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Leftover ham recipes

35 Recipes

Use up leftover cooked ham or gammon after Christmas using our easy meal ideas. Choose from tasty pies, salads, soups and more.
 

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Use this as a basic recipe for eating up your Christmas leftovers. Shredded turkey would work well and you can even use up a mix of leftover cheeses

15 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This hearty hash is a great way to use up any leftover root vegetables. You could try swapping the celeriac for parsnips, potatoes or Jerusalem artichokes

50 mins
Easy
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2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Take a ham and cheese toastie to the next level with this croque madame traybake, ideal for brunch – and you can make the white sauce a day or two ahead of time

40 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Use up the Christmas leftovers to make this hearty, deep-filled turkey and ham pie. You could use shop-bought pastry but nothing beats homemade

1 hr and 55 mins
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25 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This warming bake, rich with sherry and mustard, will use up the Christmas leftovers

55 mins
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Great for using up leftovers from Christmas dinner. If you don’t fancy turkey, use chicken instead.

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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Use up leftover festive ingredients such as ham, hazelnuts, cranberries and clementines in this light salad - perfect after a week of indulgence

20 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Use leftover ingredients from Christmas including Boursin cheese, cranberry jelly and stuffing in this festive dish. Ideal for casual entertaining

55 mins
Easy
66 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A meaty and vibrant soup that's great for using up festive ham leftovers or as a comforting storecupboard soup

25 mins
Easy
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Try this German-inspired dish, packed with potatoes, bacon, pears and kale. It's a great way to get through leftovers – swap the bacon for ham if preferred

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
70 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover ham in this family dish - add some celery sticks or other veg to the sauce too, if you like

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This fluffy and filling meal for one uses up leftover ham or gammon and makes a great brunch served with baked beans

20 mins
More effort
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Ham and root vegetables are coated in a creamy mustard and crème fraîche sauce, then topped with savoury crumble in this winter bake

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This speedy comforting snack has everything you want from a sandwich – melty cheese, salty ham and a touch of sweet fruit

10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This simple starter is a great way to use up leftover ham and you can freeze it ahead

25 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Peas and ham don't just partner well in soup - try them together in a fresh, minty salad platter, great for a buffet party

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
15 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A puff pastry turnover is always a good way of using leftovers - adapt the recipe to whatever cheese you've got

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An easy and decadent way to use up leftover Christmas ham

30 mins
Easy
10 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Use up your Christmas roast leftovers in this creamy soup

25 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Use up a leftover chunk of ham in this healthy, but hearty, family supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
147 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Use up the leftovers in your fridge with this hearty family supper dish

30 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

There's no need to make pastry for this tart, just buy a packet of filo. The leftovers are great for packed lunches too

40 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This warming winter recipe is a great way to use up the Christmas leftovers, and so easy to make. Perfect for Boxing Day

55 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon

2 hrs and 15 mins
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