Leftover Ham Recipes

We've collected our best leftover ham recipes to use up this versatile meat

A whole ham is a beautiful centerpiece for a celebratory meal. It's also a lot of food—unless you're cooking for a huge group, you're bound to have leftovers. Fortunately, cooked ham is versatile. We've collected some of our favorite leftover ham recipes.

The obvious way to use just about any leftovers is to make a sandwich. From a cubano to a monte cristo to a club to a muffuletta, your options are endless. Try our croque tartine Parisienne, an open-face ham and cheese sandwich decadently topped with a runny fried egg and creamy béchamel.

Leftover ham also lends itself to flavoring soup. Try a simple senate bean soup, or the Southern dish hoppin' John, a soup of black-eyed peas and rice that has a smack of ham to it.

For an ornate breakfast, try eggs sardou. This New Orleans classic features anchovies tucked in between egg and artichoke, a thick hollandaise sauce, scattered handfuls of minced black truffle, parsley, and ham, and elegant fried asparagus spears.

Find these recipes and more in our collection of 24 leftover ham recipes!

Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches
Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches
Lemon curd and goat cheese lends this breakfast sandwich a pleasing tang. Get the recipe for Ham, Cheese, Egg, and Lemon Sandwiches »Todd Coleman
Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas)
Puerto Rican Ham and Egg Sandwiches (Mallorcas)
Fluffy, eggy, buttery, sweet, coiled like a snail's shell and generously dusted with powdered sugar, Pan de Mallorca is named for its land of origin, in Spain.Penny De Los Santos
Eggs Sardou
Eggs Sardou
Eggs Sardou is an ornate New Orleans classic, with anchovies tucked in between egg and artichoke, and a thick hollandaise sauce blanketing the entire dish, scattered with handfuls of minced black truffle, parsley, and ham and served with elegant fried asparagus spears.Charlie Varley/Sipa Press
Ham and Hard-Boiled Egg Sandwich
Ham and Hard-Boiled Egg Sandwich
Ham and eggs may be a breakfast classic, but they're even better for lunch: try sliced or quartered hard-boiled eggs layered with a salty ham and a bit of mayo on a hearty white bread.Helen Rosner
Senate Bean Soup
Senate Bean Soup
This simple bean soup is studded with ham.Todd Coleman
Football Sandwiches
Football Sandwiches
A staple of Junior League cookbooks, these miniature ham sandwiches are doused in a tangy butter-poppyseed sauce and then baked in the oven.Helen Rosner
White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
This macaroni and cheese is flavored with sun-dried tomatoes and chopped ham.James Oseland
Country Ham and Red-Eye Gravy Danish
Country Ham and Red-Eye Gravy Danish
This savory danish with salty country ham gravy is a glorious mash-up of pastry and homey Southern comfort.Joseph De Leo
Chablis-Style Ham with Tomato Cream Sauce (Jambon au Chablis)
Chablis-Style Ham with Tomato Cream Sauce (Jambon au Chablis)
In this dish, thick-cut ham is doused in a velvety tomato-based cream sauce made with chablis.Ingalls Photography
Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza
Ham and Caramelized Onion Pizza
Caramelized onions, sweet ham, mozzarella, and fragrant rosemary combine in this flavorful pizza. Get the recipe »Ingalls Photography
Bel-Air Club Sandwich
Bel-Air Club Sandwich
Topped with a pan-fried egg and Gruyère cheese and slathered with herb aïoli, this turkey and ham club is a decadent upgrade to the diner staple.Ingalls Photography
Napolitan Spaghetti
Napolitan Spaghetti
This pasta dish was created at the New Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan, after World War II to cater to American GIs and soon became a mealtime favorite across the rest of the country.Todd Coleman
Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Tartine Parisienne)
Egg-Topped Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Tartine Parisienne)
A fried egg crowns this decadent sandwich of ham enrobed in béchamel and melted cheese.James Roper
Spaghetti Fritters with Ham and Smoked Mozzarella (Frittatine di Pasta)
Spaghetti Fritters with Ham and Smoked Mozzarella (Frittatine di Pasta)
Coiled strands of spaghetti soak up a creamy sauce in these delectable fried ham and cheese fritters.Todd Coleman
Swiss Onion Tart
Swiss Onion Tart
This tart uses a salty, smoky ham known as speck; bacon is a good substitute.Todd Coleman
Monte Cristo
Monte Cristo
People have strong opinions about the Monte Cristo sandwich, a double-decker of Swiss cheese, ham, and chicken or turkey, battered, fried, and dusted with confectioners' sugar, served with jelly on the side. Some consider it a marvel; others, an absurdity. Try it with cranberry sauce!Todd Coleman
Ham and Cheese Soufflés
Ham and Cheese Soufflés
Ham, eggs, and cheese are natural partners; along with dried mustard, these ingredients combine for some of the finest soufflés around. Light as air and flecked with cheddar and chives, they should be served right out of the oven.André Baranowski
Ham, Cream Cheese, and Red Pepper Jelly Canapés
Ham, Cream Cheese, and Red Pepper Jelly Canapés
These ultra-simple, elegant snacks are served by home cooks in the American South.André Baranowski
Hoppin' John Soup
Hoppin' John Soup
This soup of black-eyed peas and rice, traditionally eaten on New Year's Day in the American South, makes good use of leftover holiday ham scraps.Todd Coleman
Fancy Sandwich Loaf
Fancy Sandwich Loaf
Sandwich loaves were popular party foods in the 1940s and '50s. This updated version combines earthy mushrooms and pistachios with baked ham and fresh asparagus.Todd Coleman
Cubano (Cuban Ham and Cheese Sandwich)
Cubano (Cuban Ham and Cheese Sandwich)
A Cubano is a griddled white roll with Swiss cheese, boiled ham, dill pickle slices, and roasted pork.Todd Coleman
Muffuletta
Muffuletta
Deli meats and cheese are elevated to greatness with an olive salad in this New Orleans classic.Todd Coleman
Southern Ham Salad
Southern Ham Salad
Southern ham salad is spiked with pickles and celery.Michael Kraus
Clay-Pot Chicken with Chanterelles (Jiyou Jun Bao Ji)
Clay-Pot Chicken with Chanterelles (Jiyou Jun Bao Ji)
Though this sumptuous stew is traditionally braised in a clay pot, we found a Dutch oven works very well.Ariana Lindquist