Our complete collection of leftover ham recipes cover any meal you desire for the hamtastic dish of your dreams! Bonus, food safety and storage tips too.

Our Favorite Ham Recipes:

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  1. Ham And Bean Soup
  2. Mississippi Sin Dip
  3. Homemade Ham Casserole
  4. Scalloped Potatoes And Ham
  5. Creamy Ham Salad

Yikes, what do I do with all that leftover ham from dinner! Whether you are dreaming of a leftover ham casserole, planning to indulge in the sort of leftover ham recipes Paula Deen would create or searching for recipes for leftover ham where veggies feature centrally, this is the guide for you! We’ve compiled and categorized 102 recipes that range from appetizers to entrees and most things in between. In some of these leftover ham recipes pasta is the star; in others, the ham itself does most of the shining. In that there are so many terrific recipes using leftover ham, we’ve tried to summon up our fav ham dishes (to date). Because I know you don’t want to let that delicious (and expensive!) meat go to waste, and I also suspect you don’t have hours to scour the internet for cooking temperatures, storage tips, and all of the best recipes with leftover ham. So I did that work for you! You can thank me later!  We’ll get to the recipes but first, lets start with some fussy and commonly overlooked health and safety issues.

Ham Soups

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  1. Ham and Bean Soup Crock Pot Version 
  2. Ham And Potato Cheddar Soup 
  3. Instant Pot Ham and Potato Soup 
  4. Split Pea Soup With Ham 
  5. Slow Cooker Ham Potato Soup 
  6. Creamy Ham Potato and Corn Chowder 

Ham Salad

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  1. Ham Salad Sandwich
  2. Ham Salad 
  3. Ham and Cheese Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing 
  4. Potato and Ham Salad 
  5. Ham Salad from Simply Recipes
  6. Ham Salad from Tastes of Lizzy
  7. Ham Salad from Cincy Shopper

How Long Does Cooked Ham Last?

Deciding what to do with leftover ham can be trickier than you might initially imagine! Before you jump to browsing Mary Berry leftover ham recipes or ogling the leftover ham recipes food network experts promote, you might want to double check the “use by” date of your goods. Because the chief requirement of healthy leftover ham recipes is, of course, unexpired ham!  

The FDA covers an amazing 20 different varieties of ham in this food safety chart. They explain that cooked uncured ham lasts for 3 – 4 days in the refrigerator and 3 – 4 months in the freezer. Cooked cured ham, on the other hand, lasts 3 – 5 days in the fridge, and only 1 – 2 months in the freezer.

Unopened vacuum sealed cooked ham lasts 2 weeks in the fridge (unless there is a “use by” date printed on the package, in which case go with that!) and 1 – 2 months in the freezer. Once you open that vacuum seal, however, a 3 – 5 day countdown begins. Who knew a simple ham dinner could be so finicky!  

The FDA’s chart also covers store wrapped ham, spiral cut ham, country ham, canned ham, lunch meat ham, and specialty ham, oh my! Just scroll down to find your variety on the chart, and then you can get started on leftover ham recipes Jamie Oliver would endorse with peace of mind!

Ham Pasta

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  1. One Pot Ham and Pea Pasta 
  2. Ham Tetrazzini 
  3. One Pot Ham and Cheese Pasta
  4. One Pot Ham and Penne Skillet 
  5. Ham and Peas Pasta with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce 
  6. Baked Ham Penne Pasta 
  7. Ham Macaroni & Cheese 

Ham One Pan / Ham One Skillet

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  1. Southwest Baked Ham and Eggs Potato Hash 
  2. Ham Steak 
  3. Cheesy Ham Potato Frittata 
  4. Hawaiian One Pan Pasta 
  5. Sipo Egg with Shrimp and Ham 
  6. 5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet 
  7. Cheesy Ham And Broccoli Frittata 
  8. One-Skillet Ham and Cheese Gnocchi 

Ham and Rice

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  1. The Secret to Ham Fried Rice 
  2. Leftover Ham Risotto 
  3. Easy Ham Fried Rice 
  4. Ham Rice Porridge 
  5. Pineapple and Ham Fried Rice 

How Do You Store Cooked Ham?

Thankfully, storing ham is much more straightforward! Storage may be the easiest part of prepping ham leftover recipes. The FDA has a few recommendations to help you minimize waste and maximize health.

First, keep the ham in its original packaging for as long as possible. If you are planning to freeze the ham in its packaging for longer than 2 months, though, wrap it up in an additional layer of airtight plastic, tinfoil, or freezer paper.

