Having ham for the holidays? Here are 18 leftover ham recipes to make that extra ham anything but boring including ham salad, scalloped potatoes and ham and ham bone soup.

These ham recipes include options for breakfast, lunch and dinner such as hearty soups, sandwiches and easy casseroles.

A group of leftover ham recipes such as scalloped potatoes and ham, ham salad and ham casserole.

Serving ham for holidays has been a tradition for many years.  How many times do you actually eat up all the ham though? Let me help you out with these leftover ham recipes.

During Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, ham sales are through the roof.  Even the smallest of hams are often too big for your family to consume in one meal.  Stock up on resealable plastic bags and freeze your leftovers. You can consult these leftover ham recipes and create new and exciting dishes out of your leftovers. I’ve got everything from salads to breakfast delights and hearty casseroles.

Maybe you are a turkey serving family instead.  I have you covered there as well, try out these Leftover Turkey Recipes to mix up your meal planning. I kind of want to go out and buy a ham right now so that I can make each and every one of these amazing recipes!

18 Leftover Ham Recipes

A collection of leftover ham recipes including sandwiches, soups and casseroles.

Hash Brown Egg Casserole

This hash brown egg casserole is full of ham, veggies and cheese, all baked to perfection. The perfect breakfast option for a special occasion!
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This ham bone soup is loaded with beans and veggies and is the perfect way to use up leftover ham!

Ham Bone Soup (Slow Cooker)

This slow cooker ham bone soup is loaded with beans and veggies, it’s the absolute best way to use up leftover ham!
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A stromboli recipe with pepperoni, ham and cheese wrapped up in pizza dough and baked.

Stromboli Recipe

This stromboli recipe is tender dough stuffed with tomato sauce, cheese and Italian meats, then baked to  golden brown perfection. It’s a quick and easy dinner that’s ready in just 30 minutes!
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A slow cooker full of ham and bean soup made with vegetables, dried beans and diced ham.

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

This slow cooker ham and bean soup is made with a mixture of dried beans, vegetables, tomatoes and diced ham, all cooked together for a hearty and flavorful meal. An easy crock pot dinner that’s perfect for a cold night!
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A pressed Cuban sandwich with layers of ham, cheese and pickles.

Cuban Sandwich

The ultimate Cuban sandwich recipe piled high with ham, cheese, roasted pork and pickles. These sandwiches are perfect for a hearty meal, and they happen to be super easy to make!
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A casserole dish of scalloped potatoes and ham, topped with melted cheese and parsley.

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

This scalloped potatoes and ham recipe is a layered casserole of thinly sliced potatoes in cheese sauce with diced ham, all baked together to golden brown perfection. A hearty and satisfying main course or side dish option that always gets rave reviews!
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Ham salad served in a croissant.

Ham Salad

This ham salad is a blend of finely diced ham, mayonnaise, veggies and seasonings, all mixed together to form a savory and creamy salad. The absolute best way to use up leftover ham! Serve your salad as a sandwich, with crackers, or over lettuce.
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A pile of cuban sliders filled with ham, cheese and pickles.

Cuban Sliders

These Cuban sliders are potato buns piled high with meat, cheese and pickles, then brushed with garlic butter and baked to golden brown perfection. The perfect slider sandwich for parties, game day or as an easy dinner option.
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A pot of ham and beans garnished with parsley.

Ham and Beans

This ham and beans recipe is the best way to use up leftover ham! Creamy white beans cook with diced ham, vegetables and seasonings to make a simple, yet totally satisfying dish that is sure to get rave reviews.
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A plate of Monte Cristo sandwich with fresh fruit and raspberry jam for dipping.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

This Monte Cristo Sandwich recipe is a copycat of the famous Disneyland version, made with turkey, ham and cheese. The sandwiches are battered then cooked to golden brown perfection. Serve with a side of raspberry jam for a unique meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.
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How long does cooked ham last?

You can keep cooked ham in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or freeze it for up to 3 months. I like to package my ham for the freezer in smaller sized bags so that I can just thaw a little at a time as needed to make these recipes.

How do you store cooked ham?

The best way to store your cooked ham is to slice it off the bone, then store the slices in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you’re planning to freeze your ham, I like to dice it into chunks, then package it in freezer store bags.

Several images of ham recipes such as ham sliders, ham and potato soup and ham and egg cups.
A plate of ham and egg cups topped with diced tomatoes and chives.

Ham and Egg Cups

These ham and egg cups are slices of ham pressed into muffin tins, then filled with cheese and eggs and baked to perfection. Top with tomatoes and herbs for an easy make ahead breakfast option.
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Ham and cheese pinwheels are an easy savory party snack.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

These hot ham and cheese pinwheels are rolls loaded with plenty of meat and swiss, then topped with a butter poppy seed sauce and baked to golden brown perfection. I serve ham and cheese roll ups at every party and there are never any leftovers!
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A bowl of ham and potato soup loaded with veggies in a creamy broth.

