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30 Delicious Ham Recipes for Every Occasion

Savor the versatility of ham with these fantastic ham recipes! Whether you’re looking for a holiday feast or a simple weeknight dinner, these ham dishes are both delightful and satisfying.

30 Delicious Ham Recipes for Every Occasion

Ham is a wonderfully versatile ingredient that can be the star of many dishes. From classic holiday hams to inventive everyday meals, it offers a range of flavors and textures that can enhance any meal. With these recipes, you’ll discover new ways to enjoy ham, whether it’s smoked, cured, or fresh.

I’ve put together a collection of ham recipes that cater to all tastes and occasions. These dishes are designed to be both delicious and practical, making the most of this flavorful ingredient.

These ham recipe ideas include:

  • Glazed and roasted holiday hams
  • Hearty ham casseroles and bakes
  • Easy ham and cheese sandwiches and wraps
  • Flavorful ham soups and stews
  • Quick and delicious ham-based breakfasts
  • Innovative ham salads and sides
  • Savory ham appetizers and snacks

Each recipe is crafted to bring out the best in ham, whether you’re serving it as a main dish or as part of a larger meal. These recipes range from simple and quick to more elaborate dishes perfect for special occasions.

Let’s explore the delicious world of ham with these mouth-watering recipes!

30 Delicious Ham Recipes for Every Occasion

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Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham Recipe
Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham Recipe
The most perfect sticky glaze is slathered all over this juicy, tender Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham, with crisp edges and an incredible flavour!
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Baked Ham (with Brown Sugar Glaze)
Baked Ham (with Brown Sugar Glaze)
Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze made with orange juice, honey, and spices is the PERFECT sweet and savory holiday dinner in 90 minutes!
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Holiday Ham Pot Pies
Holiday Ham Pot Pies
These magnificent holiday ham pot pies feature a user-friendly, buttery, ancient hot water pastry crust, which is both sturdy and tender, and often functioned as an edible napkin for a hand-held pie. You can use leftover ham or ham purchased just for the purpose. Four 7-ounce ramekins are the perfect size for these pot pies.
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4
Three Cheese Ham Involtini
Three Cheese Ham Involtini
This decadent, filling dish is like cheese cannelloni, but with ham instead of pasta. It is a quick and easy dinner that is perfect for a weeknight meal.
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5
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Monte Cristo Sandwich
This Monte Cristo sandwich with ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese is dipped in beaten egg and fried until irresistibly golden brown. Simply delicious!
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Cheesy Ham Potato Bake
Cheesy Ham Potato Bake
An easy ham and cheese casserole everyone loves. Hash browns, ham, and Cheddar are baked with a savory sauce that’s perfect for brunch or dinner.
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7
Pittsburgh Chipped Ham Barbecues
Pittsburgh Chipped Ham Barbecues
Chipped ham sandwiches are a quick and easy solution to dinner. The flavorful barbeque sauce is simple and made from scratch on the stovetop.
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Not-So-Sweet Baked Ham
Not-So-Sweet Baked Ham
This easy baked ham is basted with chicken broth for a savory and perfectly moist glazed ham that will be just as popular with your guests.
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Hearty Ham Casserole
Hearty Ham Casserole
This ham casserole recipe is made with corn and cubed potatoes baked in a velvety cream sauce for a hearty meat dinner perfect for winter nights.
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10
Ham Loaf
Ham Loaf
This ham loaf is made with ground meat formed into a meatloaf and baked in the oven with a tangy brown sugar glaze for a memorable Sunday dinner.
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Crazy Simple Cottage Ham, Potatoes, and Green Beans
Crazy Simple Cottage Ham, Potatoes, and Green Beans
This cottage ham features pork butt simmered with green beans, onion, and potatoes for a simple main course and vegetable side in a one-pot meal.
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12
Ham and Pineapple Dinner
Ham and Pineapple Dinner
A great take on a Hawaiian-style dinner. This one’s great for that leftover ham. Cubed ham sauteed with onions and pineapple in a sweet sauce. Kids love it and it’s great served over rice or noodles.
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Ham Casserole
Ham Casserole
A savory combination of ham and potatoes is smothered in a homemade cheese sauce in this comforting casserole.
