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Amazing Recipes For Leftover Ham

Here are some of the best recipes for leftover ham. After a holiday like Christmas or Easter or anytime you make a ham, there’s likely leftovers that need used up…get creative with these delicious recipes.

All of these recipes can be made using leftover ham. Finding unique ways to use up leftovers is important because after a few meals we are all sick of eating anything plain, right?!

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How do I use leftover ham in these recipes?

The great thing about ham is that it’s already cured and in this case, cooked. You can use that leftover ham in these recipes but just skip any steps that involve cooking the ham on its own. You don’t have to worry about that step because it’s already been done.

Many of these recipes will incorporate the ham and then cook it with the rest of the ingredients. It’s totally fine to just throw it all in together, if you are worried about the ham getting overcooked you can always wait to add it in until the end.

Keep in mind that repurposing ham with these recipes will allow you to limit waste and it makes life easier since you don’t have to cook the main protein for your meals!

A ham salad ready to be enjoyed.

Can I store leftover ham in the freezer after it is cooked?

After you cook your ham for easter or Christmas or Tuesday night (no judgment here, everyone loves ham, no need for a special occasion!) you can cut up the leftovers and put them in freezer bags to store in the freezer.

I like to keep some out for making recipes with leftover ham or sandwiches but you can easily store leftover ham in the freezer to use at a later date. This is a great idea if you are a small family or just one or two people who won’t be able to use up a whole ham in a timely fashion.

Remember, once you refreeze the ham you’ll need to use whatever portion you thaw out the next time! Refreezing multiple times is not great in terms of food safety! Read more about freezing and refreezing food safely here.

It’s best to vacuum seal ham or at the very least make sure to put it in freezer-friendly bags or storage containers so that it will last longer and not get freezer burnt!

Ham quiche recipe ready to be eaten.

What kitchen tools do I need to make these delish recipes for leftover ham?

Here are some of the best tools that you will want to have on hand when making these tasty recipes. You can never have too many kitchen gadgets and if you have someone in your life who likes to spend time in the kitchen these items will make great gifts too!

Recipes Using Leftover Ham

All of these delicious recipes have one thing in common…they use ham! Who doesn’t love ham?! Since cooking a full ham usually means cooking a very large portion of meat, you’ll likely be needing some ways to use up those leftovers.

Amazing Recipes For Leftover Ham

Here are some of the best recipes for leftover ham. After a holiday like Christmas or Easter or anytime you make a ham, there's likely leftovers that need used up...get creative with these delicious recipes.

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These posts are a lifesaver when filling out meal plans for the week. It’s so simple to just go through, pull out recipes for lunches and dinners, and make my grocery list. After that I can prep the ones I want to make in advance or print out any recipes I’ll need to have on hand when preparing them throughout the week!