Recipe Leftover Ham

Christmas Leftover Ham Stuffed Manicotti Recipe

By Ashley Chapmen

In Ideas
Nov 22nd, 2017

We all dread the leftovers Christmas leaves us, but we do not have to fear it any longer. Now with this delicious recipe you will use up the Ham and make a whole new meal that will taste amazing. The family is sure to love this meal and you will get to use up the leftover ham too. Note, you could substitute the ham for Turkey if you did not fix a ham. My family tends to have both Turkey and Ham for the Christmas meal thus, this recipe is perfect for us.


Ingredients Needed for your Recipe Leftover Ham:

Manicotti Pasta Shells

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1/4 cup butter or olive oil, I personally like using the olive oil.

1-2 cups cooked cubed ham or turkey

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 jar Alfredo Sauce, normally I make my own sauce to throw in it.

1 cup whole milk, I use lactose-free milk or organic milk

2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese



1.I start with cooking the manicotti according to the page instructions if you get oven-ready manicotti shells they do not need to be cooked prior to going into the oven.

2. In a medium skillet, I sauté the onion, garlic, and pepper with the butter or olive oil. Usually, I cook for about 5 to 8 minutes to ensure the onion, garlic and pepper is cooked and tender.

3. I then, add the turkey or ham to the skillet to fry up a bit. Usually, about 3 minutes just to heat it up a bit and give it a different flavor. Set aside and cool for 10 minutes. Add, the 1 / 3 cup parmesan cheese

4. In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, combine the alfredo sauce and milk. Heat for 4 to 5 minutes, until it begins to steam up. Add the swiss cheese and stir until melted. Mix 1 /2 cup of sauce mixture with meat mixture.

5. Fill the shells with the meat mixture. I use a baby spoon or teaspoon, but its fastest to use your fingers.

6. Using a cake pan 9 x 13 inches grease pan and fill with a 1 /2 cup of cheese mixture. Arrange the stuffed shells. If there is any meat mixture left over I tend to just toss it over the shells.

7. Pour the rest of the cheese sauce directly over the shells.

8. Sprinkle 1 /2 cup parmesan cheese over the shells

9. Cook at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes depending on your oven and how the temp runs with it.


*Note* You can skip sprinkling the cheese on it and freeze if you want to bake it at a later date. I’ve been known to do both cooks immediately and freeze one for later. It can be a lifesaver when you are having one of those days of not having enough time to fix dinner.

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