5 Recipes to do with Leftover Christmas Ham

What are you going to do with all the extra sweet meat? We listed of 5 recipes you can do with leftover Christmas ham.

What are you going to do with all the extra sweet meat? We listed of 5 recipes you can do with leftover Christmas ham.

The star of the season has really got to be the once a year Christmas ham served on all occasions every December to January. Everybody either buys the smoked ham at specialty shops or receives the pre-cooked and packaged ham care of the company or Christmas baskets.


With so much ham at home, what are you going to do with all the extra sweet meat? We compiled a list of 5 simple dishes and recipes you can do with leftover Christmas ham.



Just replace your morning hotdog or luncheon meat with ham and you’re good to go! Heat the ham, cook eggs, and have it with your pandesal and coffee as a good way to start the day.



For this, we’re giving you a full list of ingredients and how-to on cooking this meal

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 leek, split, washed and diced
  • 3 cups cleaned and quartered mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk (plus extra 1/2 cup to adjust consistency if needed
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Snipped fresh chives

First, heat the butter over over medium heat until foamy. Add the leek and cook until translucent, then add the mushrooms until moist, then put in the ham until everything begins to brown.

After which, add the flour and combine well the milk and stir to a boil. Reduce temperature to low and add the salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Keep it cooking for about 10 minutes, adjusting seasoning and consistency as you please. Then pour it over anything you want, just like regular gravy!



Get your still-ok-but-cold rice and quickly cook it under heat with ham and a few vegetables to bring out new flavor. This trick can turn ordinary rice into an amazing new meal with just new seasoning and flavors.



Like a warm and hearty hashbrown, this ham recipe includes:

  • 2 cups ham coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups potatoes, cooked, cooled, and coarsely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup onion, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1⁄3 cup milk or 1⁄3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In a large bowl, gently add the ham and potatoes together then stir in the onions, salt, pepper, and milk or evaporated milk.

Then heat the oil in a pan and spread hash evenly in bottom. Cook over low heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until brown and crusty sides is achieved and the top is heated through. Do not stir. There you have it, a new way to cook ham!



If you’re feeling a little cold and want some soup, ham can still be there for you. Just add these ingredients:

  • 2 cans of beans
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1⁄4 cups water
  • 1 1⁄2 cups cooked ham, cubed
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper

Carefully mash one can of beans and set it aside for later. In a large saucepan, cook the carrots and onions in butter then mix in water, ham, seasonings and whole and the mashed beans until cooked through.

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