Ham Leftovers Recipes

Ham soup. Ham and egg bakes. Ham pasta. See plenty of ideas for using ham leftovers to make an easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Ham Cups and Eggs

Rating: 4.6 stars
This is a very simple recipe that came out of the hard times of the Great Depression. It uses few ingredients and inexpensive ingredients (leftovers work well). My family of six loves this meal. It is a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes and ham from a Sunday dinner. Add some Hollandaise sauce and it's almost eggs Benedict. Add and adapt the recipe to use up odds and ends in the fridge. Great meal for a Monday! Leftover chives or shredded cheese...add them to the potatoes. The recipe begs you to be creative and use up what you have. Garnish with parsley, grated cheese, or chopped scallions.

Grandma's Creamy Ham Casserole

Rating: 4.03 stars
One of my kid's favorite casseroles. Best recipe the day after a big ham supper!

Orzo Ham Salad

Rating: 4.21 stars
A delicious and light tasting orzo pasta and ham salad. Tastes even better the next day! It's a great use for leftover ham.

Classic Cuban Midnight (Medianoche) Sandwich

Rating: 4.66 stars
This is one of the more famous sandwiches straight out of the island of Cuba. This recipe came from my uncle who used to work at a restaurant in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and now works at a Cuban cafeteria here in Miami. This sandwich is best served with fried plantain chips and a cold mamey milkshake!

Ham, Potato and Broccoli Casserole

Rating: 4.38 stars
This is a great, easy to make, and nutritious casserole. You can add some macaroni pasta or try seasoning the potatoes before you bake. Put this dish in the freezer and bake whenever you're too lazy to cook! Can also be made with leftover cooked chicken.

Ham Spread

Rating: 4.26 stars
This recipe uses leftover ham with onion and dill pickle relish for a delicious sandwich spread or dip for crackers. You can substitute 10 green olives with pimentos for the dill pickle relish.

Leftover Ham and Vegetable Medley

Rating: 3.71 stars
Ham combined with tasty vegetables. Serve with cooked white rice. A great recipe to use up that leftover ham from the holidays.

Ham and Pineapple Dinner

Rating: 4.32 stars
A great take on a Hawaiian-style dinner. This one's great for that leftover ham. Cubed ham sauteed with onions and pineapple in a sweet sauce. Kids love it and it's great served over rice or noodles.

Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars
An easy cheesy dish that uses up that Christmas or Easter ham! My family looks forward to this one!

Easy Quiche

Rating: 4.72 stars
This is an easy mix-it-up-in-one-bowl-and-cook recipe. I make it for every brunch I attend. You may substitute chopped spinach for the broccoli if you wish.

Ham and Beans

Rating: 4.32 stars
My Mom created this recipe and I really enjoyed it as a child. As an adult, my taste changed just a bit so I modified her recipe to 'kick it up' a bit. It is fabulous even though the ingredients list is quite short! This is a must make with leftover ham and everyone agrees it's absolutely delicious.

Brunch Enchiladas

Rating: 4.42 stars
Enchiladas filled with ham, vegetables and cheese and baked in a creamy egg batter.

Inspiration and Ideas

Ham Cake-ettes
Rating: Unrated
"What a WONDERFUL way to use up leftover ham and mashed potatoes! This would also be great as a breakfast item served with over-easy eggs." – Molly
Ham Tetrazzini
Rating: Unrated
"It tastes as though you have worked for hours, [but] is super easy!" – MISSLIZA

Ham Bone and Green Split Pea Soup

Rating: 4.9 stars

Split pea soup is a great way to use a leftover Christmas ham bone!