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Apr 12, 2013 11:46 AM

Need ideas of using cooked ham for dinner (not scalloped)

I need some dinner ideas to use up the cooked ham I've had since last Sunday. One caveate- no potatoes.


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  1. Sauté up some carrots, celery, garlic, onion. Add cut up ham and brown. Add some white beans, a little broth to pull it all together. Throw some spices (especially crushed red pepper) in. Quick, delicious, and pretty good for you

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    1. re: sunangelmb

      sounds good- what can I use instead of the white beans? I'm on low carb, no pasta rice, potatoes or beans.

    2. Chop it up and toss it into a batch of mac and cheese.

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      1. re: TorontoJo

        My husband would adore that but I can't do the mac...

      2. I would make a quiche or frittata with it.

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        1. re: foodieX2

          I second the frittata vote! Hubs is low-carb too, and it's a staple for him. I use 8 eggs, about a cup or so of chopped ham, half an onion sliced thin, and about a cup of shredded cheese. Less cheese and fewer egg yolks if you want to cut some calories, but it puffs up beautifully in a 350 oven after being stovetop for about 8 minutes.

        2. Ham balls (or loaf) with a fruit sauce (pineapple is traditional)
          Ham & cheese manicotti in a white sauce
          Hash with potatoes and onions

          1. Grilled ham & cheese (sometimes I like to add sliced tomato)
            Panini grilled Cuban Sandwich
            Ham & Eggs (Breakfast for dinner)
            Ham & Bean soup
            Add to Chicken Cordon Bleu

            Just some thoughts