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Genius Uses for Leftover Ham: 59 Delicious Ham Recipes

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These delicious ham recipes are the best ways to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Here are 59 uses for leftover ham!

One of the very best things about holidays are the leftovers, am I right? For days afterward, you can eat those tasty dishes over and over. But…then you get a little tired of the same thing.

I mean, how many times can you eat ham?

But here’s the solution! See, you just need to repurpose the ham, and transform it into tasty casseroles, pasta recipes, soups, and sandwiches.

Here are 59 ideas for what to do with leftover ham. These ham recipes are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you have holiday guests staying with you, they will be so amazed at all the ways you can spruce up some ham.

So please take all that ham that’s left after Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving dinner, and make it delicious again!

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Before we dive into the best ways to use leftover ham, we’ll have a quick lesson in proper ham management.

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How long is leftover ham good for?

In the refrigerator, ham stays good for up to a week. To store cooked ham properly, just wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, foil, or in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.

Can you freeze leftover ham?

Absolutely! Ham keeps beautifully in the freezer for 2 months. Even longer if you preserve it with a Foodsaver.

You can save your future self time, and freeze it in the portion sizes you’ll be using it in later.

You can store it sliced or diced, or however you think you’ll be cooking with it.

The frugal side of me can’t help but chime in to remind you that ham is deeply discounted around the major holidays. Consider buying an extra one or two when it’s way on sale, and save it for future tasty, cheap meals.

Okay, let’s check out some scrumptious uses for all that leftover ham!

These delicious ham recipes are the best ways to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Here are 59 uses for leftover ham!

Breakfast Ideas: 

Baked Denver Omelet – Cooking Classy

Ham Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pizza –  Delish

Ham and Cheddar Zucchini Frittata – The Recipe Critic

Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Casserole – Plain Chicken

Cowboy Quiche – Pioneer Woman

Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches – Flying on Jess Fuel

Overnight Ham and Cheese Breakfast Enchiladas – The Girl Who Ate Everything

Ham and Cheese Waffles – Chocolate Moosey

Sweet Potato Hash with Ham – Dinner at the Zoo

Breakfast Cornbread Casserole – Food Network

Potato, Ham, and Cheese Crescent Quiches – Mom on Time Out

Microwave Ham and Potato Hash – My Recipes

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These delicious ham recipes are the best ways to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Here are 59 uses for leftover ham!

 

Soups & Salads: 

Maurice Salad – Natures Yoke

Leftover Ham Cobb Salad – Damn Delicious

Italian Ham Pasta Salad – Sarah Titus

Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham Chowder – The Chunky Chef

Ham and Corn Chowder – Spend With Pennies

Ham and Tortellini Soup – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Split Pea with Ham Soup – My Recipes

Mexican Ham and Bean Soup – My Recipes

Chicken, Ham, and Wild Rice Soup – The Gunny Sack

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These delicious ham recipes are the best ways to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Here are 59 uses for leftover ham!

Sandwich Ideas: 

Ham and Cheese Baked Sliders – Andrea Dekker

Ham and Mushroom Quesadilla – My Recipes

Ham and Swiss Stromboli – The Girl Who Ate Everything

Deviled Ham Spread – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Ham and Egg Salad – Plain Chicken

Grilled Turkey and Ham Sandwich – My Recipes

Waffle Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches – Food Network

Monte Cristo Sandwich – She Wears Many Hats

French Toast Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Brown Sugar Papa

Ham and Cheese Croissants with Honey Mustard Glaze – Kitchen Sanctuary

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These delicious ham recipes are the best ways to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Here are 59 uses for leftover ham!

Ham Casseroles (and other dinner ideas): 

Cheesy Leftover Ham and Rice Casserole – I Wash You Dry

Crock Pot Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Casserole – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Ham Fried Rice – My Recipes

Savory Bread Pudding – My Recipes

Shrimp and Ham Jambalaya – Food Network

BBQ Ham and Pineapple Kabobs – Goodness Gracious

Ham Pot Pie – Cooking with Krista

Mashed Potato Pie with Ham, Peas, Cheese, and Chives – The English Kitchen

Ham and Tator Tot Casserole – The Southern Lady Cooks

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These delicious ham recipes are the best ways to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Here are 59 uses for leftover ham!

Ham Pasta Recipes: 

Ham and Cheese Tortellini – Delish

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles – Kevin and Amanda

Ham and Penne Skillet – Julie’s Eats and Treats

Spicy Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham – Flamingo Toes

Ham and Cheese Lasagna – The Kitchen is My Playground

These delicious ham recipes are the best ways to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Here are 59 uses for leftover ham!

Ham Side Dish Ideas: 

Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Ham – Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Spinach and Ham Stuffed Baked Potatoes – My Recipes

Ham and Cheese Drop Biscuits – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Funeral Potatoes with Ham – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Hearty Ham and Cheddar Cornbread Muffins – Cooking Light

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Ham and Garlic – My Recipes

Leftover Ham and Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes – The Seasoned Mom

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These delicious ham recipes are the best ways to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Here are 59 uses for leftover ham!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipes:

Since nothing transforms leftover ham quite like chicken cordon bleu, it deserves its own category!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Quesadillas – Delish

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Casserole – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Pasta Bake – Lovely Little Kitchen

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Soup – Spend With Pennies

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Pizza – Recipes, Food, and Cooking

Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls – Mom on Time Out

Chicken Cordon Bleu Cups – High Heels and Grills

Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna – The Girl Who Ate Everything

I hope this list of delicious recipes gave you inspiration for all the uses for leftover ham. It can really be repurposed into so many totally different meals!

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