Glazes and Leftover Ham - Be Ready For The Next Level

Glazes and Leftover Ham – Be Ready For The Next Level

Last Updated on April 5, 2022 by Nazmin Sarker

I’ve organized savory glazes and leftover ham recipes for any time. This collection includes breakfast, glazed ham loaf, and dinner recipes all using leftover ham. See details step by step.


Orange Mincemeat: In a covered blender container at low speed, blend ½ cup drained mincemeat and ¼ cup orange marmalade until the glaze is smooth. (Makes about 2/3 cup.) 405 Calories total

Curry Orange: In a small bowl with a fork, stir 2/3 cup light corn syrup, 1 tablespoon curry powder, and 1 tablespoon grated orange peel until blended. (Makes about 2/3 cup.) 482 calories total

Tomato Onion: In a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, in 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, cook 2 tablespoons minced onion until tender, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in one 8 ounces can of tomato sauce, 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 5 minutes or until glaze is slightly thickened. (Makes about 1 cup.) 267 calories total

Leftover Ham

Glazed Kabobs: Alternately skewer chunks of ham with thick wedges of apple, brush with orange marmalade diluted with lemon juice; broil, until kabobs are glazed.

Ham Dip: Combine finely chopped ham with sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, and salt; mix until of spoonable consistency; use as a dip.

Ham and Swiss Spread: Combine ground ham with shredded swiss cheese and softened cream cheese, thinned with milk, and seasoned with 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce; use as a sandwich filling.

Creamed Vegetables with Ham: Stir bits of ham or matchstick-size strips of ham into creamed potatoes, cauliflower or leeks; eat as a main dish.

Ham Chefs Salad: Arrange chunks or slivers of ham, tomato slices, olives, cucumber sticks, and sliced radishes over macaroni or potato salad.

Ham Patties: Combine ground ham with an egg and add bread crumbs, 1/8 teaspoon ground sage, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; shape into small patties and fry in butter; serve in buns as a main dish if you like.

Ham Fruit Salad: Combine diced ham with chopped walnuts or almonds and sliced celery, moistened with mayonnaise; fill a halved avocado, cantaloupe or papaya.

Ham and Watercress Soup: Heat homemade or canned chicken broth to boiling; add sliced mushrooms, slivered pieces of ham, and watercress; reheat to boiling; serve as the first course.

Ham Casserole: Combine kidney beans or canned pork and beans, catchup, brown sugar, mustard, and diced green pepper with chunks of ham; bake until mixture is bubbly.

Minced Ham Toppings: Serve minced ham over scrambled eggs, cooked vegetables, tossed salads, potato salads, and bean or vegetable soup.

Glazed Ham Loaf

  • Begin 1 ¾ hour ahead
  • 5 servings
  • 292 calories per serving
  • good source of iron, thiamine


  • 1 pound ground smoked ham
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 8-ounce can pineapple slice in juice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • In a medium bowl with a fork, mix well the first 7 ingredients. Grease 11 inches by the 7-inch baking pan.
  • In pan, shape ham mixture into 7 inches by 3-inch loaf. Bake in 350° F. oven for 30 minutes. Into a 1-quart saucepan, drain the pineapple juice, and reserve the pineapple slices.
  • Into pineapple juice, stir brown sugar and cornstarch until completely smooth. Over medium heat, stir the mixture until thickened and boiling.
  • Remove from heat; stir in butter or margarine and lemon juice until well blended.
  • Remove ham loaf from the oven; with a pastry brush, carefully brush the meatloaf all over with the pineapple and lemon juice glaze.
  • Overlap pineapple slices on top. Bake 30 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with glaze. Let loaf stand 5 minutes for easier slicing.

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