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Six Ways With Leftover Christmas Ham

When Christmas Day is over, what can you do with leftover ham? Here's six sensational recipe ideas for using up your Christmas ham.

Six ways to use up leftover Christmas ham



You’ve woken up on Boxing Day, starving (how can this be?!) and maybe a little bit groggy. The last thing you want to do is cook another feast for the guests under your roof, and then you stop and remember all of the leftover Christmas ham you have in the fridge!

Here are our 6 ways to help you feed the hoards with that delicious Christmas ham you’ve got left over.

1. Get the Kids sorted

Before the kids get distracted with all of their new toys, get some brekky into them with this super delicious Cheesy Breakfast Bun.  Such a good start to the day, this quiche is a great way to get some veggies into a child’s diet! Come to think of it, why not check out this Vege Smugglers recipe collection for more creative ways to encourage children to eat their daily serve of vegetables.

Quick and easy Cheesy Breakfast Buns - a great holiday breakfast or brunch recipe.

Cheesy Breakfast Buns – Everyday Delicious Kitchen

2. Omelettes

Omelette’s are so quick and easy to make and really, really filling as well. Being a one-pan meal, an omelette is really easy to clean up after! When thinking about leftover ham, you can’t really go past the winning breakfast or lunch combination of ham and eggs!

Use leftover Christmas ham to make a fluffy cheese omelette

Fluffy Cheese & Ham Omelette: Western Star

3.  Pizza

Gourmet Pizza - Quick and easy lunch or dinner recipe to use up leftover Christmas ham during the festive season.

Gourmet Pizza – KitchenAid

Here is where this filling gourmet pizza is a winner – it is so simple to make. The only cooking involved is putting the pizza in the oven. Tasty, easy and kid friendly, you can’t go wrong!

4. Bites and snacks

Antipasto Scrolls, a simple appetiser or snack recipe that's full of Mediterranean style flavour.

Antipasto Scrolls – Perfect Italiano

These Quick Ham & Cheese Mini Quiches are delicious served hot or cold, so are perfect for snacking throughout the day. A tasty, healthy alternative to the usual sugar laden afternoon snack, this recipe will satisfy everyone’s hunger.

Use leftover Christmas ham to make these Quick Ham & Cheese Mini Quiches

Quick Ham & Cheese Mini Quiches – Western Star


5. Tostadas and wraps

So easy to throw together, this recipe definitely puts that leftover ham to good use and is great for breakfast on the run, an easy brunch and great lunchtime.

New ways with ham and eggs

Easy Ham & Egg pita breads – Australian Eggs


6. Bakes

For a more substantial meal when it’s time for dinner, not that you’ll need it after the feast you would’ve had yesterday, you can quickly prepare a delicious ham, cheese and veggie bake.

Ham, Cheese and Veggie Bake - Quick and easy recipe perfect for veggie smugglers, also uses up Christmas leftovers.

Ham, Cheese and Veggie Bake – Western Star

There is always more meat on a leg of ham than you can eat in one sitting, and now you no longer have to scramble for ideas of what to do with the leftovers! Enjoy!


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