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Here are 20 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes to help you use up that extra cooked ham left over from Easter, Christmas or any holiday. From comforting casseroles to simple sliders, you’ll want to try these delicious ways to use leftover ham!

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One of the best things about holiday dinners is the leftovers!  We always have ham for Easter and Christmas so there is always plenty of leftover ham in the fridge to work with. In fact, we always buy the largest ham we can just so that we have enough left over ham after the holiday.

I love this easy Crock-Pot ham for Christmas. You can also make Instant Pot Ham even faster than the slow cooker!

And honestly, after all of the cooking and baking I do before any holiday gathering, I like to keep things simple for the next few days. And that, my friends, is why leftover ham recipes rock!

So wondering what to do with leftover ham? Whether you’re looking for a cheesy ham casserole or a hearty ham soup or a simple ham salad, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got a bunch of easy recipes using leftover ham right here.

I’ve even got you covered with leftover ham for breakfast!

20 Easy Leftover Ham Recipes

one pot cheesy ham tortellini skillet with sun dried tomatoes

One Pot Cheesy Ham Tortellini Skillet from Meatloaf and Melodrama is a super easy one pot dish. You can make this ham and cheese pasta in one skillet! You can also make ham and cheese tortellini in your Instant Pot!

Cheesy Ham and Egg Cups from Meatloaf and Melodrama is perfect when you want a grab and go breakfast or snack. These egg cups are low carb, as well!

slice of ham and cheese strata

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Strata uses brioche bread, eggs and cheese for an easy breakfast casserole. A delicious way to use up that leftover holiday ham.

Ham and Cheese Stromboli from Ann’s Entitled Life is a delicious take on a ham and cheese sandwich!

Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Hash from Simply Stacie is quick and easy comfort food.

Creamy Dijon Ham Salad  from 4 Sons R Us is an easy appetizer.

bowl of ham and lentil soup

Instant Pot Ham and Lentil Soup from Meatloaf and Melodrama uses a leftover ham bone to make soup in the pressure cooker.

Ham and Cheesy Potato Casserole from Our Home Made Easy is a delicious combo of ham and potatoes.

Leftover Ham and Potato Soup from The Life Jolie is comfort food in a bowl!

Pasta Salad with Peas and Ham from Smart Savvy Living is fresh and easy!

Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes with Ham from Butter your Biscuit is your favorite potato casserole with leftover ham!

Cheesy Ham Skillet Dinner from Kitchen Gidget is perfect for cheese lovers!

Ham and Cheese Quiche from What the Fork Blog is delicious for breakfast or brunch!

One Pot Ham and Peas Alfredo from The Kitchen Girl is a quick and easy skillet dinner!

Secret Ingredient Ham Fried Rice from The Little Kitchen has a secret ingredient to make this a delicious meal!

mac and cheese with ham on a spoon

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with ham is easy to make in your electric pressure cooker. You can make this baked Ham Macaroni & Cheese from Saving Room for Dessert if you don’t have an Instant Pot.

I love a good fritatta! Ham Mushroom & Asparagus Frittata from Bell’ alimento is delicious for breakfast or brunch or lunch!

Ham and Cheese Jambon Pastries from Happy Foods Tube make a delicious appetizer or snack.

These delicious Ham Brie and Cranberry Sliders from Flavor the Moments are a tasty way to use up leftovers from Christmas dinner!

Cheddar Chive Savory Ham and Potato Crumble from Savory Nothings is an easy casserole made with leftover ham.

I hope you’ll try one or more of these easy leftover ham recipes soon!

Post was originally published in 2018 and updated in 2021. Photos and recipes were used with consent from the publishers. Please visit those recipes to pin the image.

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    A great collection of awesome recipes! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  2. amanda livesay says:

    I want to make all of them!

  3. Carol says:

    I was so excited when I saw your cute face in the Sunday Relish, and your recipe sounds delicious! Congratulations! I hope all is well with you and your family!

    1. Dee says:

      Oh wow! I wish I could find that! Thanks, Carol. 🙂

  4. Anna says:

    So many great ideas for leftover ham! Yummy!

  5. Abeer says:

    These may be the best use of ham ever!

  6. Suzanne Rotimatic says:

    Ham mac and cheese can never go wrong. It is my favorite of all. Love it! Thanks for sharing these!!

  7. Jen says:

    I needed this! We have a lot of ham from Easter and I was just trying to figure out what to make for dinner. Thank you!

  8. Sabrina says:

    So many delicious choices! I’m definitely trying the ham mushroom and asparagus frittata.

  9. Jacque Hastert says:

    What great ideas you have for all our leftover Easter ham.

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Jacque. There are so many good recipes here!

  10. Des says:

    Perfect timing to release such an amazing round-up of recipes!

    1. Dee says:

      I know. We’ve got tons of leftover ham right now!