So I asked my blogging friends for some great ideas for using leftover ham.
While writing this, I am ready to run out and buy a big ol’ ham JUST so I can make these amazing recipes.
Speaking of ham, if you need a simple and basic baked ham recipe, you might like this Cola, Dijon and Bourbon glazed ham, sounds complicated but it takes less than 5 minutes to put together.
Ideas for Leftover Ham
Seems like we mostly have leftover ham around Christmas or Easter, which is why I thought it would be great to compile a big list of recipes.
From breakfast waffles, omelets and casseroles to delicious slow cooked soups and delectable appetizers, pasta dishes and ideas for sandwiches.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does ham last?
In the fridge, wrapped well or stored in an airtight container between 4-7 days.
Can I freeze leftover ham?
Yes! Wrap cooled ham well, store in an airtight container or freezer baggie from 3-4 months. Thaw and use in some of these delicious recipes.
How do you moisten leftover ham?
If you just want to enjoy a repeat of your sliced cooked ham, simply place the desired number of slices in a shallow casserole dish, then follow below: Pour about ½ cup of broth (ham, chicken, veggie or beef) over the ham and reheat in a 325 degree oven covered for about 20-25 minutes.
How can you tell if ham is spoiled?
Rely mostly on your senses, give it a good sniff. If it smells sour, is slimy or has turned a gray color it has most likely spoiled.
Tips & Ideas for Leftover Ham
DON’T OVERCOOK | Ham comes precooked, overcooking is the most common way to dry it out. Reheat only until warmed.
FREEZE | When in doubt freeze leftover meat.
TOOLS | This is my favorite ham roaster. For casseroles, I am completely smitten with these easy to clean Staub bakers.
GOOD KNIFE | when it comes time to carving, dicing or slicing your ham, a good knife is so important as well as a carving fork.
The Best Ideas for Leftover Ham
Inevitably after Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter we have leftover ham, sometimes it's just enough for an omelet, other times I can make several meals from the leftovers. I've collaborated with fellow bloggers to gather some of the most delicious ideas for leftover ham.