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Don’t let that leftover ham go to waste! It’s pre-cooked, easy to store, and easy to reheat. Whip up casseroles, soup, sandwiches, and even ham hash for breakfast with ease with these best leftover ham recipes.
A holiday ham is a pretty large main dish, which is great because it can feed a ton of guests at Christmas and Easter. If the leftovers have you wondering, “what can I make with leftover ham?” you’re not alone! Try a ham hash (recipe below) for breakfast, or a ham and noodle casserole for dinner. Or make ham salad sandwiches for something a little different.
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One of the best parts about hosting a holiday meal is the leftovers – we can feast on ham for days!
How to reheat leftover ham: If reheating in the microwave, cover with a damp towel to keep the ham from drying out. To reheat in the oven (this is best for a family meal), place slices of ham in a baking dish and a little vegetable or chicken broth and cover with foil. The broth will help keep it moist.
Another option is to add chunks of ham to scrambled eggs and omelets for breakfast!
First, let it cool completely, then slice off the bone. If it’s a boneless ham, you can just cut it into slices or chunks, depending on how you plan to use it. Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. If you have a ham bone leftover, wrap it up and save it in the freezer for making soup.
Fully cooked ham will remain fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If you don’t plan on eating it in that timeframe, I recommend freezing it.
Absolutely! Ham actually freezes quite well. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and foil, then place in a freezer bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible to avoid freezer burn. Freeze for up to 6 months.
I’ve got tons of ideas for you! You can make casseroles, soups, salads, sandwiches and of course, breakfast! There are over 30 different leftover ham recipes for you to try, and I’ve got a brand new recipe below for Potato and Ham Hash!
I love casserole because they are basically a dish that you just have to assemble and bake. One Pot recipes are basically the same as a casserole, just on the stove. Either way, these ham casserole and one pot recipes are amazing! Plus they’re total comfort food.
Ham is perfect for soups, salads, and sandwiches. I mean, who doesn’t love a ham and cheese sandwich? It adds a nice savory, salty element, and so much more flavor than boring chicken. In fact, it makes a great replacement for chicken in lots of soups and salads!
I feel like breakfast is where your leftover ham can really shine. It goes together so well with eggs and cheese whether it’s in a casserole, a quiche, or an omelet.
This ham hash is one of my all-time favorite ways to use up leftovers. It’s easy to make and is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Customize the ingredients any way you like – add different veggies, or even use packaged hash browns instead of fresh potatoes.
I like to serve ham hash with a side of scrambled eggs and fruit or toast. Sometimes I sprinkle on a little Parmesan cheese or shredded cheddar cheese and cream gravy for a country style hash. An over-easy egg would be a fantastic addition as well.