21 Easy & Healthy Ham Recipes That You Will Love!

Thinking about divvying up that Christmas ham so soon? Think twice before you do, you could be giving away a week’s worth of fuss-free meals for when you least feel like cooking. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating, if a glazed ham is on the menu, there’s bound to be leftovers. Leftovers give you a chance to get creative with your family comfort food dinners and stretch the holiday out for days to come. After all, you wouldn’t want to let that scrumptious, golden-brown ham go to waste! Luckily, these leftover ham recipes make it easy to savor your ham for longer! 


21. Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham

Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham

This Glazed Ham Recipe is simply the best! Made with brown sugar, mustard, pineapple, and honey, this glaze makes an addictive and moist ham every time. It will be the star of your holiday dinner! In my opinion, glazed ham is good enough to serve all year long, but these ham recipes are especially perfect for Christmas dinner or Easter. Serve it with Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Cheddar Spoonbread, or these Best Glazed Carrots. 
Get the recipe here.


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20. Broccoli Ham and Cheese Soup

Broccoli Ham and Cheese Soup

This soup is the best of both worlds. If you love broccoli cheese soup and cream of ham and potato, you’ll love this. In the winter, my thoughts turn to soup for dinner since it’s a warm bowl of comfort on cold days. This ham and broccoli cheese soup fills the comfort bill many times over. It combines two of my favorite cream soups–the cream of broccoli cheese and cream of ham and potato. Another good thing about this soup is it uses up bits and pieces you may already have on hand already.
Get the recipe here.


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19. Easy Ham and Bean Soup

Easy Ham and Bean Soup

This ham and white bean soup recipe are hearty, delicious, healthy, and simple to make! It’s great for using up leftover ham veggies. You don’t need to use leftover ham for this one (just buy a piece from any grocery store), but if you’ve roasted ham for Easter or Christmas, this is a great way to enjoy those leftovers if you’re over sandwiches. This ham and bean soup with canned beans is one of those leftover ham recipes that gets better the longer you leave it. The flavors intensify and the leftovers are just really good.
Get the recipe here.


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18. Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham

Bourbon Orange Glazed Ham

No more boring, flavorless hams for you… this bourbon, mustard, and orange glazed ham is amazingly flavorful, beautifully marbled, and has a sticky glaze that is out of this world! This type of ham has a dark golden brown color, firm texture, and a naturally deep delicious flavor.  Cook a ham and take one bite of this ham and you’ll be able to tell what all the fuss is about! It’s one of my best ham recipes and it’s just so delicious that once you get a taste of it you will want to make it often. 
Get the recipe here.


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17. Ham and Pea Salad

Ham and Pea Salad

Ham and Pea Salad are one of the perfect leftover ham recipes to serve to use up your leftover ham as it combines peas, ham, bacon, cheese, onion, and ranch to create a creamy salad for the whole family will love. You will love how quickly this salad comes together, the crisp crunchy texture, and the flavor that is out of this world. It is the perfect salad to create with your leftover Instant Pot Ham the night before you want to enjoy it or take it as a side dish too or with split pea soup.
Get the recipe here.


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16. 5-Ingredient Honey Baked Ham Recipe

5-Ingredient Honey Baked Ham Recipe

No need to spend a lot of money or time on your favorite holiday ham; this year, make your own version with this 5-Ingredient Honey Baked Ham Recipe. It’s ridiculously easy and always a hit. This Honey Baked Ham Recipe never fails to impress, and requests for the recipe always come calling. This is one of the easiest honey glazed ham recipes you’ll return to over and over again… Also, you can be served with scalloped potatoes, bean soup, chicken cordon bleu, or any soup recipe that your family loves so much.
Get the recipe here.


