30+ Ideas For Leftover Ham: {Recipes}

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You’ve cooked a delicious ham and that means lotsa leftovers over the next few days…how about trying a new dish or two.

A Favorite On The Holiday TableThis Recipe Hit List features three dozen ideas that I’ve handpicked from around the ‘net, making sure to cover breakfast, lunch and supper. Enjoy!

  1. Creamy Casserole: Ingredients include whole wheat egg noodles, water, broccoli florets, chopped carrot, fat free milk reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup, reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese, light cream cheese (with chives & onions), breadcrumbs. From The Novice Chef.
  2. Cheesy Casserole With Broccoli: Ingredients include boxes of macaroni & cheese, frozen broccoli florets, canned chopped tomatoes, chopped green onions, milk, half & half or heavy cream, butter, fresh mozzarella, grated Parmesan cheese, prepared yellow or Dijon mustard, panko breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. From Cooking By The Seat Of My Pants.
  3. Breakfast Casserole: Ingredients include large eggs, large egg whites, nonfat milk, Dijon mustard, fresh rosemary, freshly ground pepper, chopped spinach, whole-grain bread, chopped jarred roasted red peppers, shredded Gruyere or Swiss Cheese. From Eating Well.
  4. Casserole with Cabbage: Ingredients include butter (or margarine), sweet onion, minced garlic, thinly sliced cabbage, small potatoes, white wine, dried parsley, salt and pepper. From Food.com.
  5. Fried with Redeye Gravy: Ingredients include unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, brewed coffee, light brown sugar, thyme sprig. From Fine Cooking.
  6. Cheesy Potato Bake: Ingredients include chopped onion, butter, flour, salt, dry mustard, pepper, milk, shredded cheese, cooked potatoes, chopped fresh parsley. From Never Enough Thyme.
  7. Bucati Carbonara: Ingredients include frozen peas, eggs, italian blend finely shredded cheese, bucati pasta or spaghetti. From What’s Cookin, Chicago?
  8. Macaroni and Cheese: Ingredients include dried short macaroni pasta (elbow, corkscrew, shells), butter, flour, whole milk, grated Monterey Jack cheese, freshly ground black pepper, diced tomatoes, coarse breadcrumbs and flat-leaf parsley. From Culinate.
  9. Cheddar & Scallion Cups: Ingredients include eggs, whole milk, black pepper, Italian bread pieces, grated sharp cheddar, chopped scallions. From Kitchen Daily.
  10. Pineapple Melts: Ingredients include whole wheat english muffins, honey dijon mustard, pineapple, cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce. From Closet Cooking.
  11. Cheesy Pasta Bake: Ingredients include whole wheat penne pasta, extra sharp cheddar cheese, sliced mushrooms, white wheat flour, milk and pepper. From Joy In My Kitchen.
  12. Baked Omelets: Ingredients include eggs, milk, seasoning salt, shredded Cheddar, shredded Mozzarella, minced onion, minced peppers. From What’s Cooking.
  13. Casserole with Potatoes: Ingredients include butter, all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, sour cream, cubed Velveeta, shredded Colby cheese, hard-cooked eggs, cubed cooked potatoes, dried minced onion, minced fresh parsley. From Taste of Home.
  14. Spicy Creole Jambalaya: Ingredients include cooked ham, smoked sausage and chicken, butter, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, chopped celery, minced garlic, canned Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, water, creole seasoning and rice. From Cajun Delights.
  15. Split Pea Soup: Ingredients include olive oil, diced onion, minced garlic, diced carrots, diced celery, potato, chicken or vegetable stock, dried split peas, bay leaf, salt and pepper. From For The Love of Cooking.
  16. Savory Spiral Stuffed Rolls: Ingredients include roll dough, softened cream cheese, softened butter, finely chopped broccoli, shredded cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, finely chopped green onions. From My Kitchen Cafe.
  17. Savory Cheese Bread: Ingredients include all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, large eggs, whole milk, olive oil, Gruyere cheese. From The Naptime Chef.
  18. Bow Ties With Peas: Ingredients include bow-tie pasta, coarse salt and ground pepper, butter, diced onion, frozen peas, half-and-half, grated Parmesan cheese. From Martha Stewart.
  19. Navy Bean Soup: Ingredients include navy beans, a meaty bone, olive oil, diced onion, diced carrots, diced celery, minced garlic, thyme, water, chicken or vegetable stock, salt and pepper. From Savoring Time In The Kitchen.
