, so fast, and everyone in my house loves quiche. Quiche is so versatile (throw in just about any veggies and cheese) plus, they make great next-day lunches as well.
One of my old standby recipes in our pre low carb days was fried rice. We had it with a side of egg rolls at least once a month. Usually using up leftover pork chops or chicken breast. This looks intriguing – although you will never be able to convince me cauliflower can stand in for rice. This recipe and a side of egg drop soup could be a good substitution though. I have to try it.
This rounds out a good variety of recipes I’m marking as to-try the next few times I find myself stuck with leftover ham. Nobody likes leftovers, but these recipes look like they could turn that leftover ham into something delightful!
How about you? Do you like leftover ham? Or any leftovers at all? Do you have a good recipe I should explore? Please leave it below.