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Christmas leftover recipe: Holiday ham skillet

December 26 2018
Sarah Davison
By Sarah Davison

The crackers have been pulled, the gift wrap has been recycled, and you’re wondering what to do with the remains of the festive ham…Our speedy skillet recipe is on the table in no time and proves that holiday leftovers are anything but boring!

Christmas leftover recipe: Holiday ham skillet

Holiday ham skillet supper

4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


1lb. baby red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
Cooking spray
2 cups frozen green beans, thawed
1½ cups frozen pearl onions, thawed
1lb. leftover cooked lean ham, visible fat removed, chopped
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp dried sage
Plain fat-free Greek yogurt, paprika and sliced scallions, to serve


  1. Put the potatoes in a large, nonstick skillet with enough cold water to cover them by 1in. Bring to a boil over a medium-high heat and cook until the potatoes are tender, but still hold their shape, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain into a colander and set aside.
  2. Lightly coat the skillet with cooking spray and heat over a medium heat until hot. Add the green beans and pearl onions, and cook until they begin to blister, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add the ham, garlic powder and dried sage, and cook until the ham is heated through. Stir in the potatoes with ½ cup of water. Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste, and divide among four bowls. Dollop each bowl with yogurt, sprinkle with paprika and scallions, and serve.

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