20+ Uses For Left Over Ham

Posted on Sep 6 2013 - 7:00am by Markell

I love cooking ham. It’s easy, and delicious. I can honestly say that ham is probably my favorite meat. Not much beats the flavor of a juicy, sweet ham that is glazed in brown sugar and pineapple juice, served with a side of mashed potatoes and sweet corn. Ah. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. When I had the chance this week to buy a 10 pound ham for $14, I jumped on it. The problem? There are four of us in our family, two adults, one two year old, and one almost one year old. 10 pounds of ham goes a LONG way with two people and two half people. So, after the first initial dinner, I had to come up with lots of good ways to use the left over ham. I asked my readers what they thought, and I got LOTS of ideas! I decided to put them all into one fabulous post so you can all have awesome ideas of what to do with your leftover ham.

What to do with your leftover ham

  • Make omelets
  • Make a sandwich (hot or cold)
  • Ham Salad (ham (chopped in a food processor), mayo, onion, celery, salt & pepper)
  • Potato Chowder
  • Potato and Leek Soup
  • Fancy Ramen Noodles
  • Clam Chowder
  • Grilled ham & swiss & pineapple sandwhich
  • Ham Fried Rice
  • Loaded Baked Potato
  • Ham & Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Cowboy Hash (potatoes, ham & eggs mixed together in one skillet)
  • Ham & egg breakfast burritos
  • Add it to a green salad
  • Put it in a casserole
  • Pull out some crackers and cheese and make homemade lunchable
  • Put it in quiche
  • Use it as a pizza topping
  • Make up a pasta salad
  • Eat it cold as a quick snack
  • If all else fails, you can even freeze the ham. Put a few slices in a zip loc back and freeze. Pull it out and fry it in the morning for breakfast!
There’s my ideas! I am going to make up recipes for a few more of them. As I do that, I will add a link to those recipes.
What’re your ideas for leftover ham?? 

5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. cassandra Sudduth September 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    I have used a lot of these with left over ham… I have also used the ham bone to season beans with.

  2. Kristina L September 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I am in love with ham, It is my favorite love ham Panini's and on my salad, these are great and often used ideas 🙂

  3. Julie Garrett September 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I love to cook a big ham…can use it for 3 or 4 dinners…

  4. Maria G September 11, 2013 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    wow, this is great. I always cook ham and we eat it for days!! Now I have ideas to make it more interesting! thanks

  5. Lorna Patrick September 14, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the great ideas! I

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