Did you recently cook a ham? Did you buy more than you needed, and don’t know what to do with what’s left? These 20 gluten free leftover ham recipes offer great meals to create with what you have left!
What is Ham? How is it Different from Pork?
The term pork encompasses all cuts of meat from a pig. However, a ham is specifically the back thigh or rump of a pig. A ham may be sold fresh, smoked, or cured. Compared to a pork roast, a ham lasts longer in the fridge, due to preservatives. Since hams usually contain additional spices, their flavor is deeper than a fresh cut of pork. To learn more, visit this Ham v Pork article, or the Ham 101 article.
Which Ham Brands are Gluten Free?
Truth be told, I’ve never seen a ham that lists wheat, rye or barley as an ingredient. Boarshead Ham is gluten free, as are most of their meats. Other gluten free brands include Dietz & Watson and Jones Dairy Farm, which are both certified gluten free. For my fellow Michiganders, Dearborn Hams are also gluten free. For an extensive list of brands that make gluten free ham, visit Verywell’s Gluten-Free Ham List.
How Long Can I Keep Leftover Gluten Free Ham?
The suggested serving size for ham is about 1/3 lb per person. (1/4 lb for a boneless ham, 1/2 lb for a bone in ham.) However, people always buy larger hams to keep leftovers for themselves, and to send home with guests. The USDA recommends keeping leftover ham no longer than 3-5 days. For best taste, the USDA recommends freezing ham no longer than 2 months. Visit their article on Ham and Food Safety for more information.
What Can I Make with Leftover Gluten Free Ham?
There are lots of options! I’ve compiled a list of 20 recipes to make using your leftover gluten free ham. While there are traditional soup recipes, I’ve also included quiche, ham spread, croquetas and even pizza! So plan ahead now and make sure you have all the ingredients you need to cook up these dishes.
This simple Gluten Free Breakfast Casseole for Two uses bread (or leftover rolls!), eggs, cheese, and leftover ham.
This easy grain free quiche has a crust made from leftover Mashed Potatoes! Use leftover ham as your protein, and any leftover veggies you have.
With a buttery, classic pie crust, this Ham and Cheese Quiche from What the Fork is the perfect way to use up leftover ham.
This thick and delicious Gluten Free Ham Chowder recipe from My Gluten Free Kitchen is one of my FAVORITE soup recipes. I guarantee you'll love it too!
Navy Bean Soup is not only a great way to use up leftover ham, but also ham hocks. Recipe from Let Them Eat Gluten Free Cake
How often I forget how much I love Split Pea Soup! This recipe from One Lovely Life is gluten free AND dairy free!
Gluten Free and Dairy Free Scalloped Potatoes, layered with chunks of leftover ham, make for a delicious and hearty dinner.
Pasta salads are a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table. This top 8 allergen free recipe from Allergy Awesomeness uses leftover ham, asparagus, and fresh cooked pasta.
This creamy Ham and Dill Salad spread requires only 9 ingredients, and is a perfect snack with crackers, or spread for a sandwich.
I have always wanted to try these Cuban Style Gluten Free Croquettas from Eat At Our Table. Like Mozzarella sticks, without the cheese!
This Monte Cristo Sliders usually call for thin sliced ham, but leftover ham would work well, too! Find the whole recipe in my Instagram Reel.
These grain free hot pockets are made with almond flour, seasonings, cheese and ham. Even if you don't follow a Keto diet, these still sound amazing!
Who says pot pies have to be made with chicken? Substitute your leftover ham in this recipe from Mama Knows Gluten Free.
Miss those frozen Banquet individual pot pies? Make them from scratch in 6" pie dishes, and use your leftover ham instead of chicken.
This 5 ingredient meal only takes 20 minutes to cook! Another great gluten free savory meal recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.
Less than 10 ingredients, and less than 20 minutes to cook, this Ham Fried Rice is a delicious and easy recipe to get on the dinner table!
This naturally gluten free slow cooker recipe is a fantastic way to use up your leftover ham. Recipe from Skinnytaste
My husband and I LOVE this recipe. The crackers she mentions are no longer in production, but you can substitute with your favorite (ground) cheese crackers, or even Whisps or Moon Cheese!
Who says pizza is only for dinner? This gluten and grain free breakfast pizza is made with a hash brown crust, and topped with ham, eggs and cheese.
Yes, pineapple does belong on pizza. Made with a from-scratch yeasted pizza dough, this recipe is perfect for eating while watching basketball or football.
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