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Ham Recipes

A Variety of Recipes and Ideas for Leftover Ham


Early settlers first started curing pork through the winters in the 1600s, making the prized ham a tradition on the Easter table. In Mrs. Hill's New Cookbook, written in the 1800s, Annabella Hill gives detailed instructions for boiling a ham, beginning with a note on how frequently hams are not cooked properly.

Today, most hams are fully cooked, so preparation is much easier. Basically, follow the package directions and heat to an internal temperature of 140 degrees. Brush glaze on during the last 30 minutes.

If you're cooking a large ham, you'll probably have leftovers. You may freeze leftover ham for up to 6 months, but for best quality, the NFSD recommends 2 months. Freeze whole cuts or meal-sized packages of diced ham for casseroles, or larger pieces for flavoring beans, soups, or stews. Here are a few quick ideas for using leftover ham:

  • Scrambled eggs, fritattas, stratas, or omelets.
  • Add to your favorite macaroni and cheese casserole.
  • In scalloped or au gratin potatoes, from a mix or homemade.
  • Add to corn pudding or casserole.
  • Sliced, in sandwiches.
  • Diced and added to appetizers like tortilla rolls.
  • Add to Alfredo sauce with chopped green onions for a tasty pasta-topper.


    Cheddar Potatoes au Gratin With Ham
    Creamed Ham With Cornbread Wedges
    Ham Casserole with Asparagus and Cheddar Cheese
    Classic Ham Loaf
    Easy Ham Loaf
    Country Bean Bake
    Baked Ham Slice with Barbecue Sauce
    Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Ham
    Baked Ham with Beer Glaze
    Jack Daniels Glazed Ham
    Ham Casserole with Noodles
    Creamy Pasta With Ham and Asparagus
    Ham and Cheese Crepes
    Grilled Ham Slice
    Orange Glazed Ham
    Baked Ham with Bourbon Mustard Glaze
    Broiled Ham Steak with Mustard Glaze
    Ham and Rotini Bake
    Easy Ham and Fresh Tomato Quiche
    Quick Ham Casserole
    Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
    Rice and Ham Croquettes
    Ham and Apple Bake
    Skillet Cauliflower and Ham
    Ham and Broccoli Casserole
    Ham and Macaroni Bake with Broccoli
    Rice and Ham Skillet
    Ham and Potato Hash
    Ham and Squash Skillet
    Chunky Potato Soup with Ham
    Chicken and Ham Bake
    Ham and Noodle Casserole
    Ham and Vegetable Skillet
    Slow Cooker Lentil Soup With Ham
    Mustard Greens With Ham
    Ham and Potato Skillet
    Broccoli and Ham Casserole
    Ham Jambalaya
    Ham Tetrazzini, Slow Cooker
    Ham and Hash Brown Bake
    Ham and Bean Soup
    Ham and Sweet Potato Skillet
    Hash Brown Bake
    Western Omelet
    Hot Baked Cheese Dip
    Black-Eyed Peas and Rice
    Split Pea Soup With Ham
    Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
    Red Rice with Ham

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