The 50 Best Recipes for Leftover Ham

Wondering what to make with leftover ham? Whether you're looking for the perfect ham casserole recipe, the best ham sandwich, soups to make with a hearty ham bone, or anything in between, we've got you covered.

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin
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Breakfast Recipes with Ham

Anyone who's read Dr. Seuss knows that eggs and ham go well together (though you won't find any recipes for the green variety here). These breakfast recipes for leftover ham usually pair ham with eggs or its other natural partner: cheese.

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Ham and Cheese Egg Casserole - A jalapeño pepper adds a welcome kick to this breakfast casserole that uses cottage cheese and egg as its base.

Ham and Hash Brown Casserole - This breakfast casserole that utilizes a bag of frozen hash browned potatoes is guaranteed to feed a big family for at least an entire weekend.

Mexican Egg Breakfast (Huevos Motuleños) - The translation of this delectable dish is "eggs in tortillas with ham and peas," and although that explains what it is, it doesn't describe how simple and delicious it tastes.

Ham and Cheese Muffins - Make to-go breakfasts for the work- and school-week with this ham and cheese muffin recipe.

Ham and Cheese Waffles - Waffles can also be turned into a convenience food if you simply freeze them in Ziploc bags, so make sure to make extra of these melt-in-your mouth breakfast treats.

Snacks and Appetizers Made with Ham

If you have a lot of ham to use up, don't stop at meals! These super-tasty snacks and appetizers that you can make with leftover ham will give you a good excuse to shovel even more ham into your mouth!

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastries - These simple pastry roll-ups from Ina Garten of the Food Network use Gruyere cheese and Pepperidge Farm frozen puff pastries.

Ham and Chive Fritters - Just try to keep your family away from these little balls of deliciousness from the Spoon Fork Bacon blog. 

Hot Ham and Cheese Dip - How about some ham in dip form? This dip uses Cheddar and Swiss cheese, but you could substitute any melty cheese you like.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels - Super easy to make, these crescent-roll appetizers from Sandra Lee bake into a decadent treat.

Dijon Ham and Asparagus Roll-Ups - Substitute the cheese for asparagus and you have a much healthier version of the above! The Dijon mustard makes these snacks irresistible. 

Ham and Boursin Cucumbers - Sometimes the most delicious appetizers are the most simple. These light and crisp appetizers are perfect if you're tired of heavy ham casseroles.


About the Author

Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Bruce Lubin and Jeanne Bossolina-Lubin are the proud parents of three boys and more than a dozen books. After saving thousands per year using everyday tips and simple lifehacks, they started their own business in the hopes of sharing their knowledge with others. They have been known to go into their friends' refrigerators to turn their eggs upside down so that they last longer.