Ham and Potato Soup

This ham and potato soup is made with diced ham, Russet potatoes, carrots, celery and white cheddar cheese, all in a thick and creamy broth. An easy dinner option that’s hearty, comforting and quick to make!
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Ham and cheese sliders on a serving plate, garnished with parsley.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

These ham and cheese sliders are Hawaiian rolls topped with plenty of sliced ham, swiss cheese and an onion poppy seed butter, then baked to gooey perfection. The ultimate party snack to feed a crowd!
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Ham casserole with egg noodles and broccoli, topped with melted cheese.

Ham Casserole

This ham casserole is egg noodles, broccoli and diced ham in a creamy sauce, all topped with cheese and baked to golden brown perfection. A comfort food classic that's the perfect way to use up leftover ham!
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These slow cooker black eyed peas are loaded with ham, sausage and veggies. The perfect crock pot meal to get your new year off to the right start!

Slow Cooker Black Eyed Peas

These slow cooker black eyed peas are loaded with ham, sausage and veggies. The perfect crock pot meal to get your new year off to the right start!
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A bowl of ham and corn chowder garnished with bacon.

Ham and Corn Chowder

This ham and corn chowder is a blend of diced ham, bacon, vegetables and potatoes, all simmered together in a rich and creamy broth. An easy and hearty dinner option that's the perfect way to use up leftover ham!
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Red beans and rice with sausage, ham and vegetables, topped with herbs.

Red Beans and Rice

This red beans and rice is dried red beans simmered with ham, vegetables, spices and sausage, then served over steamed rice. A classic comfort food dish that’s perfect for the heartiest of appetites!
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How to reheat leftover ham

If you just want to reheat your ham instead of using one of these recipes, you can reheat your ham by placing it in a baking dish covered with foil and baking it at 275 degrees until warmed through. If you’re reheating a whole ham, you can plan on heating it for 10 minutes per pound. For sliced ham, plan on 5-7 minutes per pound of ham.

Ham is too good to let it go to waste. Try transforming it into something amazing. With all these great ham recipes, you’ll find yourself looking forward to your leftovers just as much as the main holiday meal!

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      1. 5 stars
        Added 1 tsp. Chili flake, because we like everything with a little heat. Substituted fat free half and half for the cream and used roasted corn that I had roasted and frozen last summer. My husband said this was the best chowder he had ever had. Thank you!

  1. 5 stars
    How well do cream-based soups freeze? I have some leftover stock, too, so I was thinking about cooking it all up and then freezing it!

    1. Cream based soups typically don’t freeze well, so what I would recommend is making the soup without the cream, then freezing it and adding the cream when you thaw the soup and reheat it later!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this and so far everyone wants me to make it again except I added rice to make it more like chowder and people who normally ate 2nd helping wanted to eat 3rds but were way to full to eat more! And I made like triple this amount but very good thank you for sharing this recipe!

  3. Wow! What a list and they all look delish! I sure will bookmark this for future reference because more often than not, we have leftover ham.

  4. Christmas is never complete without ham! I just love that this post is filled with leftover ideas! I could really use these after the holidays are over. Thanks for the recipes, they all look so good!

  5. These are fantastic sounding recipes. We often have ham for special occasions and these leftover recipes will be great.

  6. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! All of these recipes look soooo good! I am normally not a fan of ham, but after seeing this post, I will definitely give some of these recipes a try! Gorgeous photos!

  7. I really hate seeing food go to waste, and these are all great recipes for using up leftover ham. It can be tough to get the whole family on board with eating leftovers, so I like the idea of having a bunch of ways to use up ham!

  8. These recipes look great! We love ham and sometimes run out of ideas to make with the leftovers. I’ve bookmarked this so I can wow my family after the holidays!

  9. These recipes look delicious! I can’t wait to start cooking more in our new home. It’s been such a long time since I made something brand new to our family. I have a deep freezer so I really should utilize it more and freeze those left overs!

  10. 5 stars
    These are awesome recipes. Ham and Turkey are tied with me for my favorite holiday food, so I am happy to see some great recipes for ham.

  11. 5 stars
    YES! Everybody always does leftover turkey recipes, but we have turkey AND ham at my house. Now I can whip up some amazing stuff with both!

  12. Does exactly what I need! I am having him for things giving along with turkey so I know there is going to be a lot of leftovers. I am going to pin this!

      1. You can pin this whole post by hitting the pin button at the top of the screen, or if you’d like to pin the individual recipes, you can click the links and pin from those sites! Hope that helps!

  13. We don’t eat ham in our house, but these are great ideas to use up ham! Whenever we make a big meal, we always have leftovers.