Ultimate Leftover Ham Recipe Ideas

Here are some of my favorite leftover ham recipe ideas to inspire and entice you. Now the holiday meal is over and hopeful everyone has recovered from the sugar high. After cleaning and relaxing, it is the perfect time to figure out what to do with all the left over ham.

15 Ultimate Leftover Ham Recipe Ideas

Ham on a roll

Tried and true, and the best way to eat those leftovers. Add a slice of ham to a roll and eat. Very delicious, simple and easy.

Ham on a roll, leftover ham recipe ideas
Ham on a roll

Scrambled eggs

Add a little chopped ham to your scrambled eggs. You can add a few chopped onions and red or green peppers if you are feeling fancy as well.

Chef Salad

Make a chef salad. Layer romaine lettuce with other chopped veggies like carrots, onion tomatoes, celery and cucumber. Top with a sliced boiled egg, cheese and chopped ham. Very healthy, too.

Chef Salad
Chef Salad

Navy bean soup

Cook the ham bone with water and navy beans for 60 to 90 minutes. Add chopped ham and enjoy. The tradition in family is to serve this yummy soup with a dab of ketchup. 

Ham and veggie hash

Chop potatoes, onions, cauliflower, and bell peppers. Fry in a little oil until veggies are soft. Add chunks of ham. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.

Low carb Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Looking for something a little healthier? Try this ham casserole with cauliflower rice. It is packed with veggies but is rich and creamy and very satisfying. Get the recipe here.

Cauliflower Ham Caserole, leftover ham recipe ideas
Cauliflower Ham Caserole

Pasta Salad

Add into a pasta salad. Combine cooked and cooled pasta, chopped onions, red bell peppers and broccoli cut into bit sized pieces with chopped ham. Toss with mayonnaise or a light vinaigrette salad dressing.

Ham Pasta Salad

Denver Omelet

Always fast and easy, omelets are a great way to enjoy your leftover ham. Crack 2 to 3 eggs in a bowl, season with salt and pepper. Mix with a fork. Pout into a warmed and oiled skillett. Cover with chopped ham, cheddar cheese and chopped green bell peppers. Fold over and cook both sides to a light brown.

Omelet Cooking
Omelet Cooking

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Add 1/2 cup of chopped ham and 1/2 cup grated cheese to you favorite biscuit recipe. Mix it in after you have cut in the butter and before you add the liquid. Bake as usual.

Ham and veggie Soup

Cook up leftover ham juices, chopped ham and all of your favorite veggies for an easy meal. Try with chopped onion, garlic, carrots, celery and cauliflower. Season with a bay leaf and some oregano or thyme and salt and pepper.

Ham Soup, leftover ham recipe ideas
Ham Soup

Quesadilla Melt

Toss a flour tortilla in a skillet over medium heat and add mozzarella cheese and chopped ham. Fold in half and grill on both sides until golden brown.


Make a decked out sandwich with leftover ham. Layer your favorite bread or sandwich roll with ham cheese, lettuce, pickles, and sliced tomatoes. Add thin slices of cucumber for a extra crunch.

Ham Sandwich
Ham Sandwich


Add leftover ham to pasta. Cook your choice of pasta to al dente and drain. Make a creamy white sauce by melting 1 Tb. Butter over pasta then mix in 2 Tb. flour. Add 2 to 3 cups of milk or milk substitute. Cook over medium heat, this will thicken as it cooks. Add as much chopped ham as you want and season with salt and pepper.

Spanish Croquettes

A little bit more work to make but these savory fried bites are crispy on the outside and creamy in the middle. So delicious! Try this croquette recipe.



Add your other favorite veggies, pineapple and chunks of ham to a kabob stick. Grill and then glaze with your favorite bbq sauce or teriyaki sauce.

Ham Kabobs
Ham Kabobs

Don’t forget that when you are tired of the ham stick it in the freezer. Wait a few weeks and enjoy some of these leftover ham recipe ideas later!

You might also enjoy my Easy Dill Salmon Recipe!

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