Ham and Broccoli Ring

After I cook a large piece of meat, such as a ham, I normally freeze leftovers in 1 pound airtight packages for later use. I mean, I love ham, but there is only so much that one can stand before becoming “hammed out” for a bit. This way, I can spread it out more evenly over months of use, such as this lovely ham and broccoli ring.

A mixture of ham, veggies and cheese are spiraled in a puff pastry to create a yummy, bready concoction, perfect for an appetizer, lunch or light dinner. An excellent use for leftover ham and a great way to introduce new veggies into a discerning palate. Serve by itself or with a light side salad as an accompaniment to round out the meal.

Ham and Broccoli Ring

Ham and Broccoli Ring
Ham and Broccoli Ring

1 puff pastry dough
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup boneless fully cooked ham, cubed
1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup yellow squash
2 tablespoon celery, chopped
2 tablespoon bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon juice or lime juice
Cracked pepper to taste

Unroll puff pastry dough. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; spoon evenly wide over puff pastry, leaving a half inch space along one of the long edges. Very carefully roll the dough up from the long side. Pinch the seam closed. Carefully lift the roll onto your baking paper covered oven tray, seam side down. Arrange into a circle and pinch the ends closed. Using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, make cuts around the outside of the ring. Don’t be afraid to cut deep into the dough, fanning out the rounds as you go. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.


10 thoughts on “Ham and Broccoli Ring

  1. Beautiful ingredients … I think I will try it as indv. parcels. Look so good on your photo! So it goes on file. Will come back with feedback.

  2. I used up all my mom’s leftover ham in about 4 dishes over a span of 48 hours. I was like a leftover ham fiend. But this is so pretty! And now I’m sort of sad I used it all up… but I’m not sorry about the corn chowder :)

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