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Friday, March 27, 2020

Great Recipes for Using Leftover Ham

Turn bits of leftover ham into new delicious meals with these fabulous recipes.  That ham hock wants to be used too. With these great ideas, you'll be wanting to make a ham just for the leftovers!

collage of ham recipes


      Easter is coming, so there is a good chance there is leftover ham in your future.  The sandwiches are always good, but sometimes you need something different.  Here is a collection of fabulous recipes that will not only help you use it up, they'll leave you wishing you had more!


      If you asked my husband what my super power is, there's a good chance he'd say reworking leftovers.  You never know how the bits and pieces in the fridge are going to come together.

      I tend to cook with leftovers in mind. Instead of a small pork roast, I'll cook the whole shoulder.

       I'll make an entire turkey for the three of us. I never buy a ham steak because I can make a whole ham.

     You get the picture. Ham is an especially versatile leftover because it is so versatile.

      The hock and the hard to reach bits of meat on it make a great soup. Slices are great on sandwiches.

      Ham is perfectly at home during breakfast, lunch and dinner. It adds big flavor even in smaller quantities.

      So if you have found yourself with ham looking for a home, you are in the right place. Here are some of our favorite ways to use it:

Ham hocks make great soup:



bowls of ham and beans next to basket of corn muffin

Make ham and beans in your instant pot for a satisfying meal. It's a great way to use leftover ham and there's no need to soak the beans!

Turn a ham bone and bag of dry split peas into a hearty soup in a fraction of the time with the help of a pressure cooker. This recipe will have you sitting down to a bowl of warm comforting goodness before you know it.


Instant pot split pea soup- turn a ham bone and bag of dry split peas into a hearty soup in a fraction of the time with the help of a pressure cooker. This recipe will have you sitting down to a bowl of warm comforting goodness before you know it.

bowl of slow cooked ham and bean soup with spoon

This hearty ham and bean soup is made easily in a slow cooker. Let it cook all day long and you'll have a stick to your rib dinner waiting for you when you get home!


Ham for dinner:


plate of served pasta with ham and peas in front of pan of remaining pasta

This creamy pasta with ham and peas is perfectly simple. It is a great way to use up some leftover ham and turn it into a comforting and delicious meal! There is just enough cream and Parmesan cheese to bring it all together and the peas add a nice bright pop of color and sweet flavor. It is so simple to make and is one the family will love!


This creamy casserole is full of flavor. Dinner is sure to be popular with your family when it's this cheesy ham and broccoli noodle casserole!

piece of cheesy ham and broccoli pot pie served

Turn leftover ham into a fabulous cheesy ham and broccoli pot pie. The flaky crust is a perfect way to hold the creamy cheesy filling. Add some broccoli and it's a whole meal in one dish. This comfort food dinner is sure to be a hit with your family.


Ham for breakfast, brunch and lunch:


slice of ham potato and cheese quiche with fork

Enjoy a slice of ham, potato and cheese quiche any time of day, it's always good. Your whole family is sure to love it and you can customize it easily too!

cast iron skillet full of frittata with eggs ham asparagus and cheese

Whether served for breakfast, brunch or a light dinner this springy frittata is quick, easy and flavorful. Cheesy ham and asparagus frittata is the perfect recipe to share with friends and family!


plate with bowl of ham and egg salad and row of crackers

Deviled ham and egg salad is the perfect spread for sandwiches or crackers. Take the leftover ham and hard boiled eggs from Easter and turn them into lunch... or dinner... or a snack! You will love the not to the flavor of deviled eggs mixed with savory ham all in one fabulous salad.

breakfast chimichanga cut in half to show crispy exterior and ham, egg, cheese and potato filling inside

These fun baked breakfast chimichangas have a crisp golden exterior and are stuffed with eggs, cheese, potato and ham. They are ready in about 30 minutes and will have them all satisfied!


Turn bits of leftover ham into new delicious meals with these fabulous recipes.  That ham hock wants to be used too. With these great ideas, you'll be wanting to make a ham just for the leftovers!



1 comment:

  1. You know I love lemon so those cookies...YES! And what? A Lava burger surprise? Well, that just looks like fun and super yummy!!! Happy long weekend beautiful, may is be a sweet 4th holiday!!

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