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!
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!
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!
- Sensarte Nonstick Frying Pan Skillet
- Farberware Nonstick Jumbo Saute Pan
- Stainless Steel Metal Measuring Spoons
- Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids
- Ouddy 3 Pack Stainless Steel Whisks
- Knife Set Essential 19 Pieces
- Bamboo Cutting Board Set
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.
High Protein Breakfast Sandwich 3 WW Freestyle Points
Throw some leftover ham on these easy to make breakfast sandwiches to start the day off right!
Ham and Cheese Calzone Recipe
This easy ham and cheese calzone is made with your favorite ham...or leftover ham!
Ham and Pineapple Pasta Salad
A simple pasta salad that goes so great with leftover ham!
Crockpot Ham Cheese Biscuits
Need a way to use leftover ham for breakfast?! These cheesy ham biscuits are simple to make and so tasty!
Crockpot Bean Soup
Another delicious crockpot recipe that uses leftover ham to make an indulgent and simple dinner!
Black-eyed Peas in a Crockpot Recipe
Have you ever made black eyed peas? If not you need to try out this delicious recipe which can be made with leftover ham!
Split Pea Soup in the Crockpot
Split pea soup is easy to make and great with leftover ham!
Crockpot Cheesy Potatoes
This recipe is made in the crokpot and uses leftover ham! Great for an easy weeknight dinner!
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole - Spend With Pennies
Looking for a simple asserole to use leftover ham? This cheesy ham and potato casserole is perfect!
Ham Pot Pie
Ham pot pie is wholesome, indulgent, and so simple to make! Great for using leftover ham!
Cheesy Ham Casserole
This cheesy ham casserole is great for dinner. It's simple to make and uses leftover ham!
Breakfast Enchiladas (Make Ahead)
Try out a breakfast recipe to use up some leftover ham! These breakfast enchiladas can be made in advance.
Best Ham Salad Recipe - How To Make Ham Salad
Making ham salad is a classic way to use up leftover ham. It's great on salads, in wraps, and on sandwiches!
Best Cloud Eggs Recipe - How to Make Cloud Eggs
The best cloud eggs are easy to make and taste great with leftover ham!
Best Croque Madame Recipe - How To Make A Croque Madame
Try your hand at something unique by making this croque madame with leftover ham!
Best Omelet Waffle Recipe - How to Make Omelet Waffles
Have you ever used a waffle maker to make eggs?! These omelet waffles are great for using leftover ham.
Best Ham and Cheese Pinwheels Recipe - How To Make Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
These pinwheels are easy to make and so cheesy and delicious. You'll love this recipe for using leftover ham.
Spicy Italian Pasta Salad with Ham and Pepperoncini
Pasta salad is a great way to use up leftover ham! This spicy Itlian pasta salad has ham and pepperoncini!
Deep-Dish Hash Brown Ham and Cheese Quiche
Quiche is a delicious way to use up leftover ham for breakfast, brunch, and more!
Ham, Spinach and Potato Pizza
Do you like ham on your pizza? This ham and spinach potato pizza is a great way to make pizza at home!
Sweet and Spicy Ham Fried Rice
This sweet and spicy ham fried rice is a unqiue way to use up leftover ham!
Cheesy Country Ham Dip
Here's a delicious way to use leftover ham for a dip recipe! Great for parties and family gatherings!
Spaghetti with Ham and Brie
A twist on a classic. This spaghetti recipe uses ham and brie!
Grandma's Anything Goes Strata
This strata recipe is flexible and you can use a vareity of leftovers to make a batch!
Jambalaya with Shrimp and Ham
Use up some leftover ham with this jambalaya recipe!
Weight Watchers Tropical Ham Salad
This easy to make salad is great for lunches throughout the week!
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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!