Holiday dinners and meals are almost always everyone’s favorite, but leftovers also make a list. These leftover ham recipes are perfect for Easter Dinner Ham or Christmas dinner ham. Thankfully most are also easy recipes since cooking the next day after a holiday doesn’t always seem fun.
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Now with three kids, it’s not a surprise that two of them don’t like turkey, so no matter the holiday, we make ham. When these cuts are on sale at the grocery store, I always buy the latest one possible because you can repose them into other meals. I also buy at least one extra ham to stash in the freezer. Our favorite leftover ham recipes also make for an easy weeknight dinner.
There are so many ways to make ham. You can use a roasting pan in the oven, cook in an electric roaster, in a smoker, or, in my favorite way, in the crockpot. Ham is perfect for a Christmas dinner, a special occasion, a Thanksgiving dinner, or an Easter dinner. Any holiday fest is perfect.
Crockpot Ham Recipes
- Crockpot Ham– This makes the perfect holiday dinner!! With just pineapples as the second ingredient, this makes a great dinner any time of the year.
- Slow Cooker Ham With Honey And Bourbon-Take Crockpot Ham to the next level with this recipe! Honey and bourbon add so much flavor to a fantastic holiday dinner dish!
- Coca-Cola Slow Cooker Ham– Coca-cola with brown sugar makes ham even sweeter and adds more flavor to the ham.
- Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ham– Use the flavoring of Dr Pepper to add flavor to your ham for the holidays!
I know what you are thinking, ham in the crockpot… but hear me out, you don’t have to turn on the oven, so you can even make this in the summer with no issues! I often use my 8-quart crockpot for cooking hams in; if the lid doesn’t close, I use a bit of tinfoil to secure it.
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Smoked Ham Recipes
Close second to crockpot ham in my house is smoked ham. Smoking the ham on the smoker adds flavor. And again, no heating up the house to make the ham and space in the oven! A Pitboss pellet grill is how we smoke in my house, but these can be done on any pellet smoker or vertical smoker.
- Smoked Coca-Cola Ham-Use a Coca-Cola brine to flavor your ham, and also use a basting mop to keep adding more flavor to your ham while it smokes.
- How To Smoke A Ham– Adding pineapple to a ham on the smoker makes for a sweet ham that the whole family will love.
How To Store Leftover Ham
Remove your ham from the bone and trim any excess fat. Cut the leftover ham pieces and store them in an air-tight container. This can be in an airtight container or a zip-lock bag. You can keep the bone in leftover ham recipes or toss the bone. A ham bone can not be given to dogs; it is unsafe for dogs to chew on it as it will break and harm their digestive system.
Ham can be stored in the fridge for up to five days or frozen for up to 3 months.
Easy Leftover Ham Recipes
The possibilities with leftover ham are endless! In addition to typical ham sandwiches, you can make soups, chowders, casseroles, and much more!
Easy Cheesy Ham Noodle Casserole– Easy to make with egg noodles and leftover ham! Add vegetables and cheese for this easy dinner!
Ham Shepherd’s Pie–Holiday leftover ham is excellent when repurposed into this comforting dish.
Homemade Ham Pot Pie Recipe– Use store-bought pie crust to save time! Use frozen vegetable mixes to take even more prep work out of making dinner! Homemade pie crusts will work as well, but they are more work. This is the perfect comfort food dinner to make out of holiday leftovers! (You can also do Smoked Ham Pot Pie)
Ham Fried Rice is my favorite way to use leftover ham. Make this on the Blackstone Griddle for a fantastic leftover dinner. Pair up with bacon to make the flavor go up a notch!
Smoked Ham Mac And Cheese– Dice up leftover smoke ham and put it in homemade mac and cheese for a fantastic dinner or lunch!
Meatlovers Breakfast Casserole– This is a great way to combine some of your favorite things, ham, potatoes, and cheese, into an easy breakfast. Mix and bake in a casserole dish.
Hawaiian Roll Sliders– Use dinner rolls or Hawaiian rolls to make these fantastic leftover ham sliders. You can use any cheese to make these melty cheese sandwiches. Swiss cheese can make a tasty twist on the ham and cheese sliders.
Ham and Split Pea Soup-Boil down a ham bone to make this fantastic holiday dinner leftover soup on the stove.
One Pot Ham and Noodles– Make this tasty dish with egg noodles, cheese, and alfredo sauce. The creamy sauce really ties together the whole dish.
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Crockpot soups are perfect if you have a ton of leftover ham and for those cold winter months. I love to make a hearty soup using my leftovers.
Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup– Make this tasty soup with leftover holiday or precooked ham! This is the perfect comfort food recipe for the holiday weekends.
Smoked Ham And Potato Soup– Throw this in the crock pot and allow the soup to cook! This is an easy way to make comfort food with the taste of smoked meat when using leftover smoked ham.
Slow Cooker Creamy Cheese Broccoli Potato Soup– Use frozen hashbrowns with broccoli and ham to make this fantastic comfort food!
What is your go to for leftover ham recipe?
Crockpot Recipes To Check Out
Crockpots are versatile and perfect for making meals without much work or effort. I use mine constantly! Below are some of my favorite collections of recipes I’ve made in my kitchen. Slow Cooker recipes are an easy way to get dinner on the table.
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