Have a ton of leftover ham after the holidays? That’s great, because there are so many ways to use it!
We’ve compiled this list of easy Leftover Ham Recipes for you to try. You’ll find quick weeknight dinners, tasty breakfasts, fun party appetizers and so much more.
There’s such a variety of Leftover Ham Dishes, you’ll never have to wonder “what to make with leftover ham?” again.
Cook your way through all of these leftover ham recipes, you’re sure to find some new family favorites…
1. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice
We’re starting this list of leftover ham recipes with this super simple and super flavorful Hawaiian Pineapple Fried rice.
Add some island flair to your fried rice. This quick and easy one pot meal is loaded with flavors and whips up in 20 minutes or less!
2. Ham Bone Soup
Can ham can get any better? Sure it can… when it gets transformed into out of this world delicious ham bone soup! Put your holiday leftovers to good use with this Ham Bone Soup. It’s a hearty slow cooker meal loaded with veggies and great flavors!
3. Leftover Ham and Cheese Broccoli Casserole
This Leftover Ham and Cheese Broccoli Casserole is another easy weeknight meal for the whole family. It has a delicious cheese sauce and is topped with crispy bread crumbs.
4. Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche
Quiche – that fluffy, delicious and elegant staple of French cuisine. So versatile in filling variations, today we are going with leftover ham chunks, Swiss and zucchini. Oh, and we are also going crustless!
5. Denver Omelette
This Denver omelette is a classic way to start your day from the west. It’s a breakfast fit for cowboys. It’s loaded with chunks of your leftover ham along with colorful veggies. Looks great, taste amazing…
6. Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet
This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food.
It’s a great use for leftover ham, and it only takes a few simple ingredients to make this magic happen.
7. Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans)
Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans) are the tastiest beans you will ever eat, seasoned with leftover ham and plenty of Latin flavor enhancers.
Pair them with rice for and easy, delicious and budget friendly dinner.
8. Ham and Cheese Sliders
Turn your leftovers into the perfect party food. These ham and cheese sliders are a party favorite. All you are doing is assembling sliders with Hawaiian rolls, sliced ham and swiss cheese and baking them to cheesy gooeyness…
9. Monte Cristo Sandwich
A Monte Cristo Sandwich is like a combination of a ham and cheese sandwich and French toast! Your sandwich is loaded with ham, gruyere cheese, and condiments, then dipped in egg and grilled. What a great idea!
10. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
This Ham and Cheese Pinwheel recipe is full of melty cheese and savory sweet ham. A final topping of mustard and poppy seeds really take them over the top.
11. Leftover Thanksgiving Ham Cobb Salad
Turn your leftovers into a light, yet fulfilling lunch or dinner. It goes perfectly with Greek yogurt ranch dressing, which really ties everything together!
12. Ham and Cheese Tortellini
This Ham and Cheese Tortellini is creamy, cheesy and so delicious. Plus, it’s a super easy 25 minute one pot meal your whole family will love.
13. BBQ Hawaiian Pizza
It’s pizza, Hawaiian-style! This Hawaiian pizza is another awesome regional recipe. It has ham and pineapple to make a pizza that’s salty, cheesy, sweet, and sure to impress a whole crowd of people.
14. Ham Pot Pie
One of the great things about food is that it can be simple without being boring – which is exactly how to describe this ham pot pie. It’s a terrific traditional pot pie recipe, that’s super easy to make and filled with both vegetables and ham.
15. Ham Macaroni & Cheese
Take your favorite comfort food to the next level! It’s not just delicious, but also easy to make and filled with ham chunks and shredded cheese. It’s sure to become a family favorite.
16. Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)
This Cubano is one of the best sandwiches ever! It’s layered with roast pork, smoky ham, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard, then the whole sandwich is grilled. So good!
17. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is so fabulous, creamy and simple. This salad is a blend of creamy, sweet and tangy flavors that make it a great side dish for summer cookouts, BBQ’s or picnics.
The ham and pineapple in the recipe give this salad a Hawaiian feel and super delicious flavor, which everyone will love!
18. Potato Ham Chowder
This Potato Ham Chowder is one of our very favorite leftover ham recipes. Full of assorted good ingredients and flavorful seasonings, this is a delicious soup which everyone will love.
