All of these sauces for honey baked ham are absolute game-changers.
Whether you’re serving up a succulent holiday feast or just a simple Sunday dinner, these sauces will add the perfect finishing touch to your delicious honey baked ham.
From classic favorites like honey mustard and cranberry sauce to creative new spins like peach and rosemary, these 13 tasty sauces for honey-baked ham are sure to make your mouth water.
Read on to discover all the deliciousness waiting for you!
1. Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce
This Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce is a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors.
It has a creamy texture and a hint of lemon that adds an amazing zing.
Here are some ways to add more flavor to it:
- Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy kick
- Add a tablespoon of capers for a salty, briny flavor
- Add a tablespoon of chopped herbs like parsley or basil for a fresh, herby taste
- Add a tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese for a nutty, umami flavor
- Add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a bright, citrusy flavor
2. Tomato Sauce
This Tomato Sauce is tangy and sweet, with a thick and rich texture.
It is perfect for all sorts of dishes, such as pizzas, pastas, and casseroles.
To add more flavor to this sauce, you can try the following:
- Saute some garlic and onions before adding the sauce
- Add a splash of white wine or red wine vinegar
- Add some fresh herbs, such as oregano, basil, or thyme
- Sprinkle in some red pepper flakes
- Add some Worcestershire sauce
- Mix in some grated cheese, such as Parmesan or mozzarella
- Add a pinch of sugar to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes
- Add a splash of heavy cream to make the sauce richer and creamier
3. Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
This Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing has a creamy, slightly sweet and tangy flavor with a hint of cilantro.
The texture is smooth and creamy.
It is perfect for salads, tacos, burritos, and other Mexican dishes.
Here are some ways to add more flavor to this sauce:
- Add a teaspoon of chili powder for a bit of heat.
- Add a tablespoon of diced jalapeños for a spicy kick.
- Add a tablespoon of honey or agave syrup for a touch of sweetness.
- Add a dash of cumin for a smoky flavor.
- Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a zesty twist.
- Mix in a tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantro for a refreshing kick.
4. Lemon Sauce
This lemon sauce has a light and tangy flavor, with a smooth and creamy texture.
It is a great addition to a variety of dishes, from fish to desserts!
To add more flavor to this sauce, try the following:
- Add a splash of white wine or vermouth for an extra layer of complexity
- Add a pinch of freshly grated ginger for an extra zing
- Add a tablespoon of honey to balance out the tartness
- Add a teaspoon of mustard or horseradish for an extra kick
- Add a pinch of freshly ground black pepper for a bit of heat
- Add a small handful of fresh herbs, such as thyme, oregano, or parsley, for a fragrant flavor
- Add a splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice for a burst of citrus
- Add a few tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese for a salty and nutty flavor.
5. Spicy Peruvian Green Sauce
This Spicy Peruvian Green Sauce has a tangy, creamy flavor with a slight kick of heat.
The texture is creamy and smooth.
To add more flavor and kick to this sauce, you can try any of the following:
- Add a pinch of cumin and/or chili powder for a smoky flavor
- Add a teaspoon of chopped jalapeno for a spicier kick
- Mix in a tablespoon of honey for a hint of sweetness
- Stir in some Parmesan cheese for a nutty, cheesy flavor
- Add a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice for a zesty tang
- Mix in a teaspoon of minced garlic for a garlicky flavor
- Stir in a tablespoon of mayonnaise for a richer, creamier texture
- Sprinkle in a pinch of sea salt for a salty flavor
6. Mushroom Sauce
This Mushroom Sauce is creamy, rich and savory.
It has a smooth texture with a slight hint of sweetness from the white wine.
To add more flavor to this Mushroom Sauce:
- Sauté mushrooms with garlic, shallots, and butter
- Add a splash of brandy or sherry
- Stir in a few tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- Sprinkle in a few tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Stir in a few tablespoons of fresh herbs such as parsley, thyme, and oregano
7. White Wine Sauce
This white wine sauce has a creamy, velvety texture that is well balanced with the acidity of the white wine.
It has a savory flavor with a slight hint of sweetness, and a subtle nuttiness from the Parmesan cheese.
