Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Open leftover Christmas ham sandwiches recipe

Use up Christmas ham leftovers with this open sandwich recipe combining ham mayonnaise, cheese and tomato. Tasty and easy to make. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 4 thick slices bread
  • ½ cup good quality egg mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
  • 8 slices Christmas leg ham
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 8 slices soft cheese (e.g. brie or camembert)
  • ¼ cup small basil leaves


Mix mayonnaise and mustard together in a small bowl.

Toast bread and spread with 1-2 tablespoons of mayo mixture.

For each doorstop, pile 2 slices of ham on the toast, top with a few slices of tomato, 2 slices of cheese and a sprinkling of basil leaves.


  • Christmas morning breakfast is usually a bit frantic. But we love breakfast and this is a super-quick and luxurious way to start Christmas day… or any day of the festive season when all that lovely ham abounds.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.