Whether it is quick and easy breakfast options, lovely lunches or healthy evening meals, here are nine recipes using ham that I am sure you will love.
Finding quick and easy meals that the whole family will love can often be a challenge. Especially during the week with school routines, after school clubs and sporting activities, not to mention your own commitments and things that need to be done. Finding versatile meal options that are healthy often feels overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Meal planning and using ingredients that you normally have in, or that the family seem to enjoy is a great way to help you get more organised.
Ham is one of those ingredients that most people love, especially children. So incorporating that as the main aspect of your meals can help you to create healthy meal options that the whole family will enjoy. I have found a selection of nine recipes using ham. They are all versatile, easy to use, and some will allow you to substitute ingredients for things you have in the cupboard, or enable you to add a few extra things that might be lurking in the fridge and need using up. So whether it is quick and easy breakfast options, lovely lunches or healthy evening meals, here are nine recipes using ham that I am sure you will love.
Family-friendly recipes using ham
Ham Spinach Pasta
This easy Ham Spinach Pasta is a great dinner idea and a great leftover ham recipe! This dinner idea is so easy to put together and it makes for an elegant dinner idea! Ham is often on sale this time of year so it makes for a great money-saving meal.
Ham, egg and cheese brunch bake
This ham, egg and cheese brunch bake is perfect for serving a hungry crowd on the weekend. Loaded with smoky ham and gooey cheese, this recipe is satisfying filling and incredibly easy to prepare.
Ham Egg Cups
Ham Egg Cups are easy to make for breakfast or brunch! These Ham Egg cups are made two different ways, one scrambled and one way that reminds me of a hard-boiled egg! Plus they’re wrapped in tasty honey ham and baked with plenty of cheese!
Best Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham
Are you ready for the Best Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham ever so you can lavishly live food out loud?
Ham and Cheese Pull-Apart Biscuits
Have leftover ham? This Ham and Cheese Pull-Apart Biscuits Recipe is a great way to use it up for breakfast or dinner! This easy recipe needs only 6 ingredients and is ready to bake in just 15 minutes.
Bacon, Ham and Swiss Cheese Sliders
These are great little sandwich sliders for a game day party or an evening with family or friends; how can you go wrong with Bacon AND Ham?
Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche
This Low Carb Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche is an easy recipe filled with broccoli, ham, and cheese. It’s a great low carb breakfast recipe or brunch idea to make ahead.
Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad
Looking for the perfect pasta salad to take to that family cookout or neighbourhood block party? This Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad would be perfect! Plus, it’s made without mayo, so it’s safe to set out for a bit!
Iowa Ham Salad
Iowa Ham Salad – Put those leftovers to good use! It’s great for sandwiches – or put it on crackers for an easy lunch or appetizer idea.
What you will find with these recipes is that in some cases they can be made ahead of time, which is a big time-saver for people who struggle to cook from scratch at mealtimes. They can also be made in bulk for other lunches and meals in the future, or be adaptable to suit what ingredients you have. They are fast to make and easy to prepare.
You will likely find that once you create one of these recipes that you adapt it to suit your taste buds and add some extra vegetables or other ingredients that you see fit, making them your own adaptations. This is the beauty of meal planning and finding recipes that you can rely on time and time again.
So there you have it, nine recipes using ham. Whether you create the ham egg cups for lunch boxes, embrace the brunch bake for a lazy weekend breakfast, or devour the pasta dish a few times a week, I hope you have enjoyed these recipes that I have shared. Let me know in the comments which one you enjoyed the most and also let me know some of your favourite recipes using ham.