18 Delicious Leftover Ham Recipes for Using Every Last Bit this Holiday Season
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18 Delicious Leftover Ham Recipes for Using Every Last Bit this Holiday Season

If there’s one thing that you can pretty much guarantee this Christmas, it’s that there will be *plenty* of leftover holiday ham for you to snatch up after everyone leaves. Out of all of your Christmas dinner recipes, you have to admit — ham is where it’s at. You can transform it into quiche, soup or even enchiladas. Whether you choose to have your holiday leftovers for breakfast, lunch or dinner, we have you covered below with 18 different recipes that’ll use up every little bit.

1. Quick and Easy Pasta With Ham, Kale and Feta: TBH, the last thing you’ll want to do the day after Christmas is slave away in the kitchen. But as long as you can boil pasta, you can transform your ham into a quick and easy meal. (via The Wanderlust Kitchen)

2. Slow Cooker Baked Beans: Chances are, no one is going to be fighting over the ham hock when packing up leftovers. Swoop in and grab that sucker for future flavor-packed baked beans. You can even freeze it to use down the road. Score! (via Crunchy Creamy Sweet)

3. Overnight Ham and Cheese Breakfast Enchiladas: Before you get the kitchen cleaned up from the big meal, prep these enchiladas for breakfast the next day. They may take a little time out of your Christmas, but they’ll be worth it. (via What 2 Cook)

4. Make-Ahead Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole: Who says you can’t continue to celebrate the holidays after Christmas? Keep the family in town and invite them over for a mimosa-filled brunch with this casserole as the main event. (via The Kitchn)

5. Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice Bake: You won’t believe how easy this rice bake is to prepare. If your family makes turkey AND ham for Christmas, you could even sub the chicken for turkey and use up even more leftovers. (via Plain Chicken)

6. Ham And Cheese Baked Eggs in Toast: Breakfast for a holiday crowd can be stressful. There’s no reason to freak out when you can easily whip up a half dozen eggs in toast in 30 minutes. Serve with a simple side salad to complete the meal. (via Chocolate Moosey)

7. Baked Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups: You know those ham sliders that everyone goes nuts for at parties? These roll-ups are just like those, only using crescent dough instead of Hawaiian rolls. Yes, please! (via High Heels and Grills)

8. Ham and Cheese Tortellini: Your resolution isn’t starting until January, so it’s perfectly acceptable to continue indulging until then. Keep it going with this cheesy tortellini that’s studded with crispy ham and sweet peas. (via Kevin and Amanda)

9. Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche: You can’t go wrong with a classic quiche recipe. One forkful of this luscious dish and you’ll be instantly transported to a French bistro. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)

10. Hawaiian Fried Rice: Ham and pineapple are a perfect culinary match — just ask the Hawaiians! Add some fun flavor to your post-holiday menu with a zesty fried rice featuring this classic combo. (via The Recipe Critic)

11. Potato Ham Chowder: Double the pork, double the fun. Add layers of flavor to this chowder with diced ham, salty bacon and sweet corn. (via Damn Delicious)

12. Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Waffles: Ham and cheese sandwiches are great and all, but you haven’t lived until you’ve tried it with hash browns. What’s more, if you pile everything in your waffle maker, the crispy factor is out of this world. (via Damn Delicious)

13. Leftover Ham Pizza: Ordering in might be tempting after the holidays, but there’s really no reason for it with a fridge full of leftovers. Try making your own pizza using the gobs of ham you have. You can even add pineapple to it if that’s your fave. (via The Cookie Writer)

14. One-Skillet Ham and Cheese Gnocchi: You won’t want to do much of anything when the festivities are over, especially dishes — yuck. Opt for a one-pan meal like this one that’ll comfort you while you binge-watch Netflix. (via Jo Cooks)

15. One-Pot Ham and Penne Skillet: Kids will jump for joy at the site of this pasta. They might even eat the peas if you’re lucky. (via Julie’s Eats and Treats)

16. Ham and Cheese Pretzel Bombs: Talk about some major cheese porn. If you’re hosting a football viewing party after the holidays, these pretzel bites will be the MVP of the night. (via Home. Made. Interest.)

17. Ham, Cheese and Spinach Puffs: Whether you choose to serve these for brunch, lunch or dinner, you’ll have an undeniable winner on your hands. Top with a runny egg if you want to add a bit more protein. (via Eatwell 101)

18. Zoodles With Ham, Peas and Basil: There’s a good chance that you’ll still be pretty full come December 26. If that’s the case, a light meal of zucchini noodles with leftover ham, peas and fresh basil sounds absolutely mouth-watering. (via Real Food Whole Life)

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