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What are some good leftover ham recipes?

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Leftover ham is used to make Hawaiian quesadillas, fettuccine, broccoli scalloped potatoes and pizza. To make Hawaiian quesadillas with leftover ham, layer ham, crushed pineapple, chopped bell pepper and mozzarella cheese on a tortilla, top with an additional tortilla, and cook over medium-high heat, turning once, until the quesadilla is heated through.

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To make fettuccine with leftover ham, cook garlic and onion over medium-high heat, and add strips of pre-cooked ham to the onion mixture. Add cooked fettuccine noodles to the onion and ham mixture, tossing the noodles to mix the ingredients well. Lower the heat, and add ranch dressing, milk and plain yogurt to the ham and noodles to make a cream sauce. Add frozen peas about one minute before the sauce is heated through.

To make pizza with leftover ham, spread a combination of mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on pre-made pizza crusts, and top the spread with soft-set scrambled eggs, thin strips of pre-cooked ham, chopped green onions, chopped red bell pepper and shredded Swiss cheese. Bake the pizza until the cheese is melted and the toppings are heated through.

Another option to make pizza with leftover ham is to top halved French bread with pre-cooked ham, chopped onion, fresh spinach leaves, pine nuts, mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. Cook the pizzas at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until the cheese is melted.

Broccoli scalloped potatoes is a leftover ham recipe that combines vegetables, ham, cheese and garlic. Asparagus strata with cheese is another recipe that is great for using leftover ham to make a hearty brunch or breakfast dish.

To begin making broccoli scalloped potatoes, first melt 1/4 cube of butter. Next add 4 cloves of garlic and 2 tablespoons of chopped onion and cook until tender. Stir in 5 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon white pepper and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Whisk in 2 1/2 cups of whole milk and bring ingredients to a boil while stirring. Cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup of Swiss cheese and reduce heat until the cheese melts. Stir in 2 pounds of peeled, sliced potatoes, 2 cups of cooked, sliced ham and 2 cups of broccoli florets. Bake the mixture in a covered dish for 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, sprinkle extra cheese on top, and then bake uncovered for an additional 20 to 25 minutes.

To start making asparagus strata with cheese, first place bread with the crusts removed into a buttered baking pan. Place a slice of cheese, asparagus pieces and ham onto each piece of bread. Then top with another slice of bread. Pour a mixture of 4 eggs, 2 cups of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of dry mustard over the bread. Refrigerate overnight, and sprinkle with shredded cheese before baking at 350 F for 40 to 50 minutes.

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