This Is One Of Ree Drummond's Favorite Ways To Use Leftover Ham

It's not often that you'll find yourself tasked with cooking an entire ham, but there are a few special occasions, like Christmas and Easter dinner, where the succulent protein is traditionally the main course of the meal. And just like your Thanksgiving turkey, one of the best things about making a delicious ham is the copious amount of leftovers from the dish that get boxed up and put in the fridge for you to get creative with on another day. Decadent ham sandwiches are an obvious use of the remaining parts of your pig, but after day three of munching on them nonstop, you might find yourself wanting to try something new.

No need to worry if you can't think of any other ways to use up the remains of your holiday meal, for Food Network star Ree Drummond has more than enough recipes that you can try. "The Pioneer Woman" has come up with 30 different dishes in which leftover ham is the star, like Ravioli Primavera, Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup, and her favorite of the bunch might just have you whipping up a ham outside of the holiday season (via The Pioneer Woman's website).

Ree Drummond's recipe for Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is so good, you might not want to share

Being the host of a cooking show as well as a wife and mother of four, Drummond makes a lot of food and strives not to let any of it go to waste. "We try very hard not to waste food," the television host wrote in an issue of The Pioneer Woman Magazine (via Cheat Sheet). She also explained that the remains of what she makes on her show typically get gobbled down by her family, television crew, and even her dogs. Naturally, the 52-year-old has found a few creative ways to get rid of her leftovers as well, and when it comes to leftover ham, she's come up with the perfect dish — Scalloped Potatoes and Ham. 

Putting it together is simple and only requires a handful of ingredients like potatoes, cheese, onions, and, of course, some of that leftover ham (via The Pioneer Woman's website). The ingredients get combined together to create a "yummy comfort food casserole" that is a favorite of both the food star and her fans. "I made this and wanted to eat it all myself. Love this dish," one person who followed Drummond's recipe said. Perhaps you should plan on making two batches of the stuff, so you have enough to go around.