1. Ham and Mustard Grilled Cheese Sandwich
It’s the day after Easter and you’ve got a hankering for a quick and easy lunch? Sandwiches are always the perfect meal idea, and using leftover ham extends the flavours of Sunday dinner for one more day.
2. Potato and Ham Croquettes
You don’t want all that extra ham to go to waste, so this recipe is a great vehicle to use up all the remains. They’re great for dinner and, best of all, you can freeze them to enjoy at a later date.
3. Ham and Egg Toast
Cook once, eat twice (or more). That’s our motto. It’s sometimes hard to believe that there would even be any delicious ham leftovers, but if there are, try making this sumptuous open-faced sandwich the next day, topped with a deliciously runny egg.
BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH
4. Ham Pot Pie
Pot pies are oftentimes a wintertime comfort dish, but this version has a springtime twist. Puff pastry, broccoli, leeks, potato and bits of ham make it your new seasonal favourite.
5. Cabbage and Ham Soup
This recipe boasts just five ingredients, yet is still a hearty, cozy and delicious meal idea. After all, who can resist ham, cabbage and potatoes?
SOUPS AND BROTHS
6. Ham and Kale Onion Tart
This elevated version of a quiche is bursting with crispy kale, sweet red onions and bite-sized pieces of juicy ham.
QUICHES AND SAVOURY PIES
7. Cold Ham and Mustard Macaroni Salad
A cold pasta salad is an ideal side dish any time of year, not just for summer picnics and potlucks. So take your excess ham and make this tangy macaroni salad. It’s delicious alongside pulled pork burgers or that chicken you picked up on the way home from work.
8. Mini Cheese Omelettes with Creamy Vegetable Salad
Almost anything can be added to these freezer-friendly egg bites and, yes, that includes any excess Easter ham! They make for a great lunch or dinner idea along with a side salad, and work well as an on-the-go breakfast option, too.