Tasty Ways to Use Leftover Christmas Ham 35 Recipes - the Imperfectly Happy home (2024)

Leftover Christmas ham can be used a ton of delicious recipes! I have been hosting Christmas dinner for 23 years. I love cooking up a huge ham with my family’s secret sauce. But I also make so many side dishes and goodies that there is always a good amount of leftover Christmas ham to be used up.

But I don’t worry about that anymore because I have collected and used so many amazing recipes now that I am able to use up all the leftover Christmas ham without making the whole family sick of it!

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Leftover Christmas Ham 35 Recipes

I’ve listed 35 amazing ways to use your left ham from Christmas. The hardest part just might be picking which one to use!!! I typically can get 2 or 3 leftover meals out of my leftover ham; which is great because I don’t want to shop or cook much after the holidays.

FAQ About Leftover Christmas Ham

How long is leftover ham good in the refrigerator?

According to FoodSafety.gov most consumer-cooked hams (like pre-cooked spirals or sliced) can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 – 5 days after being removed from packaging and cooked at home.

Can I freeze leftover Christmas Ham?

Again, according to FoodSafety.gov a packaged, pre-cooked ham, that has been consumer cooked at home can be frozen for up to 2 months. Some uncured hams can go as long as 4 months.

Be sure to check the entire list for Ham Storage to make sure the exact time you can store or freeze your ham.

My Favorite Recipe for Leftover Christmas Ham

My favorite way to use our leftover ham is my grandmother’s ham and beans! It is a great, and yummy, way to use a lot of ham at once. And if you have your family staying with you after Christmas, this will still feed a large crowd. Serve it with leftover Christmas rolls, make some drop biscuits or whip up some cornbread.

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My Grandma’s Best Southern Ham and Beans Recipe

This is a delicious budget-friendly meal. And if you have a big crowd, this recipe is easily doubled so everyone can enjoy it!

Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1lbsof dry pinto beansor whatever bean you prefer
  • 4or 5 smoked ham hocksor use dicedleftover ham, about 1/2 – 3/4 lbs should do it
  • 1large yellow onionchopped
  • 2– 3 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 1bay leafoptional
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the beans (you don’t have to soak them overnight with this method)

  2. Put the beans, ham hocks, chopped onion, pepper and bay leaf in a large stock pot and cover with water.

  3. Bring to boil and then turn down to a low simmer.

  4. Cover and let simmer low for several hours.

  5. Stir and check often – you may need to add a bit more water, but only enough to keep everything covered

  6. Beans will be tender and the sauce will thicken up.

  7. Break up the meat into the beans and serve in a bowl with warm corn bread.

Leftover Christmas Ham 35 Recipes

Leftover Ham Recipes – Breakfast / Brunch

Feeding a crowed or just your family the day after Christmas? Here are some wonderful breakfast and brunch recipes for that leftover Christmas ham!

Kohlrabi, Ham & Mushroom Frittata from Lil Suburban Homestead

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole from Cooking Classy

Baked Western Omelet with Ham from The Seasoned Mom

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Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche from I Heart Naptime

Stuffed Honey-Ham Biscuits from Pillsbury

Breakfast Ham Fajitas from Cooking Classy

Leftover Ham Breakfast Enchiladas from Grace and Good Eats

Overnight Breakfast Casserole from Food Storage Moms

Leftover Ham Recipes – Soups

A warm bowl of soup with leftover Christmas ham can be the perfect winter meal!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup fromImperfectly Happy

Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup from Spend with Pennies

Creamy Ham Potato & Corn Chowder from Cooking Classy

Slow Cooker Creamy Ham & Wild Rice Soup from Betty Crocker

LeftoverHamRecipes–Casseroles

A fast and easy casserole is about all I want to cook after all my holiday endeavors! LeftoverChristmashamcasserolestotherescue!

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Ham and Noodle Casserole from the Salty Marshmallow

Cheesy Leftover Ham and Rice Casserole from I Wash You Dry

Cheesy Ham, Potato and Bacon Casserole from Oh Sweet Basil

Mother’s Ham Casserole Recipe from Taste of Home

Leftover Ham & Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes from The Seasoned Mom

LeftoverHamRecipes– Pasta

Mix up your leftover hams with some yummy pasta – game changer!

Macaroni Ham and Broccoli from Belle of the Kitchen

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Ham and Cheese Penne from Jo Cooks

Ham, Peas and Pasta with Garlic Parmesan Sauce from Damn Delicious

One Pot Ham, Cheese and Pasta Recipe from Show Me the Yummy

LeftoverHamRecipes–EverythingElse

Pockets, Puffs and Pizza…oh my leftover ham!!!

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Homemade Ham and Cheese Pockets – Taste of Home

Ham, Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes from Everyday Maven

Ham and Swiss Stromboli from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Mississippi Sin Ham Dip from McCormick

Ham & Mashed Potato Cakes from All Recipes

Ham and Cheese Spinach Puffs from The Chunky Chef

Ham Fried Rice from Fav Family Recipes

Leftover Ham Hawaiian Pizza from Joanie Simon

Ham and Potato Hash from Simple Recipes

Classic Cobb Salad with Ham from Recipe Girl

LeftoverHamRecipes– Specialty Diets

Keto? Low Carb? Paleo? Still have some great ways you can use your leftover Christmas Ham!

Keto Ham and Cheese Scones from All Day I Dream About Food

Paleo Ham Chowder from Paleo Leap

Keto Cheesy Ham Hash Egg Cups from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Cheesy Ham Hash Egg Cups from I Breathe I’m Hungry

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