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Published on April 12, 2022

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Springtime Recipes for Leftover Ham

Springtime in the kitchen means leftover Easter ham and finally some fresh produce. Broccoli and asparagus, in particular, are more readily available in the spring. The recipes below feature these spring classics and could have you eating them morning, noon and night.

Sheet Pan Ham Hash

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups ham, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons, avocado or olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Toss together sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, ham, garlic and oil. Once evenly coated, spread on a large, rimmed sheet pan.
  3. Roast for 20-25 minutes, stirring once, until vegetables have caramelized.

Ham and Asparagus Frittata

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup ham, chopped
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppers
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup bell peppers, finely chopped
  • ½ cup asparagus, 1-inch slices
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine ham, cheese, pepper, egg whites and eggs, stirring well with a whisk.
  3. Heat olive oil in a 9-inch oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and asparagus; sauté 3 minutes.
  4. Add egg mixture; reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, 3 minutes or until almost set.
  5. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning. Wrap handle of pan with foil; broil 3 minutes or until egg is set.

Ginger Sesame Stir Fry

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces ham, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or sesame oil
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 8 ounces frozen stir-fry vegetable blend

Instructions

  1. For sauce, combine orange juice, soy sauce, cornstarch, ginger and garlic powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  3. Add broccoli and frozen vegetables to skillet. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until just tender. Add ham to skillet and cook until heated through.
  4. Push vegetables and ham to the side of the skillet. Add the sauce to the empty side of the skillet and cook until slightly thickened. Combine sauce with vegetables and ham.

Email Lauren Cornay, RD, LN, a registered dietitian at Avera Heart Hospital, about her nutrition program.

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