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Leftover ham recipes to try after Christmas

With the festive season coming to an end for another year, make use of your Christmas odds and ends with these delicious recipes for leftover ham. You’ll find everything from a classic ham and cheese toastie, ham frittatas, savoury ham muffins through to crunchy ham and cheese potato cakes. Feel free to use these dishes as inspiration, making the most of what you have sitting in the fridge. These no-fuss Christmas ham leftover recipes means you’re not only saving time in the kitchen as the ham is already cooked, but you’re also saving your hard-earned dollars as nothing goes to waste.

1. Ham and cheese toastie

Enclosed in crispy bread with gooey Swiss cheese, a dollop of chutney and a swipe of Dijon, this classic toastie is a great use for leftover Christmas ham.

2. Ploughman’s scones

Perfect for lunches and picnics, grab some savoury scones from Coles to make these cute li’l sandwiches. They’re ready in just 10 minutes for a speedy lunch.

3. Ham and cheese croissant

Upgrade this brekkie classic using Dijon mustard for added flavour. Made from 5 ingredients and on the table in 15 minutes, it will be a new family fave.

4. Cheese and ham quiche

This classic and old-fashioned quiche is perfect for weeknight dinners or at your next family picnic. Your guests will be asking for seconds – guaranteed.

5. Boxing Day sandwich

Use your leftovers to make the ultimate Boxing Day sandwich made with your classic toastie toppings and soft brioche bun.

6. Croque monsieur

Take your toastie to the next level and try this easy croque monsieur. It’s loaded with ham, mustard and gooey cheese sauce.

7. Ham frittatas

Use up your roast dinner leftovers in this tasty frittata. These mini bites are great in the lunch box or as a no-fuss dinner served with a side salad.

8. Ham and cheese muffins

This savoury muffin recipe is going to become your new staple. Great to have on hand when you're on the go or need a tasty morning tea or afternoon snack.

9. Crunchy ham and cheese potato cakes

Looking for some new leftover potato recipes? This moreish potato cake recipe will make sure none of last night’s roasted potatoes go to waste.

10. Ham and mozzarella rolls

Keep the kids happy with these ham and mozzarella rolls. Easy to make and big on flavour, they’re great as a lunch or afternoon tea option.