Follow CenterCutCook:

What to Make with Leftover Ham

what to make with leftover ham

If you have leftover ham from Easter or Christmas, here are the best recipes to try from casseroles to pasta, and soup and sandwiches too.

Looking for ways to use that leftover ham you made for Easter or Christmas? I’ve got some delicious suggestions. Ham is a versatile protein option that works so well on a variety of recipes.

Ham leftovers are perfect for sandwiches, pasta, pasta salads, soups, casseroles, roll-ups and wraps.

How Long is Leftover Ham Good For?

If you have leftover cooked ham, it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you will not be eating it all within 5 days, you will want to freeze it. Leftover cooked ham can be frozen for 1-2 months per the USDA guidelines.

Easy Ham Ideas

Looking for easy ham ideas that don’t require a recipe? Ham with scrambled eggs is one of the easiest options, along with grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. However, if you want to try something different, take a peak at the list below. There is something for everyone and you’ll never wonder what to make with those ham leftovers again.!

My personal favorites include the hash brown casserole, and the ham sandwiches with swiss and gruyere cheese on mini pretzel rolls – they are so good!


Baked Ham and Cheese Mini Sandwiches – These Baked Ham and Cheese Mini Sandwiches are easy to make with a delicious sauce that everyone loves! This simple appetizer is perfect to feed a crowd, or makes a delicious lunch. Kid friendly too!

Baked Ham and Cheese Mini Sandwiches

Ham Sandwiches with Swiss & Gruyere – If you have leftover ham from Easter dinner, you should try these delicious ham and cheese sandwiches with gruyere and swiss cheese on pretzel rolls!

Ham Sandwiches with Swiss & Gruyere

Ham and Cheese Sliders – Ham and Cheese Sliders made with Hawaiian Rolls are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal or for feeding a crowd. They only take 10 minutes to prep and with a simple dipping sauce, they are certain to be a favorite!

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Cheesy Tortellini Bake – This easy cheesy tortellini bake with creamy Alfredo sauce is the baked tortellini casserole of your dreams! Loaded with cheese, ham, broccoli, and a toasty panko bread crumb topping, this is an easy baked tortellini recipe that your whole family will love.

Cheesy Tortellini Bake

Creamy Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad – Creamy Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad is the perfect pasta salad made with a mayonnaise based dressing. Baby Peas add a bright pop of color and crunch. It’s simple and easy and comes together quickly.

Creamy Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad

Cheesy Scalloped Potato Casserole – Nothing says comfort food like cheesy potatoes and ham! This Cheesy Scalloped Potato Casserole is comforting and filling!

Cheesy Scalloped Potato Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole {Without Cream Soup} – Traditional hash brown casserole (similar to Cracker Barrel), but updated without cream soup! Comforting, delicious, and can also be made in the slow cooker or frozen and made at a later date!

Hash Brown Casserole {Without Cream Soup}

Cheddar and Ham Skewers – This recipe for Cheddar and Ham Skewers made with Sargento Tastings is perfect whether you’re looking for an appetizer to entertain with, or you’re looking for a special crave-worthy afternoon snack.

Cheddar and Ham Skewers

Ham and Pickle Rollups – Delicious ham, pickle, and cream cheese rollups are perfect for an appetizer or snack!

Ham and Pickle Rollups

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup – Try this super easy, high fiber, and incredibly delicious slow cooker ham and bean soup for dinner tonight!

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

Leave a Comment

Click to Load Comments