If you’ve barely made a dent in your over-sized Christmas ham and now it’s taking up precious fridge space and making the watermelon taste …hammy, don’t let all that precious meat go to waste. Ham up your post-Christmas meals with these leftover-friendly recipes. From egg-based quiche, frittata and crepes, to pizza, pasta and toasted sandwiches, with these leftover ham recipes there’s no shortage of ways to get more creative with this festive feasting favourite. You’ll also find recipes for light salads, buttery tarts and breakfast fritters.
Snacking doesn’t get much better than this.
Snuggle up and enjoy a big bowl of this deliciously cheesy and creamy baked pasta with ham, blue cheese and fennel. The ultimate comfort food for the cooler winter nights.
A delicious twist on a bacon and egg roll.
Swap rice for cauliflower for a meal that is lower in carbs and calories.
A really good ham sandwich.
Not just for tasty pastries.
Spread bread with a little fig jam when fresh figs are not available. Note
Pretend your strolling through the Place de la Concorde with fresh baguettes and creamy brie, complete with leg ham and delicious mustard mayo.
Warm up with a comforting bowl of soup.
Enjoy the classic pea and ham combo in a tasty, light summer pasta.
Smokey hearty ham salad with smooth ricotta and zingy balsamic figs – a truly winning combination! Enjoy for dinner any night of the week!
Unfilled crepes suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave. Note
This delicious savoury pie is extremely easy to make -simply mix all ingredients together and bake. It’s great enjoyed fresh out of the oven with a side salad, or cut up and chilled for school or work lunches.
Keep salad refrigerated; bring to room temperature before serving. Note
Nothing beats a simple omelette packed with salty ham and oozing cheese for a simple breakfast or easy lunch.
A classic favourite.
Not suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave. Note
Crispy and delicious chicken and ham patties that are great in burgers or for a snack.
More than just a ham, egg and cheese toastie, the classic croque madame is perfect dish for brunch or supper, with a little bit of France in every bite.
Caperberries, although from the same plant, are quite different to capers. Don’t be tempted to omit them. Scattered over this rustic ham, mustard and parsley terrine, they add a delightful piquancy to this dish.
The ham hock can be cooked a day or two before it’s needed. Keep the ham from the bone, covered with the reserved liquid, in the fridge; reheat it when needed in a saucepan over a low heat.
Perfect for an after school snack, or school and work lunches these mini ham and corn quiches are easy and tasty and appealing.
With the addition of caramelised onion relish, these ham and cheese finger sandwiches make the tastiest afternoon snack. You can experiment with all sorts of fillings like smoked salmon with cream cheese, egg and mayo, or chicken and watercress.
Prepare the wraps the night before the picnic; wrap each roll tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Cut the rolls at the picnic. Note
This classic fry-up of mushrooms, ham and tomatoes is perfect for a lazy weekend.
Breakfast worth getting out of bed for.
Recipe is best prepared as required. Note
Dig into this classic winter warmer with melt-in-your-mouth ham, tender lentils and juicy vegetables topped with fragrant gremolata. Serve with a generous slice of crusty bread and melting butter.
Onion jam can be made a day ahead; keep, covered, in the refrigerator. To serve warm, place in microwave-safe bowl, reheat in microwave on MEDIUM (50%) until warm. Note