We always have a request for leftover ham recipes right after Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving…
It’s a staple in many households, but do you get stuck in a rut with what you do with it? Here are 45 ways to use leftover ham.
Soups and Starters
1. Creamy Ham and Potato Soup
Creamy ham and potato soup is very good for our health. Because apart from potatoes and ham, you can also include the vegetables that you love. You can also opt to use the broth from your leftover ham bone to make the soup much tastier.
2. Slow Cooker Ham Bone Bean Soup
More often than not, the one who’ll benefit from the ham bone is your dog. But you see, you can benefit from it too! This ham bone bean soup is a good way to consume your ham down to the last.
3. Broccoli and Ham Chowder
The good thing about broccoli chowder is that you can make different variations, unlike with the typical soups like chicken soup or whatnot. To those people who love cheese, particularly cheddar, this is for you.
4. Hickory Ham and Navy Bean Soup
Hickory ham and navy bean soup is perfect for the cold weather. It is flavorful, comforting, and easy to make. You can partner this with a loaf bread or a toast.
5. Slow Cooker Ham Noodle Soup
In ham noodle soup, you can add as many vegetables as you want. You can also add other leftover meats on your fridge if you like. This is a soup that you can make in a rush and eat on a busy day.
6. Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Twice Baked Potatoes
If you love the taste of baked potatoes, you can try adding other ingredients on it, like cheese, broccoli, and ham, and believe me, you’ll love it even more!
7. Christmas Ham and Potato Rösti
Christmas ham and potato rösti isn’t just for Christmas Day. You can eat it whenever you want, even on New Year’s Day! This can also be eaten any time of the day, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Easy Ham Dinner Ideas
8. Leftover Ham Stir Fry
You can add a meaty taste on your stir fried vegetables by adding in leftover hams!
9. Puff Pastry Pizza
The good thing about this pizza is that you can decide what to put on it as a topping. You can make any combinations you like, put any other leftovers you want to put, and you can now have a lot of options to choose from!
10. BBQ Chicken, Smoked Ham and Veggie Skewers
If you are fond of barbecues or of grilling, this is for you. You can combine the ingredients you want, just make sure they’re consumable in one bite!
11. Yang Chow Fried Rice and Egg Roll Platter
The thing about Yang Chow rice is that there is really no exact ingredients you’ll need to make it. You can just mix whatever you want, and it’s really a good option to make use of your leftover ham.
12. Chicken and Ham Pot Pie
This has a flaky crust and a creamy filling, which give balance to the pot pie. This is a dish that even a beginner can make. It’s so easy!
13. Ham Cheese and Potato Cornish Pasty
This can be eaten by people who run a lot of errands or families who travel a lot. You can put this in the fridge and just put in the oven 40-45 minutes before you leave home.
Snacks, Burgers and Sangas
14. Baked Croque Madame Rolls
Croque Madame Rolls are a French interpretation of the traditional ham sandwich. It is a beautiful bread roll, filled with ham and gruyere cheese and smothered in bechamel sauce and topped off with a fried egg. Oh my gawdddd!
15. Hawaiian Chicken Salad Sandwich
Not just a basic sandwich, this is a special sanga. Use good quality honey grain bread if you can find it.
16. Cuban Burgers
This classic Cuban sandwich combines pulled pork, ham slices, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles.
17. Buttery Warm Hawaiian Buns
This is a 6-ingredient ham slider that can be eaten as appetiser. This can also be served during parties or holiday get together.
18. Ham Roll Ups
Ham roll ups are a food that can mostly be seen in the Midwest. They are made with ham, pickles, and cream cheese. This is also a good appetiser. Plus, it’s easy to make!
19. Mini Ham and Cheese Calzone
This is like a pizza but enclosed. Hence, you can make different combinations out of the leftovers or even the untapped foods on your fridge. Put them on top of tomato sauce (don’t forget the cheese!), fold the dough, and you’re done.
20. Ham and Cheese Sliders
This is a simpler ham slider that kids will also love! This can be made in less than 10 minutes and is best served hot and with a looootttt of cheese!
21. Ham and Cheddar Cheese Ball
Here is another 6-ingredient dish for your leftover ham. With this ham and cheddar cheese ball, you can form it into a basketball, a volleyball, or a football, like this.
22. Roasted Red Pepper, Hummus Pinwheels
With these pinwheels, you can stop yourself from wasting too many leftovers because you can use anything as an ingredient! This is also easy to make -and to eat! This can be eaten as an after school snack or an appetiser.
23. Potato Salad Sandwich
Potato salad sandwich has all the tastes and benefits you need. Potatoes give the texture, celery add to its crunchiness, ham provides the saltiness, carrots the sweetness, and eggs the protein! Aaaaahhh!
