On Sunday, I shared my baked Glazed Ham recipe, along with my recipe for Scalloped Potatoes & Ham which can be made with some of the leftover ham. Well, today I am sharing another great recipe that can put to use some of your left over ham. This is one of my favorite soups, and is fairly quick to make – making it perfect for a weekday supper.
To begin, cut up some red or gold potatoes into 1 inch pieces.
Toss the potatoes into a Dutch oven along with a 16 ounce bag of frozen mixed veggies. Add about 4 cups of water – just enough to cover the veggies. Bring the contents to a boil, reduce the heat and cook on medium heat until the veggies are just done.
While the veggies are cooking, in a small sauce pan, melt 1/4 cup of butter.
While it is melting, finely dice a small onion, and dice up about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of your leftover ham.
When the butter is melted, toss in the onion. Let it cook in the butter for a couple minutes, until it is tender.
Stir in 1/4 cup flour. Cook for just a minute.
Whisk in 1 1/2 cup of milk. Cook it over medium heat, stirring continually until it comes to a boil. Reduce the heat as low as it goes.
Stir in 2 cups of grated sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and then pour it into the Dutch oven with the cooked veggies.
Stir in your cooked, diced ham.
Add in a teaspoon each of salt, pepper and thyme. Cook for a few more minutes until the ham is heated through.
Serve with some extra shredded cheese on top.
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Here are other great Weekday Suppers brought to you by our team. Each recipe will post on its assigned day, on the given website.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
An easy to make and delicious to eat pizza topped with red onions, buffalo chicken, ranch dressing, and green onions!
Autumn Turkey & Apple Salad (or Wraps)
Use leftover turkey (or chicken) to make this crisp and satisfying salad full of fall flavors like maple, apples, and cranberries. Or wrap it all up in a whole wheat tortilla for another tasty option.
Cheddar Ham Chowder from The Foodie Army Wife
This creamy and cheesy soup is quick to make and a great use for leftover ham.
Picadillo Fried Rice from Foxes Love Lemons
Asian meets Cuban for this quick weeknight stir-fry. Leftover pork picadillo is combined with rice and roasted poblano pepper for an addictive sweet and spicy flavor combination.
Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato from Alida’s Kitchen
Shredded barbecue chicken served over a baked sweet potato is a quick, easy and healthy dinner ~ perfect for a weeknight!