Ham and Cheese Waffles (Gluten-Free)

These gluten-free Ham and Cheese Waffles are going to be the star of the breakfast or brunch table! You wouldn’t know these waffles were gluten-free and they’re a cinch to put together using only one bowl. These fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside waffles are the perfect mix of sweet and savory and bound to be a new favorite!

Gluten free waffles with almond flourHam and Cheese Waffles (Gluten-Free)

These gluten-free Ham and Cheese Waffles came about as a need to use up our leftover Maple Glazed Ham and we are so glad it did because these waffles are SO GOOD! If you haven’t tried savory waffles before let us introduce you to the perfect mix of sweet and savory! Of course, you could keep this all savory and omit the drizzle of honey on the top, but we thought it really took it over the edge of deliciousness and really recommend serving it this way!

With the upcoming holidays you are going to want to keep this recipe at the ready! This is such a great breakfast or brunch idea to serve a crowd! Our recipe serves 4, but it can easily be doubled or tripled and the waffles can be kept warm in a low oven to keep hot before serving!

Ham and Cheddar Paleo Waffles

These gluten-free waffles use my trusty blend of almond and tapioca flour as the base! We use this blend for a lot of our recipes because it is simple, versatile and creates a product that is satisfying.

Want a FREE ham?

  • New customers who sign up for their first box will receive a free 4 lb. Spiral Ham in their first order!!
  • About the Ham: ButcherBox ham is a fully cooked, hickory smoked, uncured, bone-in spiral ham. It’s free of nitrates, casein, and gluten. It’s non-GMO verified, vegetarian fed, and no antibiotics and growth promotants ever!
  • P.S. If you would like to receive your box before the Christmas holiday, you need to order before 12/17!

Ham and Cheddar Paleo Waffles

In this recipe we used these tools:

  • Essentials: bowls, whisk, spatula, measuring spoons and cups
  • Waffle Iron

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Ham and Cheese Waffles (Gluten-Free)

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:15 Total Time 00:25 Serves 4

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat a waffle maker according to the appliance instructions.
  2. Whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl until fully combined.
  3. Add in the eggs, applesauce and maple syrup and whisk to combine.
  4. Fold in the ¾ cup ham, 3 tablespoons scallions and cheese.
  5. Spray the heated waffle iron with a high heat cooking spray (we use avocado oil). Following the directions for your waffle maker regarding batter quantity and cook time, pour in the batter and cook the waffles until cooked through and lightly golden. Remove and if desired transfer to a low oven to keep warm. Spray the waffle iron with avocado oil and repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve the waffles hot and garnish with butter, remaining chopped ham and scallions and drizzled honey.
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Split Pea and Ham Soup

This Split Pea and Ham Soup is the perfect meal to use up leftover baked ham (but don’t worry there is an option to use ham steak as well)! It’s a comfort meal in a bowl: warm, hearty and so delicious! This one pot meal is easily going to be your new favorite soup!

Split Pea Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup

I’ve been wanting to make a Split Pea and Ham Soup recipe for so long now! While we were planning out our holiday menu for LCK the first thing I thought after we decided we were making a Maple Glazed Ham was SPLIT PEA SOUP! And this one does not disappoint. It’s so flavorful and the ultimate comfort food! The whole thing simmers away in one pot on the stove, and while it has some cooking time to it, it’s really easy to put together.

We use of course the leftover ham bone from our baked ham, but you can easily swap it out for a store-bought ham steak. This soup has such a classic flavor but we have two secret ingredients that really make this soup special: a pinch of nutmeg really rounds out the flavor of the soup and a touch of apple cider vinegar at the end of cooking brightens everything up! We know you are going to love this comforting soup as much as we do!

Split pea soup recipe

Additionally if you are looking for a Split Pea Soup recipe and prefer to leave the ham out all together, this recipe will work well without the meat. Just make sure to use a high-quality vegetable stock, or better yet a homemade one!

This soup takes about an hour and a half to cook. If you don’t have all that time before you want to get dinner on the table and you have an Instant Pot go ahead and use that! We’ve included directions for that in the recipe! The peas don’t hold their shape as well in the Instant Pot so this soup is slightly pureed, but just as tasty.

Split pea soup with ham

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Want a FREE ham?

