Top 50 Recipes for Baked and Leftover Ham

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    Ham Recipes

    Pulled Ham with Mustard Sauce
    Slow Cooker Pulled Ham with Mustard Sauce. Diana Rattray

    Early settlers first started curing pork through the winters in the 1600s, making the prized ham a tradition on the Easter table. In Mrs. Hill's New Cookbook, written in the 1800s, Annabella Hill gives detailed instructions for boiling a ham, beginning with a note on how frequently hams are not cooked properly.


    Today, most hams are fully cooked, so preparation is much easier. Basically, follow the package directions and heat to an internal temperature of 140 degrees. Brush glaze on during the...MORE last 30 minutes.


    If you're cooking a large ham, you'll probably have leftovers. You may freeze leftover ham for up to 6 months, but for best quality, the NFSD recommends 2 months. Freeze whole cuts or meal-sized packages of diced ham for casseroles, or larger pieces for flavoring beans, soups, or stews. 


    Here are a few quick ideas for using leftover ham:


    • Add diced ham to scrambled eggs, frittatasbreakfast casseroles, or omelets.
    • Add chopped or slices of ham to your favorite macaroni and cheese casserole.
    • Dice leftover ham and use it in scalloped or au gratin potatoes.
    • Add diced ham to corn pudding or casserole.
    • Sliced ham makes excellent sandwiches.
    • Diced ham can be added to many appetizers like these tortilla rolls.
    • Add leftover ham to Alfredo sauce with chopped green onions for a tasty pasta-topper.

    Choose from the following 50 recipes using ham, from casseroles and breakfast dishes to soups and sandwiches.


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    Easy Ham and Potato Hash

    Ham and Potato Hash
    Ham and Potato Hash. Diana Rattray

    This easy ham and potato hash lends itself to all kinds of variations. The basic hash is made with onions and bell peppers, but feel free to change it up a bit and use green onions or chopped red bell pepper for extra color and flavor.


    Easy Ham and Potato Hash


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    Creamed Eggs with Ham and Asparagus

    Creamed Eggs With Ham and Asparagus
    Creamed Eggs With Ham and Asparagus. Diana Rattray

    This creamed ham and asparagus with hard-boiled eggs makes a fabulous brunch or breakfast dish. Serve the creamed ham over split biscuits or toasted English muffins. 


    Creamed Eggs with Ham and Asparagus


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    Slow Cooker Pulled Ham

    Pulled Ham with Mustard Sauce
    Slow Cooker Pulled Ham with Mustard Sauce. Diana Rattray

    Smoked picnic ham makes delicious pulled ham sandwiches. Use the South Carolina mustard sauce or plain yellow mustard on the sandwiches.


    Slow Cooker Pulled Ham


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    Southern Pinto Beans With Ham Hocks, Crock Pot

    southern pinto beans with ham hock
    Southern Pinto Beans. Diana Rattray

     These basic Southern style pinto beans are cooked in the slow cooker with ham hocks, bay leaves, and a few simple seasonings.


    Southern Pinto Beans With Ham Hocks, Crock Pot


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    Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

    Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole
    Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole With Ham. Diana Rattray

     This overnight crock pot breakfast casserole makes getting out of bed worth it - your hearty breakfast cooked while you slept! 


    Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole With Ham


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    Creamy Pasta With Ham and Asparagus

    Pasta with ham, asparagus, and cream.
    Creamy pasta with ham and asparagus. Diana Rattray

    This easy pasta dish is a very simple combination of farfalle pasta and  ham, cream, Parmesan cheese, and asparagus. 


    Creamy Pasta With Ham and Asparagus


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    Baked Ham With Pineapple

    baked ham with pineapple
    Baked ham with pineapple and fixings. Renée Comet StockFood Creative/Getty Images

     Pineapple and honey team up to make this delicious ham glaze.


    Baked Ham With Pineapple


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    Penne Bake With Ham and Peas

    Penne Pasta With Ham and Peas
    Penne Pasta and Cheese With Ham and Peas. Diana Rattray

     This creamy pasta combination includes diced ham, cheddar cheese, and peas. The pasta mixture is baked with a crunchy buttered bread crumb topping.


    Penne Bake With Ham and Peas


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    Buttermilk Biscuits with Country Ham

    Biscuits with Ham
    Biscuits with Ham. Diana Rattray

    Southern country ham is the best filling for these biscuits. If you don't have it, use leftover sliced ham or deli ham.


