After a big holiday dinner, the last thing you want is more heavy fattening food. So, I have gathered up these 35 Healthy Leftover Ham Recipes from my fellow food bloggers to help you with some healthy leftover ham inspiration! Whether you have leftover spiral ham, picnic ham, slow cooker ham, or you have a precooked boneless ham you picked up at the grocery store, I have easy leftover ham recipes for all of it! I have included my favorite leftover ham recipes, as well as leftover ham salad, soup, pasta, rice and leftover ham casseroles. I specifically selected these recipes not only because they are healthy, but many of them are WW friendly or can be lightened up with lower fat items like low-fat cheese, low-fat mayonnaise, light sour cream, low-fat milk etc...
Healthy leftover ham recipes are especially popular after Easter, but also during the holiday season (Christmas and Thanksgiving) or anytime that you have ham to use up. I have leftover ham recipes for easy dinners, breakfast and brunch, sides, soups, salads and main dishes. This round up was inspired by my own Picnic Ham with Orange Glaze Recipe, which pairs exceptionally well with my Carrot Casserole or Healthy Roasted Carrots with Brown Sugar and my Easter Creme Egg Chocolate Swiss Roll, or Healthy & Light Carrot Cake for the perfect Easter dinner!
You don't always have to make ham sandwiches or leftover Ham and Split Pea Soup, although you still can, as I have also included a great recipe for both! Or you can make your own ham soup stock and freeze it or use it to make other ham soups and healthy leftover ham pastas. So if you're in a bit of a leftover ham rut, these recipes are sure to spark your enthusiasm for using up that extra ham!
🍽Ham Main Dishes
These Ham Main dishes include healthy dinners with everything from ham pastas, ham pizza, ham rice and ham sandwiches.
🥣Leftover Ham Soup
Make your own stock and freeze it for later or use it in one of these hearty ham soups!
These leftover ham casseroles include cheesy ham casseroles, rice, cauliflower rice and leftover ham casseroles and spaghetti casserole!
🥗Leftover Ham Salads
Leftover ham salads are the perfect way to keep it healthy and light. They are also perfect for packing lunches!
🍳Leftover Ham Breakfasts and Brunches
If you're looking for an easy breakfast, leftover ham is the perfect choice!
An instant read thermometer- (affiliate link) is the very BEST way to check for doneness This one is great for everything food related! Cook ham until the internal temperature is 160 °F (71 °C) for raw and 140 °F (60 °C) for precooked.
- Cook raw ham to a minimum internal temperature of 160 °F (71 °C) and 140 °F (60 °C) for precooked ham.
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
See more guidelines at USDA.gov.
❔ Frequently Asked Questions
Cooked ham is good for up to 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
If you purchase a precooked ham, it can be frozen prior to the best before date. After cooking or heating a ham, leftovers can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
So if you're looking for leftover spiral ham recipes, leftover classic ham, picnic ham or boneless ham, or healthy recipes for leftover ham in general, you'll love these!
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great round up of recipes! I will work my way through this!
You can never have too many leftover ham recipes. For me, ham leftovers are the best part and I always make a giant ham so we have many leftovers. Today is ham quiche day!
Terri, this is such a useful roundup! So many great ideas besides split pea soup (which I love.) That sweet potato hash is calling my name!
Will never run out of ideas for what to do with leftover ham again! Such a great roundup. That first pasta has my attention