Ham is one of those dishes that seems to last forever. While it's nice that you and your family can enjoy leftovers, at least for a night or so, thinking of new ways to use them can get a little tricky. One of the best things about leftover ham is that it can be transformed into some of the tastiest dishes on the planet.
If you're tired of throwing out your perfectly good leftovers, then you're going to love some of these delicious ideas. Another bonus? The previously cooked ham will save you a ton of time in the kitchen. You'll definitely want to jot these down for later.
1. Easy ham & cheese hot pockets
This is a scrumptious way to enjoy your leftover ham. There's nothing like a warm pastry filled with gooey cheese and salty ham. You can easily make these in advance and freeze in Ziploc bags. Your family can pop them in the toaster oven whenever they want! Get the full recipe here.
2. Country ham and potato bake
This is one of my favorite recipes for using leftover ham. I'm also a true potato lover. I would happily eat potatoes every day of the week, but sometimes even I get bored of the usual mashed, roasted or baked versions. This simple, rustic ham and potato casserole recipe is a wonderful way to reignite your potato love. Get the full recipe here.
3. Ham and cheese party rolls
Transform typical ham and cheese into a party favorite by creating a tasty rollup instead. This basic recipe is loaded with flavor and dripping with decadent cheese. All signs point to this being a go-to comfort food. Get the full recipe here.
4. Scalloped potatoes with ham
One of the dishes that we do enjoy is old fashioned Southern scalloped potatoes with ham. This recipe really lends itself to the slow cooker. It is easy to throw together, and when you come home at the end of the day all you really need to do is make a veggie or a salad for dinner to be ready! Get the full recipe here.
5. Ham and cheese biscuits
Bring some flavor to your breakfast table with these delicious biscuits. Classic flaky biscuits are always welcome on any brunch table, but studding them with salty ham and pockets of gooey cheese makes them a guaranteed showstopper – as well as a convenient on-the-go breakfast or hearty snack. Get the full recipe here.
6. Ham & baked beans
Baked beans are so good! They're warm and comforting, and just a little bit goes a long way because they're extremely filling. This variation adds delicious ham with just a little onion mixed in for flavoring. Get the full recipe here.
7. Low-carb ham & cheese burrito
The recipe below makes a great low-carb ham-and-cheese burrito packed with protein. It's perfect for those on the journey to building muscle, and it's incredibly easy to make. I like to make the full recipe and eat it throughout the week after a nice, long workout. Get the full recipe here.