    Buttermilk Biscuits with Country Ham


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    Impromptu Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

    Breakfast Casserole
    Breakfast Casserole. Diana Rattray

     This breakfast casserole is made with whatever bread you have on hand, along with eggs, ham, and cheddar cheese. The dish takes about 10 minutes to prepare and then it bakes to perfection in about 45 minutes.


    Impromptu Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole


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    Roasted Potatoes With Ham

    roasted potatoes and ham
    Roasted potatoes and ham dish. Diana Rattray
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    Creamy Pasta With Broccoli, Parmesan Cheese, and Ham

    Penne Pasta With Cream, Parmesan Cheese, Broccoli, and Ham
    Creamy Pasta With Parmesan Cheese, Broccoli, and Ham. Diana Rattray

     This one-dish pasta casserole is a snap to prepare, and it makes a delicious family meal. Cook the pasta, quickly steam the broccoli and stir-fry the ham and garlic for a few minutes. 


    Creamy Pasta With Broccoli, Parmesan Cheese, and Ham


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    English Pea Pesto Pasta with Ham

    spaghetti with green pea pesto and ham
    Pasta with english pea pesto and diced ham. Diana Rattray

     The natural sweetness and vivid green color of English peas make them a great addition to pesto. This pesto is easy to make and a delicious and easy pasta addition.


    English Pea Pesto Pasta with Ham


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    Potatoes au Gratin With Ham and Cheddar Cheese

    potato ham gratin ready for the oven
    Potato and ham gratin in a baking dish. Diana Rattray

    This easy potato casserole is baked with a creamy ham and cheese sauce.


     Cheddar Potatoes au Gratin With Ham


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    Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Ham

    Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Ham
    Macaroni and cheese with ham and crunchy topping. Diana Rattray

    Use leftover diced ham in this dish or use ham from the deli. Optional green onions add some color to this tasty mac and cheese.


    Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Ham


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    Ham with Beer Glaze

    Beer Glazed Ham
    Baked Ham With Beer Glaze. cass greene/E+/Getty Images

     This flavorful baked ham is baked with beer and then it is finished with a brown sugar and beer glaze. Vinegar and dry mustard add extra flavor to the glaze.


    Ham with Beer Glaze


    If the beer glaze doesn't appeal to you, take a look at this baked ham with cola and maple glaze.


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    Chunky Potato and Ham Soup With Cheese

    Chunky Potato Soup With Ham
    Chunky Potato Soup With Ham. Diana Rattray

     This potato soup is made with chunks of ham, cheddar cheese, and parsley. Add some chopped fresh spinach to the soup.


    Chunky Potato and Ham Soup With Cheese


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    Broiled Ham Steak With Sweet Mustard Glaze

    ham steak with mustard glaze
    Broiled ham steak with brown sugar mustard glaze. Diana Rattray

    This broiled ham steak makes a quick and super easy busy day dinner, or serve the ham for a small family holiday meal. It's great with baked or mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, along with green beans, peas, or a tossed salad.


    Broiled Ham Steak With Sweet Mustard Glaze


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    Party Ham Rolls

    party ham rolls, sliders
    Party ham rolls are tasty slider sandwiches. Diana Rattray

     Take these little sliders to a party and watch them disappear! Party ham rolls are made with a flat of dinner rolls, sliced ham, cheese, and seasonings.


    Party Ham Rolls


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    Baked Ham With Maple and Brown Sugar Glaze

    Maple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
    Maple and Brown Sugar Glazed Ham. Rita Maas/Photolibrary/Getty Images

    The brown sugar glaze on this delicious baked ham gets extra flavor from maple syrup and apple juice. Use honey in the glaze if you prefer it to maple syrup.


    Baked Ham With Maple and Brown Sugar Glaze


    This Jack Daniel's glazed ham is another popular recipe.


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    Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Casserole

    Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Cheese Casserole
    Turkey, ham and Swiss cheese pasta casserole. Diana Rattray

    This pasta casserole is full of flavor. Turkey, diced ham, and Swiss cheese make it a satisfying one-dish meal.


    Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Casserole


    You might also like this ham casserole with noodles.


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    Easy Chicken and Ham Casserole with Sour Cream

    Chicken and Ham Casserole on Noodles
    Chicken and Ham Casserole. Photo: Diana Rattray

    Sliced cooked ham and chicken breasts are combined in a simple sour cream and condensed soup sauce. The mixture is baked with a bread crumb topping. Serve it with noodles or rice.


