What To Do With Your Easter Ham Bone

If you're one of the thousands of people who ate ham yesterday, you might find yourself with what seems like a truckload of leftovers. It's easy to use up the meat--in sandwiches, salads, and suppers--but what about the ham bone?

Whatever you do, don't throw it away! There are plenty of economical uses for the flavor-rich bone. Soup is the obvious choice, whether it be old-fashioned Ham Bone Soup, hearty Ham-and-Bean Soup, or springy Split Pea Soup. Even if you don't plan on using it this week, freeze the bone to be used down the road.

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If you've got ham hocks on hand, you can't go wrong with Southern Living's Ultimate Classic Collards or Classic Fresh Field Peas. After all, does anyone do ham better than Southerners? These budget-friendly recipes ensure that nothing goes to waste after an elegant Easter feast. What are your favorite ways to use up leftovers?

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