If you’re lucky enough to find yourself with leftover ham this Easter (this is one of my favorite recipes), that means spring pastas, soups, fried rice, and more are just a bite away. Of course, it takes a whole lot of restraint not to just channel our inner caveman and snack on the remaining ham straight off the bone — the porky goodness is just way too tempting. Baked hams are a celebratory food. Since we tend to make them for holidays and special occasions, they’re typically not something we have on a regular basis, so when we do, we know there’s a wealth of yummy leftover ham ideas for repurposing that ham at our disposal. From classic split pea soup made in the pressure cooker, to gussied up grilled cheese, these round-two leftover ham recipes are so good, they’ll give your holiday ham dinner a run for its money . So let’s carve in, shall we?
Easy Leftover Ham Recipes
This easy split pea soup gets its depth of flavor from sautéed carrots, onion, and celery cooked in a simple broth with smoky ham.
This creamy pasta with ham, peas, and Parmesan is like the best adult version of mac and cheese thanks to the elevated zing of lemon zest.
These homemade egg, ham, and caprese flavored breakfast cups only take 2 minutes to cook in the microwave and are perfect for busy mornings.
from Simply Recipes
This hearty soup is made with white beans, ham shanks, onion, celery, garlic, Tabasco, and herbs for a comforting soup you can make any time.
Breakfast for a crowd has never been easier thanks to this incredibly easy to assemble, ham and cheese with bread, make-ahead overnight breakfast casserole that some may call a soufflé or a strata, but I just call delicious.
from Love Grows Wild
Not sure what to do with leftover ham? Leftover ham mixed with pickle relish and dried onion flakes come together in a nice and easy ham salad that gets slathered atop a soft white bun, for one of my favorite lunches of all time.
from Kitchen Confidante
from RecipeTin Eats
These addictively good, savory pancakes feature crisp-golden outsides and fluffy insides with pops of salty ham, and would be amazing for brunch alongside poached or runny eggs.
The best part of breakfast is when it can be eaten anytime of day and for just about any occasion. Like for a virtual baby shower for a waffle making queen who will soon bequeath us a mini waffle eating princess.
from The Lovely Drawer
These slow cooked ham hock tacos with a zesty pineapple salsa are outrageously good and bursting with bright flavor.
Made with leftover white rice, this classic fried rice recipe with ham, carrots, peas, and scrambled egg is the best quick dinner idea your whole family will love.
from Gimme Some Oven
from Culinary Hill
These outrageously good ham and cheese sliders are always the hit of any party, and great for a crowd, but they go fast!
13. Croque Monsieur
from Cotter Crunch
This healthy soup is loaded with veggies, rice, and leftover ham, and can easily be made on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot.
A combination of half-and-half and whisked eggs makes the best quiche with ham, broccoli, and cheddar cheese nestled in a perfectly baked crust.
16. Hawaiian Pizza
from With Spice
There’s just something about ham and pineapple—it’s a salty, tangy-sweet match in flavor heaven. This Hawaiian pizza calls for prosciutto but you can easily make it with leftover ham for equally delicious results.
from Creme de la Crumb
This classic chicken dish features juicy chicken, ham, and Swiss cheese all rolled up and lightly breaded, then baked and topped with a creamy Dijon cream sauce, all ready in 45 minutes.
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