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14
Apricot Brown Sugar Ham
Apricot Brown Sugar Ham
This apricot and brown sugar ham bakes until tender and succulent for an amazing holiday centerpiece that pairs well with lots of sides.
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15
Ham and Beans and More
Ham and Beans and More
Great Northern beans are soaked, then cooked slowly with caramelized leeks, ham, and bacon to make a bean soup from scratch that’s bursting with flavor.
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16
Ham and Brie Sandwich
Ham and Brie Sandwich
Black forest ham, brie, Dijon mustard, and apricot preserves are grilled on Italian bread to make these delightfully simple sandwiches that go beyond a typical grilled cheese.
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17
Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze
Baked Ham with Honey-Chipotle Glaze
Your Easter celebration will be so simple to orchestrate with this sweet, smoky ham recipe at your fingertips. It feeds a crowd and the baked ham glaze tastes fantastic. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Skillet Ham & Rice
Skillet Ham & Rice
Ham, rice and mushrooms make a tasty combination in this homey stovetop dish. It goes from start to finish in just 25 minutes. —Susan Zivec, Regina, Saskatchewan
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19
Sliced Ham with Roasted Vegetables
Sliced Ham with Roasted Vegetables
To prepare this colorful, zesty oven meal, I “shop” in my backyard for the fresh garden vegetables and oranges (we have our own tree!) that spark the ham’s hearty flavor. It’s my family’s favorite main dish. —Margaret Pache, Mesa, Arizona
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20
Ham and Pea Pasta Alfredo
Ham and Pea Pasta Alfredo
When I want a filling meal that even the kids enjoy, I toss ham and sugar snap peas with Romano cream sauce and pasta. —C.R. Monachino, Kenmore, New York
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21
Zesty Grilled Ham
Zesty Grilled Ham
If it’s ham, my kids will eat it, but they like this kicked-up recipe best of all. Even the small ones eat adult-sized portions, so be sure to make plenty. —Mary Ann Lien, Tyler, Texas
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Slow-Cooked Ham
Slow-Cooked Ham
Entertaining doesn’t get much easier than serving this tasty five-ingredient ham from the slow cooker. And the leftovers are delicious in casseroles! —Heather Spring, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
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23
Beer-Braised Pulled Ham
Beer-Braised Pulled Ham
To jazz up ham, I slow-cooked it with a beer sauce. Buns loaded with ham, pickles and mustard are irresistible. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts
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24
Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & Mushrooms
Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & Mushrooms
This meat lover’s breakfast has a big wow factor. The Gruyere, bacon and fresh mushrooms in the topping are an amazing combination. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida
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25
Baked Spiral Ham
Baked Spiral Ham
Serve this baked spiral ham recipe with your favorite holiday dishes like mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.
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26
Broccoli Scalloped Potatoes
Broccoli Scalloped Potatoes
The combination of ham and cheese creates a wonderfully smoky flavor. I also love that I can cook an entire meal—vegetable and all—in one standout dish. —Denell Syslo, Fullerton, Nebraska
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27
Asparagus Ham Dinner
Asparagus Ham Dinner
I’ve been making this low-fat ham dinner for my family for years, and we always look forward to it. With asparagus, tomato, pasta and chunks of ham, it’s a tempting blend of tastes and textures. —Rhonda Zavodny, David City, Nebraska
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Maple-Peach Glazed Ham
Maple-Peach Glazed Ham
This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes. He makes it regularly for his group of friends on the weekends because it’s so good and easy. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Cranberry Glazed Ham
Cranberry Glazed Ham
That show-stopping entree you’ve been hoping for is right here, and it only takes five ingredients to make. The sweet and tangy cranberry glaze pairs beautifully with succulent ham. —Joni Peterson, Wichita, Kansas
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Potato Ham Omelet Pie
Potato Ham Omelet Pie
As a holiday kickoff, my family gets together in early December for a hearty brunch before going out to cut our Christmas trees. This flavorful breakfast pie, assembled in layers, was a big hit at last year’s gathering. —Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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