Ham Spread with Garlic & Dill

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Looking for a frugal way to stretch that ham you bought on sale? Turn it into a sandwich spread and use every last delicious ounce!

Ham Sandwich Spread with Garlic and Dill

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We’ve been fortunate enough lately to have stumbled on several awesome sales on ham – I’m talking as low at .88 per pound! When meat is that cheap you toss it in the shopping cart and find uses for it later.

We’ve also been working to change our eating habits and are counting and recording Weight Watcher points. We don’t eat a lot of sandwiches but we learned that Sara Lee makes a low-calorie bread that is only 1 point per slice. Since we can have a sandwich with real bread for just 1 or 2 points, we’re enjoying them again (instead of feeling like we can never have one).

Hams Salad Spread with Garlic & Dill


Ham Spread with Garlic and Dill


  • 3 cups ham finely chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 3 large celery stalks diced
  • 1/2 large can of black olives sliced
  • 1/2 - 1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup Garlic Mustard with Dill store bought
  • garlic powder to taste
  • celery salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill in refrigerator. This makes a great spread for sandwiches but can also be served over a lettuce bed to make a salad.

I’ve never been a big fan of mustard – I was raised on Miracle Whip and thought that was what every civilized person put on their sandwich. But we discovered the best tasting mustard ever when we were shopping at Walmart one day. This Dill Mustard is so delicious that I literally use it as a salad dressing and have put it in tuna salad and deviled eggs. In fact, I’m so afraid they’ll quit making it that I’ve got about six bottles in my pantry right now. I love it that much!

Dill mustard from Walmart

We’ve always had to be frugal and stretch our grocery dollars as far as possible. A great way to do that is to get several meals out of your meat purchase. Sandwich spreads help us enjoy the final bits of meat that might be too small to enjoy as a main entree on their own. But served as a part of a sandwich or a salad they’re just right. I found a recipe book, Reinventing the Sandwich,  that you might like. If you’ve got Kindle Unlimited then you can read it for free!

If your family loves ham, be sure to check out my recipe for Tangy Ham. It is super easy! You might also enjoy Penne Pasta with Ham and Peas. It’s another great use for leftover ham.

And if pork chops are on the menu, consider Orange Pork Chops or Chicken Baked Pork Chops. They’re quick and easy which gets you out of the kitchen in a hurry.

I’d love for you to pin any (or all) of these recipes to your favorite Pinterest board and share them with your friends.


Do you have a favorite recipe you use to stretch your meat purchase?

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