Recipes for Leftover Ham {recipe}

Does everyone else eat ham on Easter?! Anyhow, we always have SO much left over! I like to dice it up, portion it off into about 2 cup portions and freeze them in quart baggies for an easy dinner down the road. Today I’d like to share a few ways to use up that leftover Easter ham!!!

Sometimes I don’t feel like making a recipe that has a bunch of steps. Sometimes I am busy and need a dinner that comes together quickly. So last night as I was racking my brain on how to use either some of my leftover ham or some of the diced frozen chicken in the freezer, this recipe popped into my head that I had seen earlier this week.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

6 ounces bread stuffing ( chicken flavor )
10 3/4 ounce cream of chicken soup ( can )
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 chicken breast ( cooked and cut into bite size pieces; I boiled mine )
3 cups broccoli florets
2 cups chopped ham ( cooked )
6 swiss cheese ( extra thin sliced )

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Prepare stuffing as directed on package. Mix soup and mustard in medium bowl; stir in chicken, broccoli and ham. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with cheese slices and stuffing. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through.

Recipe Source: My Recipe Magic

I love pierogies. I never had really heard of them up until a few years ago and have been enjoying them various ways ever since. Here is my latest pierogie attempt, and it was so simple and tasted great 🙂

Ham and Broccoli Pierogie Casserole

1 box frozen pierogies (12 count) I used potato and cheddar flavor
about 3 cups broccoli florets
1-1 1/2 cups precooked cubed ham
26 oz. jar alfredo sauce
Panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 4 ingredients in a 9×13 pan. Top with panko bread crumbs. Bake for 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbling. Sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Source: on the box of Mrs. T’s pierogies

This one was a little bit different than the norm…and is so good!  It is very filling easy to prepare.
Tortellini, Broccoli, and Ham Ceasar Salad

16 oz. package frozen cheese tortellini

1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1-1/2 cups cubed cooked ham
1 cup creamy Caesar salad dressing (we used light)
10 oz. pkg. romaine lettuce leaves
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook tortellini and broccoli together according to tortellini package directions. The frozen tortellini I use cook for 3 minutes. If your tortellini cooks for a longer period of time, add the broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking time.

Drain well and combine with ham and Caesar salad dressing in medium bowl. Place lettuce on large platter and top with tortellini mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve. 4 servings