49 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Ham
Breakfast Recipes with Ham
There are more than a few ways to use ham outside of an omelet for breakfast. And some of these recipes, including the breakfast sandwiches, can be prepped and frozen for future meals.
Sandwiches with Ham
Thinly sliced and smeared with mustard, ham sandwiches are a classic way to use leftovers. These sandwiches use up both sliced and cubed ham, and include make-ahead options as well as warm-pressed sandwiches.
Soups with Ham
This is the biggest boon of making a bone-in holiday ham! A good bone perfumes pots of beans and soups of every kind, not just split pea. And it’s easy to use. In most cases, you simply toss it in to the beans or the stock, and as the dish cooks, it absorbs the bone’s meaty flavor — as well as any small bits of meat still clinging on.
Dinner Recipes with Ham
I relish the chance to make split pea soup after Easter, but if that’s not your thing, ham bones are delicious for seasoning greens. Just use them in place of the hock. And the rest of the ham can fill chicken roll-ups, get turned into rarebit, or top biscuits.
Casseroles with Ham
Pair ham with eggs, cheese, and stale bread, and you magically have a sturdy dinner or breakfast to feed a small crowd.