"I found this recipe a few years ago and made a few changes to suit our tastes," says Nancy Daugherty of Cortland, Ohio. "We love this creamy soup. Because it starts with a package of macaroni and cheese, it's ready in a jiffy."
THIS DISH is one my husband and I enjoy any time of the year, and if I don't have leftover ham, I buy a thick slice and use that.
Served with a salad and rolls, it's a quick meal for two, but it's also easily adapted for a larger number.
-Judy Hall, Lockport, Illinois
“I came up with this recipe when I was looking for a way to use up some leftover ingredients. Yummy!” It's also an easy way to simmer up some hearty comfort in a hurry on chilly days.
Noelle Myers - Grand Forks, North Dakota
Leftover ham gets an unusual treatment from Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois in this creative chili blend that features three kinds of convenient canned beans. "I sometimes serve it in bowls over rice or corn bread and garnish it with cheese," she notes.
Loaded with beans of all shapes and sizes, this colorful combination cooks up into a satisfying soup that;ll stand by itself or serve as a side dish. Pens Rhonda Letendre from Epsom, New Hampshire, "Not only do I give the mix away as a gift, I keep it on hand to make for my family, too. They love it!"