If you’ve barely made a dent in your over-sized Christmas ham and now it’s taking up precious fridge space and making the watermelon taste … hammy, don’t let all that precious meat go to waste. Ham up your post-Christmas meals with these leftover ham recipes. From egg-based quiche, frittata and crepes, to pizza, pasta and toasted sandwich recipes, there’s no shortage of ways to get more creative with your ham. You’ll also find recipes for light salads, buttery tarts and breakfast fritters.
It’s the fresh pineapple relish that takes this toastie to a new level.
A really good ham sandwich
Fresh, fast and fuss-free, a classic ham sandwich is the perfect no-cook meal for Boxing Day and beyond!
Ham and cheese scroll
Tomato, fetta and ham frittatas
Toasted ham sandwich with fried egg
Ham, zucchini and chive muffins
Bagel with avocado, ham & cheese
Everybody loves a bagel. For this recipe, we’ve selected avocado, ham and cheese, but don’t stop there. Try smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers, or chicken and avocado for an equally delicious lunch.
Risoni with ham and capsicum
Caramelised onion, ham and pecorino strata
If you have any leftover stale bread save it to use in this savoury bread pudding. You can also veg it up!
Ham and cheese croquettes
The classic combination of oozy ham and cheese centre with a crunchy breadcrumb coating and served with a home-made tomato sauce.
Eggs with asparagus, grilled ham and onion jam
Ham and green lentil soup with gremolata
Dig into this classic winter warmer with melt-in-your-mouth ham, tender lentils and juicy vegetables topped with fragrant gremolata. Serve with a generous slice of crusty bread and melting butter.
Ham and asparagus grill
Ham and cheese macaroni
There is nothing much more satisfying for breakfast or brunch (or lunch, or dinner!) than a colourful frittata served with hot buttered toast.
This classic fry-up of mushrooms, ham and tomatoes is perfect for a lazy weekend.
Ham, cheese and tomato chutney wraps
Ham and brie finger sandwiches
With the addition of caramelised onion relish, these ham and cheese finger sandwiches make the tastiest afternoon snack. You can experiment with all sorts of fillings like smoked salmon with cream cheese, egg and mayo, or chicken and watercress.
Fettuccine with ham, spinach and asparagus
Mini ham and corn quiches
Perfect for an after school snack, or school and work lunches these mini ham and corn quiches are easy and tasty and appealing.
Tortilla with corn, ham hock and coriander jalapeño salsa
The ham hock can be cooked a day or two before it’s needed. Keep the ham from the bone, covered with the reserved liquid, in the fridge; reheat it when needed in a saucepan over a low heat.
Ham, mustard and parsley terrine
Caperberries, although from the same plant, are quite different to capers. Don’t be tempted to omit them. Scattered over this rustic ham, mustard and parsley terrine, they add a delightful piquancy to this dish.
More than just a ham, egg and cheese toastie, the classic croque madame is perfect dish for brunch or supper, with a little bit of France in every bite.
Chicken and ham patties
Crispy and delicious chicken and ham patties that are great in burgers or for a snack.
Ham and spinach quiche
Witlof and ham bake
Pea and ham soup
A true winter classic, pea and ham soup makes a satisfying lunch or dinner, and is divine served up in tiny cups for a winter cocktail party treat.
Cheesy ham omelette
Nothing beats a simple omelette packed with salty ham and oozing cheese for a simple breakfast or easy lunch.
Cheesy ham quesadillas
Minestrone with ham
Pea and ham brown rice salad
Cheese, ham and spinach impossible pie
This delicious savoury pie is extremely easy to make -simply mix all ingredients together and bake. It’s great enjoyed fresh out of the oven with a side salad, or cut up and chilled for school or work lunches.
Ham and cheese galettes
Ham salad with ricotta and balsamic figs
Smokey hearty ham salad with smooth ricotta and zingy balsamic figs – a truly winning combination! Enjoy for dinner any night of the week!
Summer spaghetti with peas and ham
Enjoy the classic pea and ham combo in a tasty, light summer pasta.
Mini baguettes with leg ham, brie and mustard mayo
Pretend your strolling through the Place de la Concorde with fresh baguettes and creamy brie, complete with leg ham and delicious mustard mayo.
Cauliflower ‘fried rice’ with mushrooms and ham
This tasty recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s cookbook ‘2-Day Super Diet’ is not your average fried rice. They’ve swapped rice for cauliflower for a lower calorie meal, suitable for the 5 2 Fasting Diet.
Ham and pineapple pizza
It’s possibly the most controversial topping, but we just can’t get enough of pineapple on pizza.
Chunky ham and fig sandwiches
Baked pasta with ham, blue cheese and fennel
Snuggle up and enjoy a big bowl of this deliciously cheesy and creamy baked pasta with ham, blue cheese and fennel. The ultimate comfort food for the cooler winter nights.