  • New customers who sign up for their first box will receive a free 4 lb. Spiral Ham in their first order!!
  • About the Ham: ButcherBox ham is a fully cooked, hickory smoked, uncured, bone-in spiral ham. It’s free of nitrates, casein, and gluten. It’s non-GMO verified, vegetarian fed, and no antibiotics and growth promotants ever!
  • P.S. If you would like to receive your box before the Christmas holiday, you need to order before 12/17!

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 01:30 Total Time 01:45 Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon grass-fed butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 16 ounces green split peas, sorted, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (leftover) hambone from Baked Ham (see note)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2-3 cups of water plus additional
  • 2 cups leftover ham, diced, plus any from hambone
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Additional Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat and add butter.
  2. Once hot, add onion, carrots, and celery and cook until beginning to soft, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, and all spices and saute for 1 minute more.
  4. Add peas, hambone, bay leaf and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 1 hour.
  5. Uncover and add diced ham and cook until desired consistency, stirring occasionally, about 30-45 minutes.
  6. Add apple cider vinegar, and additional salt and pepper. Remove the hambone and chop up any leftover meat and add to the pot. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. If you don’t have a leftover hambone replace all of the liquid with stock and use equivalent amount of smoked boneless ham steak.
  2. Want to make this vegetarian? Leave out the ham bone and ham and swap the stock out for a high quality vegetable stock, or better yet a homemade one!
  3. To make in the Instant Pot (Please note this version is a more pureed version than the stove top):

    1. In a 6 or 8 Quart Instant Pot press the saute function and add butter.
    2. Once hot, add onion, carrots, and celery and cook until beginning to soft, about 8-10 minutes.
    3. Add garlic, and all spices and saute for 1 minute more.
    4. Add spices, peas, hambone, bay leaf and broth (making sure it doesn't go above 1/2 way up the Instant Pot) and set to manual pressure for 20 minutes.
    5. Use the natural release function for 15 minutes, and then release the remaining pressure.
    6. Add apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
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Maple Glazed Ham

This Maple Glazed Ham is the perfect roast for any celebration! It’s relatively simple to make, made using only handful of ingredients, and is the perfect mix of salty and sweet. The glaze contains no refined sugars and will have all your guests swooning!

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Maple Glazed Ham

This is the first time a whole roasted ham is appearing here on LCK, and I won’t lie this Maple Glazed Ham has been totally worth the wait. It’s the perfect mix of salty, sweet and tangy and truthfully was really easy to make! It is definitely a centerpiece-worthy cut of meat and will go perfect this upcoming holiday season along with some other LCK sides like these Honey Glazed Carrots, Garlicky Blistered Green Beans or our Classic Mashed Potatoes.

What is a good glaze for ham

The most important part of this recipe is of course, the ham! To start we are talking about a fully cooked ham, usually marked as “ready-to-eat.” There are a lot of choices out there ranging from boneless, spiral cut, cured, smoked, etc. First and foremost we recommend purchasing a ham that is free of antibiotics and nitrates. After that you can choose between bone-in, semi-boneless or bone-in. We used a bone-in spiral sliced ham in this recipe because we REALLY wanted to be able to use the ham bone in other recipes. We also feel like a spiral-cut ham is easy to serve because it is already half-way cut.  Beyond this it’s really all about your personal choice.

The ham is already fully cooked so the only cooking task here is to “warm” it up and make the glaze. It is recommended that you heat up a fully-cooked ham to 140ºF (we use our kitchen BFF, the Thermapen). If this is your first time cooking a ham you may be surprised about how long the cooking time is! It takes a while to reach the 140ºF temperature because most of the time these whole hams are large in size! Our 10 pound ham took about 3 hours to fully cook. So while this recipe is not hard to make, it takes a little bit of time so plan accordingly.

How do you cook a precooked ham glaze

How do you make a glazed ham

To make our Maple Glazed Ham:

  1. First heat up the ham, which is covered in foil, in a roasting rack/pan with water in the bottom to help keep the moisture in. Cook for about 2-1/2 hours, or until the ham is about 120ºF.
  2. While that is in the oven you combine all the glaze ingredients in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  3. Around the 2-1/2 hour mark take out the ham to glaze and return to the oven for 30 minutes or so.  The ham is done when the glaze is nice and sticky and that ham has reached an internal temperature of  140ºF.
  4. Let the ham rest for about 20 minutes before serving. You can serve with additional glaze if you desire.

How do you make a simple ham glaze

Want a FREE ham?

