Looking for leftover ham recipes? Want the best ever Christmas leftovers recipes? Cut down on waste and cost by tucking into a seriously stacked toastie or a plateful of leftover ham pie. Try our mouth-watering recipe ideas below, then why not try our Christmas leftover salad recipes, leftover chicken recipes and leftover turkey recipes?


Don't let any of your favourite trimmings go to waste with our clever Christmas leftover ideas. Feed the whole family with a hearty pie or whip up a comforting bowl of warming soup with storecupboard ingredients. Now find out how to use up leftover herbs.

Easy leftover ham recipes

Double cheese, pickle and ham toasties

A great way to use up ham and cheese leftovers, make our quick and easy grilled cheese sandwich for a super-simple lunch on Boxing Day.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe with Ham and Pickle

Chicken and ham pie

This cosy pie cuts corners by using shop-bought pastry and thick-cut leftover ham, along with leeks, chicken thigh fillets and a creamy white sauce.

Chicken and Ham Pie Recipe

Baked pancakes

Left-over ham and pancakes combine to make this comforting cheesy bake, making a cheap, easy dinner for up to four.

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A pale pink plate topped with baked pancakes filled with a creamy mushroom, spinach and ham sauce, with green salad leaves on the side

Ham, pickled pear and blue cheese salad

This ham, pickled pear and blue cheese salad is a great way to use up Christmas meat and cheese leftovers on Boxing Day and beyond. It's an easy starter for four people, or quick meal for two.

Ham, Pickled Pear And Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Ham, spinach and mozzarella lasagne

Packed with chunky ham and oozing mozzarella, this inventive twist on the traditional lasagne is a great way to use up leftover ham while feeding a crowd for less. Try more lasagne recipes here.

Ham Spinach Lasagne

Turkey and ham pie

What better way to use up your Christmas turkey leftovers? This meaty, creamy turkey and ham pie is made with shop-bought puff pastry to make life a little easier, too.

A whole golden-crusted meat pie, with a plate of pie and green vegetables to one side

Mac ‘n’ cheese with ham and pickled onions

Got ham or gammon to use up from the festive season? Use them up with our easy macaroni and cheese recipe with cooked ham, pickled onions and three types of cheese.

Mac and Cheese with Ham Recipe

Smoked haddock and ham gratin

This smoked haddock and ham gratin turns festive leftovers into a really comforting dish that doesn't create lots of washing-up. It's a great Boxing Day dish.

Smoked Haddock Gratin Recipe with Ham

Turkey and ham raised pie

This pie is a great way of using up leftover turkey and ham, two of the most festive meats. It might take a bit of effort, but a raised pie is traditional and delicious, plus a great way of using up both meats in one go. It would go well on the Boxing Day buffet table alongside cheese and crackers.

Turkey And Ham Pie Recipe

Ham and cheese crêpes

Stuff your savoury crêpe with chunky ham and salty gruyère for a low-cost, comforting midweek meal.

Ham and Cheese Crêpes Recipe

Pea and ham soup

An absolute classic, made with just five cheap ingredients and ready in 20 minutes. Great for using up chunks of succulent leftover Christmas ham. Serve with crusty bread for a nourishing, colourful lunch.

Three bowls of pea soup topped with ham slices

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