So, you’ve unwrapped your presents, spent time with your family, and had a delicious meal. But now that all of the guests have gone, you’re left with plenty of leftover food. And if your family enjoyed a spiral ham for Christmas, there may be a lot of meat that’s leftover from the meal.
Fortunately, there are tons of ways to reuse your leftover meat, none of which involve just reheating it with leftover sides. From breakfast enchiladas to deviled eggs, these mouthwatering leftover ham recipes are sure to include something you’ll love.
Ham isn’t just for lunch and dinner—it’s great in the mornings, too. This breakfast omelet features mushrooms, cheese, and, yes, ham. While prosciutto is great for omelets, this recipe is just as delicious with leftover spiral ham slices.
Get our recipe for a Ham and Cheese Omelet.
Not into omelets? Add some ham into your breakfast routine with this quiche instead.
Get our recipe for an Easy Spinach and Ham Quiche.
You’ve heard of chicken and waffles, but what about ham and waffles? This recipe brings together some classic breakfast foods for a delicious combination.
Get our recipe for a Savory Waffle with Ham and Egg.
Put your muffin tin to good use with this creative breakfast recipe. If you have guests visiting for the holidays, this is an easy breakfast that can feed plenty of people.
Get our recipe for Muffin-Tin Quiches With Smoked Gouda and Ham.
Mac and cheese is a delicious dish on its own, but it’s even better with some healthy mix-ins. Pump up your macaroni with tomatoes, ham, and spinach for an even more flavorful and nutrient-packed dish.
Get our recipe for Mac and Cheese with Spinach, Ham, and Tomato.
The classic ham and cheese sandwich just got a major upgrade. This open-faced sandwich features a runny egg and chipotle mayo, adding some delicious flavor you wouldn’t normally see on a ham sandwich.
Get our recipe for an Open-Face Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich With Chipotle Mayo.
Turn that leftover ham into a serious comfort food dish. This ham and broccoli soup is super creamy, making it perfect for those cold winter days.
Get our recipe for Creamy Ham and Broccoli Soup.
Potatoes are one of the ultimate winter side dishes. This recipe gives you all the cheesy goodness of potatoes au gratin, with added protein from the ham.
Get the recipe from The Seasoned Mom.
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Love carbonara pasta? You’ll love this take on the ham-and-pea pasta dish. It’s a delicious, original way to use up that leftover ham.
Get the recipe from Julie’s Eats and Treats.
Prefer rice to pasta? This carbonara-inspired dish should be your leftover ham go-to. And it cooks in one pot, so you won’t have to worry about doing tons of cleanup afterward.
Get the recipe from The Creative Bite.
Skewers aren’t just for the summertime! These pineapple and ham skewers are an inventive way to use up your leftovers, and they’re just as fun to eat as they are to look at.
Get the recipe from Diethood.
Chop up that leftover ham and toss it into a pot pie. With this decadent recipe, you won’t even feel like you’re eating leftovers.
Get the recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Spice up the usual ham and cheese sandwich with this ham and apple grilled cheese recipe.
Get the recipe from Diethood.
Enchiladas for breakfast? Well, why not? This tasty meal incorporates all the cheesy goodness of enchiladas, combined with the meaty flavors of diced ham.
Get the recipe from Inspired Taste.
Deviled eggs are delicious on their own. But add ham to the mix, and you’ve got an even tastier, protein-packed breakfast or side dish. Serve these at your next party, and you’ll have guests coming back for seconds.
Get the recipe from Taste & Tell.
Liven up your rotation of soup recipes with this hearty chowder. Packed with ham, potatoes, and corn, this soup is filling enough to be a meal on its own.
Get the recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.
Sure, a standard ham and cheese sandwich is nothing new. But these sliders, complete with melty cheese, are a game-changer.
Get the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.
However you enjoy your leftover ham, these recipes should give you some ideas beyond the standard ham-and-cheese sandwich.