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Ham is a versatile and tasty meat option, whether you’re talking deli slices or leftover ham from Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving. It’s easy to incorporate into recipes and always adds a lot of extra flavor. From meal prep recipes to make ahead, big batches of soup, or recipes for your leftover holiday ham, we’ve got recipes to fit your need.

Recipes For Leftover Ham

Holiday meals are as much about the delicious leftovers as they are the meal itself. So here are some creative ways to use the leftover ham from your next holiday feast. Add a slice to your English muffin and eggs with our Almost Eggs Benedict at breakfast, or maybe make a Ham and Potato Frittata. Add a handful of chopped ham to a Cheesy Quesadilla at lunch, or toss some of your leftover ham onto a Spicy Hawaiian Pizza for dinner. And if you still haven’t had enough of those holiday flavors, combine all the leftovers from the meal, including ham, into tasty and convenient Leftover Stuffin’ Muffins.

Ham Recipes To Make Ahead

If you want to stock your freezer with make-ahead meals using your ham, or just meal prep for the week ahead, ham helps make it easy. Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos with ham are a great quick meal any time of the day. Make breakfast quick and easy by baking a batch of Ham and Cheese Biscuits for the week, or prep a few Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles.

Ham Soup Recipes

Another great way to use ham is in hearty comforting soups. Ham not only makes soup extra filling, but it gives the soup a delicious smoky flavor. Try a classic, like Chunky Split Pea Soup, or maybe a quick and easy soup like Chunky Ham and Bean Soup. Prefer to let the slow cooker do the work for you? Then you’ll love our Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup.

Discover some interesting ways to use your leftover ham from the holidays with these delicious and easy recipes with ham. After all, sometimes the best meals are made from repurposing leftover ingredients!

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Freezer Friendly Breakfast Burritos

I’m a huge proponent of batch cooking and stocking your freezer with portioned meals that you can just grab-reheat-and-go! Not only are these make-ahead freezer breakfast burritos a great answer to the “I’m too...

Two bowls of chunky ham and bean soup with chunks of bread on the side

Chunky Ham and Bean Soup

Soup season is already on its way out, but I couldn’t resist one more warm and cozy pot of goodness. For this super easy and deliciously chunky Ham and Bean Soup I took cue...

Layer ingredients in container for Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles.

Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles

One of my favorite things to do is replicate “convenience foods” at home, and for the past couple of weeks I’ve been seeing ads for these new breakfast cups where you just crack an...

Almost Eggs Benedict is the easy and approachable version of the brunch classic, scaled back and scaled down to feed just to on a lazy weekend morning. BudgetBytes.com

Almost Eggs Benedict

True story: every time my boyfriend and I go out to eat he will order Eggs Benedict if it’s on the menu. Every time. But I’ve never made it for him at home! I...

These Ham and Cheese Biscuits are a super indulgent, yet super easy treat for your weekend breakfast or to serve guests. BudgetBytes.com

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

Last weekend my mind drifted to my 5-Ingredient Freezer Biscuits, as it often does on lazy Sunday mornings, and that got me thinking about breakfast sandwiches. It was only a split second before I...

Ham and Potato Frittata

Ham & Potato Frittata

Happy Fourth of July! I know most of you are out having burgers and beer (and I’m about to myself), but I had this Ham & Potato Frittata recipe waiting in the queue, so...

Hawaiian Ham Quesadillas

Hawaiian Ham Quesadillas

Quesadillas might be one of my favorite foods. That and pizza. Why? Because you can put just about anything inside and the outer crispy tortilla shell somehow makes everything a million times better. For...

Ham & Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

Have you ever seen those bags of 16 bean soup mix in the dry bean aisle at the grocery store? Well, they’re kinda like the ramen of the bean world. They come with their...

Chunky Split Pea Soup

Chunky Split Pea Soup with Ham

In effort to use up some of the things stored in my freezer and pantry, I took a quick survey of what I had available. I had a left over ham hock from making...

Collard Greens

Collard Greens

Today I learned to love the ham hock. They used to scare me. Well, scare me and fascinate me all at the same time. I remember seeing them in the grocery store as a...

Spicy Hawaiian Pizza

Spicy Hawaiian Pizza

After making a refrigerator full of pizzas last week, I almost forgot to post this one. It’s funny how your taste buds change as you get older. For the first, oh, 25 years of...

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza

I’ve been experimenting with sauce and dough this past week which means that I eventually had to make some actual pizzas. I decided on two recipes, breakfast pizza being the first. If you’ve never...