15 Delicious Low Carb Keto Ham Recipes: Great ways to use leftover ham!
It is wonderful to make a nice, big ham for a family gathering and have leftovers. Here are 15 Delicious Low Carb Keto Ham Recipes to give you great ways to use that tasty ham.
Some tips on ham:
The most excellent option for a clean, Keto ham is uncured with no nitrates and no sugars added. If you can find a local farmer where you can buy a ham raised there, that is the absolute best. That is not always possible so here are some other options:
My in-laws live near an Amish market in PA that has whole hams with no nitrates or sugars that are wonderful. I get one or two for my freezer when I can from there.
Pederson’s Farms hams are dairy free, gluten free, MSG free, Paleo Friendly, soy free, sugar free and Whole 30 approved. Here is a link to their site. They are quite expensive if ordered online but they do also have a store locator so maybe you can find one in a store near you.
Sometimes you are at the mercy of what is in your grocery store. If the label says “cured with” and “less than 2% of” salts, other ingredients, sugars and nitrates, that really isn’t TOO bad in the grand scheme of things.
I am not telling you it is or is not OK for you—that is up to you. I often use Kentucky Legend Smoked Ham and it is labeled like I said above.
You definitely don’t want a ham labeled as honey or maple glazed. They are usually 5-6 carbs per serving. At least the ones above are usually 1 or less than 1 per serving. Just read the ingredients and nutrition label on each ham.
You don’t have to use only leftover ham!
If you are like me, you will also buy a canned ham just to have some on hand to make these recipes all year long. Just read the labels on those as stated above.
A one pound can of ham is about 3 cups of chopped ham.
If that is more than you need in a recipe, freeze the rest for another recipe or throw in with some scrambled eggs to make a hearty breakfast later in the week. I love to have small servings of chopped ham in the freezer ready to add flavor like that.
Ham is a great meat for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
For a delicious ham dinner, try Simple Keto Ham with Fancy Dipping Sauces. That often gives us leftovers to use for the recipes below.
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