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Leftover Ham Recipes

Find new ways to use up ham with these delicious Leftover Ham Recipes. 21+ recipes from soups to breakfast bakes, salads and tasty main dishes.

Leftovers Rejoice!

If you find yourself with loads of leftover ham from a big holiday ham dinner, and are looking for ways to use it up, then you’re in the right place! Here are 21+ Best Leftover Ham recipes. All easy, all quick, and all delicious.

Creamed Ham on Toast

Creamed Ham is the ultimate leftover ham recipe! You can serve this creamy and flavourful dish over toast, noodles or rice (I use this recipe for leftover turkey too).

a top down view of creamed ham on toast on a white plate with a gold fork

Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche

One of my most favourite ways to use up leftover ham is in a Crustless Quiche or Frittata. Ham, cheese and eggs just go together perfectly. I’ll often make this as a quick weeknight dinner.

A dish with baked Crustless Ham and Cheese Quiche

Easy Sliders

Make these Pepperoni Pizza Sliders and add thin slices of leftover ham. Delicious and easy! You can also make simple ham and cheese sliders.

a pepperoni slider is being lifted out of a baking dish. there are strings of cheese coming off the cheesy sandwich

Easy Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Bake

This Easy Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Bake is a great way to use up ham. This recipe is perfect for brunch or dinner!

a top down view of a breakfast bake in a white dish. the bake is cut into squares and one is missing from the dish

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake

Add leftover slices or chunks of ham to this Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake. This breakfast casserole made with bread, cheddar cheese and ham, is such a delicious way to use up leftovers.

a white baking dish filled with a ham and cheese casserole

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Add diced ham to this Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Ham, broccoli and cheese are a flavour match in foodie heaven.

a close up of a yellow bowl filled with broccoli soup

Easy 30-Minute Corn Chowder

You can also add diced ham to this Corn Chowder. The smokiness from the ham is a delicious addition to this creamy soup.

a top down view of a bowl of corn chowder garnished with sliced green onion

Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

Add diced ham to pasta salads like this Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad. Ham is a delicious addition to almost any kind of pasta salad. Then load them up with vegetables and you’ve got dinner!

a top down view of a bowl of Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Leftover chopped ham is a delicious addition to this Loaded Baked Potato Soup. If you wish, you can leave out the bacon in this recipe and use leftover ham instead.

small bowls filled with baked potato soup garnished with sliced green onion, shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits

Cream Cheese Pinwheels

Add leftover minced ham to cream cheese pinwheels. You can use this recipe as a base, but tailor it to the ham by using a plain or chive cream cheese, leave out the taco spice, and add in some peppers and green onions.

a white plate filled with sliced pinwheel bites filled with cream cheese and vegetables

Cheesy Ham and Zucchini Bake

This Cheesy Ham Zucchini Bake is perfect for all occasions: breakfast, brunch, lunch, a snack, side dish or even a light dinner! Ready in 1 hour.

a square of cheesy ham zucchini bake on a plate with a green salad

More Ideas for Leftover Ham:

  • Make simple sliced cheese and ham sandwiches. Swiss cheese is especially delicious.
  • Add ham to grilled cheese. These Hawaiian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are delicious!
  • Diced ham is delicious added to this Easy Mac & Cheese with Broccoli
  • Make Ham Salad Sandwiches. I’ll share this tasty recipe soon, but basically you finely mince ham, then mix it with mayonnaise, a little mustard, salt, pepper and minced onion. So good.
  • Fry slices of ham and enjoy them for breakfast alongside eggs.
  • Substitute the bacon in these Egg Breakfast Cups with thinly sliced ham.
  • Make a pot pie with leftover ham. You can use this recipe for Chicken Pot Pie, but substitute the chicken with ham.
  • Toss cubed ham into Macaroni and Cheese.
  • Add minced ham to these Zucchini Cheddar Biscuits.
  • Layer in some thinly sliced ham to a delicious batch of Scalloped Potatoes.
  • Toss leftover ham onto homemade pizza (this is my pizza dough recipe). Hawaiian pizza is always a favourite!
  • Make breakfast sandwiches with leftover sliced ham.
  • Serve baked beans with leftover ham. This is delicious over toast too!
  • Split Pea Soup is also a popular recipe for leftover ham.

Tip! You can basically substitute bacon in any recipe with ham!

Ready to use up your Christmas and Easter ham leftovers? I hope you found some delicious new ways to use up your leftovers. If you have a favourite, or something I missed, feel free to share it in the comment section below.

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