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Ham on Toast

Ham on Toast

Baked Ham on Toast

Every Christmas we bake a large ham, the leftovers of which we will then use for days afterwards. Apart from the chicken and ham pie, the mini ham and leek pies, and the ham mayo sandwich, probably most of the leftovers get consumed as ham on toast.


baked ham on toast


How to use up ham leftovers at Christmas

There is nothing quite like a nice well-cooked piece of ham. It is so versatile and the leftovers can be used in all sorts of recipes. There is a list at the end of this blog post of some recipe ideas for using up your baked ham leftovers.

On Boxing Day, as we know it in the UK (or St. Stephens day in many other countries) on the 26th December, we will often eat the ham with baked potatoes for lunch, together with some Mango Chutney.


glazed ham on sourdough toast

Ham on toast


But probably the majority of our leftover ham disappears at breakfast time, with the very simple ham on toast combination. It is something that for us is a big part of our Christmas fare.

Which condiments on ham on toast?

How you eat it is really a personal thing I think. If you eat ham on a piece of toasted sourdough bread, some people like it with butter on the toast. But I prefer a simple mayonnaise and mustard combination.

However, if I were to eat it on some Irish Wheaten toast, then I would prefer to use butter. So the type of bread you use is also important.  


ham on toast breakfast


The key is of course to have some delicious ham slices. The boiled and baked ham with a sweet honey mustard glaze that I like to make is really very moist and tasty and will last a few days after Christmas when you look after it in the fridge.

I find the first few days you can eat it like this on toast, or as a cold meat, but thereafter I will put it into a pie of some sort. See the list below for ideas.


ham on toast


I hope you get to try and bake your own ham. It really is worth it, and it is a lot cheaper than buying pre-cooked ham from the store. Give it a go and make your own ham on toast breakfasts!

Let me know how you get on!


How to make ham on toast

ham on toast

Ham on Toast

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A delicious simple breakfast treat. A slice of toasted sourdough bread with some home-cooked ham slices.


  • Some slices of pre-cooked cold ham
  • 1 tbsp Hellman's Real Mayonaisse
  • 1/2 tsp English Mustard
  • 1 slice sourdough bread


  1. Toast the bread in your toaster. Spread the toast evenly with the mayo and mustard.
  2. Add the ham slice to the toast.
  3. Enjoy!


There are so many variations you can try. With a fried, poached or boiled egg on top for example.

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To cook the ham:
Boiled ham recipe (with baked honey mustard glaze)

Some ideas of how to use the ham leftovers:

Ham and eggs on toast
Ham Mayo Sandwich
Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe
Chicken ham and leek pie
Creamy Chicken and Ham Pie
Creamy Bacon Carbonara Recipe
Bacon Cheese Omelette
Chinese Fried Rice Recipe
Bacon and leek pasta bake recipe

Or a dressing maybe?:

Dill Honey Mustard Sauce

Or some other toast snacks:

Marmite Cheese Toast
Sardines on Toast
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwich


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