28 Slammin' Things To Do With Spam®
While Spam® is an often ridiculed, rarely respected product, this canned meat is actually a wonderful source of protein and can be used to whip up quick and easy recipes the whole family will enjoy. Spam® is often used in place of bacon or ham in recipes like tacos, burgers, or quesadillas. Learn how to cook up this pantry staple by browsing through our 28 favorite ways to use Spam®.
"A popular snack in Hawaii, it's a type of sushi with marinated cooked spam. I got this recipe from a local Hawaiian friend," says user Rashad Maiden.
Spam® and Eggs
You just need three ingredients for this hearty breakfast recipe.
Breaded Spam® Steaks
"Mmmm...we get these in chunks at the MN State Fair as 'Spam Curds.' Drizzle with ranch and barbeque sauce," says user purplebombshell.
Shredding the Spam® gives it more surface area to get extra crispy when pan-fried.
Spam®, Cheese, and Spinach Muffins
"This recipe is totally forgiving. We really liked the thickness. The basil was wonderful but felt you could leave it out with the SPAM. It's a keeper for sure," says recipe reviewer mis7up.
Spam® and Potato Soup
This remake of classic potato soup swaps Spam® for traditionally used bacon.
Spam® Pizza Burgers
"Lunch meat, cheese and chili are blended and baked onto buns to make delicious pizza-like treats. Quick and simple," says user C Bogardus.
Candied Spam® with Bacon
This sweet and savory dish also has a kick of heat thanks to the addition of black pepper.
Spam® Fries with Spicy Garlic Sriracha Dipping Sauce
"Deliciously salty and the kids loved them! The key is making sure they are crisp all around," says recipe creator The Gruntled Gourmand.
Spam®aroni and Cheese
For when you need a quick weeknight dinner, this dish is doled out in about half an hour.
"These tasty open-face Spam burgers are simple to make. Few ingredients, quick cooking time, and great taste," says user J Meissner.
All your breakfast favorites are conveniently wrapped in a tortilla for easy grabbing-and-going.
Island-Style Fried Rice
"Everyone in Hawaii has their own version of fried rice. This is mine," says recipe developer chen.
Mini Spam® Sandwiches
These little sandwiches are a great finger food for your next potluck or party.
Spam®-a-licious Not-So-Caesar Salad
"Don't underestimate the Spam," says user Jemma. "When cooked, it is almost undistinguishable from crispy bacon. Give it a try!"
Bacon Spam® and Potato Pancakes
Have leftover mashed potatoes on-hand? This easy recipe will use them up.
"This got me first place in a Spam cookoff," says user KerryT. "They are fast and easy hors d'oeuvres and are always a hit during Sunday football!"
Now there's no need to cook your pancakes and Spam® separately thanks to this all encompassing recipe.
Spam® on the Go
"A can of Spam, spaghetti noodles, green onions and garlic all sautéed with soy sauce and sesame oil," describes recipe reviewer CLAUDINE TERLAJE.
Barbecued Spam® Sandwiches
Hearty Spam®, tangy slaw, and sweet barbecue sauce combine in this delicious sandwich.
Spam® Pad Thai
"It was a really good simple recipe for when you're low on time but want something yummy," says user Mikaela Bello.
Candied Spam® Waffles
This recipe provides a sweet and savory breakfast with extra crunchy edges thanks to crisped up Spam®.
Broiled Burgers with Spam®
"Try these," says recipe reviewer Kaye Lynn. "You will be amazed at how good they are."
Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Base Stew)
"This dish started after the Korean War when food was in short supply," says recipe creator Hingle McCringleberry. "Canned ham, hot dogs, and beans were taken from American military bases and mixed with traditional Korean kimchi, vegetables, noodles, and spicy seasonings to create a delicious spicy and hearty stew."
French Toast and Spam® Sandwiches
Four ingredients are all that's needed to create this impressive breakfast dish.
Hot pa-Spam®-mi Sandwich
User Buckwheat Queen describes these sandwiches as "addictive."
Over Easy Spam®-ocado Hash
Avocado and lime make this breakfast have a south of the border flair.