40+ Leftover Ham Recipes

From casseroles and soups and everything in between, these Leftover Ham Recipes are a great way to use up those Christmas leftovers.

The holiday season is upon us, and so are all of the holiday meals. And that can only mean one thing at our house- we will most definitely be indulging in ham dinners of some sort.

No matter how far ahead I plan in advance, I always end up with extra ham. And while leftover ham makes great ham sandwiches the next day, there are only so many of those I can eat.

​If you’re like me and always have ham leftovers- you’re in luck! I’ve rounded up my favorite leftover ham recipes all in one place. From hearty soup to penne pasta in a creamy sauce, you’re sure to find smoothing you love in these easy leftover ham recipes.

Best Leftover Ham Recipes

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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

4.31 from 13 votes
These EASY Ham and Cheese Pinwheels have crusty, flaky dough that envelops hot ham and a melty combination of cheese! The perfect appetizer!
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White Bean and Ham Soup

5 from 5 votes
A hearty ham soup recipe seasoned with fresh herbs, vegetables and then a splash of my secret ingredient. The best use for leftover ham!
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Ham Salad

4.47 from 28 votes
The best Ham Salad Recipe using leftover ham, minced vegetables, hard boiled egg and a lightly seasoned creamy mayonnaise base. Serve with crackers or as a sandwich. 
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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

4.50 from 24 votes
With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this eggless Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is a perfect easy breakfast.
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Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

4.01 from 261 votes
Ham and Cheese Sliders are easy, cheesy and delicious! One of the best recipe for parties of all types, from baby showers and birthday parties to holiday parties and casual family get-togethers.
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This Ham and Cheese Egg Soufflé recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch, and great for a crowd! Made up of eggs, ham, cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives! #eggsoufflé #cheesesoufflé #soufflérecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Ham and Cheese Egg Souffle Recipe

4.21 from 24 votes
This fluffy Ham and Cheese Egg Soufflé is made with eggs, chopped ham, grated cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and minced chives. The best breakfast ever!
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Eggs Benedict Casserole

5 from 8 votes
This EASY Eggs Benedict Casserole combines all of those flavors of a traditional eggs Benedict in an easy make-ahead recipe!
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Creamy Tortellini and Ham Pasta - An easy pasta recipe ready in just 20 minutes! Peas, broccoli, ham and cheese tortellini! www.savoryexperiments.com

Creamy Ham and Cheese Tortellini

4.60 from 10 votes
Creamy Ham and Cheese Tortellini uses an easy alfredo sauce recipe with cubed ham, peas, broccoli and seasonings to make a 20 minute one-pot meal! 
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Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe - A quick and easy weeknight meal that's so much cheaper, tastier and healthier than take-out! Make it a vegetarian meal or add ham. www.savoryexperiments.com

Pineapple Fried Rice

4.50 from 4 votes
Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe – A quick and easy weeknight meal that’s so much cheaper, tastier and healthier than take-out! Make it a vegetarian meal or add ham.
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Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Simple Eggs Benedict tops toasted English muffins with wilted spinach, Canadian bacon, perfectly poached eggs and easy hollandaise sauce. 
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Spicy Hawaiian Calzones

5 from 5 votes
Spicy Hawaiian Calzones are an easy calzone recipe that will help you make the perfect calzone from the comfort of your own home. Pineapple, ham and jalapeños make these rock!
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Get ready for these Western Egg Muffins to be your favorite type of Breakfast Eggs. Whether you are eating these baked egg cups at home or on the road, they are sure to be delicious! #bakedeggcups #breakfasteggs #eggmuffins www.savoryexperiments.com

Western Egg Cups

5 from 4 votes
Western Egg Muffins Recipe- make ahead and portable, these Western Egg Cups are easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd, even let the kids make their own!
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Cuban Sliders are made with layers of ham, pickles, and cheese between delicious sweet Hawaiian rolls. An easy and yummy appetizer! #cubansliders #minicubansandwiches www.savoryexperiments.com

Cuban Sliders

4.53 from 59 votes
Cuban Sliders are made with layers of ham, pickles, and cheese between delicious sweet Hawaiian rolls. An easy and yummy appetizer! 
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Ham and Corn Chowder

This ham and corn chowder is a blend of diced ham, bacon, vegetables and potatoes, all simmered together in a rich and creamy broth. An easy and hearty dinner option that’s the perfect way to use up leftover ham!
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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

This scalloped potatoes and ham recipe is a layered casserole of thinly sliced potatoes in cheese sauce with diced ham, all baked together to golden brown perfection!
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Ham and Cheese Biscuits

These Ham and Cheese Biscuits are filled with colby jack cheese and smoky ham. They’re a spectacular way to amp up the flavor of classic biscuits, with appetizing ham and cheese flavor in every bite!
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Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Casserole

Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Casserole is creamy, cheesy with bits of juicy ham. A simple recipe that's a warm and comforting meal the whole family will love!
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Ham and Cheese Omelet

Learn the secret to making the perfect Ham and Cheese omelet. This fancy egg recipe is loaded with savory cheese and diced ham and easier to make than you may think!
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Creamy Pasta With Ham and Peas

