Best Ever Leftover Ham Recipes

Wednesday 20 April 2022

Ham Leftovers


You and your family have just enjoyed a lovely Holiday Meal of Ham, and now you are sitting there looking at a huge chunk of leftover ham and wondering what to do with it. Sure, you could make sandwiches of course, but why not try out something a little bit more interesting! 

My mother always called  me the Queen of Leftovers, and with good reason  I have always been able to create something delicious and interesting from the leftovers of any roast dinner.  Leftovers need never be boring, and these recipes I am sharing with you today prove just that! 

Properly stored, cooked ham will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. To further extend the shelf life of cooked ham, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.

Deviled Ham

DEVILED HAM SPREAD - This is rich, tangy, a touch sweet with a bit of heat. In short, delicious. Ready to spread on crackers or crisp breads or to fill a sandwich. This is perfect.  I love this and could eat it with a spoon. 

Ham & Cheese Casserole

HAM & CHEESE CASSEROLE -  ham, noodles and green beans in a rich and cheesy sauce.  A bit of cracker crumbs and cheese provide a nice crunchy topping. I love a crunchy topping on a casserole, don't you? 


CABBAGE & HAM SOUP WITH CHEESY DUMPLINGS -  You can't beat a delicious bowl of soup with some cheesy dumplings on top.  This is especially tasty. Its one of my favorite soups to make with leftover ham.

Ham & Eggs

PROPER HAM & EGGS -  Thick slices of ham, the fat all crisp and golden brown, eggs with crisp ruffled edges and runny middles for dipping.  All fried in beautiful butter. You can't go wrong.  Breakfast for supper? Why not! 

Ham & Cheese Braid

HAM & CHEESE BRAID -  Quick, easy to make and using only 4 ingredients. This is a great way to use up leftover ham. Its delicious! I used a can of crescent roll dough, but you can also use pastry, puff pastry or even biscuit or scone dough. Its fabulous any which way! 

Chicken & Ham Pie

CHICKEN & HAM PIE - Don't knock it til you try it.  This is  one very delicious pie with layers of a creamy chicken and creamy ham filling, and three layers of a delicious onion pastry. Its a real favorite! 

Slow Cooker Ham & Potato Chowder

SLOW COOKER HAM & POTATO CHOWDER This is a hearty soup with beautiful flavors. You get the creaminess from the cream.  Saltiness from the ham. Herbiness from the use of thyme and rosemary, and then lets not forget the garlic and the onion.  Both are not only flavorful but very aromatic as well.

Ham Hock, Peas & Creamy Noodles

HAM HOCK, PEAS & CREAMY NOODLESIn the time that it takes you to cook some pasta, you can have a delicious and filling supper on the table.   Your family will love this quick and easy supper! 

Ham, Leek & Potato Gratin

HAM, LEEK & POTATO GRATINA tasty gratin that makes great use of leftover baked ham, boiled ham, or cooked ham hocks..  Its delicious! All you need is a salad or a vegetable on the side and dinner is served! 

Chicken & Ham Lasagne


CHICKEN & HAM LASAGNENot your traditional lasagne.  Deliciously different and makes good use of leftover cooked chicken and ham, layered with cooked spinach, cheese and a lush sauce. This is fabulously tasty!


Hawaiian Ham & Beans

And just for you here today a whole new recipe to be using with some of your leftover ham.  Hawaiian Ham & Beans.  It doesn't photograph very well, which is why I haven't dedicated a whole post to it, but don't let the fact that it doesn't photograph beautifully put you off, these baked beans are fabulous. Its amazing at what you can do with a few store cupboard ingredients and some leftover ham! 

Yield: 2 - 3
Author: Marie Rayner
Hawaiian Ham & Beans

Hawaiian Ham & Beans

This simple casserole is an excellent way to use up leftover cooked ham. It goes together very quickly and is delicious. This recipe can also very easily be doubled.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 35 MinInactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 55 Min


  • 1 can (14 1/2oz/425g) baked beans, undrained
  • 1/2 cup (105g) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/4 cup (75g) diced roasted green chilies
  • 2 TBS minced onion
  • 1 TBS tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 TBS soft light brown sugar
  • 1 TBS molasses
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup (135g) diced baked ham


  1. Preheat the oven to 375*F/190*C/ gas mark 5.
  2. Butter a 7 by 11 inch shallow casserole dish.
  3. Stir together all of the ingredients in a bowl and then pour them into the casserole dish, evening everything out. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes until bubbling, heated through and slightly thickened.
  5. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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And there you have it. Something delicious to do with that ham you have languishing in the back of the refrigerator! There is a bit of something here guaranteed to please everyone! 

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  1. That's a wonderful variety of recipes. The deviled ham popped right out to me even at breakfast time! Thanks for putting them all together.

    1. I could eat that deviled ham any time of the day Elaine! Its fabulous! You are welcome! xoxo


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