Leftover Ham Recipes (plus tips on storing leftovers!)

These leftover ham recipes are the perfect ways to use up your extra holiday ham! Soups, sandwiches, breakfast, casseroles and pastas — there’s something for everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I think one of the best things about the holiday season is allllllll of the leftovers.

Leftover ham, leftover turkey, leftover mashed potatoes, leftover desserts (no need to remake those 😉 ) — the list goes on and on and on. Rolls and roasted veggies, gravies and sauces, etc., etc., etc.

But all of these things can be reinvented to become something totally different, and your family will never suspect they are still eating Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner a month or two later 😉


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Ham is easily our favorite around here when it comes to the big holidays (okay, it’s a tie with meatballs, but we know there’ll be no leftovers of those!), so I wanted to come up with a list of easy leftover ham recipes to make it go even further after the main event.

Tips for storing leftover ham:

Leftover ham stores great refrigerated or frozen.

I prefer to keep a small amount in the fridge to use in the next few days, and freeze the rest, cooked and cubed, in small freezer bags for adding to soups, pastas, casseroles, you name it, whenever I’m having a crazy day.

Alternatively, some of these soups and casseroles are great for preparing completely and freezing altogether, which means you have to think even less about what’s for dinner 😉

Tips for making these leftover ham recipes:

  • Most hams that you buy at the grocery store are already fulled cooked, and then you simply reheat in the oven or slow cooker for several hours. For this reason, you can add leftover ham right into the recipes without worrying about cooking through or heating.
  • Because ham is a lean meat, and it has already been cooked once, be sure to reheat it with some liquid if serving alone. If the ham is reheated in a saucy casserole, soup, pasta, or rice dish, it will absorb some of the moisture from the sauce or cooking liquid.


Easy Ham Quiche

leftover ham quiche

White Chicken Lasagna with Ham and Spinach

This White Chicken Lasagna with Ham and Spinach is the ULTIMATE comfort food! Made with a lighter Alfredo sauce, it's decadent enough for Thanksgiving or Christmas and still loaded with healthy ingredients. | dinner recipe | easy dinner recipe | chicken dinner | chicken recipe | cordon bleu | pasta recipe | leftover ham | leftover chicken | rotisserie chicken | healthier | low fat

Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Sliders

These Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Sliders are an easy appetizer, lunch or dinner with just a few ingredients. Perfect for a potluck barbecue, game day or a fun weeknight meal! Includes step by step recipe video | easy recipe | game day | superbowl | football | party food | party ideas

Ham Noodle Casserole

leftover ham noodle casserole

Ham Cobb Salad

leftover ham cobb salad

Ham Bean Soup

leftover ham bean soup

Smoked Ham Apple Gouda Panini

leftover ham panini

Spinach and Ham Breakfast Casserole

This Spinach and Ham Breakfast Casserole is a healthy, hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner packed with whole grains, eggs, ham, spinach and roasted red peppers! It can be made in a mug in the microwave or in a casserole dish in the oven -- perfect for one or a crowd!

Easy Puff Pastry Ham and Cheese Quiche

leftover ham quiche

Leftover Ham and Cheese Pizza

leftover ham pizza

Cheesy Leftover Ham and Rice Casserole

leftover ham and rice casserole

One Pot Ham Cheese Pasta

one pot leftover ham pasta

10 Minute BBQ Ham Sandwiches

leftover BBQ ham sandwiches

20 Minute Ham and Pineapple Rice

leftover ham and pineapple rice

Ham and Potato Soup

leftover ham and potato soup

Leftover Ham Fried Rice

leftover ham fried rice

Leftover Ham Bean Soup

leftover ham soup

Monte Cristo Sandwich

leftover ham monte cristo

Ham Asparagus Mushroom Frittata

leftover ham asparagus mushroom frittata

Ham Brie Cranberry Sliders

leftover ham brie cranberry sliders

Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Skewers

leftover ham and pineapple skewers

Ham Pot Pie

leftover ham pot pie

Ham Salad

leftover ham salad

Ham and Spinach Casserole

leftover ham and spinach casserole

Leftover Ham Bone Soup

leftover ham bone soup



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