    Easy Chicken and Ham Casserole with Sour Cream


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    Slow Cooker Cola Ham With Brown Sugar Glaze

    Sliced Ham, Fully Cooked
    Sliced Cooked Ham. Armstrong Studios/Stockbyte/Getty Images

     This easy ​crock pot ham recipe is very popular and super easy. It is made with a fully cooked ham, brown sugar and mustard, and cola. You may use either light or dark brown sugar in the glaze for the recipe.


    Slow Cooker Cola Ham With Brown Sugar Glaze


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    Hearty Lentil Soup with Leftover Ham

    Lentil Soup with Ham
    Lentil Soup with Ham. Photo: Diana Rattray

    Use a meaty leftover ham bone, ham hocks, or leftover diced ham in this tasty lentil soup. Greens are added to the soup to make it a hearty and well-rounded dish. Serve it with freshly baked cornbread.


    Hearty Lentil Soup with Leftover Ham​​


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    Mustard Greens With Ham

    Mustard Greens With Ham
    Mustard Greens With Ham. Diana Rattray

     These are delicious with fresh baked cornbread and pepper sauce or vinegar. Make the included homemade pepper vinegar sauce if you can't find it locally. 


    Mustard Greens With Ham


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    Hash Brown Casserole With Ham and Cheese

    Ham and Hash Brown Casserole
    Ham and Hash Brown Casserole. Photo: Diana Rattray

    Serve this hash brown casserole along with a hearty breakfast or dinner. This casserole can be served as a side dish or main dish.


    Hash Brown Casserole With Ham and Cheese


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    Hearty Ham and Bean Soup

    Bean Soup With Ham
    Bean Soup With Ham. Diana Rattray

     The great flavor in this soup comes from the long simmering. Add a ham bone or ham hock for the extra smoky flavor. It is an excellent way to use leftover ham!


    Hearty Ham and Bean Soup


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    Western Omelet

    Omelet
    Western omelet cut in wedges. James Baigrie/The Image Bank/Getty

    This omelet can be made in individual portions for sandwiches. If you are making western sandwiches, use a smaller pan for individual sandwich-size portions. The classic western sandwich is typically topped with ketchup. Add some Sriracha sauce to your ketchup for a little kick.


    Western Omelet 


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    Baked Ham Slice with Barbecue Sauce

    Baked Ham Steak
    A ham steak or slice baked with homemade barbecue sauce. Diana Rattray

    This ham is baked with a tasty homemade barbecue sauce. The sauce takes only about 5 or 10 minutes to fix. It's great with sweet potatoes!


    Baked Ham Slice with Barbecue Sauce


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    Lowcountry Red Rice With Ham

    Southern Red Rice With Ham
    Southern Red Rice. Diana Rattray

     This version of Southern red rice includes both bacon and ham. Green onions are added to the rice along with chopped onions for extra flavor and color and diced tomatoes provide the moisture.


    Lowcountry Red Rice With Ham


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    Crock Pot Potato and Ham Casserole With Cheese

    crock pot potato and ham casserole
    Crock pot potato and ham casserole with cheese. Diana Rattray

    These crock pot scalloped potatoes are made with the addition of ham and cheese. A simple condensed soup sauce makes it a snap to prepare. Just slice the potatoes and onions and layer everything in the slow cooker. 


    Crock Pot Potato and Ham Casserole With Cheese


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    Crock Pot Bean Soup With Ham

    Crock Pot Bean Soup With Ham
    Bean Soup With Ham. Diana Rattray

     Bean soup is comfort food, especially on a chilly fall or winter day. This soup is cooked with simple seasonings and a ham bone or diced ham. Add some chopped celery and carrots or make it with just onions as well. 


    Crock Pot Bean Soup With Ham


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    Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich

    monte cristo sandwich
    Classic French toasted Monte Criso sandwich. LauriPatterson E+/Getty Images

     These classic sandwiches are filled with a combination of sliced ham, turkey, and cheese. The sandwiches are battered with an egg mixture and fried like French toast.


    Classic Monte Cristo Sandwich


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    Glazed Ham Loaf

    Glazed Ham Loaf
    Glazed Ham Loaf. Diana Rattray

     Grind leftover ham in a food grinder or food processor and make this tasty ham loaf. The tangy brown sugar and vinegar mixture ​makes the perfect glaze.


