Pork & Ham Main Dish Recipes – Delicious & Easy to Make!

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Pork and Ham Main Dish Recipes included on this page:  Happy Hash,   Italian Sausage Spinach Pie,     Piggies in Blankets,     Split Pea Soup

One-Dish Happy Hash


If you’re looking for a recipe that has a family rating of 9 on a 10 point scale and rarely has any leftovers, this is it. We call it One-Dish Happy Hash, Who Hash or Annette’s Ground Beef Hash. Whatever it’s called, you’ll call it delicious!

A Delicious Ground Beef/ Pork Sausage Recipe, all in one dish!

Ingredients for Annette’s Happy Hash:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pound chub of Breakfast Sausage
  • 5 Carrots, sliced
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 5 Potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large can Cream of Mushroom soup (26 oz)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder or 4 cloves chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions for Happy Hash:

A 9x13 inch glass baking dish filled with ground beef hash with potatoes and carrots, sitting on a maple cutting board counter top.

Brown ground beef and sausage. Let cool. Mix in roasting pan (or any pan approximately 11″ x 15″ in size) with all other ingredients. Cover with foil. Cook at 350º for 1 hour. Serves 6 to 8. This recipe is very flexible and vegetables can be increased or decreased as desired.

Italian Sausage Spinach Pie – Delicious  (video)


A Delicious Italian Sausage Spinach Pie Recipe which is a family favorite.

This is one of our all-time favorite dinners. Annette discovered this recipe as a result of a “bad ad day” when not much was on sale — except Italian Sausage. It was requested by two of our sons for their favorite birthday meal each year!

Ingredients for Italian Sausage Spinach Pie:

  • 1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, chopped or links sliced
  • 6 eggs (save one for the top)
  • 1 16oz package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained (You may need to squeeze the juice out of it)
  • 1 (16 oz.) package Mozzarella cheese(pronounced “moot-za-rrrrrel” – roll your r’s), shredded
  • 2/3 c. ricotta cheese (“rrrri-gotah” – put your fingers together on your thumb, hold at eye level and shake back and forth – for some reason this improves the flavor of the cheese)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup of dried minced onions can be added to firm up the pie

Instructions for Italian Sausage Spinach Pie:

  • Cook Italian sausage, drain on paper towels.
  • In a large bowl, combine 5 eggs, sausage, and next 6 ingredients.
  • Prepare pastry.
  • Lay bottom crust into deep dish pie pan.
  •  Fill up with pie mixture.
  • Cover with top pastry, flute the edges to seal and cut slits in top.
  • Mix remaining egg and water. Brush top of the pie.
  • Bake at 400º for 75 minutes.
  • Let stand 10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy – serves 8.

Watch as Annette walks you through the process of making Italian Sausage Spinach Pie!

Simple Piggies N Blankets – Party Appetizer

PRINT THE RECIPE HEREThe Perfect, Easy Appetizer Recipe for any Event or Party!

This is the perfect appetizer or hors-d’oeuvre for any party or get-together. We’ve called them Piggies‘n blankets (other names include: Sausage Roll, wiener winks, kilted sausages, mini crescent dogs and franks in jackets), but our kids call them delicious. Great for holidays such as New Year’s Eve, birthday parties, brought them to potlucks and they are super for entertaining.

Four cans of crescent rolls and two, one pound packages of hot dogs.


  • 4 pack of 7.5 oz cans of buttermilk biscuits (10 biscuits per can). We’ve used Great Value (Walmart) and Pillsbury
  • 3 packages of 8 count hot dogs


Preheat oven to 375 degrees 

Hot dogs cut into 5 pieces.
Cut each hot dog into 5 pieces and put all into a large bowl.


Biscuit cut in 3 Small wedges

Open 1 can of biscuits and separate each of 10 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 3 pie-shaped pieces.

Take a pie shaped piece of biscuit and wrap it around the widest part of a hot dog piece. Two hands wrapping dough around a cut up hot dog.

Press the biscuit to make it cover the hot dog evenly and pinch the ends of biscuit together.

Place the wrapped hot dogs on a cookie sheet leaving room for the dough to expand. Fill the cookie sheet and place into the oven

Cook at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until the biscuit starts turning golden brown.

Use a spatula to remove from cookie sheet, then place into a large bowl for serving.

Set out dipping sauces or mustard and ketchup.

Option: Use Lit’l Smokies instead of hot dogs but they are more costly.

Feeds 15 to 20 people.
Approximate cost: $4.50
Makes 120 pieces

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Piggies in blankets stacked on a white plate with blue trim.

Warm and Creamy Split Pea Soup


A Warm & Creamy Split Pea Soup Recipe with Ham!

Split Pea Soup with Ham is a great, filling meal for a cold winter evening. Even in Arizona’s mild winter temperatures, we enjoy a soup meal about once each week during this season. This recipe is a family favorite. This recipe is inexpensive to make and very filling. This recipe serves 10 – 12 people.


  • 1 Large Ham Bone
  • 8 qt pot filled 2/3 full of water
  • Chicken bouillon cubes
  • 3 cups split peas
  • 4 carrots — sliced
  • 4 stalks of celery — sliced
  • 2 onions — diced
  • 1/2 tsp allspice*
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns* 
  • 3 bay leaves*
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked ham — diced


Put all ingredients in pot — except spices — and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to simmer for at least 1 to 2 hours.
* After one hour add the spices — tied up in a cheesecloth or tea ball — and finish cooking. 

Remove bone and dice any meat still clinging to it.

Serve with muffins, biscuits or cornbread for a delicious meal. Check out our quick breads and muffins recipes here.

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