One of the most gratifying things about hosting a holiday at your home is all the leftovers! There is nothing better than opening your refrigerator after a full day of cleaning, entertaining, cooking, baking, serving — and cleaning again — to see that you have a meal already prepped and ready to go.
But, the magic of that feeling usually dissipates by day three. This is about the time when your taste buds revolt and scream, “Please not another day of ham and party potatoes!” We’ve found ten delicious recipes to help renew those Easter leftovers into something spectacular with minimal effort.
10 Easy recipes to make with leftover Easter ham
1. Breakfast Pizza with Hash Brown Crust by Gunny Sack
Why wait until dinner? Dice up those ham leftovers and make this yummy breakfast pizza that the whole family will be sure to love. Pizza for breakfast has always been a win in our book!
2. Pasta Carbonara from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
“Creamy pasta and meat – you can never go wrong with that!” We couldn’t agree more with Anna, as she wowed us with this yummy leftover ham dish that takes less than 15 minutes to prep.
3. Cheese Ham and Potato Soup by Six Sisters Stuff
Soup is always in season in our house. Those ham leftovers will be thanking you for pairing them with this cheesy potato soup. Even better bonus — freeze some to reheat later!
4. Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles by Kevin and Amanda
We love a good “one-pot” meal and this one does not disappoint. In addition to your leftover ham, just add a few easy ingredients, only ten minutes of your time and voila! You have a fabulous new meal to try and only one pot to clean up!
5. Breakfast Burritos by Natasha’s Kitchen
Who doesn’t love a good burrito? This easy ham inspired breakfast burrito will be the perfect kick-start to your day. Even better, make a large batch to freeze extra and pull out at a later date.
6. Ham, Mac & Cheese Muffins by I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Take that leftover ham to school! These delicious — and dare I say adorable — muffins are the perfect way to jazz up those leftovers and your kiddos lunchbox.
Love this idea? Check out 10 Easy Muffin Tin Recipes for more inspiration.
7. Cowboy Quiche by The Pioneer Woman
When it comes to cooking, The Pioneer Woman knows her stuff. Grab that leftover ham and make this tasty quiche recipe that will have your family begging for a brinner night asap.
9. Cheesy Ham, Broccoli, and Rice by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Nothing like jazzing up a little leftover ham and some broccoli with a little cheese. Our taste buds are already salivating over this delectable entree.
10. Slow Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup by Destination Delish
What’s better than being able to transform that boring leftover ham into a new tasty meal with just a few ingredients and a touch of a button while you are out for the day? Nothing. Nothing is better, so pull out that trusty slow cooker and enjoy this mouthwatering recipe.
What creative recipe do you enjoy making with your leftover ham?