For Easter, Joe cooked us a very large spiral ham. I don't remember the weight, but I do know it was too large for just the three of us...actually, just the two of us, since Grace doesn't eat ham. After dinner was done, we were left with a lot of leftovers, which was totally fine with me!
The two nights following Easter, we had a repeat of Easter dinner: Spiral Ham served with asparagus and twice baked potatoes. Mm! Another night, I prepared breakfast for dinner: Ham, potatoes, asparagus and eggs all in one skillet. It wasn't pretty so I didn't get a photo, but it sure was tasty!
Even with those meals, plus Joe grabbing a ham sandwich here and there, we still had enough ham leftover to make another meal. So I decided to make a ham pot pie...or rather, a pot pie filling since I started dinner a bit too late. Instead, Joe ladled his filling over some canned biscuits while I preferred to just dip my biscuits into my bowl. Either way, the meal was a success and I can't wait to make it again!
For this dish, I used my usual go-to pot pie recipe, used ham for the meat and added some frozen broccoli. So delicious!
Ham & Broccoli Pot Pie Filling
adapted from: Chicken Pot Pie
- 3/4 cup celery, chopped
- 3/4 cup onion, diced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 4 Tbs. water
- 3 medium potatoes, diced
- 2 cups, frozen broccoli, thawed
- 2 cups spiral ham, or other leftover ham, diced
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- salt & pepper, to taste
- In a large sauce pan, cook potatoes in water until tender.
- While potatoes are cooking, add 4 Tbs water to a skillet with the celery, onion and carrots. Cook, while stirring often until veggies are tender. Add additional water if needed.
- To the skillet of vegetables, add the butter. Heat until melted.
- Stir in flour, milk and broth. Cook until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Drain potatoes, then add the potatoes, broccoli and ham to the sauce. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until completely heated through.
- At this point, you can transfer this to an oven-safe casserole dish and top with your favorite pot pie crust, then bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until crust is golden brown. OR, you can make things easy for yourself and just serve over toast points or with biscuits.
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