It’s that time of year when you may need some leftover ham recipes, right? Today I picked up a spiral sliced ham at the local grocery store to serve on Sunday. I’m hoping to find some guests to invite over because there is no way Mark and I can eat that much ham. I will freeze some to use later, but it would be fun to have guests over. Our family doesn’t live near us so that’s not an option.
Do you serve a turkey or ham on Easter Sunday, or something else? Today, it’s all about leftover ham recipes.
How Do I Cook A Ham?
I’m going to share a link about cooking just about every type of ham. The one I bought is a spiral pre-cooked ham, and therefore I’m just reheating it. Here are the instructions for the one I purchased:
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Remove all the packaging materials and place the ham in a shallow pan FLAT SIDE DOWN. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil. Bake approximately 15 minutes per pound until heated through. DO NOT OVERHEAT.
You may want to check the one you purchase to see if it can be served cold.
Instructions on Cooking Hams: Food Safety Gov
How Long Is Ham Safe To Store In The Refrigerator?
3-4 days after baking or opening the sealed package from the grocery store.
Can I Freeze Cooked Ham?
Yes, you can freeze ham in airtight packaging for 3-4 months.
Leftover Ham Recipes
Alli’s Barbecue Ham Sandwiches
This is a recipe my daughter, Alli, has made over the last 25 years or so. It’s a family favorite with a tangy barbecue sauce that tastes fabulous with hard French bread rolls.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 5 pounds cooked ham (chopped fine or crumbled)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 can undiluted tomato soup
Melt the butter in a saucepan, saute the celery and onion, until soft and tender. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer 1/2 hour. Serve over hard rolls.
Linda’s Ham Salad
I love the ham spread from a famous ham store, and so one day after visiting some friends I dug out my meat grinder. I ground up some leftover cooked ham, and finally came up with this recipe.
- 3 cups cooked and ground ham
- 3 tablespoons celery, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
- 3/4 cup mayo or Miracle Whip
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
Combine ingredients and mix thoroughly. Serve as a sandwich spread or on crackers.
Ham and Cheese Casserole
This is one of our favorite leftover ham recipes because it’s a step up from a tuna casserole, so to speak. I love the cheesy sauce with the ham and noodle combination.
- 2 cups diced ham
- 4 ounces noodles, cooked
- 1 can cream of mushroom
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon chopped onion
- 3/4 cup grated cheese
- 1/2 cup buttered bread crumbs (SET ASIDE)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 by 8-inch baking dish. Combine the ingredients and scoop the mixture into the greased pan. Cover with bread crumbs and bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
This is my mother’s scalloped potatoes and ham recipe. I always enjoyed eating this recipe on Sunday, or for special occasions. It’s a keeper in my book.
- 2 cups chopped ham
- 6 medium potatoes, peeled, sliced 1/8 inch thick
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Place the peeled potatoes in the baking dish. Layer the ham pieces over the potatoes. Cover the potatoes and ham with the cheese. Pour the cream over the entire mixture. Bake covered for 40 minutes. Remove the cover and bake another 15 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
Baked Ham and Eggs
I love this recipe because it’s simple and easy to put together. Let it bake while you set the table and pour the orange juice.
- 2 cups leftover cooked ham, cut into pieces
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 12 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon flour
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Fry the ham in the butter ever so slightly. Beat the eggs, add the remaining ingredients, fold in the ham and pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the eggs set.
Ham Fried Rice
There is something about the combination of rice, ham, peas, onions, bell peppers, and eggs. I could eat this recipe once a week, it’s so good.
- Sesame oil or vegetable oil
- Bacon and ham
- Chopped onion
- Chopped bell peppers
- Frozen peas optional
- 1/2 to 1 cup rice cooked and cooled per person
- Salt and pepper
- 1 egg per person
Fry meat of choice in a little sesame oil, add onions and peppers. In another pan, scramble the eggs in a small amount of oil stirring until light, fluffy, and dry. Mix all the ingredients together and serve.
Egg Foo Young
I’ve told you about egg foo young before, it’s one of my favorite cook from scratch recipes! The brown gravy is my mom’s recipe, it’s the icing on the cake, in my opinion. I love it!
- 2 tablespoons salad oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup bean sprouts, drained
- 1/2 cup ham, chopped
- 2 tablespoons green onions
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Heat oil in a large skillet. Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. Stir in the bean sprouts, meat, onion, and soy sauce. Scoop 1/4 cup mixture into the hot skillet. Push the egg over the meat to form a patty. When the eggs have started to set up, flip over and cook the over side. Serve with brown gravy.
Brown Gravy For Egg Foo Young
- 2 cups of water
- 2 bouillon cubes or 1 tablespoon Better Than Bouillon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons corn starch
Place these ingredients in a medium saucepan and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Serve or ladle warm over the egg foo young.
I hope you try some of these easy leftover ham recipes and let me know if your family enjoyed them. It’s all about cooking from scratch and eating together as a family. Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda