7 Best Recipes for Leftover Ham

Ham pasta
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Now that you have all that luscious ham stored in the refrigerator from Christmas or Easter dinner, how are you going to use it? Turn to these easy and delicious recipes that transform plain ham into a feast; many of these recipes use just a few more ingredients. And some use other leftovers, for extra ease and efficiency!

You can, of course, make changes to these recipes as you'd like. Just remember to write down those changes so you can reproduce the recipe when you want to make it again.

Jus...MOREt remember that after four days, you must freeze leftover ham in order to store it for a longer time period. Enjoy every bite of these treats that use up food from your stuffed fridge and freezer.

  • 01 of 07
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    Ham and Scalloped Potatoes. Linda Larsen

    This super simple and rich recipe combines two leftovers: scalloped potatoes and ham. Bake to bubbly and browned perfection and dig in. This recipe takes no time at all to make and produces such a wonderful dinner you won't believe it.

  • 02 of 07
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    Ham Filo Roll. Linda Larsen

    I love using filo (or phyllo, or fillo) dough. It's ultra-thin layers of pastry that you layer with melted butter, then use to encase just about any filling, whether sweet or savory. Be sure to read How to Use Filo Dough before you begin.

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    Ham Stuffed Manicotti. Linda Larsen

    You can substitute ham for any other meat in any casserole, especially freeze ahead casseroles. It blends beautifully with pasta, vegetables, or fruit. This recipe is extra special and really delicious. It is kind of fiddly to make, but it's so worth it.

  • 04 of 07
    Split pea and ham soup
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    There's a reason this recipe has been a classic for decades. It is simple, rich, healthy, and perfectly delicious. And it's so easy to make in your slow cooker. Just add all of the ingredients, turn it on, then walk away until it's time to eat.

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  • 05 of 07
    Ham pasta
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    Onion, garlic, and green bell peppers combine with ham, cheddar cheese pasta sauce and, for a surprise ingredient, nacho cheese sauce. This delicious and rich combination is served over fettuccine pasta or spaghetti. Yum.

  • 06 of 07
    Wild rice chowder
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    This chowder recipe can be made on the stovetop or in your crockpot. It's rich and delicious, with wild rice, onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, and corn. It will stretch about 2 cups of ham to feed eight people!
  • 07 of 07
    Ham and swiss quiche
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    Quiches are the perfect use for almost any leftover meat or vegetable. This quiche is special. Before you start, be sure you understand how to make pastry.