  20. Pineapple Pocket: Ingredients include crushed pineapple (in juice), dark brown sugar, maple or pancake syrup, Dijon mustard, green onion sliced, French bread dough. From Kraft Foods.
  21. Cuban Fried Rice: Ingredients include fresh pineapple, olive oil, long grain rice, sliced sweet peppers, sliced jalapeno pepper, black beans, lime wedges. From Better Homes & Gardens.
  22. Deviled Salad Sandwiches: Ingredients include mayonnaise, grainy mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, cornichons or dill pickles, sliced sweet onion, sandwich bread. Found at Sweetnicks.
  23. Herb Scones: Ingredients include all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, fine sea salt, unsalted butter, buttermilk, chopped fresh herbs. From Little Chef & I.
  24. Flaky Cheddar Biscuits: Ingredients include all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking soda, salt, salted butter, buttermilk, cheddar cheese. From Craftzine.
  25. Easy Noodles: Ingredients include chicken broth, water, dumpling egg noodles, frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrots & cheese flavored sauce. From Pillsbury.
  26. Pasta with Gruyere: Ingredients include butter, chopped onion, salt, dried thyme, pepper, all purpose flour, milk, shredded Gruyere or Cheddar cheese, Dijon mustard, pasta, fresh spinach (chopped), grape tomatoes. From Canadian Living.
  27. Casserole with Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Ingredients include brussels sprouts, olive oil, fresh cracked black pepper, Panko bread crumbs, fresh Parmesan, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, rice wine or white vinegar, cream of celery soup. From Paula Deen for Smithfield.
  28. Crescent Breakfast Casserole: Ingredients include a can of crescent rolls, fried and crumbled bacon or choice of breakfast meat, beaten eggs, shredded cheese, milk, salt and pepper, cooking spray. Recipe found at Bakin’ And Eggs.
  29. Pie (with Leeks): Ingredients include sliced leeks, flour, butter, milk, grated cheese, mustard powder, bay leaf, salt and pepper, puff pastry, milk or beaten egg. From Butcher, Baker.
  30. Potato Cakes: Ingredients include desiree potatoes, beaten egg, sliced green onions, chopped flat-leaf parsley, hot English mustard, dried breadcrumbs, olive oil cooking spray, mixed salad greens, sweet mustard pickle. From Taste.com.au.
  31. Easy Pasta: Mix cubes of meat with small shell pasta (cooked), peas, milk, flour, shredded sharp Cheddar and grated Parmesan. From Woman’s Day.
  32. Two Comforting Soups: Cook the bone at a slow simmer the day before (about 4 hours), then cool the stock and use it make an old-fashioned vegetable soup or a yellow split pea soup. From Canada.com.
  33. Fried Rice with Pineapple & Fried Egg: Dinner’s ready in 30 minutes with this dish, loaded with ingredients such as diced onion, minced garlic, minced ginger, peas, cooked white rice, pineapple rings, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, hot sauce and more. From Paula Deen.
  34. Egg Bake: Made with ground mustard, seasoned salt, baking powder, sour cream, milk, eggs, chopped tomato, shredded cheese, chives and more. From Betty Crocker.
  35. Casserole With Asparagus: Made with Bisquick mix, condensed cream of asparagus soup, Italian-style cheese blend (shredded), milk and asparagus. From Betty Crocker.
  36. Mini-Frittatas: Easy peasy to make (pour egg mixture in a 6-cup muffin pan), ingredients include large eggs, half-and-half, salt and assorted mix-ins (such as shredded cheddar, veggies, leftover cooked meats, etc.). From Disney’s FamilyFun.

Leftovers are also great in breakfast burritos and omelets.

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Published: April 9, 2009
Updated: September 4, 2012

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5 Comments to “30+ Ideas For Leftover Ham: {Recipes}”
  1. Sunny says:

    Just had to add that Eternity is defines as two and a ham. We had one for Xmas and it lasted until Valentines Day. My favorite thing to make was Croque Monsieur.

    • TipNut says:

      “Just had to add that Eternity is defines as two and a ham.”

      LOL! I’ve never heard that before Sunny, hilarious! :lol:

  2. Robyn says:

    I am thrilled to have my Baked Omelets as your # 5 choice. Glad you like them!
    :) Rob

  3. SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen says:

    Thanks for featuring my recipe! I’m honored :) Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Doug Gray says:

    You should give consideration to publishing the nutritional data for the recipes, for those of us who are Diabetic and weight conscious.


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