25 Irresistible Foods to Make with Leftover Ham

You won’t have meat going bad with these delicious Leftover Ham Recipes! From comforting soups to cheesy casseroles, there are dozens of ways to turn your Holiday ham into an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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You won't have meat going bad with these delicious Leftover Ham Recipes! From comforting soups to cheesy casseroles, there are dozens of ways to turn your Holiday ham into an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. #leftoverham #hamrecipeideas #hamrecipes #postholidayhamrecipes


Need I say more?

I’m not a huge meat eater, but when a slice of honey-glazed ham finds it’s way onto my plate, this inner carnivore wakes up like a grizzly bear out of hiding.

I blame Joseph.

He doesn’t care for ham, so Easter is the only time I really make it. Thus, my deprivation!

The leftovers though…are the best part.

There are dozens—no hundreds—of ways to use leftover ham. And for more than just a sandwich. Although a gooey grilled ham and cheese sounds so good right about now!

I’m talking soups, casseroles, quiche, and just about any other recipe in your collection that calls for ham, but you never make. Probably because you’re like me and don’t always have holiday meat hanging out in your freezer to experiment with.

Well, my friend, dust off those ham-loaded recipes, because this time of year is when you can finally get your fix. Try one of the amazing dishes for an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

You already pulled off a huge Holiday meal with flying colors, now it’s time to rock the leftovers!

25 Leftover Ham Recipes You Can’t Resist

For Breakfast…

This is a bready side that will have people clamoring for more AND you get to use up some of your leftover ham in the process.

Ham and Cheese Biscuits by Lady Behind the Curtain

These ham and cheese croissants and super easy to make! The secret is that you assemble the sandwiches with your leftover ham and then bake them in the oven for a few minutes.

Ham and Cheese Croissants by The Gunny Sack

There’s nothing like pulling a warm tray of ham and cheese scones out of the oven! The best part? They’re SO easy AND they use up that pesky leftover ham that's sitting in your fridge!

Ham and Cheese Scones by Baker by Nature

Leftover Ham and cheese is rolled up into a tortilla and then a egg/milk mixture is poured over the top.

Overnight Breakfast Enchiladas by The Girl Who Ate Everything

A perfect breakfast {or even lunch... or dinner} use for leftover ham is this amazing Ham Egg and Cheese Crescent Roll Casserole.

Ham Egg and Cheese Crescent Roll Casserole by The Seasoned Mom

super easy to make and are ready in under 30 minutes! Perfect to use up leftover ham.

Cheesy Ham and Egg Cups by Meatloaf and Melodrama

For Lunch…

These ham and cheddar cups are to. die. for. Now, in the recipe it calls for deli ham, but there is nothing stopping you from slicing up your leftover ham and using that instead!

Ham and Cheddar Cups by Creative Savings

Use your Leftover Ham to make this delicious Ham Mac & Cheese Recipe from the Budget Savvy Diva

Ham Mac & Cheese by Budget Savvy Diva

Have some leftover smoked ham? This recipe is PERFECT for it!

Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups by High Heels and Grills

This Ham and Cheese Puffy Pastry Bake looks like an absolutely amazing way to use leftover ham after the holidays!

Ham and Cheese Puffy Pastry Bake by Wonky Wonderful

Very quick AND easy Kabobs to use up your leftover ham on the grill!

Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs by She Wears Many Hats

What better way to warm up on a chilly spring or fall day than using that leftover ham to make a delicious, comforting ham and potato soup?!

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup by Spend With Pennies

Perfect for a quick lunch, or even to take to work {As long as you have a cooler of course} this Hawaiian Ham Salad is a great use for all that leftover ham!

Hawaiian Ham Salad by Seduction in the Kitchen

Don't these just look like you want them to be on your table right now! Leftover ham turned into a second meal that's to die for!

Ham & Cheese Spinach Puffs by The Chunky Chef

Ham and Rice Croquettes by Epicurious

These Monte Cristo Sandwiches look so amazing!!! I want to make some ham right now so that I have leftover ham for these sandwiches tomorrow!

Monte Cristo Sandwiches by She Wears Many Hats

This was always good on some rye bread with a little extra mustard but was a favorite of mine served at parties for finger sandwiches. You can use fresh ham, but using leftover ham works just as well!

Deviled Ham Salad by Kitchen Dreaming

For Dinner…

Egg noodles and ham tossed in a light, cheesy sauce - the perfect easy weeknight meal! And even more perfect to use up that Leftover Ham.

Creamy Ham and Noodle Casserole by Mostly Homemade Mom

This Potato and Ham Bake just looks simply delicious. I'm going to have to try this one the next time I have leftover ham sitting in my refrigerator.

Potato and Ham Bake by Better Homes and Gardens

Need something in 30 minutes or less? Use your leftover ham to make this delicious one pot ham penne skillet!

One Pot Ham Penne Skillet by Julies Eats and Treats

When we have eaten all the sandwiches we can take, I chop up the leftover ham and freeze it. I pull it out to make casseroles, quiches and pizza! It is SO good on pizza!

Spicy Hawaiian Pizza by Plain Chicken

This cheesy leftover ham and rice casserole looks like a breeze to whip up! Maybe a good freezer casserole as well!

Cheesy Leftover Ham And Rice Casserole by I Wash You Dry

Ham and Cheese Tortellini is a perfect option for leftover ham. So tasty!

Ham and Cheese Tortellini by Life in the Lofthouse

I love it when you can turn the leftovers from a main dish, like ham, into a completely different main dish for another night! This recipe transforms your leftover ham into perfectly delicious ham and cheese lasagna.

Ham and Cheese Lasagna by The Kitchen is My Playground

Got leftover Ham? Try out this Ham Fettuccine bake!

Ham Fettuccine Bake by The Country Cook

Whew! What a collection!

If you find a new favorite, don’t forget to add it to your pretty recipe binder for next year. {Or just buy clearance hams after the holidays and freeze for later.}

Meanwhile, I’m off to make that gooey ham and cheese sandwich I can’t stop thinking about!

What is your favorite way to use leftover ham?


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