This all in one meal is a delicious combination of pasta with ham, peas, and just enough creamy Parmesan cheese sauce.  It is a great way to use leftover ham and is sure to have everyone asking for seconds! 
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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tots

This simple Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tots is a perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for tater tot LOVERS. A fluffy egg layer with ham, cheddar and peppers topped with crispy tater tots–literally tots in every bite! 10 minutes to prep and something the whole family will love!
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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

This Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup recipe is a great way to make use of that leftover holiday ham bone. Cooking it low and slow is the best method for creating creamy, delicious split pea soup!
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Denver Omelet Pizza

This Denver Omelet Pizza is a fast and simple Italian dinner recipe ready in just 30 minutes! A homemade crust is topped with a white pizza sauce, ham, green bell pepper, eggs, and cheese.
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Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Hash

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Hash is the perfect day-after-Christmas meal! Throw your leftover ham in a Crockpot with some hash browns and onions for an amazing one-pot meal for any time of day.
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Ham Pickle Dip

Ham Pickle Dip is great for events such as the Super bowl or a pool party. Of course, it is also a wonderful way to use up leftover holiday ham as well! With Easter right around the corner this is a good recipe to have on hand.
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Ham Potato Au Gratin

This delicious Ham Potato Au Gratin recipe is easy to make and the sort of comfort food your family will crave again and again. The satisfying casserole of gratin potatoes is creamy and rich, with plenty of melted cheese and is a great way to use up leftover ham!
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Ham & Corn Pasta Bake 

Cold days call for a hearty pasta dish! This Ham & Corn Pasta Bake is cooked in a silky cream sauce and loaded with savory ham & sweet corn.
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Ham and Pineapple Cheese Ball

A sweet and savory twist on the classic holiday appetizer, this Ham and Pineapple Cheese Ball is a perfect party snack to spread on crackers or veggies. You can also make this gluten free appetizer recipe ahead of time and even use up your leftover holiday ham!
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Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Hearty, filling, and shockingly easy to put together, my Instant Pot scalloped potatoes and ham is a real crowd pleaser! Plus, it takes under an hour to prepare and make!
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Ham and Cheese Waffles

Combine two breakfast favorites with these savory Ham and Cheese Waffles. Perfect for a weekend brunch!
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Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Tater Tot Hotdish

Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Tater Tot Hotdish is a comforting family friendly dinner recipe made with leftover ham, a homemade cheese sauce and crispy tater tots in one easy casserole!
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Ham and Cheese Biscuits

These homemade ham and cheese biscuits are both tender and buttery. Made with black forest ham and sharp cheddar cheese, these easy drop biscuits are baked right in a cast iron skillet!
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Mustard & Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Balls

Ham balls are an Iowa tradition and for good reason, they are delicious! They are a great way to use leftover ham or a great excuse to put a ham on your shopping list!
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Teriyaki Ham Stir Fry

Teriyaki Ham Stir Fry is a delicious way to use your leftover ham. Simply dice it up, add a few budget ingredients and you’ve got a tasty dinner in less than 15 minutes!
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Inside Out Chicken Cordon Bleu

Inside Out Chicken Cordon Bleu is a simpler version of the classic. Made with breaded chicken cutlets topped with salty ham slices and melty Havarti cheese, this delicious meal packs all the flavor of classic chicken cordon bleu with less fuss!
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Ham and Egg Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Looking to jazz up your breakfast routine? Try these delicious Ham and Egg Breakfast Stuffed Peppers. Plump, colorful bell peppers are generously filled with a tasty combination of savory ham, creamy eggs, and herb-seasoned ricotta cheese filling!
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a simple twist on a classic dish. Rotisserie Chicken or leftover turkey, leftover ham and yummy stuffing make this a meal the whole family will love!
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Jalapeno Corn Chowder

This jalapeno corn chowder utilizes leftover ham and tastes amazing. Creamy, cheesy, and flavorful – just like any great chowder should be!
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Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche

This Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche is the perfect breakfast, brunch, or dinner meal.  It's incredibly easy to make and is the perfect way to use up some leftover ham!
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Ham and Beans

This ham and beans recipe is the best way to use up leftover ham! Creamy white beans cook with diced ham, vegetables and seasonings to make a simple, yet totally satisfying dish that is sure to get rave reviews!
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Instant Pot Navy Bean Soup

The holiday season is upon us! This delicious Instant Pot Navy Bean Soup recipe is a perfect use for leftover holiday ham. Made with just a few pantry staples, it is a hands-off simple soup recipe with tons of yummy flavor.
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While all recipes will be a little different, these are some common ingredients to grab at the grocery store.

  • Swiss cheese
  • Fresh parsley
  • Green onions
  • Chicken broth
  • Crescent rolls
  • Puff pastry
  • Pizza dough
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Bread crumbs
  • Mozzarella cheese

​You can store most of these recipes in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Check each specific recipe for exact details on how to store them.

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Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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  1. I can’t wait to try these perfect recipes. We always end up with so much leftover ham now I will have a use for it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I am in awe of all these fantastic recipes to make with ham. I can’t wait to get started on making all of them. Yum!