Baked ham is always a good idea, especially when it comes to big holiday celebrations. But no matter how many people you serve, you are bound to have some leftovers of the juicy ham. Lucky for you, there are tons of recipes that will help you use up all of that leftover ham.
Ham is a must-have when it comes to holiday dinners like Christmas and Easter. It’s even a great treat for a Sunday night dinner with the family. No matter how much you eat, though, there will probably be some leftovers. Thankfully, you don’t need a special occasion to whip up one of these recipes to use up the leftover ham.
LEFTOVER HAM FOR EVERY OCCASION
Ham is a fan favorite. There is a reason why there are so many recipes for leftovers. The protein can be served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even as a quick snack or side dish. No matter which recipe you choose to use your leftover ham in, you really can’t go wrong.
1. HAM TETRAZZINI
Looking for a dish that everyone in your family will love? Look no further than ham tetrazzini. The super creamy dish is perfect for that make-ahead weeknight meal or to bring along to a potluck.
2. LEFTOVER HAM AND CHEESE BROCCOLI CASSEROLE
Love broccoli? How about cheese? Pasta too? Then you are sure to fall in love with this ham and cheese broccoli casserole.
3. HAM AND CHEESE SCONES
Leftover ham for breakfast might not sound like something you want to eat right when you wake up, but it will easily be when it is in the form of these ham and cheese scones. Double the recipe and keep some in the freezer, so you always have one on hand.
4. HAM AND CHEESE PINWHEELS
These ham and cheese pinwheels are almost too pretty to eat. Crescent dough surrounds leftover ham and Swiss cheese to make a truly mouthwatering bite.
5. HAM AND SWISS SLIDERS
When these ham and Swiss sliders are on the menu, you’ll forget that traditional sliders even exist. You might as well double the recipe as you’ll be going back for seconds and even thirds.
6. WHITE CHICKEN LASAGNA WITH HAM
Turn your leftover ham into a crowd-pleasing dinner with this white chicken lasagna with ham. The creamy, comforting meal will easily be a fan favorite.
7. LEFTOVER HAM AND BEAN SOUP
Give your soup a burst of flavor by adding in your leftover ham. The bold flavors will keep you nice and warm on a super chilly day.
LEFTOVER HAM RECIPES YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE
8. HAM AND CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
Start your day off on the right foot with a heaping serving of this ham and cheese breakfast casserole. The best part about this casserole — besides the incredible flavors — is that it could be made ahead, so you don’t have to rush in the morning.
9. BAKED HAM PENNE PASTA
Leftover ham, rich garlic, and a delectable creamy cheese sauce all come together to make this baked ham penne pasta. If your mouth is watering while looking at this picture, just wait until you take your first bite.
10. SCALLOPED POTATOES AND HAM
No matter what you serve for the main meal, this scalloped potato and ham side dish will be the star of the show. Bonus! This recipe only needs 10 minutes of prep to come together.
11. STUFFED SWEET POTATOES WITH HAM
Move over sour cream, there’s a new sweet potato stuffing in town. Fill your sweet potatoes with leftover ham and top with cheese. It will make for a truly delicious bite!
12. BOW TIE PASTA SALAD
There is a reason why this bow tie pasta salad is so popular. It’s perfect as a side dish for that summer BBQ or just any regular weeknight meal.
13. SHEET PAN BREAKFAST BAKE
A sheet pan breakfast with leftover ham, cheese, and eggs? Sign me up. This breakfast will have everything you could want to start your morning off right.
14. HAM AND CHEESE PUFFS
Good luck trying to eat just one of these ham and cheese puffs. They are truly addicting!
SIMPLE RECIPES FOR LEFTOVER HAM RECIPES
15. CREAMY HAM POTATO AND CORN CHOWDER
Soup isn’t just for the winter. Case in point: this creamy ham, potato, and corn chowder. It will be one of those creamy soups that you’ll want to make all year long.
16. HAM AND CHEESE QUICHE
Quiche is always a good idea for brunch, especially when this ham and cheese quiche is on the menu. Not a brunch fan? Serve it for dinner or even a mid-afternoon snack.
17. HAM AND CHEESE BAKED EGGS IN TOAST
Adding these ham and cheese baked eggs to your breakfast rotation will be the best decision of your week. Save them for the weekend so you can savor every bite.
18. SAVORY HAM AND CHEESE BREAD PUDDING
Bread pudding and ham is the combination you never knew you needed. The savory side dish will be the perfect addition to any meal.
19. CHEESY HAM AND POTATO CASSEROLE
You might as well double this cheesy ham and potato casserole recipe from the start because it is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Save this one for a potluck or dinner with the family.
Let your family enjoy the leftover ham for days to come with all of these different recipes. All of them will be so good, they won’t realize they’ve been eating the same protein all week.
No matter which recipe you choose, you are bound to have a delicious meal. All of the recipes are super simple and quick to whip up.