Leftover Ham Recipe

The best leftover ham recipe you will ever make! Use your holiday leftovers to make turnovers or a ham rollup that your whole family will enjoy!

leftover ham recipeI don’t know about you but I always have a ton of leftover ham at Easter, and at Christmas, and usually half of it gets thrown out because we have had enough sandwiches and soup using it. I usually buy a large one since they are so inexpensive around that time and know it will last us thru the next week with all the leftovers. Although I love throwing leftovers into our crockpot split pea soup I needed a few more ideas to make it last a bit longer. A few years ago I came up with this yummy (and super easy) leftover ham recipe to make them into little “turnovers” that everyone enjoyed + I have another 20 leftover ham recipes at the bottom of this post as well! Let us know what you think. (post revised, originally published 2/14)

leftover ham recipe

All you do is cube the ham/turkey grate the cheese, add the rest of the ingredients and stir in a bowl. Then lay each crescent roll with the larger part of the triangle inside the muffin tin and the smaller end hanging out. Scoop the mixture inside the muffin cup, and fold the smaller end over the top and tuck it underneath a bit. Bake until they’re browned on top and waaallaahhhhh…..they are great!

leftover ham recipe

Just bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until the tops are nice and brown. Make sure they are pretty golden or else the insides of the crescents will be a bit gooey and that isn’t good. The kids find them really fun because they can pick it up and eat it without any utensils really, and it’s a quick meal I can serve with a side of salad and we’re done!

Leftover ham recipe

Leftover Ham Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins

The best leftover ham recipe you will ever make! Use your holiday leftovers to make turnovers or a ham rollup that your whole family will enjoy!

Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
  • 2 c . cubed ham
  • 1 - 1.5 shredded swiss cheese
  • 1/2 c . mayonnaise
  • pinch of dill
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 container refrigerated crescent rolls to make 8
  • muffin pan
  1. Cube ham, shred cheese, and add to a bowl. Add mayonnaise. If you want more of a coating you can add a bit more mayo, up to you. I like to add a pinch of dill and salt, you could add a pinch of thyme too. Spray muffin pan with non stick spray and lay crescent rolls inside holes with the larger side of the triangle on the bottom of the muffin pan holes. Mix ham mixture and fill muffin holes, then fold small part of crescent triangle over the top of the mixture. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until tops are nice and brown.


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14 Responses to Leftover Ham Recipe

  1. This was really good! I’m not a big mayo fan but the flavor just blended in. I used about 2 cups of ham and baked it for about 15 minutes.

  2. This would also work with leftover Turkey, Dressing, and Cranberry Sauce. We usually make Sandwich’s with the leftovers and look forward to it very year. This year I am going to try this for a change:)

  3. These look yummy! My youngest would love these for breakfast before school. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I forever am buying crescent roll tubes and then they sit in my fridge…

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