Leftover Ham Recipes | Midwest Living

Leftover Ham Recipes

Use leftover ham in soups, casseroles, salads, potpie, quiches, scones and more.
  • Lentil-Ham Soup

    Fresh spinach and sliced carrots add a vitamin-rich veggie punch to this easy slow-cooker soup. Top with shaved Parmesan, if you like.

    Lentil-Ham Soup

  • Hash Brown Casserole

    A crispy, savory crust of cheese, crushed cornflakes and butter tops a combination of ham, hash brown potatoes, cubed cheese, condensed soup and sour cream. A potluck favorite!

    Hash Brown Casserole

  • Any-Flavor Mini Quiche

    Any-Flavor Mini Quiche

    Talk about easy! You can prep these delicious little quiches the night before, or make them in the morning while the oven preheats. They're perfect for brunch parties, and you can use whatever meat, cheese and veggies you have on hand.

    Any-Flavor Mini Quiche

  • Jambalaya Pizza

    Top a crispy rice "crust" with smoked sausage, ham, shrimp, celery, onion, and sweet pepper for a Creole-inspired pizza.

    Jambalaya Pizza

  • Chef's Garden Salad

    A salad showcases garden goodies like few other dishes. You can prepare this variation of a classic layered salad in either a 3-quart clear bowl or eight 16-ounce glasses.

    Chef's Garden Salad

  • Ham-and-Cheddar Scones

    Cheddar cheese, ham, dill and Dijon mustard flavor these hearty scones. 

    Ham-and-Cheddar Scones

  • Midwest Ham Chowder

    Cheese, chopped veggies and ham make a winning combination in this recipe from Syl's Cafe in Ontonagon, Michigan.

    Midwest Ham Chowder

  • Bacon, Ham and Egg Hash

    Family-pleasing favorites—bacon, ham, cheese, potatoes and eggs—combine in this simple, hearty brunch or breakfast dish. Pork producers Monica and Randy Duffe of Wilton, Iowa, contributed the recipe.

    Bacon, Ham and Egg Hash


  • Greens, Beans & Ham

    Saute Great Northern beans, ham strips and spinach for a side dish that’s ready in just 20 minutes. 

    Greens, Beans & Ham

  • Mix-and-Match Potpie

    Create your version of this classic by selecting your favorite ingredients and crust options to use in our basic recipe. Add cornmeal or cheese to the topping (or use refrigerated piecrust); choose veggies such as chopped celery, mushroom and sweet peppers for the filling; add seasonings; and round out the pie with cooked meat, potatoes or seafood.

    Mix-and-Match Pot Pie

  • Creamy Potato Casserole

    A little chopped ham, wedges of potatoes and a cream cheese-Gruyère sauce fill this comfort food casserole. Crushed bagel chips make a crunchy topping.

    Creamy Potato Casserole

  • Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

    Make this easy one-pan dinner with ham, leeks, potatoes and asparagus, all topped with Havarti cheese. 

    Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes

  • Iron Kettle Ham and Beans

    Just five ingredients go into this hearty dish from a Maeystown, Illinois, reader. You can serve the beans over corn bread squares. 

    Iron Kettle Ham and Beans

  • Wild Rice-Ham Soup

    This easy slow-cooker soup is a great way to use leftover ham. For extra color and nutrition, stir in chopped red sweet pepper for the last 30 minutes and add shredded fresh spinach just before serving.

    Wild Rice-Ham Soup

  • Farmer's Breakfast

    This German egg-potato dish, also known as hoppel poppel, traditionally included leftovers from the dinner table. Here's our deluxe version, with a variety of vegetables.

    Farmer's Breakfast

  • Swiss-Potato Breakfast Casserole

    With just 180 calories per serving, this meal is lighter than many casserole options. But it combines favorite flavors, including ham, eggs, cheese and potatoes. It's perfect for brunch.

    Swiss-Potato Breakfast Casserole

  • Knoephla


    German-Russians settling the Dakotas put Red River Valley potatoes to good use in this creamy-rich potato-filled base with noodle dough cooked. It's white-on-white comfort food.


  • New Ham and Rice Salad

    New Ham and Rice Salad

    The traditional ham and pea salad gets an update with wild rice and a dried tomato vinaigrette.

    New Ham and Rice Salad

  • As-Good-As-It-Gets Black-Eyed Peas

    Smoked sausage and ham flavor this hearty Creole casserole. The recipe comes from a Benton Harbor, Michigan, reader who likes to take the dish to church potlucks. She put her stamp on this family staple handed down from her grandmother. For a spicier meal, substitute hot sausage for the smoked.

    As-Good-As-It-Gets Black-Eyed Peas

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