The Easter holiday is over. Your home and heart were full, but now so is your fridge. If you’ve got a heap of delicious Fletcher’s ham left over from your holiday feast, we’ve found some of the best ways to use it up.
Of course, we know it’s perfect just as it is – but why not try something new?
*TIP: Your leftover ham can freeze perfectly. If you don’t think you’ll use it up within a few days, pop small batches in the freezer for use in one of these recipes at a later date.
Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Casserole by Plain Chicken: You probably see the words “hash browns” and peg this as a breakfast casserole. Well, it could be…but it’s hearty and savory enough for dinner, too. Cheesy, comforting, and satisfying, just cube your leftover ham and toss it in this recipe.
Ham Fried Rice by Oh, Sweet Basil: Fried rice is a takeout staple, but you wouldn’t believe how easy – and cheap – it is to make at home. Using your leftover Fletcher’s Easter ham adds a fantastic depth of flavor that will make you wonder why you’ve never made it yourself before.
Ham and Potato Cheddar Soup by The Recipe Critic: Thick, cheesy, and creamy, this simple potato soup will serve as the perfect complement to cubes of leftover ham. If you want to lighten it up, just puree some steamed cauliflower and add it to the finished product. Nobody will ever know!
Ultimate Bacon & Ham Breakfast Sandwich by Fletcher’s: Anyone can make a ham sandwich. But your leftovers deserved to be paired with the best. Treat yourself to this buttery croissant sandwich with all the flavors your taste buds are craving to start the day.
Ham & Swiss Baked Penne by Taste of Home: Here’s a new twist on the traditional ham & swiss. Mix in some pasta, sprinkle on a crunchy topping, and this is a dish impressive enough to serve for dinner guests.
Hawaiian Ham & Swiss Sliders by King’s Hawaiian: This is perfect for a group gathering or party. One easy recipe yields 24 of these delicious sliders, made on petite sweet rolls and smothered in a savory dressing flavored by mustard and worcestershire sauce.
Super Chef’s Salad by Woman’s Day: Want a light meal option in the days following Easter? Use up both ham AND hard-boiled eggs with a traditional chef’s salad. Protein, veggies, and lots of flavor. Who could resist this?
Ham Pot Pie by Chelsea’s Messy Apron: Ham and veggies combined in a creamy sauce and delivered in a buttery crust. This recipe looks as impressive as it tastes. Customize the ingredients to your liking – and see if you’ve got any more leftovers you can throw in and use up in a delicious way!
Easy Skinny Chicken Cordon Bleu by The Skinny Fork: Here’s another lighter option that doesn’t even feel light. Slice your ham deli-thin pieces and wrap them up with cheese in chicken breasts, then smother them in an oh-so-decadent-looking sauce. The perfect way to lighten up this classic!
Savory Ham and Cheese Scones by Kevin is Cooking: In a baking mood? Whip up some of these – then bring them in to the office on Monday morning and you’ll be a hit with all of your coworkers! You could even make a batch of these and freeze them, popping them in the microwave each morning for a warm, satisfying, and easy breakfast.
What’s your favorite way to use up your leftover Fletcher’s ham?