20 tasty meals that you can make with cold cuts
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20 tasty meals that you can make with cold cuts

They are the mainstays in the grocery store deli department and the best friend to every party platter on the planet. But you don't have to stick to your run-of-the-mill turkey sandwiches when it comes to your favorite cold cuts. Here are 20 great meal ideas you can try.

 
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Lettuce Wrap with Turkey

Lettuce Wrap with Turkey
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Toss the pita bread to the side and indulge in this healthier meal that uses lettuce leaves as your wrap and around turkey cold cuts. Try the recipe here.

 
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Salad with Salami

Salad with Salami
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Sliced-up salami cold cuts give a spinach salad a nice, hearty kick. Try the recipe here.

 
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Ham Quiche Cups

Ham Quiche Cups
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Who says your muffin tin can only be used for baking sweets? Line each cup with lunch meat to start creating this delicious and innovative meal. Bonus: These bites are low-carb! Try this recipe here.

 
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Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak
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You don't have to go to Philadelphia to get this meal. Turn that thinly sliced rib eye from the deli counter into one of the most iconic sandwiches on the planet. There are many version of cheesesteak, but try this one here.

 
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Beef and Provolone Pinwheels

Beef and Provolone Pinwheels
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Leave it up to Betty Crocker to take cheese slices and cold cuts and turn them into a crowd-pleasing appetizer in just 10 minutes.

 
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Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza
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Leftover sliced ham? Make it a pizza night and throw this cold cut on some store-bought dough with some pineapple. Try this recipe here.

 
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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers
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Turn this popular side dish into a full-blown meal by stuffing your peppers with cold cuts. Try this recipe here.

 
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Calzone

Calzone
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Perfect on a cold day. Buy frozen dough from the grocery store and wrap up some of your favorite cold cuts and vegetables for a warm sandwich the whole household will enjoy. Try this recipe here.

 
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Roast Beef Hash

Roast Beef Hash
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Tired of the same old roast beef sandwiches? Cut up this cold cut and throw it into a delicious hash.

 
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Omelet

Omelet
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This omelet is classic with crispy ham, but you can add whatever cold cuts you have on hand for a delicious, protein-rich breakfast. Try the recipe here.

 
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Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast Bowl
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Steak, ham, turkey, you name it — you can add any thinly sliced meat from the deli counter to make a hearty breakfast bowl. Try this recipe here.

 
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Ham and Cheese Bites

Ham and Cheese Bites
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A more classic take on those ham-and-cheese quiche bites, these make a great appetizer or addition to a big family meal. Try this recipe here.

 
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
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Everything's better when it's wrapped in prosciutto, right? And you really can't ever go wrong when you blanket asparagus in this delectable deli meat. Fire up your oven and this recipe here.

 
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Mini Cucumber Sandwiches

Mini Cucumber Sandwiches
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This low-carb wonder can be fancied up with cheese and spreads — the recipe below uses hummus — bringing life to fresh cucumber and tasty sliced turkey. Try this recipe here.

 
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Fried Rice

Fried Rice
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A great way to add your leftover diced ham, shredded chicken or sliced turkey to a hearty meal. Try this recipe here.

 
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage
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Snag some thinly sliced corned beef from the deli counter and re-create this spin on the iconic St. Patty's Day dish.

 
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Cold Cut Roll-Ups

Cold Cut Roll-Ups
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Simple and delicious, this meat-and-cheese combo can be a quick lunch or a dinner appetizer, and works with whatever cold cuts you have on hand. Bonus: It's gluten-free! Try the recipe here.

 
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Paleo Lunch

Paleo Lunch
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It's like those premade lunchables you find at the grocery store but healthier! Follow this blog for ideas on how to make your cold cuts part of a delicious Paleo-friendly lunch. P.S. This makes for a great office lunch for adults, too!

 
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Antipasti

Antipasti
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Sometimes you have to go with this staple. Put your Italian cold cuts together on a platter! Follow this guide to putting together the perfect platter at home.

 
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Loaded Hoagie

Loaded Hoagie
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We admit it, sometimes you just need a sandwich! Don't be shy and stick to one cold cut. Pile all the meat on and enjoy! Follow this recipe for piecing together a classic hoagie.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard -- making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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