Best Ever Leftover Ham Recipes! – Spend with Pennies

Cooked ham recipes

Ham is a holiday favorite and the perfect Sunday dinner! We love roasted in the oven, simmered or even smoked. Add a caramelized sweet frosting, salt, pineapple or mustard.

As much as we love the main event, I think we love leftovers even more. Below are

our favorite leftover ham recipes

Collage of our favorite leftover ham recipes with a title

What to do with leftover


My family prefers glazed ham to turkey and I love that it’s so easy to make! Very little preparation work is needed (especially if you cook a spiral ham or cook it in the air fryer).

But one of the

best parts of a great meal (like a baked ham dinner) is the leftovers! Start by simply reheating leftover ham slices and eating them as is, or get creative with our favorite leftover ham recipes below!

To reheat

leftover ham

Preheat the oven to 325°F and cover the leftover ham in a shallow baking dish. Add 1/2 cup of broth to the plate and reheat for 20-25 minutes or until hot. This will vary depending on the size of the ham, how it is cut (thick vs. fine) and how much ham will be reheated.

Do you only need to reheat a piece or two? Try reheating the leftover ham in the air fryer. Note that the ham is already cooked, so it only needs to be reheated, not cooked!

How to store leftover


So how long exactly does cooked ham last? It will last a few days in the fridge or longer in the freezer. Dice and pack it in 1-cup portions to make it easy to use in recipes! A ham bone makes great soups. Keep it in the freezer and then use it directly frozen!

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Refrigerator: Leftover cooked ham (spiral or other) can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. (This also includes the leftover beef ham sandwich once opened.) Freeze it and it will last longer.

Freezer: Leftover ham should be well sealed (or vacuum sealed) and leftovers can be frozen for up to 2 months.

  • Black Eyed Peas Recipe (with ham) is a bit like a soup but with less broth. So thick and tasty, perfect to serve with rice.
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu is made from chicken breast rolled with cheese and ham. Just look at that picture! So hard to resist.
  • The ham balls are made from ground ham and then topped with a sweet red sauce. This recipe is definitely a gatekeeper.
  • Linguine Carbonara is a creamy Italian dish, made with a white sauce and pieces of ham. So delicious.
  • Scalloped potatoes and ham gives a little twist to the classic scalloped potatoes. Add some ham and this classic side dish becomes the main course.
  • The broccoli cheese casserole

  • with ham combines a cream sauce, noodles, broccoli and ham. Even kids will love this one
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  • Cordon Bleu casserole! (There’s no cream of soup in this!) Impress guests not only with the name but also with the dish itself. Very well.
  • Creamy Baked Tortellini is a recipe with so many options and complements. So creamy, and filling.
  • Cheesy Ham Casserole is made with three types of cheese, a white sauce and ham. So sumptuous.

The ham salad is ideal for using leftover ham and for sandwiching between two slices of white bread.

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Monte Cristo Sandwich is the king of grilled cheese sandwiches.

Ham Soup Recipes

Leftover diced ham is a tasty addition to soups and stews. It pairs well with sweet vegetables like corn and sweet potatoes and adds great flavor to cream or potato-based soups.

As for what to do with the leftover hambone… It is ideal for ham soups or to make a tasty ham broth.

  • 15 Bean Soup is such a filling and hearty soup perfect for meals
  • on a budget.

  • Instant Pot Ham & Bean Soup is a quick and easy way to have a comfort stew on the table in minutes
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  • Great Northern Beans and Ham is full of delicious northern hams and white beans. This soup is so good.
  • Easy Crock Pot Ham and Potato Soup is a creamy soup perfect for those cold winter nights.
  • Ham bone soup (slow cooker) is a clear soup. It’s a great way to use that Easter ham.
  • Ham and Corn Chowder is a simple soup made from ham and corn. So smooth and creamy, this soup is delicious.
  • {Crock Pot Version} ham soup is the perfect soup for a tight budget. It is stuffed with beans and ham and cooked long and slowly in the vessel.
  • Split Pea Soup is a creamy creation that is so simple and easy to make.
  • Denver Omelet is a loaded omelet that oozes cheese!
  • Ham & Spinach Frittata is an excellent dish to make for Sunday brunch. This omelette is filled with a splash of green ham and abundant.
  • CrockPot Breakfast Casserole puts that crockpot to work. This recipe makes serving brunch easy without the hassle.
  • Denver Egg Casserole is a crustless egg casserole, making it perfect for those on a low-carb keto diet.
  • The Hash Brown breakfast casserole is the perfect dish to serve when a crowd is heading for brunch.
  • Easy Quiche Recipe is a simple version of a classic recipe. Add some ham and turn the eggs into a hearty dish.
  • Ham Breakfast Hash is meant to keep everyone energized for the morning.
  • Breakfast enchiladas are loaded and ready for breakfast. So filling and delicious.
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10 more ways to use

leftover ham

Ham is such an easy cut of meat to cook. Use it to replace chicken or ground beef. It also makes great sandwiches or is perfect for snacking on its own!

Add it instead of chicken in a

  1. quick fried rice recipe!
  2. Replace chicken in your favorite

  3. chicken pie recipe
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  5. Serve a simple ham sandwich by frying the ham and putting it on toast with cheddar cheese and mustard
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  7. Top your favorite pizza dough with ham (or add it to a frozen pizza).
  8. Cut the leftover ham into small pieces and add it to the buttered peas.
  9. Garnish your favorite baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese and ham for an easy meal!
  10. Add ham and cheddar to homemade cookies and serve hot with butter.
  11. Add ham to almost any pasta salad or macaroni salad recipe!
  12. Add diced ham to scrambled eggs or omelets.
  13. Chop it and add it to mashed potatoes or mashed potatoes

Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite leftover ham recipe is!

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