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Two bowls of creamed ham in a white sauce, served with mashed potatoes
Creamed ham (or turkey)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Creamed Ham (or turkey) is the perfect way to use leftover ham or turkey after a big holiday meal! EASY to make, with just 5 ingredients, this delicious meal can be on your table in no time!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: use leftover ham, use leftover turkey
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 281.86 kcal
Author: Myra
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter (4 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2.5 cups milk (I use skim)
  • 2 cups ham leftover ham (or turkey) works perfectly for this
  • 1/2 tsp salt plus more to taste, depending on saltiness of ham
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a medium sized pot over medium heat.
  2. Slowly add flour, whisking constantly to make a smooth mixture. Cook the mixture for about a minute, whisking constantly.
  3. Gradually add milk, whisking during every addition. Mixture will initially seize up but as you add more milk it will start to loosen.
  4. Slowly the mixture will become more liquid. Continue to whisk it very well in order to avoid lumps. Add milk a few tablespoons at a time, whisking as you add it, until it's all incorporated.
  5. Initially the mixture will be thin. Stir with a wooden spoon, scraping the bottom of the pot, until it thickens. Depending on the temperature of the burner this could take 5-15 minutes.

  6. The sauce will be done not long after it starts to slightly boil and thicken. Stir in chopped ham (or turkey).

  7. Season with salt, starting with 1/2 teaspoon and adding more to taste, depending on the saltiness of your ham or turkey. I often use about 1 teaspoon in total.
  8. Serve over mashed potatoes, with vegetables on the side.

    Enjoy! :)

Nutrition Facts
Creamed ham (or turkey)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281.86 Calories from Fat 169
% Daily Value*
Fat 18.76g29%
Saturated Fat 9.26g58%
Cholesterol 61.57mg21%
Sodium 1029.88mg45%
Potassium 351.26mg10%
Carbohydrates 10.85g4%
Fiber 0.17g1%
Sugar 6.26g7%
Protein 16.95g34%
Vitamin A 533.54IU11%
Calcium 156.09mg16%
Iron 0.81mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.