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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
this soup is really delicious. I usually make pea soup with leftover ham, but decided to make this recipe instead, really happy I did. used dried thyme (about 1/2 tsp.) and I cooked the bacon along with the onions, carrots, and butter. SO GOOD!!!
thank you for posting this recipe.
Made this with leftover Christmas ham. Made just as directed except I added some celery. My husband and I both loved it. Will make again! Many thanks for the recipe.
Made this with leftover Ham from Christmas. I had to use dried thyme and canned corn but came out so delicious. Even my picky eaters added it to the “make again” list. Super easy. Would definitely be great with warm homemade bread.
Ok, I’ve had my share of New England chowder’s. And the best all allow each of the major ingredients to be balanced off a great cream induced broth. This recipe exceeds your expectations. It’s just missing one thing……. crusty warm French Bread, referred to as a baguette. .
We only have 2% lactose free milk. Will that work in this recipe.
Yes that should work!
Really really delicious! It’s so easy and I had everything on hand.
I (shockingly) had no frozen or canned corn on hand, so I skipped it, and I didn’t add the bacon. It was still good without!
This chowder is sooooo good! I don’t usually make chowder but this sounded like such a wonderful recipe to use the leftover ham and it did not disappoint. The smokiness of the ham and bacon come through and is wonderful surprise. Will try to get ham this Christmas just so I can make this chowder again. Thanks for sharing!
This recipe is ridiculous. It is so damn good, unreal. Thank you.
Do you think it will be ok without bacon? I don’t have any !
Yes it should be fine!
This recipe is absolutely amazing, I did up it to a cup of carrots but I like carrots. This soup is perfection and I will be making it again, it’s also incredibly easy!
Made this with leftover double smoked ham! Awesome! Wonder if it can be frozen
Made this with leftover spiral ham and it was DELICIOUS! Definitely a keeper recipe. I used red potatoes rather than russet and it still turned out well.
Just made this for supper. Had some leftover ham from a spiral ham. It was so delicious!!! Didn’t change anything on the recipe. Thanks for a great soup to add to my recipes.
Just made this for the family with leftover ham. We ate the whole thing! Due to gluten issues, I used cornstarch to thicken. And I didn’t have russets so used red, which obviously changed the consistency. So I used my immersion blend for more thickness. Oh and since I used home canned chicken broth, I had to add salt, but not much because of the ham. This was delicious. Thank you! My changes were because of lack of planning, not because the recipe needed it.
Fantastic chowder. Will become one of our standbys with leftover ham. I make my stock in the instant pot so the depth of flavour is really impressive and these ingredients just shine. Thank you!
Can this be made in a crockpot?
I think it would work fine but I haven’t tried it myself.
I make a lot of soup, and this was one of the best soups I’ve come across! I’ll be making it again in a couple of days. I put in more corn by accident and it was yummy. I think I’ll cut back on the milk by half. Thanks so much for a great recipe!
Just got finished making this chowder. It is so delicious. I did not change anything about the recipe nor would I. Was amazing just the way it was. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes!
So glad you enjoyed it, thank you for reporting back!
Just made this and loved it! Although I feel there was a lot of thyme in this soup. Almost over powering. Otherwise delicious! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Did you use dry thyme? If so you shouldn’t put the same amount as the fresh. I made that mistake years ago when I first started cooking. The recipe called for 1/2 cup of fresh parsley and I used 1/2 cup dried. Lol. It was super bad. But hey, I learned.
I did the same thing with cilantro once, many years ago, lesson learned the first time! LoL it was truly terrible but I never made that mistake again!