Leftover Ham Recipes
Use leftover ham in soups, casseroles, salads, potpie, quiches, scones and more.
Fresh spinach and sliced carrots add a vitamin-rich veggie punch to this easy slow-cooker soup. Top with shaved Parmesan, if you like.
Ham and Mushroom Lasagna
This creamy, crazy-delicious lasagna is simple, too, thanks to jarred Alfredo sauce and no-boil noodles. If you're lucky enough to have a specialty grocery store or Italian deli that sells all-natural refrigerated Alfredo sauce without preservatives, this is a great way to use it.
Ham and Swiss Waffles with Mustard Sour Cream
These scrumptious waffles top our list of favorite ways to use leftover Easter ham. In lieu of baking powder, the batter uses yeast for leavening. This adds a little time to the recipe, but your reward is a more interesting, slightly fermented flavor that complements the savory ham and cheese.
Greens, Eggs and Ham Potato Salad
Loaded with protein and fresh greens, this is a simple yet flavorful potato salad. Paired with a fruit salad, it's almost hearty enough to eat as a meal.
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!
Fennel and Bean Ham-Bone Soup
Low-cal, low-fat and economical to boot! Boiling the bone with the beans and vegetables gives the broth major ham flavor.
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.
Top a crispy rice "crust" with smoked sausage, ham, shrimp, celery, onion, and sweet pepper for a Creole-inspired 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.
Cheddar cheese, ham, dill and Dijon mustard flavor these hearty scones.
Bake a hearty breakfast or brunch casserole with cubed ham, fresh or frozen asparagus, rice and Swiss cheese. A sprinkle of panko mixed with melted butter gives the dish a crispy topping.
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.
Greens, Beans & Ham
Saute Great Northern beans, ham strips and spinach for a side dish that's ready in just 20 minutes.
These sliders are sweet, salty and highly addictive! Plus, you can assemble the sandwiches a day early for easy prep.
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.
Ham with Leeks and Dilled Potatoes
Make this easy one-pan dinner with ham, leeks, potatoes and asparagus, all topped with Havarti cheese.
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.
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.
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.
Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Leeks
Dry-cured country ham adds smoky-salty flavor to veggies, but regular ham will work as well.