    Easy Glazed Ham Loaf With Mustard


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    Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese With Variations

    Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
    Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese. Diana Rattray

     Add diced cooked ham to this easy crock pot version of everyone's favorite casserole: macaroni and cheese.


    Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese With Variations


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    Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach and Ham

    Stuffed Mushrooms With Ham and Spinach
    Stuffed mushrooms with spinach and ham on a baking sheet. Diana Rattray

     These stuffed mushrooms are an excellent way to use leftover ham. The combination of spinach and Mozzarella cheese is delicious.


    Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach and Ham


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    Brussels Sprouts Gratin

    Brussels Sprouts Gratin With Fontina Cheese
    Brussels Sprouts Gratin With Fontina Cheese. Diana Rattray

     Add cooked bacon or diced ham to this rich Brussels sprouts gratin. 


    Brussels Sprouts Gratin


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    Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze

    Glazed Ham
    Brown Sugar Glazed Baked Ham. Photo: Diana Rattray

    Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and a hint of cinnamon get together in the glaze for this baked ham.


    Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze


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    Crockpot Black Eyed Peas and Ham

    Black-Eyed Peas With Ham
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    These black-eyed peas are perfect for a New Year's Day dinner. This dish is made with ham, frozen black-eyed peas, and seasonings.


    Crockpot Black Eyed Peas and Ham


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    Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham

    Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham
    Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham. Diana Rattray

    Pasta salad is another great way to use ham. This easy salad is dressed with a combination of mayonnaise and ranch-style dressing.


    Pasta Salad With Peas and Ham


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    Broccoli and Ham Quiche With Tomatoes

    Photo: Diana Rattray

     This flavorful and colorful ham and broccoli quiche is topped with sliced tomatoes.


    Broccoli and Ham Quiche With Tomatoes


    You might also like this ham and Swiss quiche.


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    Ham and Spaghetti Casserole with Mushrooms

    Ham and Spaghetti Casserole
    Ham and Spaghetti Cassero. Diana Rattray

     This all-in-one casserole is a combination of spaghetti, ham, an easy mushroom sauce, and cheese.


    Ham and Spaghetti Casserole with Mushrooms


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    Slow Cooker Potatoes With Country Ham

    Slow Cooker Potatoes With Country Ham
    Slow Cooker Potatoes With Ham. Diana Rattray

     This surprisingly easy potato dish is cooked in the slow cooker. It's a simple combination of potatoes, country ham, rosemary, and garlic.and garlic.


    Slow Cooker Potatoes With Country Ham


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    Cheddar Mashed Potato and Ham Bake

    mashed potato ham casserole
    Easy mashed potato and ham casserole. Diana Rattray

    Use freshly made or leftover mashed potatoes and leftover ham to make this easy layered casserole.


    Cheddar Mashed Potato and Ham Bake


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    Baked Ham with Sweet Bourbon-Mustard Glaze

    Ham Basting
    Glazed Ham. Photolibrary/Georgia Glynn Smith/Getty Images

    Bourbon and mustard flavor this fabulous baked ham.


    Baked Ham with Sweet Bourbon-Mustard Glaze


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    Southern Ham Salad

    Ham Salad in Mini Bun
    Ham Salad in Mini Bun. Diana Rattray

     This ham salad makes delicious sandwiches. Or serve the ham salad on lettuce leaves for a tasty luncheon.


    Southern Ham Salad


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    Crock Pot Baby Lima Beans With Ham

    lima beans with ham, crock pot
    Baby lima beans or butter beans with ham. Diana Rattray

     This is an easy, basic lima bean dish with ham, onion, and seasonings. Even if you aren't a fan of lima beans, you should give this dish a try.


    Crock Pot Baby Lima Beans With Ham


    Or try these homemade baked beans with country ham.


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    Sharon's Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup With Ham

    Navy Bean Soup in Slow Cooker
    Navy Bean Soup in Slow Cooker. Diana Rattray

     Dry beans, a ham bone or ham hocks, and seasonings make this a tasty soup, and easy on the budget. There are lots of possibilities for additions, including some herbs, various vegetables, bacon, and others.


    Sharon's Slow Cooker Navy Bean Soup With Ham


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    Easy Slow Cooker Ham and Corn Chowder

    Slow Cooker Ham and Corn Chowder
    Slow Cooker Ham and Corn Chowder. Diana Rattray

     A slow cooker, condensed soups, leftover ham, and frozen corn make this a fuss-free and delicious soup for quick winter meals.


    Easy Slow Cooker Ham and Corn Chowder