When dealing with leftovers, remember to refrigerate the goods within two hours in normal temperatures, or within one hour on hotter days (days that are above 90 degrees). Check to make sure your fridge temperature is 40 degrees or lower, and your freezer’s temperature is 0 degrees or below. And try not to overstuff the fridge! Cold air needs to circulate around each item.

The FDA also recommends cleaning fridge spills promptly to avoid cross-contamination and the growth of bacteria. It always helps to cover foods well and check for spoilage frequently. Labels are your friend here!

Ham and Eggs, Ham Breakfast

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  1. No Washing Up Ham, Egg & Cheese Pockets 
  2. Leftover Ham and Cheese Breakfast Muffins 
  3. Egg, Ham and Cheese Crepes from Natasha’s Kitchen 
  4. Egg, Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches 
  5. Ham and Cheese Egg Muffins 
  6. Ham And Cheese Hashbrown Waffles 
  7. Leftover Easter Ham Breakfast Egg Nests 
  8. Easy Ham & Cheese Scones 
  9. Baked Ham and Cheese Omelet 
  10. Ham and Egg Cups 
  11. Ham And Cheese Waffles 
  12. Ham Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Muffins 
  13. Rosemary, Parmesan, and Ham Scones 
  14. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Stromboli 
  15. Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche 

Ham Breakfast Casserole, Ham Breakfast Enchiladas

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  1. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Enchiladas with Creamy Salsa Sauce 
  2. Ham and Cheese Enchiladas 
  3. Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole 
  4. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas 
  5. Tater Tot Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole 
  6. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole 
  7. Overnight Ham & Cheese Strata 
  8. Slow Cooker Leftover Ham Breakfast Bake
  9. Cheesy Overnight Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole 

How To Reheat Leftover Ham :

The FDA also has your back when it comes to the fine art of reheating. Leftover hams should generally be reheated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. The FDA suggests setting the oven to 325 degrees, covering the ham in foil, and cooking for 10 minutes per pound. You can reheat smaller portions on the stove or in the microwave if you’d prefer. For more amazing ham facts, take a gander at this comprehensive overview of all things ham! Knowing that you have handy guides such as these just a click away, you can turn your attention to the fun part:  what to make with leftover ham!

Ham Pinwheels, Ham Sandwich, Ham Sliders, Ham and Bread

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  1. Ham and Cheese Rolls From Scratch 
  2. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
  3. Garlic and Herb Ham and Cheese Sliders 
  4. Ham and Cheese Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls 
  5. Monte Cristo Sandwich 
  6. Ham and Cheese Spinach Puffs 
  7. Ham & Cheese Braid 
  8. Buttery Croissant Broccoli Ham and Cheese Braid 
  9. Pepperoni, Ham And Ricotta Stromboli 
  10. Ham, Apple, and Swiss Panini 
  11. Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Slab Pie 
  12. Homemade Ham & Cheese Pockets 
  13. Hot Ham And Cheese Pinwheels 
  14. Leftover Ham And Gouda Sandwich With Spicy Apple Chutney 

Ham Appetizers and Snacks

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  1. Ham, Cheese, and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches 
  2. Easy Ham and Cheese Tea Sandwiches 
  3. Ham Mashed Potato Cakes 
  4. Honey Ham, Gouda, and Apple Quesadillas 
  5. Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs 
  6. Ham And Cheese Tater Tot Skewers 
  7. Ham, Macaroni with Cheese Appetizer Bites 
  8. Venezuelan Cheese and Ham Empanadas 
  9. Ham and Cheese Empanadas 

Ham Dip

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  1. Hot Ham and Cheese Dip 
  2. Ham And Cheese Dip 
  3. Pineapple Ham Cheese Ball 

Ham Casseroles

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  1. Creamy Ham and Noodle Casserole 
  2. Cheesy Leftover Ham and Rice Casserole 
  3. Cheesy Ham and Mashed Potato Casserole 
  4. Leftover Ham and Spinach Casserole 
  5. Dump-and-Bake Ham and Potato Casserole 
  6. Potato Ham Au Gratin 

Ham Dinner

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  1. One Hour Easter Dinner 
  2. Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Twice Baked Potatoes 
  3. Leftover Ham Stir Fry
  4. Leftover Ham and Cheese Pizza 
  5. Pineapple Ham Flatbread Pizza 
  6. Old Fashioned Ham Balls 
  7. Ham Pot Pie 
  8. Ham and Cheese Pie