Monday, April 5, 2010

Left-Over Ham Recipe

I might have accidentally bought a 9 pound ham for the 4 of us for Easter. OOPS. We may be eating ham until the end of time. I may have just become the Bubba Gump of ham.

Here's what I am cooking tonight or tomorrow. It's different than most of the leftover ham recipe's you will find out there and it is really easy and good.

Tortellini with Ham and Peas
  • 1 lb cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 lb ham chopped

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook tortellini until just al dente as package directs. Add peas for last 30 seconds of cooking time.

Drain tortellini and peas and return to pot. Stir in butter, cream, salt, pepper, parm and ham. Turn stove on to medium and cook, stirring until everything is heated through about 2-3 minutes.


  1. It's hard to buy a small ham! My mom used to make ham and egg salad. She would chop up hard boiled eggs and ham in the meat grinder, add chopped pickles and use mustard or Dijonnaise as a mixing ingredient. It made delicious sandwiches.

  2. We buy butt half hams and have them cut in half at the store. If I remember that is!
    Love the recipe and think I will try it! Thanks


  3. SO I have now been to the grocery store 3 times and forgotten the frozen peas I need. Hopefully, since that is the only thing on my list this time I will remember it.


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