19. Glazed Ham Loaf
The Glazed Ham Loaf recipe is a neat spin on meatloaf. Ground ham and pork are combined into a tasty loaf. It’s a unique and tasty use for leftover ham.
A strata is an American brunch casserole dish made up of layered pieces of bread, ham, veggies, and cheese, and it’s all soaked in an egg and milk mixture. It’s kind of like a savory French toast!
21. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
All of your favorite flavors from a classic Chicken Cordon Bleu come together in this easy dish! This creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with pasta, shredded chicken, ham, Swiss cheese and a crunchy, toasted breadcrumb topping is a very delicious.
22. Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Beautiful, perfectly cooked Scalloped Potatoes with Ham are a classic that you’ll fall in love with after just one bite! Leftover ham and tender, thinly sliced potatoes are baked in a rich, creamy sauce for a dish everyone will love.
23. Easy Ham and Swiss Stromboli
This Ham and Swiss Stromboli is going to be your new favorite lunch, or you can slice it for a party appetizer. It’s like a fusion between a pizza and a wrap!
24. Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas
These Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas are going to be your new favorite breakfast. They’re so quick and easy, yet so very delicious!
25. Southwestern Ham Hash
Southwestern Ham Hash is another great breakfast recipe using leftover ham, this time all cooked in one pan. It’s loaded with ham, potatoes, peppers, beans and eggs. Super hearty breakfast!
26. Ham and Cheese Roll Ups
Ham and Cheese Roll Ups are a recipe you’ll be making again and again. They are great for a school or work lunch, but are also perfect party appetizers. Best of all, they only take 10 minutes to make!
27. Eggs Benedict
Egg Benedict is one of the classic brunch dishes. A toasted English muffin is topped with a slice of Canadian bacon, poached eggs and smothered in hollandaise sauce. Swap out the Canadian bacon with ham to make the best use of your leftovers.
28. Hoppin’ John
Hoppin’ John is a Southern classic. Black eyed peas simmered with ham and veggies. It’s popular on New Years, but also goes so great alongside turnip greens and cornbread.
29. One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet
How about a one pot meal that is full of flavor and only takes 30 minutes? This One Pot Ham and Penne Skillet pasta dish is it. This family friendly dinner will be one of your favorites.
30. Ham Tetrazzini
Ham Tetrazzini is going to become your next comfort favorite. It’s a creamy and cheesy pasta, and it only takes 10 minutes. Wow!
31. Ham and Cheese Drop Biscuits
These Ham and Cheese Drop Biscuits are outrageously good. You’re going to want to make them all the time. They’re great with breakfast, a cozy soup, or just about any other time you would want a biscuit!
32. Country Green Beans, Potatoes and Ham in the Instant Pot
Country Green Beans, Potatoes and Ham is a great side dish using your leftover ham. Your instant pot gets it on the table that much quicker.
33. Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes
These Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes sooo good. Diced leftover ham is mixed with mashed potatoes and cheese, then dredged in flour and fried. You’ll want to keep popping these treats in your mouth!
34. Leftover Ham and Cheese Breakfast Muffins
These Ham and Cheese Breakfast Muffins are perfect make ahead breakfasts. They’re portable and handheld, perfect for those busy mornings when everyone is trying to get out the door.
35. Deviled Ham Salad
We’re ending this list of leftover ham recipe ideas with one of simplest things… Deviled ham salad. It’s easy to make and is great with crackers or in sandwiches or wraps.
So there you go, thirty five amazing leftover ham recipes. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will make their way into your regular rotation?
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- 1 cup chopped ham
- 5 Eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 8 oz shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 cup sautéed zucchini (2 cups before cooking)
- 1 tsp thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 Tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Melt 1 Tbsp butter in skillet over medium heat, add ham and and sauté until lightly browned (optional). Remove and set aside.
- Melt 1 Tbsp butter in skillet and add diced zucchini. Cook until slightly softened.
- Mix eggs, cream, milk, thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- In lightly greased 8-9 inch baking dish, layer ham, most of the cheese and zucchini. Pour in egg mixture and top with remaining cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven 35-40 minutes, until knife of toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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