14+ Recipes for Leftover Ham

December 26, 2019
Got leftovers from that holiday ham?  Check out these 14+ favorite recipes for leftover ham.  From soups to casseroles to classic ham salad, there's sure to be one or two ... or fourteen ... you'll love!

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I'm a huge fan of leftovers.  To me, it's fun to get creative with leftovers from a holiday or big meal to see what new dishes I can turn them into.
Ham just lends itself well to so many different types of dishes ... from soups, to casseroles, to pizzas, and that good old ham salad, of course.

And when it comes to that holiday ham?  Well, with its delicious versatility, it's especially fun to work with!  Ham just lends itself well to so many different types of dishes ... from soups, to casseroles, to pizzas, and that good old ham salad, of course.

If you've got some leftover ham on your hands, here are 14 of our favorite recipe ideas for enjoying it.

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1. Ham Salad
A classic favorite, prepared the Southern way.  Enjoy it as a yummy sandwich filling or as a topping on crackers.  Either way, it's delicious!


Loaded with chopped ham, tender noodles, and veggies surrounded in a creamy cheesy sauce, it's one comfort-food dinner dish, for sure.  Not to mention, it's a fabulous way to enjoy those ham leftovers.

Homemade mac and cheese with white sauce from scratch, lots of melty cheese, and the smoky flavor of ham combine beautifully for one super tasty dish.

4. Slow Cooker Ham & Corn Chowder
So easy, and so flavorful.  Let your slow cooker do the work of preparing this delicious chowder!


5. Ham & Cheese Lasagna
A family-favorite recipe created by my Mom.  Monterey Jack-infused white sauce with ham and mushrooms make for a different & delicious twist on classic lasagna.


Such an easy & tasty way to enjoy that leftover ham! Loaded with chopped ham, cheesy white sauce, and fabulous flavor, it's a deliciously different twist on classic spaghetti.

Loaded with chopped ham and veggies in a cheesy white sauce, this creamy casserole is certainly a fabulous recipe for enjoying leftover ham.

Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with chopped ham, broccoli, and noodles, this is one super tasty dinner dish. It's a perfectly delicious recipe for leftover ham, but so good you won't want to wait for those leftovers to make it!

Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Casserole Image

One beautiful-looking and delicious salad, loaded up with lots of tasty layers -- including a layer of chopped ham.  It's a perfect way to do something just a little different with that leftover ham.

Made with just a few basic ingredients, this simple macaroni salad is easy to pull together and loaded with flavor, too.  Not to mention, it's a great dish for enjoying that leftover ham.

Loaded with chopped ham, hash brown potatoes, melty cheese, and fabulous flavor, Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Casserole is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a side or main dish for dinner.

Loaded with fresh asparagus, chopped ham, and fabulous flavor, this overnight casserole is just perfect for spring brunch.  Prepare it the day before, pop it in the oven in the morning, and get ready to dive into its deliciousness for breakfast or brunch.  Or, enjoy it as a main dish for dinner like we often do.  Either way, it's a winner, for sure!

13. Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole with Spinach
This tasty loaded-with-ham breakfast casserole has a surprise ingredient that packs tons of great flavor.


Whip up a batch of these classic little party sandwiches, and watch them disappear!  Just swap out the sliced deli ham for chopped leftover ham to enjoy these beauties with your leftovers.

Or, give those ham party sandwiches a decidedly Hawaiian twist with a hearty and flavorful dose of pineapple.  They'll be gobbled up in no time at your next party or game day get-together!  Again, just swap out the deli sliced ham for chopped leftover ham.

16. Easy Ham & Cheese French Bread Pizza
A super quick and easy dinner idea!  Or, serve it up for a tasty everyday or gameday snack.

17. Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup
Don't let that leftover ham bone go to waste!  Grab your slow cooker and whip up a pot of Slow Cooker Ham & Kidney Bean Soup ~ truly easy, truly delicious.  A classic, for sure.


These tasty little bites are loaded with fabulous flavor from their combination of chopped ham, crushed pineapple, green pepper, onion, & chopped pecans. They're a perfect little bite for parties, lunchbox packing, or afternoon snacking. - And a perfectly delicious little way to enjoy that leftover ham!


  1. These are some seriously yummy ideas for leftover ham, Tracey. Pinning your post! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Hearth and Soul.

  2. I really think we enjoy the leftover ham recipes as much as we do the day the ham is baked. These are great recipes that I will sure give a try! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I pinned this and I'm going to need these with a very large ham!

  4. A timely post-Christmas post Tracey.
    Thank you for sharing it at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your home at the party this week and pinning too.
    Happy New Year!!


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