Deviled ham uses your leftover ham and turns it into a flavor packed spread that is perfect for a quick lunch or a creamy spread that makes a great party appetizer.

deviled ham in black bowl

Deviled ham is a truly great way to make use of ham leftovers!. Unlike just heating it up again or placing the ham on a ho-hum ham and cheese sandwich, this dish spices things up.

It is super easy to make and quite versatile. You can have it on its own as a keto-friendly meal or snack. You can also serve it over greens or spread it out on cucumber slices or celery sticks.

And if you love sandwiches, you can definitely serve on a roll, your favorite bread, bake it into a crescent roll, or make these delicious deviled ham stuffed eggs!

If you’re looking for some other ways to use up that leftover ham from your holiday meal try out ham and cheese breakfast sliders, ham and cheese english muffin breakfast casserole, or my personal favorite ham and bean soup !

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Ingredients for deviled ham

Ingredients You’ll Need

Deviled ham is a combination of ham, mayo, and various spices and seasonings. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • Ham – This is a great, keto-friendly way to use leftover ham from Easter or a family dinner.
  • Mayonnaise – We prefer using regular mayo, especially if you are following a keto diet, but low fat mayo can work too. It just has more added sugar.
  • Seasonings – To season the ham, you’ll need spicy brown mustard, tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and black pepper.
Deviled Ham in a black bowl


One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to make. Here’s what you need to do.

Step 1 – Chop the ham. This is easier than it sounds if you have a food processor. Just place the ham in your food processor and pulse until it is finely chopped. If you don’t own a food processor, you can use a very sharp knife to dice up the ham as best as possible.

Step 2 – Mix together and serve. The second step is also super simple. Grab a large bowl and stir all the ingredients together in the bowl. Once it is well incorporated, serve on its own, on top of greens, or as part of a sandwich.

What is Deviled Ham?

Deviled ham is sort of a spicy version of ham salad. It uses a combination of left over ham, mayo, and spicy seasonings including hot sauce to create a spicy ham filled spread.

You often use it as a filling for wraps and sandwiches or as a topper to a salad or cracker.
In this recipe we add deviled ham to create a spicy, savory filling for our deviled eggs. 

And though you really don’t need an excuse to make it, deviled ham is a great way to use up that Easter ham.

Deviled Ham is a low carb spread on celery

How Long Does It Last in the Fridge?

Once you make the deviled ham,  you should store anything you are not using in the fridge. We recommend placing it in an airtight container. It should last about 3 to 4 days in the fridge.

How to Freeze It

If you want the deviled ham to last longer, you can easily freeze it. To freeze the dish, place it in a freezer safe container or bag. When using a bag, try to squeeze as much air out as possible to prevent freezer burn. It should last about 6 months in the freezer.

If you make a large batch or intend to make it for lunch, try placing it in small containers or bags. That way, you can take out a single portion at a time and leave the rest frozen.

When you are ready to serve, take it out of the freezer and let it rest overnight in the fridge. The thawed deviled ham should last about 3 to 4 days in the fridge if you had frozen it immediately.

Deviled Ham appetizer spread on a platter

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Servings: 8.5

Deviled ham

Deviled ham uses your leftover ham and turns it into a flavor packed spread that is perfect for a quick lunch or a creamy spread that makes a great party appetizer.


  • 1.5 pounds Ham
  • cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Spicy brown mustard
  • 2-3 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper


  • Place the ham in a food processor and pulse to finely chop it.
  • In a large bowl combine the ham, mayonnaise, mustard, tabasco sauce, worcestershire, lemon juice, and pepper. Stir together until well combined.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Serving: 4ounces, Calories: 240kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 1081mg, Potassium: 238mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 15IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 8mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell