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Here are some easy and delicious recipes to use all those Easter leftovers like leftover Easter eggs, ham, chocolate bunnies, other Easter candy and more!

45 Ways To Use Easter Leftovers - Easter Leftovers Recipes

Easter Leftovers – Bunnies and Eggs and Ham, Oh, My!

It’s almost that time of year again. You’re standing, dumbfounded, in front of a mound of Easter leftovershard boiled eggs, sliced ham and chocolate Easter bunnies.

You wonder, “What am I going to do with 6 dozen eggs, 6 lbs. of ham and 25 chocolate bunnies?” The stress of it is almost enough to send you to bed for a week–or at least tear most of your hair out.

Here are a few ideas and recipes to help you avoid both of those and make something useful and yummy out of those Easter leftovers!


Solid Chocolate Easter Bunny Candy

Easter Leftovers – First, the leftover Easter bunnies:

Take a rolling pin and crush the life out of them! Then use the crumbs to:

  • sprinkle on ice cream
  • use in milk shakes
  • stir a few in a mug of hot chocolate
  • use in place of chocolate chips for making cookies
  • melt for dipping fruit and candy
  • If your kids didn’t receive an excess of bunnies this year, buy solid bunnies after Easter on clearance and use in place of chocolate chips for baking. You can usually get them for 1/4 the price of chocolate chips.


Here’s how to use the leftover Easter eggs:

  • make deviled eggs
  • slice leftover eggs on tossed salad
  • Egg Salad
  • Golden Morning Sunshine


If you’re wondering how to cook a delicious Easter Ham, here is an easy recipe:



Use the extra leftover ham:

  • diced in omelets and chef salads
  • added to Golden Morning Sunshine</
  • sliced thin for sandwiches
  • Cubed ham with cubed fruit such as Mandarin oranges, pineapple, bananas, strawberries or kiwi on skewers to make fruit kabobs.
  • Top a tortilla with ham, salsa, and cheddar cheese and warm, for a hot ham and cheese sandwich.
  • Save bone for bean or split pea soup.
  • Sheala’s Ham and Noodles
  • Ham and Potatoes
  • Ham Casserole
  • Ham Salad

Chop leftover Easter ham and freeze to use in:

  • potato salad
  • green beans
  • scrambled eggs
  • omelets
  • potato soup
  • scalloped potatoes
  • au gratin potatoes
  • pasties or pizza (with pineapple)
  • or to top baked potatoes.


Easy Recipes for Using Easter Leftovers:

This is the best deviled eggs recipe ever. It's my go to recipe when I want perfect deviled eggs! It's so easy and these deviled eggs are gone every time!

Deviled Eggs Recipe

6 hard boiled eggs
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. prepared mustard
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. vinegar (optional)
Parsley, chopped

Shell hard boiled eggs and cut in half. Remove yolks and mash; add remaining ingredients and mix until smooth. Heap into whites and sprinkle with paprika or chopped parsley.


Garlic Deviled Eggs

Add 1 clove pressed garlic to deviled eggs.


This easy egg salad recipe is another tasty recipe to help use up all those colored hard boiled eggs after Easter. You can make up a big batch and have it for several lunches. You can add lettuce leaves or celery for extra crunch.

Egg Salad

6 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 small stalk celery, chopped
1 small onion, chopped, or 1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix all ingredients. Best if chilled for 1 or 2 hours. Makes 4 sandwiches.


This golden morning sunshine recipe is a great recipe that you can use to make Easter morning or a few days after Easter. It’s a great way to use up all those colored eggs and have a tasty breakfast or dinner. You can find this recipe in our cookbook on page 63.

This golden morning sunshine recipe is a great recipe that you can use to make Easter morning or a few days after Easter. It's a great way to use up all those colored eggs and have a tasty breakfast or dinner!

Golden Morning Sunshine

(You can use more or less sauce and eggs to taste)

2 cups white sauce
4 eggs, hard boiled and chopped

Make white sauce. Once the white sauce has thickened, add eggs. Serve on toast.


This homemade white sauce recipe is super easy to make and is useful for enhancing all kinds of meals. This white sauce is easily adaptable for various recipes and we have included easy dinner recipes and tips for great ways to use the white sauce! White sauce and white gravy are essentially the same thing, so you can use it for biscuits and gravy or as a sauce for many main dish and breakfast recipes. Read on to find some easy meal ideas you can make with it!

White Sauce

(Recipe makes 1 cup. Double recipe to use in Golden Morning Sunshine)

1 cup  milk
2 Tbsp. flour
dash salt
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine

Pour milk and flour in pan. Whisk until flour is incorporated. Turn on heat to medium. Add butter or margarine Stir  and cook over low heat until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble. Keep stirring until thickened completely. Makes 1 cup.


Slow Cooked Ham

1 ham

Cover the bottom of a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Bake ham at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Reduce the heat to 175 degrees and roast another 12-15 hours.

This is a great ham recipe because you can put in the oven overnight and it will be ready the next day for the noon meal. The cooking time can go for longer if needed to fit your schedule since it is at such a low temperature.


This spiced honey ham recipe falls off the bone and has a tangy, sweet and spicy glaze that will have your family fighting over the lefto

Spiced Honey Ham

1 ham
1/2 cup mustard
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tsp. cloves

Mix ingredients. Score the top of 1 Slow Cooked Ham. Pour mixture over ham and begin basting the ham 3 hours before serving. Baste every half hour or so with ham juices.


This easy ham and potatoes recipe makes a tasty one dish meal that's quick and easy to make. This is a hearty classic favorite comfort food that's sure to please!

Ham and Potatoes

6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 -1 lb. ham, thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of mushroom soup

Layer the potatoes, then some cheese, then some ham and then chopped onion. Continue to layer to 3 inches from top of crockpot. Then pour cream of mushroom soup on top. Let simmer for several hours on low until potatoes are cooked through.


Ham Casserole

1 lb. noodles, cooked
1-1 1/2 cups ham, cooked and cubed
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup peas, drained and cooked
2 cups white sauce
1 bouillon cube

Add ham and peas to cooked noodles. Dissolve bouillon into 1/4 cup boiling water. Mix the bouillon and salt in the white sauce. Bake covered at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

*12 oz. of tuna may be used in place of ham.


This easy ham and noodles recipe is a quick and easy recipe that kids and families love! It’s a great way to use leftover ham! Keep some ham in the freezer just to use for easy recipes like this and it’ll be even quicker!

This easy ham and noodles recipe is a quick and easy recipe that kids and families love! It's a great way to use leftover ham! Keep some ham in the freezer just to use for easy recipes like this and it'll be even quicker!

This is an easy recipe we like to use to finish off some of those Easter leftovers. It’s easy to cook, the kids love it, and it is different enough that they don’t realize they’re eating ham again! ;-)

Sheala’s Ham and Noodles

8 oz. pkg. egg noodles, cooked
1/2 lb. ham
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of chicken soup
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Mix first three ingredients together in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until warmed. Top with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Ham Salad

leftover ham
hard boiled eggs

Grind ham and eggs in a meat grinder. Moisten with mayonnaise and small amount of mustard (approximately 1 Tbsp. for an entire ham). Serve on bread or toast.


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