Recipe ideas and inspiration for leftover ham

One of the best parts of Christmas is the leftovers! But if inspiration fails you for your leftover ham then read on – here’s some creative breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner ideas for leftover ham this festive season.

Breakfast or Brunch

Ham and eggs are a perfect pair. Eggs Benedict are a delicious way to start the day or for something simpler, chop up the ham and throw it in to jazz up your scrambled eggs, omelette or frittata.

Lunch, dinner or snacks

Sandwiches or wraps

Whether you’re into a classic ham sandwich between fresh white bread, a wrap, toastie or something more gourmet. The humble ham sandwich is the perfect option for picnicking in the sun.

Pasta salad

A pasta salad is a welcome addition to any barbecue, chop the ham up into small cubes and mix in with cooked pasta and other ingredients. We love a combo of mayonnaise, lemon pepper, gherkins, capsicum and pine nuts but use your imagination to create your pasta salad fav.


You just can’t go wrong with a classic Hawaiian or ham and cheese pizza. Yum.

Loaded Roast Potatoes

Utilise your roast potato and gravy leftovers along with your New Zealand ham to create this hearty dish – loosely inspired by poutine.

Ham Croquettes

These tasty nibbles are well worth the effort (however wont last long on the plate!). Great served with an aioli or mustard sauce.

Ham and cheese scrolls

Use ham instead of bacon and get the kids baking with you in the kitchen. Great served fresh out the oven or pack them up in the picnic basket.

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