RV Holiday Camping

– Holiday RV Camping! Leftover Ham Ideas


This year, 2020, spending time with friends and family during the holidays is different than any other year. Less travelers are flying, and many families will not be celebrating outside the immediate household. More families are taking their holidays to the campsites where they can enjoy being together, experience outside activities, create amazing meals together, while social distancing and enjoying the RV lifestyle. With holiday meals brings leftovers. Below are a few favorite leftover ideas for Ham!

It really doesn’t matter if you’re in a travel trailer, fifth wheel or motorhome, having an organized meal plan or an idea of what to do with the leftovers can save time and space. It is never to late to get your family involved in the RV lifestyle, we have used RVs and new RVs … something for everyone.


A perfect night could be sitting around the campfire with a hearty bowl of hot soup and French bread.

Split Pea Soup



1 tbsp olive oil

1 ½ cups chopped onion

1 cup celery (about 3 ribs)

1 cup chopped carrots

4 cups chicken broth (unsalted)

4 cups water

1 bag dried split peas, picked over and washed

1 bay leaf

1 tsp thyme

1 ½ lb meaty ham bone or 1 cup chopped ham (more or less to desired taste)


Directions: Stovetop

Sauté vegetables 3-5 minutes

Add the rest of the ingredients

Bring to boil, reduce to low. Cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally until peas and ham are tender, about an hour.

Remove ham and chop if not chopped already, remove bone.


Directions: Instant Pot

Sauté vegetables 3-5 minutes

Add the rest of the ingredients

HP 15 minutes NR 15 minutes
Remove ham and chop if not chopped already, remove bone.


Ham and Potato Corn Chowder



3 tablespoons oil or butter

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon thyme, chopped

1/4 cup flour (or rice flour for gluten free)

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups milk (or heavy cream)

1 1/2 pounds potatoes, diced small and optionally peeled

8 ounces ham, diced

1 cup corn

salt and pepper to taste


Saute the onions, carrots and celery and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.

Mix in the garlic, thyme and flour and cook until the flour is lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes.

Slowly stir in the broth, deglazing the pan as you go, add the milk and potatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 10-12 minutes.

Add the ham and corn, cook until heated and season with salt and pepper.


Ham, Cheese and Veggie Omelet

Ham & Swiss Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

Grilled Cheese & Ham Sandwich

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