  • New customers who sign up for their first box will receive a free 4 lb. Spiral Ham in their first order!!
  • About the Ham: ButcherBox ham is a fully cooked, hickory smoked, uncured, bone-in spiral ham. It’s free of nitrates, casein, and gluten. It’s non-GMO verified, vegetarian fed, and no antibiotics and growth promotants ever!
  • P.S. If you would like to receive your box before the Christmas holiday, you need to order before 12/17!

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Maple Glazed Ham

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 03:00 Inactive Time 01:00 Total Time 03:05 Serves 12-16

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Let ham sit at room temperature for about 1 hour before starting.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 325ºF and place an oven-safe rack inside a roasting pan. Place enough water to come up about ¼” in roasting pan.
  3. Place the ham fat side up on the rack. Score the ham diagonally with a sharp knife, and cover tightly with foil. Place in oven and bake for 2-½ hours, or until the ham registers an internal temperature of about 120ºF.
  4. Meanwhile make glaze: Add maple syrup, coconut sugar, dijon mustard and spices in a pot and bring to a boil. Set aside.
  5. Remove ham from oven and remove foil. Brush the top of the ham liberally with maple glaze and return to the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the ham has reached an internal temperature of at least 140ºF.
  6. When ham has reached the correct temperature remove from oven, and glaze the ham one more time. Let sit for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. Buy a good quality ham at Whole Foods or ButcherBox
  2. If you have a different sized ham, simply change the cooking time. You want to be cooking the ham about 18-20 minutes per pound.
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Ham Chopped Salad with Green Apple Vinaigrette & Ham and Veggie Breakfast Skillet

 Happy Healthy Food Friday! I cannot believe that we are so close to embarking on a new year. I love looking back on this series and seeing some seriously awesome recipes, graphics, and so on- tons that you guys continue to use and make staples in your weekly meal plans! It’s been a lot of fun.

When American Express first teamed up with Whole Foods to bring you the #2Ways2Percent program- giving you an additional 2% cash back when using your Blue Cash Card, I told you how excited I was. I mean, cooking a feast for friends and family really adds up, so even more cash back is always a bonus! Now that this is the third month, I am even more excited about the program and the recipes that have been going along with it! We started off with Raspberries: two ways, then moved to Butternut Squash, and now we’re here in December with HAM. I wanted to give you two super delicious, and super healthy recipes to use with your leftover holiday ham.

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Let’s start with a post holiday salad that is bursting with flavors. Ham, egg, avocado, apples, tomatoes- all over chopped lettuce. Pair that with my new favorite dressing, and you have yourself a winning salad that will make those holiday leftovers into a guilt-free lunch!

Ham Salad Green Apple Vinaigrette

Ham Chopped Salad with Green Apple Vinaigrette
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups leftover ham, cubed (buy local and pasture-raised whenever possible)
  2. 1 green apple, sliced
  3. 3 hard or soft boiled eggs, sliced in the middle
  4. 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  5. 3 cups organic romaine lettuce, chopped
Green Apple Vinaigrette
  1. 1 small organic green apple, peeled and grated or peeled and chopped*
  2. 2 tbsp oil
  3. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  4. 2 tsp raw honey
  5. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  6. Dash sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place chopped lettuce on a large plate
  2. Add egg, tomatoes, avocado, apple slices, and ham to the top
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients in your high-speed blender and blend until smooth
  4. Taste, and adjust flavors as needed
  5. Pour over salad and serve
Notes
  1. *Depending on the strength of your blender, you may not need to grate your apples
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Ham Salad Green Apple Vinaigrette

Now, a recipe packed with protein, carbs, and fats- everything you need to fuel you through the day! This Ham and Veggie Breakfast Skillet makes the perfect breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 

Ham and Veggie Skillet Bake

Ham and Veggie Breakfast Skillet
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup leftover ham, cubed (buy local, pasture-raised whenever possible)
  2. 1 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  3. 1 cup sweet potatoes, cubed
  4. 1 onion, sliced
  5. 1 tbsp grass-fed butter, ghee, or oil of choice
  6. Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  7. 4-5 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In your cast-iron skillet heat oil and cook sweet potatoes for 5 minutes, tossing often
  3. Add in onions and cook until translucent
  4. Add in ham and spinach and let cook for an additional 5 minutes
  5. Spread areas and crack eggs into them
  6. Let the eggs set for 3-4 minutes then transfer to the oven and bake until egg whites are opaque
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Ham and Veggie Skillet Bake

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What is your favorite way to use up your holiday leftovers?