Having leftover baked ham is a good thing. There are so many tasty dishes to make with the leftovers. I think I like these dishes even better than the original. Here is the link for the post on baked ham.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
2 boneless chicken breast cutlets
2 slices leftover baked ham
2 slices (2 oz) Swiss or Gruyère cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons almond flour
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place each breast on a cutting board and make a horizontal slit through the thicker side, cutting almost to the opposite side.
Place a ham slice and a cheese slice in each pocket, leaving a 1/2 border. Seal chicken over the filling.
In a shallow bowl, mix the egg with the milk.
In a shallow plate, combine the flour, almond flour, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
Carefully dip each piece of chicken first in the milk mixture, then in the crumb mixture to coat.
Place chicken in a baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine melted butter and oil, and drizzle half over the chicken; turn breasts over and drizzle with the remaining butter mixture on the other side.
Bake about 30 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time, until lightly browned on the outside and cooked through.
This dish goes well with oven roasted asparagus.
Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins
Egg Muffins make an easy, portable, and tasty breakfast that’s packed with protein and are good-for-you.
Makes 12 egg muffins
8 large eggs
½ cup refrigerated egg substitute (Egg Beaters)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cubed leftover baked ham
1 cup shredded cheddar, Italian blend or mozzarella cheese
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup golden (or red) grape tomatoes, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Whisk together the eggs, egg substitute, salt and seasonings. Stir in the ham, cheese, bell peppers, tomatoes and green onions.
Spray a standard 12 cup muffin tin with olive oil cooking spray.
Using a muffin scoop, pour the egg mixture filling into each cup filling them to the top.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes until cooked through and puffy.
Ham & Cheese Omelet
2 tablespoons butter
3-4 slices of baked ham, cut into smaller pieces
2 slices of American, Cheddar or Swiss cheese, cut into 8 pieces
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon heavy cream
Black pepper to taste
Melt the butter over low heat in a skillet or omelet pa. Add the sliced ham and cook until hot and beginning to brown slightly.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the cream and some black pepper to taste. Pour the mixture over the ham.
Cook until the eggs begin to set. Place the slices of cheese over the eggs. Cover the pan and let cook until completely set. Uncover the pan.
Fold half of the cooked egg over the other half to form a half circle. Let cook a minute or two and then serve.
Stuffed Peppers with Ham and Cauliflower Rice
These little ham stuffed peppers are great for lunch. The recipe can be doubled and tripled. You can also use regular rice if you prefer.
2 small bell peppers
1/2 cup cauliflower rice
1/4 medium onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 tablespoon butter
2 ounces shredded mild Cheddar or American cheese
1/2 cup diced baked ham
1 tablespoon minced parsley
Black pepper to taste
To prepare the cauliflower rice:
Wash and cut a head of cauliflower into small pieces.
Put the cauliflower pieces into a food processor and process it until it is in rice-size pieces.
Reserve 1/2 cup for this recipe and use the remainder for another dish.
Cook the whole peppers in 2 cups of lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes.
Reserve 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and then drain the peppers.
Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds and white membrane. Reserve the top slice.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a skillet, sauté the onion and celery in butter until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the cooking water and shredded cheese.
Stir until blended; add ham, cauliflower rice, parsley and pepper.
Fill peppers with the ham mixture and top with the pepper lids.
Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray and place the peppers in the dish.
Bake the peppers until the stuffing is heated through, about 30 minutes.
November 17, 2017 at 8:35 am
If only we could find the ham to ever have any left over! One of the big things we miss here. Wonderful recipes to use up any that you’re lucky to have though.
November 17, 2017 at 8:40 am
OMG I can’t wait to try it!
Living in Mommywood
November 17, 2017 at 10:44 am
Enjoy the Holidays! Love this option:)
November 17, 2017 at 10:46 am
Happy Thanksgiving, Mari, to you and your family.
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
November 17, 2017 at 11:17 am
It really is great purchasing something like a ham or turkey and making so many delicious dishes with the extra meat. We just purchased a huge turkey for $6.00!! Now is the time to stock up!! You’re recipes are keepers. Sounding really tasty!
November 17, 2017 at 11:26 am
Wow $6 that is great. Enjoy.
November 18, 2017 at 7:29 pm
Nice recipes Jovina!. Like you I don’t make ham often – but the leftovers are great. When I carve the ham- Always take the various small pieces and freeze them in zip lock bag. Then I always toss them in scrambled eggs or use them in an overnight egg bake for a nice breakfast. A nice homemade ham salad is always delicious. Love reading your blog and recipes-Happy Thanksgiving!
November 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm
Great suggestions Alice. Happy Thanksgiving.
November 19, 2017 at 4:33 pm
I have a question Jovina, is there a reason for not using all eggs instead of part egg substitute? The egg muffins sound good.
November 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm
Yes, I prefer to use Egg Beaters instead of egg whites as a lot of the recipes I reviewed used. So I experimented with these ingredients and instead of 2 or 3 egg whites in addition to the whole eggs, I used the egg substitute. I tried the recipe with 12 eggs and then 10 but the muffins were a bit dense, hence the egg beaters. they are delicious and easy.
November 19, 2017 at 7:28 pm
Thank you Jovina.
November 21, 2017 at 3:35 pm
Ham and cheese muffins look really yummy 😋