If you’re serving a large ham this weekend, you need a plan for leftovers that goes beyond sandwiches. Here are ways to make that ham disappear, from the Recipe Finder.


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Swiss Mac and Cheese With Ham and Peas. It’s a classic for a reason.

Ham Biscuit Spread. A simple mix of butter, mustard, poppy seeds and cubed ham. Spread it on biscuits or toast, put an egg on it, drop the mic.


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Quick Ham-Fried Rice With Lavender. The floral notes from culinary lavender pair very well with ham.


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Lentils With Apples and Ham. Great for packed lunches.

Nassau Grits. Bacon, bell pepper, ham and canned tomatoes make for grits full of flavor.


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Broken Spaghetti With Mushrooms and Ham. A slimmed down version of a traditional Italian dish. Serve with roasted asparagus.


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Classic Egg Salad. Add diced ham to egg salad for an extra savory kick.


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If you get a bone-in ham, don’t toss the bone — it adds great flavor to beans, as in this recipe for Cuban Black Beans and Rice.