28 Slammin' Spam Recipes

Keep a few cans of Spam in the pantry for super-fast weeknight dinners. Spam is actually a wonderful source of quick protein, often used in place of bacon or ham in recipes like tacos, burgers, stir-fries, quesadillas, and other simple, family-friendly recipes. So grab a can, and let's get Spammin'! Here are 28 of our favorite ways to use Spam. 

SPAM Fries with Spicy Garlic Sriracha Dipping Spice
Photo by Buckwheat Queen.
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Spam® Musubi

Spam Musubi

"A popular snack in Hawaii, it's a type of sushi with marinated cooked spam. I got this recipe from a local Hawaiian friend," says user Rashad Maiden.

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Spam® and Eggs

Spam and Eggs

You just need three ingredients for this hearty breakfast recipe.

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Breaded Spam® Steaks

Breaded SPAM® Steaks
Melissa Goff

"Mmmm...we get these in chunks at the Minnesota State Fair as 'Spam Curds.' Drizzle with ranch and barbeque sauce," says user Purplebombshell.

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Spam® Tacos

Spam® Tacos
Soup Loving Nicole

Shredding the Spam® gives it more surface area to get extra crispy when pan-fried.

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Spam®, Cheese, and Spinach Muffins

Spam®, Cheese, and Spinach Muffins
Melissa Goff

"This recipe is totally forgiving. We really liked the thickness. The basil was wonderful but felt you could leave it out with the SPAM. It's a keeper for sure," says recipe reviewer Melissa Goff.

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Spam® and Potato Soup

SPAM and Potato Soup
Allrecipes Trusted Brands

This remake of classic potato soup swaps Spam® for traditionally used bacon.

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Spam® Pizza Burgers

Spam Pizza Burgers

"Lunch meat, cheese, and chili are blended and baked onto buns to make delicious pizza-like treats. Quick and simple," says user C Bogardus.

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Candied Spam® with Bacon

Candied SPAM with Bacon
Soup Loving Nicole

This sweet and savory dish also has a kick of heat thanks to the addition of black pepper.

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Spam® Fries with Spicy Garlic Sriracha Dipping Sauce

SPAM® Fries with Spicy Garlic Sriracha Dipping Sauce
Buckwheat Queen

"Deliciously salty and the kids loved them! The key is making sure they are crisp all around," says recipe creator The Gruntled Gourmand.

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Spam®aroni and Cheese

Spamaroni and Cheese
Spamaroni and Cheese. Jennifer Aleman

For when you need a quick weeknight dinner, this dish is doled out in about half an hour.

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Spam® Burgers

Spam Burgers
Soup Loving Nicole

"These tasty open-face Spam burgers are simple to make. Few ingredients, quick cooking time, and great taste," says user J Meissner.

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Breakfast Spam®adillas

Breakfast SPAM®adillas
Melissa Goff

All your breakfast favorites are conveniently wrapped in a tortilla for easy grabbing-and-going.

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Island-Style Fried Rice

Island-Style Fried Rice
Angela F.

"Everyone in Hawaii has their own version of fried rice. This is mine," says recipe developer chen.

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Mini Spam® Sandwiches

Mini Spam Sandwiches
Buckwheat Queen

These little sandwiches are a great finger food for your next potluck or party.

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Spam®-a-licious Not-So-Caesar Salad

Spam-a-licious Not-So-Caesar Salad
Soup Loving Nicole

"Don't underestimate the Spam," says user Jemma. "When cooked, it is almost indistinguishable from crispy bacon. Give it a try!"

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Bacon Spam® and Potato Pancakes

Bacon SPAM and Potato Pancakes
Soup Loving Nicole

Have leftover mashed potatoes on-hand? This easy recipe will use them up.

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Spam® Puffs

Spam® Puffs
gammaray (=

"This got me first place in a Spam cookoff," says user KerryT. "They are fast and easy hors d'oeuvres and are always a hit during Sunday football!"

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Spam® Cakes

SPAM Cakes

Now there's no need to cook your pancakes and Spam® separately thanks to this all-encompassing recipe.

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Spam® on the Go

Spam on the Go

"A can of Spam, spaghetti noodles, green onions, and garlic all sautéed with soy sauce and sesame oil," describes recipe creator Claudine.

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Barbecued Spam® Sandwiches

Barbecued Spam Sandwiches
Patty Cakes

Hearty Spam®, tangy slaw, and sweet barbecue sauce combine in this delicious sandwich.

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Spam® Pad Thai

SPAM® Pad Thai
Allrecipes Trusted Brands

"It was a really good simple recipe for when you're low on time but want something yummy," says user Mikaela Bello.

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Candied Spam® Waffles

Candied SPAM® Waffles
Allrecipes Trusted Brands

This recipe provides a sweet and savory breakfast with extra crunchy edges thanks to crisped up Spam®.

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Broiled Burgers with Spam®

Broiled Burgers with SPAM
Kaye Lynn

"Try these," says recipe reviewer Kaye Lynn. "You will be amazed at how good they are."

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Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Base Stew)

Budae Jjigae (Korean Army Base Stew)
Alison Madalinski

"This dish started after the Korean War when food was in short supply," says recipe creator Hingle McCringleberry. "Canned ham, hot dogs, and beans were taken from American military bases and mixed with traditional Korean kimchi, vegetables, noodles, and spicy seasonings to create a delicious spicy and hearty stew."

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French Toast and Spam® Sandwiches

French Toast and Spam Sandwiches

Four ingredients are all that's needed to create this impressive breakfast dish.

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Hot pa-Spam®-mi Sandwich

Hot pa-SPAM®-mi Sandwich

User Buckwheat Queen describes these sandwiches as "addictive."

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Over Easy Spam®-ocado Hash

Over Easy SPAM®-ocado Hash

Avocado and lime make this breakfast have a south-of-the-border flair.

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Spicy Teriyaki Spam® and Pineapple on a Hawaiian Roll

Spicy Teriyaki Spam® and Pineapple on a Hawaiian Roll
Melissa Goff

Spicy Sriracha and sweet pineapples combine for a balanced bite-size sandwich.

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