Is your fridge overflowing with leftover ham following Easter dinner or a holiday feast? Well, from sensational salads to comforting bowls of soup and appetizing lunch ideas, here are some great recipes with ham leftovers as the main ingredient.
I’d love to hear what you had for Easter dinner in the comments section below!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday. We had a great day at my mother’s on Saturday, complete with dyeing Easter Eggs, egg hunts, and a wonderful Easter meal (starring ham, of course!). Then we came back here for our flashlight Easter Egg hunt in the backyard before turning in and waiting for the Easter Bunny. Easter morning was filled with the kids going through their treats and a really great service courtesy of Pastor John Dees. It doesn’t get any better than that!
So here it is Monday and I have a care package of ham in the fridge thanks to my Mama. What to do? In case you have the same bounty, here is my list of favorite recipes with ham leftovers. Just click on the link to be taken to the corresponding blog post. Have a WONDERFUL Monday!
P.S. If you’re in need of a ham recipe, check out my baked ham with glaze. The glaze is so easy to make and scrumptious if I do say so myself! Here are also 23 recipes for Easter if you’re in need of some inspiration. Okay, let’s get cooking with those ham leftovers!
Recipes with Ham Leftovers
I love ham salad and this is my absolute favorite recipe for it! It’s so easy to make and is the perfect way to use leftover ham. What else do you need to make the perfect ham salad sandwich? Spicy brown mustard, sweet pickle relish, mayonnaise, boiled eggs, and some freshly cracked black pepper.
Ham and Cheese Sliders
Use leftover ham slices in this ham and swiss sliders recipe for lunch the next day. They’re covered in the most delicious and flavorful buttery mustard sauce.
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
This cheesy garlic uses bacon, which you can easily swap with cubed ham leftovers for a delicious side dish.
Smoked Ham and Veggie Pasta Salad
I pretty much made a whole vat of this today! With pasta, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh and frozen vegetables, ranch dressing, and smoked ham leftovers, this salad is the perfect way to increase your veggie intake after one too many Easter chocolates!
Deluxe Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
Overloaded with melted cheddar cheese, frozen hash browns, and cubed ham, this deluxe cheesy ham casserole is a must-make . Your whole family will love it!
Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice
Have mercy, this is some good food right here. Good old poor people food and you know poor folks have always known how to cook good food because we know how to make do with what we have and we can season a dish from start to finish with salt, pepper, a ham bone, and hope. This is an updated version of red beans and rice, a Southern classic, which you can easily serve with leftover ham for added flavor. But for my original recipe, click here.
Loaded Potato Soup
This loaded potato soup is so creamy, rich, and flavorful. What’s it loaded with? Well, besides lots of smoked meat and potatoes, you’ve got gooey cheese and cream.
Collard Greens with Hot Pepper Sauce
Check out my Southern collard greens recipe to see how I make it with ham leftovers. I also serve mine with the tastiest hot pepper sauce. YUM!
Southern-Style Butter Beans
Leave some meat on your ham bone and make my Southern-style butter beans recipe. The combination of tender and creamy beans with smoked ham makes the most flavorful comfort meal.
Fried Brown Rice
Substitute the chicken in this fried rice recipe with ham and you have yourself a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
This may be a vegetarian version of Hoppin’ John, another Southern classic. But I’ve included notes where you can add either the ham bone, , or pieces of ham to the black eyed peas.
Easy Omelet Baked in the Oven
Use the baked ham leftovers instead of the turkey sausage to make this easy baked omelet. Because breakfast for dinner is always a good idea, as is a .
Shortcut Senate Bean Soup
Love this stuff and my bean and makes it super easy. It calls for a smoked turkey leg, but substitute that for the ham bone and you’re good to go.
Loaded Twice-Baked Potatoes
These loaded potatoes are great to keep in the freezer as a last-minute heat-and-eat side or a quick lunch! Substitute the turkey bacon for leftover ham and load your potatoes with green onion and cheddar cheese for an unbeatable lunch.
Pintos and Ham
A Southern classic :). This recipe features a step-by-step guide to how to make dried beans too.
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Christy, we had a wonderful Easter as well. We celebrated our Easter “dinner” on Saturday, and had leftovers on Sunday after church. I made your easy peasy ham glaze, and it was wonderful! We also had green bean casserole, your hash brown casserole, which my husband LOVED!, deviled eggs, sausage stuffing balls, your jordan rolls, and easter cake. It was a great evening!
I wanted to know if you’ve ever heard of red eye gravy? I had it growing up, but have yet to find the “right” recipe to make it…it had a little bit of a kick, and we had it with mashed potatoes and roast.
I cooked Easter lunch for 20+ people..ham and all the fixins. My 83 year old daddy gave the blessing and reminded us all of what Easter stands for and to remember all our blessings. It was our first Easter without momma. I found out that my daughter’s mother in law is a big Christy Jordan fan too. We compared notes and perused your cookbook together. Thank you for making me remember the blessings of a Southern upbringing.
Beverly, I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful day making memories with your family and I just bet your Momma was smiling down on it all!
We had ham of course, and potato salad, mac & cheese, green beans, a pineapple cake, and my teenage daughter made peanut butter chocolate bars because I am teaching her Southern Cooking! =)
How fun that you are teaching your daughter Southern Cooking!! I bet y’all are having a blast!
We had mexicorn cheese dip ( you would love it) and scoops
baked ham ( cooked it 5 hours, as you suggested)
ambrosia fruit salad
Strawberry Pie and Eclair Cake
We ate outside and had a wonderful egg hunt and Easter Dinner, it was a wonderful Easter!
Our dinner came compliments of Southern Plate 🙂
Mee Mee’s Mashed Potatoes
Sweet and Sour Green Beans
Grandmama’s Sweet Potato Casserole
10 Minute Rolls
Mamas Amazingly Easy Coconut Pie
and Sweet Tea of course
Everything turned out absolutely wonderful and so tasty; thanks Christy!!
spiral sliced ham
green pea casserole
old fashioned green beans cooked with bacon
asian cucumber salad
and for dessert we had red velvet cake, bread pudding and cheese cake.
Best of all we had the family and was very blessed.
First of all, the absolute highlight of our Easter Menu was your daddy’s favorite coconut cake, which was the first recipe I have tried from your new cookbook (which I made my hubby make a second trip to the bookstore to acquire on a recent visit to Atlanta!). The cake is to die for, and I can understand why it is your father’s favorite! So easy, and it is just as yummy today! Other items on our menu: A spiral-sliced hickory smoked ham, Hawaiian Salad, yeast rolls, broiled asparagus and my grandmother’s sour cream potato salad. Hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter, too.