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10 Recipes to Use Up Leftover Ham + 5 Ways to Use a Ham Bone

10 Recipes to use up leftover ham plus 5 ways to use a ham bone

I usually serve either  Ham with a Honey Mustard Sauce or Ham with an Orange-Spice Glaze for Easter dinner. No matter how small of a ham I buy or how many people I invite over, I always end up with leftover ham. Fortunately, I happen to like leftover ham and so does my family. While I enjoy a ham sandwich as much as the next person, we would easily tire of just eating ham on sandwiches or wraps, so I have come up with a variety of recipes that I can use leftover ham in. Using leftover ham in recipes speeds up prep time on hectic evenings.

Ham freezes well. If your family quickly tires of eating the same thing, even if you change things up a bit, freeze your leftover ham in usable portions and then thaw it as needed. You can stretch the ham over several weeks to speed up the prep time and create fast and easy meals. You can find more tips for how to store and use up leftovers here.

You can also use leftover ham in breakfast recipes like frittatas and scrambled eggs to create a hearty breakfast on a cold morning.

Recipes to Use Up Leftover Ham

Ham and Asparagus Frittata

Ham Primavera

Sweet and Sour Ham

Layered Ham Skillet

Rice Crusted Quiche

Ham and Broccoli Frittata

Roasted Potato and Ham Casserole

Honey Dijon Ham & Cheese Wraps

Meat Lover’s Hash Brown Casserole

Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham and Peas

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes with Ham

Don’t Forget: The ham bone can be used to add flavor to soups, so don’t toss it. If you don’t have time to make soup within a few days of serving ham, wrap the bone and place it in the freezer to use at a later time.

Recipes that Use a Ham Bone

Ham and Potato Crock Pot Soup

Hoppin’ John 

Split Pea Soup

Pink Bean and Ham Soup

Black Bean and Ham Soup

How do you use up leftover ham?

More Recipes Using Leftover

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


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  2. I like to use them in ham and cheese omelettes and on top of pizza. I also like to use them to make a egg, cheese, and ham bagel. Now on to your recipes.

  3. Wow! What a great roundup of ham recipes. I like to get a big ham when they’re on sale, then package the leftovers in meal-size portions for the freezer.

    Looking forward to trying some of your recipes.

  4. I always buy an extra big ham so I am sure to have plenty of leftovers. This is a great collection of recipes to use them up! I especially like the layered ham skillet and the scalloped sweet potatoes and ham.

  5. Yesterday I sliced most of the meat from what was left on our holiday ham; we have slices for sandwiches and chunks for omelets. The bone will, of course, be used for ham and bean soup. Thanks for the handy list!

  6. Alea,

    Great ideas to use leftover ham.

  7. Hi! Thank you thank you thank you! I bought a 10 lb. ham the other day, and I’m totally excited about it. Score on the Easter Ham Deal, however, I have no intention of using it for Easter, since I’m not cooking!!!

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