Food & Recipes

8 Creative Recipes for Leftover Ham

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 4:59 PM, March 30, 2015

Aired April 13, 2017

You cooked up a huge ham for your family and friends for the holiday and now you have piles and piles of ham left over. What to do? Never fear, we have 8 creative recipes for using up those leftovers!

Cubano-Style Monte Cristo

Not only is this is a clever use for leftovers, it may be the best sandwich you ever taste.

Muffaletta Salad

For a light dish featuring ham, try this savory Muffaleta salad.

Ham and Cheese Waffles with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

This is a really fun recipe for a post-holiday brunch or even dinner. And it’s as simple as whipping up some store-bought waffle mix and adding cheese and ham – couldn’t be easier!

Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Leftover ham adds a smoky saltiness to this rich, hearty casserole-style meal.

Ham and Spinach Turnovers with Cider-Mustard Dipper

This healthy take on a pocket-style recipe could be quickly and easily tossed together for a weeknight dinner.

Carbonara with Asparagus and Peas

Chopped leftover ham could easily be subbed in for the pancetta in this delish carbonara recipe.

Ham and Cheese Dinner Strata

This delicious dinner strata features leftover ham, but you could also use your leftover dinner rolls!

Deviled Ham & Eggs

And finally, we have the perfect leftover recipe – something that uses your two main leftovers – ham and hard-boiled eggs!

And if you make all of these and STILL have leftover ham, there are many more ham recipes on – just type in “ham” in our search window.


Damaris Phillips' Country Ham-Wrapped Dates

Grant's Ham, Egg and Cheese Taquitos

Farmer's Breakfast Deviled Eggs