Ways to add more flavor to this sauce:
- Add a splash of lemon juice or white wine vinegar for an extra bright note
- Add a few cloves of garlic for a hint of spice
- Stir in a spoonful of Dijon mustard for a zing of flavor
- Sauté a few mushrooms in olive oil for an earthy, umami flavor
- Add a pinch of dried herbs such as thyme or oregano for a more robust flavor
- Stir in a spoonful of capers for a salty tang
8. Mustard Sauce
This mustard sauce has a tangy and slightly spicy flavor that pairs well with meats, vegetables, and salads.
It has a thick and creamy texture that coats the food nicely.
Ways to add more flavor to this sauce:
- Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce for a deeper flavor
- Mix in some fresh minced garlic for a zesty kick
- Add a spoonful of honey for a hint of sweetness
- Mix in some Dijon mustard for an extra tangy flavor
- Sprinkle in some freshly ground black pepper for a bit of heat
- Mix in some fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or parsley for an herbal touch.
9. Creme Fraiche
This Creme Fraiche sauce is rich and creamy with a slight tangy flavor.
The texture is thick and velvety, making it great for spooning over dishes.
It is a classic French sauce that can be used in a variety of ways.
Here are some ways to add more flavor to this sauce:
- Add fresh herbs such as parsley, tarragon, or chives for a bright and fresh flavor
- Add a pinch of dried spices such as paprika, garlic powder, or pepper for a subtle spiciness
- Add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice for a zesty zing
- Stir in some grated Parmesan cheese for a salty, nutty flavor
- Mix in some minced shallots or garlic for a subtle onion flavor
- Stir in some chopped capers for a briny flavor
- Add a dollop of Dijon mustard for a tangy kick
10. Creamy Parmesan Sauce
This creamy Parmesan sauce is a delicious addition to any dish.
It’s thick and creamy, with just the right amount of cheese flavor.
I love how versatile it is – you can use it as a dip for vegetables or as a base for macaroni and cheese.
And when paired with honey baked ham, it really takes the flavor up a notch!
The sweetness of the honey pairs perfectly with the savory creaminess of the sauce.
Pro Tip: If you want an extra burst of flavor, add some chopped fresh herbs like parsley or basil to your Parmesan sauce before serving.
11. Sour Cream Sauce
This sour cream sauce is creamy and tangy, making it an ideal accompaniment to any dish.
The richness of the sauce pairs perfectly with the sweetness of honey baked ham.
To use this sauce in your next meal, simply heat it up on a stovetop or in a microwave until it’s nice and warm.
Then drizzle over your sliced ham for an added flavor boost.
It also makes a great dip for chips or vegetables!
Pro Tip: For extra zing, add a squeeze of lemon juice before serving.
12. Lemon Butter Sauce
This light and zesty sauce is the perfect accompaniment to honey baked ham.
The flavors of the lemon and butter marry together to create a sauce that is both sweet and savory.
You can adjust the amounts of butter and lemon juice to suit your tastes, but the basic recipe is easy to follow.
Start by melting butter in a saucepan, then add in some lemon juice and honey.
Stir it all together until it’s nice and smooth, and then pour it over the ham.
This sauce is also great for pork or chicken dishes.
It’s a great way to bring a little brightness to any meal.
13. Creamy Pepper Sauce
This creamy pepper sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a honey baked ham.
It’s tangy, creamy, and full of flavor.
- Start by cooking shallots and garlic in butter until they’re soft.
- Then add in cream and chicken broth and let it simmer.
- Once it’s simmered for a few minutes, add in some pepper, parsley, and thyme.
The result is a delicious creamy sauce with a hint of pepper.
It’s so good that you’ll want to put it on everything.
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13 Sauces for Honey Baked Ham I Can’t Resist
- Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce
- Tomato Sauce
- Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Lemon Sauce
- Spicy Peruvian Green Sauce
- Mushroom Sauce
- White Wine Sauce
- Mustard Sauce
- Creme Fraiche
- Creamy Parmesan Sauce
- Sour Cream Sauce
- Lemon Butter Sauce
- Creamy Pepper Sauce
- Pick your favorite sauce from this list to serve with your ham dinner.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Serve in no time!
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