From hearty soup and casseroles to breakfast dishes, you are going to love these delicious easy leftover ham recipes!
If you are like me, at the holiday times you make lots of extra food. Well heck, every night of the week I make too much food! I am lucky enough that my local supermarket offers a free ham promotion and I make sure to pick up the biggest ham I can! That means plenty of leftovers!
I think we all can agree that the best part of holiday meals is the delicious leftovers! I make ham for Easter dinner and Christmas dinner. While my kids can just eat the ham leftovers as is, I love to make some great leftover ham recipes! Ham is so versatile.
There are some great recipes that you can use ham for the whole family to enjoy at just about every meal from breakfast recipes like ham hash to easy dinner recipes. You will find the perfect way to enjoy your leftovers next time, from leftover ham casserole to a great recipe for bean soup. My favorite way to use extra ham is with some cheddar cheese to make some monte cristo sliders for lunch.
I love hearing my best friend’s favorite leftover ham recipes, there are some really creative ways to use ham up in the next day or two after baking it.
How to Store Leftover Ham
Keep your leftover ham in the refrigerator in an airtight container. I keep the ham bone separately in a ziplock bag. The majority of the whole ham, I dice ham into portions for brunch recipes, easy dinners and easy casseroles.
I would not suggest to keep any leftover ham in the refrigerator for more than about 3 days. You can very easily freeze your ham if you decide to keep it longer that that.
I like to do some meal planning with our favorite ways to use up too much ham. This way when I go to the grocery store for my holiday shopping, I can pick up the ingredients for my leftover holiday ham recipes.