9 gotta-try ham recipes

Whether it's leftovers from dinner or the salty deli slices, these recipes make ham the star from eggy pies to flavour-packed sandwiches and everything in between.

9 gotta-try ham recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

Egg-in-a-Hole Breakfast Sandwich

We revamped classic egg-in-the-hole toast by reformatting it on an English muffin and serving it sandwich-style with cheese, spinach, tomato and ham. You’ll need a napkin, or two, for this one. Get the recipe: Egg-in-a-Hole Breakfast Sandwich

breakfast sandwich topped with an eggPhoto: Erik Putz

Slow Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup

Forget that sodium-filled can of split pea soup and make your own. There’s tender veggies and big chunks of smoked ham—what more could you ask for? Oh, maybe for the slow cooker to do all the work. Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Split Pea and Ham Soup

Bowl of soup with large chunks of veggies and hamPhoto: Erik Putz


Ham and Cheese Waffles

Use deli ham, or slice up that giant one you cooked nice and thin, and add it to your waffle batter. You won’t regret it. Get the recipe: Ham and Cheese Waffles

plate of waffles with ham and cheese inside

Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

We have strong feelings for frittata. It’s delicious warm or cold, can be prepped ahead of time or you can bake it in the morning. It’s a painless way to use up all the lingerers in your fridge, too—think wilting veg or that huge ham you’re sick of looking at. Get the recipe: Baked Ham and Cheese Frittata

frying pan with baked frittata in it

Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

Making your own doughy potato dumplings isn’t so bad, but if you’re fussed or short on time, a package of faithful store-bought gnocchi is an easy swap. Your leftover ham is feeling really good smothered in that creamy sauce. The broccoli is living its best life, too. Get the recipe: Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Ham-and-Broccoli Sauce

plate of gnocchi with ham and broccoli in a cream saucePhoto: Roberto Caruso


Ham and Cheese Muffaletta

Carve out your favourite loaf of crusty bread because you’ve got to make room for all these sweet layers. There’s ham (the leftovers you sliced up thinly, thank you very much), cheese, green beans, apple and crisp lettuce. The beauty of this baby is, the longer it all sits together, the better it tastes. Get the recipe: Ham and Cheese Muffaletta

thick sandwich filled with ham, cheese, apple and lettucePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Ham and Broccoli Biscuits

If you’re in a lunchtime rut (and, frankly, who isn’t sometimes), may we suggest these biscuits? They’re flakey, delicious and have ham housed throughout the batter. Broccoli makes a ninja-like appearance, so your kid won’t be fussed. Get the recipe: Ham and Broccoli Biscuits

Biscuit with broccoli and ham on a white backgroundPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Crustless Quiche Lorraine

It isn’t revolutionary to add ham to an egg dish, and we want you to know that we’re not trying to blow your mind here. But when egg and ham taste so right together, why wouldn’t we present you options like this sweet baby named Lorraine? Get the recipe: Crustless Quiche Lorraine

Ham and cheese quiche in a ruffled baking pan


Grilled Veggie Pizza

You’re probably thinking, but like, this is a veggie pizza. Well, we know that, but it’s also a great landing board for any leftovers you want to throw at it. Naan bread is an easy and sturdy base that is begging for you to bring it with the leftover ham, some peppers, perhaps, and for you wild ones, pineapple. Get the recipe: Grilled Veggie Pizza

wooden platter with pizza topped with asparagus, red onion and peppersPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Apr 02, 2019

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Amy is a freelance writer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario. Her work can also be found in publications like Chatelaine, Toronto Life and The Globe and Mail