Christmas ham sandwich

A really good ham sandwich.
Leftover Christmas ham sandwich with homemade pickled onionCon Poulos

Fresh, fast and fuss-free, a classic ham sandwich is the perfect no-cook meal for Boxing Day and beyond! With homemade pickled onions, crisp salad, rich cheddar and creamy mayonnaise, it’s an easy and delicious leftover ham recipe.

Check out our Test Kitchen tips for the best way to store leftover Christmas ham.




For a quick pickled onion, combine onion, vinegar and sugar in a medium bowl. Stand for 10 minutes.


Spread the bread slices generously with mayonnaise. Top half the slices with lettuce, tomato, cheese and ham; season to taste. Top with mustard, cucumber and drained pickled onion. Top with remaining bread slices.

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Recipes for Christmas ham

Still have plenty of ham left after you’ve sent your guests home with their takeaway portions? Use it up for breakfast with our classic eggs benedict, or a pack a picnic of mini baguettes with leg ham, brie and mustard mayo. For a twist on the pea and ham combo, our summer spaghetti with peas and ham is a family-friendly winner.

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