8 Ways to Use Leftover Ham

Easter has come and gone, and you’ve got quite the number of storage containers in your fridge that are housing all the remains of your family feast. Here are eight tasty ideas for putting leftover ham to good use!

1. Ham and Mustard Grilled Cheese Sandwich

It’s the day after Easter and you’ve got a hankering for a quick and easy lunch? Sandwiches are always the perfect meal idea, and using leftover ham extends the flavours of Sunday dinner for one more day.

2. Potato and Ham Croquettes

You don’t want all that extra ham to go to waste, so this recipe is a great vehicle to use up all the remains. They’re great for dinner and, best of all, you can freeze them to enjoy at a later date.

3. Ham and Egg Toast

Cook once, eat twice (or more). That’s our motto. It’s sometimes hard to believe that there would even be any delicious ham leftovers, but if there are, try making this sumptuous open-faced sandwich the next day, topped with a deliciously runny egg.

4. Ham Pot Pie

Pot pies are oftentimes a wintertime comfort dish, but this version has a springtime twist. Puff pastry, broccoli, leeks, potato and bits of ham make it your new seasonal favourite.

5. Cabbage and Ham Soup

This recipe boasts just five ingredients, yet is still a hearty, cozy and delicious meal idea. After all, who can resist ham, cabbage and potatoes?

6. Ham and Kale Onion Tart

This elevated version of a quiche is bursting with crispy kale, sweet red onions and bite-sized pieces of juicy ham.

7. Cold Ham and Mustard Macaroni Salad

A cold pasta salad is an ideal side dish any time of year, not just for summer picnics and potlucks. So take your excess ham and make this tangy macaroni salad. It’s delicious alongside pulled pork burgers or that chicken you picked up on the way home from work.

8. Mini Cheese Omelettes with Creamy Vegetable Salad

Almost anything can be added to these freezer-friendly egg bites and, yes, that includes any excess Easter ham! They make for a great lunch or dinner idea along with a side salad, and work well as an on-the-go breakfast option, too.