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17 Incredible Leftover Ham Recipes

Not sure what to do with leftover ham? Use one of these recipes for leftover ham to make something new!

By: Adam Kaplan, Editor,

Ham is the perfect thing to serve when throwing a holiday party. Whether it is Easter or Christmas (or really just a fun Friday night having the family over), you can never go wrong with cooking up a big, juicy ham.

Almost everybody loves ham, so it is the quintessential main dish to serve to all of your guests. The only downside to serving a ham is having all those leftovers the very next day - and that's a problem everyone loves to deal with!

Leftover ham and casseroles go together like peanut butter and jelly. We have collected and gathered some amazing ham casserole recipes which will produce some of the tastiest and best casserole recipes you have ever made. So get out your reusable containers and check out our 17 Incredible Leftover Ham Recipes

Potato Casseroles with Leftover Ham

Potato casseroles are just the best. When you add ham, however, they are to die for. The saltiness of the ham contrasts beautifully with the starchiness of the potatoes. Many of these easy casserole recipes also have cheese in them which makes a potato casserole even better. There is nothing that more cheese cannot solve! These potato casseroles make excellent leftover ham recipes. In fact, these casserole recipes are so good that you will start serving ham more often just so you can use the leftovers in these incredible potato casserole recipes. 

Hashbrown Casserole (without Cream Soup)

Rather than using canned cream of chicken soup, this recipe uses an easy 5-ingredient substitute for canned soup. If you are trying to cut back on canned foods or you just want the satisfaction of making something from scratch, this is a great recipe to try.

Roasted Potato and Ham Casserole

This simple casserole is truly a one pan meal! It is the perfect solution for a busy weeknight and it's healthy, too. A handful of common pantry seasonings really gives this casserole a great flavor. Everyone should know how to make this budget-friendly meal!

Simple Scalloped Potatoes Casserole

If you love scalloped potatoes but are intimidated by the thought of making them, this recipe will put you at ease. Parmesan cheese and black pepper gives this potato casserole the perfect amount of flavor without masking the hearty flavor of red potatoes.

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole with Ham

Just when you thought cheesy hashbrown casserole couldn't get any better, this ham and potato casserole showed up. The ham makes this casserole a complete meal! Serve this potato casserole with your favorite vegetable for a great family dinner.

Breakfast Hashbrown Casserole

This unique hashbrown casserole features a crispy hashbrown crust that's topped with cheesy scrambled eggs. Chopped peppers, mushrooms, and ham create a casserole that would work for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. You won't want to pass up this recipe!

Ham and Potato Au Gratin

Sometimes, nothing soothes the soul quite like a ham and potato casserole. Russet potatoes, ham, and shredded cheese create this cozy and satisfying casserole. No one will be able to resist a big scoop of these creamy potatoes.

Pasta and Ham Casserole Recipes

You can have a plain pasta casserole, or you can add ham to make it more exciting. The meatiness of the ham combined with the creaminess of these sauces mixed in with a bed of warm noodles makes for a great pasta casserole. These easy recipes for leftover ham are so good that you will forget about your original ham-centered feast to begin with. These ham and pasta casserole recipes are so divine, you won't believe that they were derived from leftovers.

Ham and Pasta Bake

Sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with new ways to use up leftover ham. A cheesy, homemade sauce is the perfect complement to pasta and broccoli. This casserole is so good, you'll want to make ham just so you can eat the leftovers.

Creamy Ham Casserole

Whole wheat pasta, broccoli, and carrots make up this satisfying casserole recipe. Cream cheese and breadcrumbs add the perfect amount of creaminess and decadence to an otherwise healthy recipe. This ham casserole can even be assembled and stored in the freezer!

Ham and Peas Mac and Cheese Recipe

Tired of your go-to mac and cheese recipe? This recipe adds ham and peas, so it's not only a fun twist on a classic recipe, it's also a lot more satisfying. If you are craving some serious comfort and need to use up leftover ham, turn to this recipe.

Leftover Ham Casserole

Since this recipe uses egg noodles, canned soup, and frozen vegetables, it is really easy to keep the ingredients on hand for a last minute meal. A sprinkle of cheese on top gives this casserole that special something! Keep this recipe in mind the next time you have leftover ham to use up.

Leftover Ham Recipes for Breakfast

Making breakfast is easier when you have leftover ham available. Ham adds protein and an extra-special touch to breakfast casseroles. When you add ham to the following breakfast casserole recipes, the result is spectacular. These breakfast casseroles with ham are easy to prepare and are welcomed meals after the busy holidays. Enjoy.

Christmas Leftover Hash Brown Casserole

After a holiday meal, leftovers can get boring fast. This recipe uses both leftover hashbrown casserole and ham in a creative breakfast dish. Add a fried egg and some sliced green onions and you have a photo-worthy plate!

Bite-Sized Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casseroles

This recipe uses up leftovers while also giving you a delicious breakfast on the go. It's a win-win! Diced bell peppers ham give these breakfast cups amazing flavor and gorgeous color. You could even freeze these bite-sized casseroles for later!

Ham Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Salami, ham, and croissants make this egg casserole satisfying enough for even the biggest appetite. This recipe would be great for a special occasion brunch or potluck. This is surely a recipe that everyone will request.

Savory Croque Madame Bread Pudding

This savory bread pudding is loaded with cheese and ham, so it would be great for brunch. Be sure to serve each slice of bread pudding with fried egg for a more authentic version of the classic French recipe. 

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole with Spinach

Italian seasoned croutons, spinach, and ham make this recipe into an impressive breakfast casserole. Sharp Cheddar cheese makes all the flavors come together in this delightful recipe! This dish would be impressive enough to serve at a special brunch.

Baked Western Omelet Breakfast Casserole

If you love the flavors of a western omelet, then you will enjoy the casserole version. Onion, green, and red bell pepper make this casserole as beautiful as it is delicious. If you will be serving breakfast to a crowd, this is a better option than making individual omelets.

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Pimento Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Pimento Cheese Breakfast Casserole - This Southern-inspired recipe is loaded with delicious ingredients like hash browns, leftover ham, pimentos, Cheddar, and Jack cheese. This recipe works well as a breakfast dish, but also makes for a delicious side dish!

What's your favorite way to use up leftover ham? Let us know in the comments below!

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I usually add leftover ham to potato casseroles, but I've never thought to add it to pasta recipes! I can't wait to try some of these recipes.

Trying to go gluten free; where to start , making bread. what seed or grain could be added. Using bread machine

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