Monday, March 23, 2015

Leftover Ham Pillows

Ham is delicious. It is. The one downside, of course, is the leftovers. It doesn't seem bad at first -- ham is good so leftovers will be great, right? -- but it's amazing how long it takes to use up that leftover ham.

It's hard to find good ham recipes too. Well here's one that's delicious, doesn't taste like leftover ham and will fill up your family: leftover ham pillows. It's a twist on one of my childhood favorite meals, chicken pillows, and it's wonderful winter food.

1 pkg crescent roll dough
1 1/2 cups leftover ham, cut into small cubes
1 cup mushrooms, cut into small chunks
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Black pepper
Garlic salt
1 Tbsp butter, melted
Bread crumbs

  1. Combine the ham, mushrooms and cheeses into a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Mix in the mayonnaise, adding dill, pepper, garlic salt and parsley to taste.
  3. Lay out the crescent dough into individual triangles.
  4. Place a small amount of mixture in the largest section of the triangle. Roll the dough into a pillow, pinching all ends so the mixture is sealed.
  5. Roll each pillow in the melted butter and then coat in bread crumbs. Place each pillow on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the outside is a light golden brown.

Serve with rice and peas.

This is a quick and tasty fix, perfect for those winter nights when you're too tired to make something, but know you should.


Masshole Mommy said...

Those sound really good. I will try this the next time I make a ham.

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

I love ham, but sometimes the leftovers do linger. These sound delicious!

Heather Jones said...

Oh I love cooking things into crescent rolls! I've made crescent rolls pizza bites before, ham and cheese and good veggie sounds great in these! Thanks for the recipe!

MikiHope said...

That does sound tasty and easy to whip together! I will have to try these.

Mama to 5 said...

Good to keep in mind with all the EAster ham leftovers! Sounds great!

bxcrochet said...

Those look so good. What a great way to use leftover ham.

Michelle F.

Sandra Shaffer said...

Yum! I love making leftovers into an entirely different meal. This would be devoured at my house!

Liz Mays said...

I'm allergic to mayo, but everything else is perfect. I'm loving this recipe!

mail4rosey said...

That is a great way to use the ham as leftovers. I have just started making sure we use all of our leftovers in one way or another.

Janet Krugel said...

What a great use for leftovers. These look and sound delicious.

Janet Krugel said...

What a great use for leftovers. These look and sound delicious.

Katrina Gehman said...

that looks so good. i need to be better with leftovers. I tend to forget about them.

Cait Fore said...

I love a good left overs recipe! And this one sounds amazing!