After a huge feast during the holiday season, it’s common to have some leftover ham or even a ham bone. The last thing you want to do is let it go to waste! These 35 tasty leftover ham recipes are the perfect way to make the most of your extra ham.
Ham is a common centerpiece on dining tables during holidays such as Easter and Christmas. Since these are huge feasts with a ton of yummy side dishes, it is very likely that you will have quite a bit of ham leftover.
Fortunately it can be repurposed for other meals the following day, or even months if you freeze the leftover ham.
These are curated recipes that don’t suck!!! You can choose any of these and know that you will have a great recipe for your leftover ham.
Here are 35 of my favorite recipes to use up your leftover ham.
1. Leftover Ham and Cheese Waffles
2. Leftover Ham and Egg Breakfast Casserole
3. Leftover Ham and Egg Cups
4. Eggs in a Hole with Ham
5. Smoked Ham Breakfast Hash
6. Croque Madame Bake
7. Bake Ham and Cheese Rolls
8. Leftover Ham and Potato Chowder
9. Ham and Cheese Sliders
10. Split Pea Soup
11. Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
12. Shrimp Carbonara (sub ham for the bacon)
13. Ham Soup
14. Ham Balls
15. Ultimate Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
16. Green Beans and Potatoes with Ham
17. Pressed Italian Sandwiches
18. Chicken Cordon Bleu
19. Monte Cristo Sandwich
20. Quick Ham and Bean Soup
21. Hawaiian Toast
22. Creamy Ham and Pea Salad
23. Ham Salad
24. Hoppin’ John
25. BBQ Hawaiian Pizza
26. Cobb Salad (sub ham for the chicken)
27. Mac and Cheese + Ham
28. Ham and Potato Croquettes
29. Ham and Cheese Dip
30. Ham Tetrazzini
31. Dirty Rice and Beans
32. Ham Fried Rice
33. Creamy Cajun Pasta
34. Corn Chowder + Ham
35. Ham + Cheesy Rice
I hope you love all these leftover ham recipes. Leave a comment below and let me know which one you chose! Or if you have your own way to use up leftover ham, share that too!
I made the ham and kale egg cups and we all enjoyed them for breakfast. Usually when I’m using leftover ham I think of dinner recipes so I was pleased to make a breakfast recipe instead. They were delicious. I love the look of those little ham quiches as well, I’ll have to make them sometime soon. Thanks for so many great ideas to use leftover ham.
Jo Thrasher • Jo Eats
Um is it weird that I’m hoping for a cold front to roll through so I can make the ham chowder? Yes please.
LOL… I know!! It is such a good recipe, but not sure it is worth having cold weather again. I am SO done with winter.
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
I love all these recipes – thanks for including mine!
Of course.. thank you so much for contributing. I appreciate it : )
Leftover ham is a post holiday perk, look at all the great recipes to keep the yummy dinners going in the week after the party.
Definitely! A lot of these recipes are worth making a larger ham to have leftovers.
I lovvvve leftover ham! It’s the best excuse to make any one of these gorgeous dishes! Thanks for the roundup…ALL the yummy recipes are right here in one place! 🙂
I LOVE it too! There are some really great recipes in here! Don’t forget to pin it for easy access later.
Such a great collection of recipes and some really good ideas for using leftovers. I don’t like to waste food either so having other ways to use food in different recipes is always good.
Food waste kills me! Especially if I had to toss my leftover Easter ham! I use everything down to the ham bone. YUM
So many wonderful and delicious options! Definitely saving and pinning this roundup! Love all those great ideas!!!
There are a lot of wonderful bloggers who contributed to this list! Thank you so much for pinning.
What a great idea. We hate wasting any food, so there are some great ideas here. Love the sound of the egg cups.
I HATE throwing away food, especially any protein! The egg cups are so easy and delish. They are a great “make-ahead” dish for the week. They warm up perfectly in the microwave.
This is *such* a useful compilation. I mean, I always loved eating ham cold out of the fridge, but creating new and exciting meals out of leftovers definitely seems better.
Also.. my kids can be finicky when I say “leftovers for dinner”, so if I say “mac and cheese with ham” they are less likely to scoff. Always a bonus!
What an absolute great round up! One of my favorite meats is ham and I could eat each and every one of these recipes! Now the question is, where do I start?
Looks like a great collection of recipes! Thanks for including some of my favorites.
Yes! Thank you for checking it out.