30+ Awesome Ham Recipes

5)In honor of National Glazed Spiral Ham Day, (April 15) I am bringing to you 15 awesome Ham Recipes for you to enjoy! Ham makes a great special occasion dinner, but it also usually means lots of left overs. Put them to good use with these great recipes to celebrate this tasty National Day.These 30 Ham Recipes are the perfect way to use your holiday meat. From Soup to Appetizer and then to breakfast, I've got you covered!

Fun Ham Facts

I love that so many ordinary things have a National Day.  It really helps to make sure the it’s Always the Holidays in my house! Here are some fun ham facts:

Fun Facts about Ham

  • The first canned ham was sold in 1926 by Hormel. It’s pretty much a household name now, especially around Easter and Christmas
  • Because of a Civil War surrender agreement, Virginia baked ham was given the name as a means to insult the residents of Virginia!
  • A statue of the Madonna was once made from 180 pounds of ham by Chicago artist Dwight Kalb.

You may not be interested in using your ham to make a statue, but how about trying it in one of these recipes?

Baked Ham Recipes

With Easter being celebrated tomorrow, one of these glazed ham recipes is perfect for your holiday table!

How to cook the perfect holiday ham.

Honey and Spice Glazed Ham.

Orange Dijon Glazed Ham

Crock Pot Beer Braised Ham

Orange Marmalade Ginger Ham Glaze

Cranberry Orange Ham

Ham Appetizer Recipes


Ham Appetizer Recipes

Left over ham makes perfect appetizers. They can be as intricate as rolled  pinwheels, or as simple as toppings for crudites.  Any way you use it, ham gives so much flavor and gets your party started right.

Ham and spinach pinwheels 

Italian ham and cheese pinwheels.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Easy Ham and Cheese Dip.

Ham and Veggie Sushi Rolls.

Easy Ham and Asparagus Appetizers

Left over Ham Recipes


The flavor of ham seems to get better each time it is used.  Cut it into chunks for casseroles, use it in slices for sandwiches and wraps, or as toppings for baked potatoes.

Ham and Vegetable Casserole 

Gnocci with Ham in a Garlic Butter Sauce.

Ham Pot Pie in a Cast Iron Skillet

Creamy Ham and Veggie Pasta Salad

Ham Ranchero

Cheesy Ranch Ham and Noodle Skillet

Toasted Cheddar, Ham and Arugula Sandwich

Ham for Breakfast!30+ Ham Recipes - Appetizers, soup, breakfast and main course ideas.

Eggs and Ham are a traditional breakfast favorite, but there are lots of other ways to incorporate ham into the breakfast menu, too!

Ham and Eggs in Crispy Hash Brown Cups

Chicken, Ham and Swiss Waffles.

Ham and Broccoli Quiche

Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole.

Egg and Ham Savory Breakfast Roll Ups

Ham and Leek Mini Quiche.

Cheese and Ham Breakfast Braid

Ham, Cheese and Onion Ring Frittata

Make Soup with Ham.

Ham is the perfect protein to add to a soup to give it a rich and decadent flavor.

Split pea and ham soup (guaranteed to bring prosperity in the New Year- or so my grandmother says!)

Instant pot ham white bean soup.

Ham, pea and noodle soup.

Rosemary Cannellini Bean Soup with Ham

Skinny Slow Cooker Ham and Potato Soup.

Cheesy Chicken and Ham Chowder

If you like this list of over 30 Ham recipes, you will love these roundups!

What is your favorite was to use left over ham?

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