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15. Creamy Ham & Cheese Spaghetti

Creamy Ham & Cheese Spaghetti

Creamy Ham & Cheese Spaghetti is an easy and tasty way to enjoy that leftover ham. Loaded with chopped ham, cheesy white sauce, and fabulous flavor, it’s a deliciously different twist on classic spaghetti. Ham is probably our family’s favorite meat.  So rest assured, we’re never upset when there are ham leftovers to finish up. Not only do we love enjoying baked ham just in slices on its own, but we also adore all the many other dishes that can be created with leftover ham.  
Get the recipe here.


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14. Ham and Potato Corn Chowder

Ham and Potato Corn Chowder

A lighter, creamy, and tasty ham and potato corn chowder that is pure comfort in a bowl! Despite the fact that it is spring we had snow here for Easter so the first thing that I did with my leftover ham was to make a comforting and creamy ham and potato corn chowder! I wanted this chowder to be full of vegetables so I started out with onions, carrots, and celery before adding some garlic, thyme, and flour as a thickener. For the liquids, I used a tasty ham broth and milk rather than cream to keep things a little lighter. 
Get the recipe here.


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13. Crockpot Spiral Ham

Crockpot Spiral Ham

Our Crockpot Spiral Ham or slow cooker ham is the perfect mix of sweet & salty! This ham is so tender and juicy since it cooks in the crockpot and it’s super easy too! Serve this up at your next holiday dinner for a special treat. Anyway, my family and I absolutely LOVE this crockpot spiral ham with a simple honey and brown sugar glaze. It’s so juicy and tender, thanks to cooking the slow cooker!
Get the recipe here.


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12. Baked Ham Penne Pasta

Baked Ham Penne Pasta

Baked Ham Penne Pasta is a family favorite for any night of the week. Penne pasta, savory ham, and a rich and creamy garlic – cheese sauce is a hearty and delicious meal perfect for leftover ham! This casserole is one of those ham recipes that is gone in a flash when dinner time rolls around. It is the kind of dish that you make again and again. We could eat pasta every day of the week and really it doesn’t get any easier than a pasta dinner and the flavor combinations are endless.
Get the recipe here.


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11. Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

Ham and Cheese Quiche is one of the tastiest and easiest ham recipes! To keep things as simple as possible, we’re starting with a store-bought pie crust and loading it up with an easy mixture of cubed ham, cheese, and eggs. This quiche recipe is super simple to adapt to your personal preference– use your favorite cheeses, meat, or play around with different seasonings. Ham and Cheese Quiche can be prepared ahead of time, assembled in fifteen minutes or less, and leftovers store well. 
Get the recipe here.


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10. Ham Tetrazzini

Ham Tetrazzini

Ham Tetrazzini is rich, creamy, and cheesy with lots of cubed ham and a few mushrooms and peas. This is an easy, filling family meal that is great for using up leftover Thanksgiving or Easter ham. It’s practically a one-pan meal. You just need a pan plus a pot to cook the pasta in. Tetrazzini is one of my very favorite things for leftover ham recipes to cook for dinner. What’s not to like about pasta, meat, and cheese? If you have leftover turkey, try this Turkey Tetrazzini. It’s made from scratch, without canned soup, and it is so delicious.
Get the recipe here.


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9. Leftover Ham & Noodle Casserole

Leftover Ham & Noodle Casserole

Creamy casserole lover’s alert ~ this Leftover Ham & Noodle Casserole is for you!  Loaded with chopped ham, tender noodles, and veggies surrounded in a creamy cheesy sauce, it’s one comfort-food dinner dish, for sure. Not to mention, it’s a fabulous way to enjoy those ham leftovers. And you know what?  I just love it~ because making a baked ham with brown sugar glaze or my favorite maple crock pot ham is really super easy.  Truly, cooking a ham is about as easy as cooking gets.  Plus I get the bonus of getting leftover ham recipes to work with for days.
Get the recipe here.


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8. Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

While I’d be flattered if you assumed that my go-to appetizer is a beautifully styled combination of bespoke produce, a homemade fancy sauce, and some kind of European cured meat, let me tell you a little secret: it’s actually these four-ingredient Ham and Cheese Pinwheels. Yes, that is correct. This full-time food blogger’s #1 party appetizer is a combination of deli meat, cheese, mustard, and puff pastry that I buy in the freezer section of the grocery store.
Get the recipe here.


