5 Leftover Ham Recipes

Leftover ham is never a bad thing. These 5 recipes are proof.

A cooked ham and cheese omelet in a small skillet with a spatula sliding underneath to flip it.
This ham and cheese omelet is a quick, easy, and inexpensive meal that makes excellent use of your leftover ham.
A slice of bread with a cooked egg in the center topped with ham, avocado salsa, and jalapeño oil, for a playful take on green eggs and ham.
This recipe from chef Carla Hall of “The Chew” plays on the old Dr. Seuss book “Green Eggs and Ham.” Here spinach and avocado salsa top eggs and thick slices of country bread. A drizzle of jalapeno oil completes the dish. A great St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.
Cooling rack with 5 ham and Cheddar biscuits on it plus a white plate with a half eaten biscuit on top
These ham and Cheddar biscuits with scallions, buttermilk, and cayenne are tender and flaky with a little pop of heat. Enjoy them at breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or as a standalone snack.
An arugula salad with country ham, pears, and honey vinaigrette, topped with chopped walnuts in a white bowl.
Make sure you remove not only the inedible rind but also any excess fat from the cooked country ham. The profound taste of that fat is just too strong, a poor match for the pears
Maple syrup being poured over a monte cristo sandwich that is on a piece of parchment paper.
A Monte Cristo sandwich is a holy alliance of ham, cheese, and mustard sandwiched together with French toast rather than sliced bread and smothered in maple syrup.



  1. Yum! I like that Green Eggs and Ham idea, avocado makes everything better. I make ham quiche sometimes with spinach and mushrooms. And I have a delicious ham salad wrap recipe that uses up the little bits too small for slicing. But I still love a thick slice of fresh baked ham on sourdough bread with real mayonnaise best.

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