24. Ham and Vegetables Muffins
These muffins are essentially good because they are easy to make, have lots of healthy vegetables, and are handy! Plus, you can store them in the fridge for a looonnggg time!
25. Gluten-Free Ham and Potato Croquettes
A gluten-free dish on the list! This ham and potato croquette is budget-friendly and very convenient for next time. That is, you can put it in the fridge until the moment you have to have a food to prepare for unexpected guests!
26. Low Fat and Gluten-Free Easy Ham and Cheese Zucchini Slice
Another gluten-free food that has low fat content! Zucchini is a family favourite, right? And it also has lots of health benefits, like improving digestion, slowing down aging, lowering blood sugar levels, and so on! This is very healthy, indeed.
Breakfast Ideas Using Leftover Ham
27. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
This is a delicious Boxing Day breakfast for a big family. Using croissants, honey ham slices, cheddar cheese and eggs – everything that is good in the world folded into one breakfast that will fill your belly all day!
28. Ham Steak Egg-in-a-Hole
This ham steak egg-in-a-hole is perfect for those people who want a quick breakfast or who are so lazy to move during a lazy day.
29. Easy Crepes Eggs Benedict Recipe
If you’re tired of the usual Eggs Benedict, you can add other ingredients, just like your leftover ham! Don’t just make it sit there in your fridge. Make use of it!
30. Mushroom Ham Cheddar Buckwheat Crepes
It’s said the the flavorful taste of this Mushroom Ham Cheddar Buckwheat Crepes will help you be awake the entire day! So what are you waiting for sleepyheads? Make one now! Yes, now!
31. Double Cheese and Chive Scones
You really shouldn’t judge the book by its cover. These scones are simple to make and seem very just okay but when you taste them, you’ll want to take back what you said! This is delicious, I’m telling you.
32. Ham and Cheese Croissants with Honey Mustard Glaze
Oh, I so love croissants, especially if they’re stuffed with all the breakfast foods I need! It’s very handy too! I can even eat them while still being sleepy on the bed.
33. Potato, Ham and Tomato Frittata
This dish can satisfy the tummies of 7-8 people for a few hours and it’s very quick and easy to make! You should consider this especially if you love tomatoes!
34. Mushroom, Kale, and Ham Breakfast Strata
This is a dish that you can prepare the night before. Because that’s actually how it’s made – you have to let the egg, as well as the other ingredients’ essences, be absorbed by the bread. Then you will just have to bake it in the oven for about 45 minutes the moment you wake up in the morning.
35. Sweet Potato Hash with Ham
As you can see in the picture, it doesn’t take much effort to do this. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients and top it with eggs. Easy, right?
36. Ham and Cheese Pancakes
Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast especially if they’re drowning in maple syrup? Aaaahhh! But then, this ham and cheese pancakes aren’t sweet! You have to substitute sugar with salt and pepper. No maple syrup here, sad to say.
Salads Using Leftover Ham
37. Smoked Ham and Hard-Boiled Egg Salad
This is perfect for those people who are currently undergoing healthy diet or are wanting to lose weight. This have healthy fats and protein, plus the health benefits that those leafy vegetables will give you.
38. Blackberries, Blue Cheese and Ham Salad
Here’s a salad once again. This variant of salad is kind of sweet because it’s with blackberries and blue cheese, which also give a lot of benefits to our body. This can be eaten any time of the day.
39. Classic Chef Salad
Compared to the other salads, this seems much tidier. All you have to do to make this is mostly to assemble all the ingredients. The eggs, of course, should be boiled beforehand.
This appears to be like a larger version of baked potato but you actually don’t have to have potatoes to make this. That was bread you’re seeing. Mississippi sin dip is basically a dip in a bread for breads. Got that?
41. Layered Ham and Pasta Salad
This can be prepared earlier than the moment it’s needed. For as long as it’s stored in the fridge for a few hours, this will still be okay to eat. And although it doesn’t seem like it, this will really make your tummy full.
Pasta Dishes Using Leftover Ham
42. The Best Macaroni Salad Recipe
Finally, a macaroni salad! Everyone loves macaroni salad, right? Because almost everything that you would want to eat is already there!
43. Ham Fettuccine Bake
It’s just normal to use leftovers for pasta sauces and here’s one way of doing that.
44. Allison’s Best Pasta Salad
This is not your ordinary pasta salad. This contains unusual ingredients that you will not find in any others. And can you see those colours? How pleasant.
45. One Pot Creamy Ham and Pea Pasta
This pasta dish can be done in about 30 minutes. Every little thing can be eaten in one bite and that’s why kids love it!