Ham it Up – 5 ways with leftover ham – dairy free

I don’t know about you but I’ve got a fridge full of leftovers from Christmas, especially ham. I am so sick of ham and coleslaw sandwiches… so here are five easy dairy free recipes to use up some of that delicious Christmas ham.

Turkey and ham free form pie (Image: Taste.com.au)

Turkey and ham free form pie (recipe from Taste)

No leftover turkey? Use chicken thigh instead. Or leftover BBQ chicken! Use oil instead of butter, and skip the cream to make this dairy free. It doesn’t need it! Most puff pastries are dairy-free (just double check the ingredients), but generally do have soy lecithin in them so go with what you can tolerate.

Ham and potato cakes with rocket pesto (recipe from Taste)

These are dairy and soy free and look amazing. On the list for this week!

Mumma McD’s Zucchini and Ham fritters

Take my zucchini fritters recipe and chuck a handful of shredded ham through – easy peasy.

Dairy-free pasta carbonara (Quirky Cooking)

Use some leftover ham instead of the bacon in the recipe, and omit the tamari/soy sauce (or add coconut amino seasoning instead) to keep it soy-free as well.

Mumma McD’s Leftover Dairy-free Frittata
I love frittata because you can basically throw everything you’ve got in the fridge in, and it will always taste great! It can be breakfast, lunch or dinner, travels well and lasts for a few days in the fridge. I use savoury yeast flakes to give it a ‘cheesy’ flavour, but it doesn’t really need it.
  • 6 eggs
  • Two handfuls of shredded leftover ham
  • Leftover baked or steamed veg (ANYTHING! Potato, sweet potato, carrots, parsnips, broccoli, cauli, beans, peas – literally ANYTHING!) – enough for a single, spaced layer in the dish you’re using.
  • ¼ cup oat/almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • Heaped tspn savoury yeast flakes
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbpsn olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste (remembering that the ham is quite salty).
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and grease an oven dish with oil. 
Place the cooked veg in the dish in a single layer, beat the eggs with the yeast flakes, milk, oil and flour, and pour over the veg. Add salt and pepper. 
Bake in a 180 deg oven for about 30 mins, checking every 10 mins or so. It’s ready when it’s golden brown on top and firm in the middle.
Serve hot or cold.

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