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7. Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love these ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing. This recipe is perfect for using up leftover ham! Our version of the baked ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing skips on the onions and uses our famous honey mustard instead of regular jarred stuff. It’s a simple change but trusts me, it takes everything to a whole new level of deliciousness. These ham sliders are a forever staple in our home for using up leftover ham, and to be honest, we will probably be bringing them to potlucks all year too.
Get the recipe here.


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6. Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes

 Ham and Cheese Potato Croquettes

Potato Croquettes are golden-fried mashed potato balls loaded with ham and cheese. They are crispy, tasty, and a great way to use up leftovers after the holidays! We definitely love our mashed potatoes and baked ham for the holidays. But with our favorite ham recipes comes a dilemma. What to do with the leftovers? Luckily I’ve got just the thing for using up leftover holiday ham and mashed potatoes – Fry up some crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside ham and cheese potato croquettes!
Get the recipe here.


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5. Cheesy Ham & Rice Casserole

Cheesy Ham & Rice Casserole

The third of the ham dinners, this casserole is a variation of the Cheesy Chicken Rice Casserole, with more focus on making a sauce. In the original, the chicken was partially cooked in the casserole, and the sauce formed from sour cream and the juices from the chicken as it finished cooking in the oven. It never fails. But I wanted something more reminiscent of a scalloped potato dish, so I did make a white sauce, to which I added a little cheddar cheese. Jasmine rice, carrots, and peas rounded out the flavors that I felt would compliment the smoky ham.
Get the recipe here.


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4. Easy Fried Rice – with Ham and Pineapple

Easy Fried Rice – with Ham and Pineapple

Always have an answer for what’s for dinner tonight with this recipe for Easy Fried Rice with Ham and Pineapple. Did you know to make fried rice you don’t need cold rice? Like you can make a pot of rice and then just quickly stir fry it to serve. You also don’t need to mix in anything Asian-inspired if you don’t want to. It’s your kitchen and so you have complete control! Chopped ham, pineapple, and some green onion happen to be my favorite mix-ins for fried rice. 
Get the recipe here.


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3. Macaroni & Cheese Ham Casserole

Macaroni & Cheese Ham Casserole

Everyone will love this Macaroni and Cheese Ham Casserole. Easy to make, creamy, cheesy, and filled with chunks of ham and shredded cheese. This semi-homemade macaroni and cheese with ham are one of the best family favorite dinner ham recipes! I’ve made this macaroni & cheese ham casserole three times in the last two weeks. Not even joking… If you’re anything like me then you will make something over and over again if the kids actually eat it willingly, with no whining. 
Get the recipe here.


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2. Ham Steaks with Pineapple Sauce

Ham Steaks with Pineapple Sauce

Ham steaks with pineapple sauce are one of the easiest, budget-friendly meal prep recipes you are going to find. This is one of my family’s favorite easy ham recipes! This tasty ham steaks recipe is so good that you won’t even feel like you are eating on a budget! Made with ham steaks and a delicious pineapple sauce (made with pineapple and apricot preserves) poured on top the whole family is going to love this easy ham steaks recipe!
Get the recipe here.


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1. Delicious Ham and Cheese Spinach Puffs

Delicious Ham and Cheese Spinach Puffs

These ham and cheese spinach puffs are elegant, yet incredibly easy, and a perfect use for any leftover ham you may have!  I love the crispy, flaky puff pastry mixed with the creamy mixture filled with savory diced ham, nutty Gruyere cheese, and fresh spinach! So tell me… after a holiday (like Easter or Christmas), do you end up with quite a bit of leftover ham?  I know we always do!  I love a good ham sandwich, especially with my (honey balsamic mustard sauce or leftover mustard glaze from THIS ham), but after a day or two of ham sandwiches, I’m pretty much done with them and ready for something different in just 30 minutes!!
Get the recipe here.



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