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Top Ten Best Recipes for Leftover Ham


Now that you have all that luscious ham stored in the refrigerator from Christmas or Easter dinner, how are you going to use it? Turn to these easy and delicious recipes that transform plain ham into a feast. And remember that after four days, you must freeze leftover ham in order to store it for a longer time period. Enjoy every bite.

1. Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Linda Larsen
This super simple and rich recipe combines two leftovers: scalloped potatoes and ham. Bake to bubbly and browned perfection and dig in.

2. Crockpot Split Pea and Ham Soup

Linda Larsen
There's a reason this recipe has been a classic for decades. It is simple, rich, healthy, and perfectly delicious.

3. Wild Rice Chowder

Wild Rice Chowder
Linda Larsen
This chowder recipe can be made on the stovetop or in your crockpot. It's rich and delicious, with wild rice, onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, and corn. It will stretch about 2 cups of ham to feed eight people!

4. Ham Cheese and Corn Sandwich Spread

Ham and Corn Sandwich Spread
Linda Larsen
Sandwich Spreads are also versatile ways to use leftovers. Think about grilling these spreads between two slices of your favorite bread machine bread.

5. Cheesy Ham Pasta

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Onion, garlic, and green bell peppers combine with ham, cheddar cheese pasta sauce and, for a surprise ingredient, nacho cheese sauce. This delicious and rich combination is served over fettuccine pasta or spaghetti. Yum.

6. Ham and Swiss Quiche

Ham and Swiss Quiche
Linda Larsen

Quiches are the perfect use for almost any leftover meat or vegetable. This quiche is special. Before you start, be sure you understand how to make pastry.

7. Ham Filo Roll

Ham Filo Roll
Linda Larsen
I love using filo (or phyllo, or fillo) dough. It's ultra-thin layers of pastry that you layer with melted butter, then use to encase just about any filling, whether sweet or savory. Be sure to read How to Use Filo Dough before you begin.

8. Ham Tortellini Caesar Salad

Ham Tortellini Caesar Salad
Linda Larsen
Main dish salads are good year round. One of the best things about salad recipes is that you can vary them and substitute ingredients and the finished product will always be delicious.

9. Peach Glazed Ham Steak

Peach Glazed Ham Steak
Linda Larsen
Just cut a fairly thick slice of ham and grill it to reheat it. The super simple mustard and peach sauce that glazes this steak is simply fabulous.

10. Ham Stuffed Manicotti

You can substitute ham for any other meat in any casserole, especially freeze ahead casseroles. It blends beautifully with pasta, vegetables, or fruit.

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