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    The 30 BEST Ham Recipes

    Ham, one of the quintessential holiday centerpieces. Be it Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, ham is always a welcome treat.

    That’s why we have compiled this list of amazing Ham Recipes for you to try. We’ve included both recipes for whole ham, as well as some great ways to use up leftovers.

    You’ll never have to wonder “how to cook ham?” when you have these great ham recipes at your disposal.

    Cook your way through all of these great ham recipes, they’re all sure to be hits!

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    The Best Ham Recipes:

    1. Glazed Ham

    We’re starting this tasty list of Ham Recipes with the perfect baked glazed ham.

    A perfect main course for holiday spreads, this recipe is so good and so easy that you’ll want to have it all year long!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    2. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    Now for some ham recipes to use up leftovers, here is our Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice!

    Add some island flair to your fried rice. This quick and easy one pot meal is loaded with flavors and whips up in 20 minutes or less!

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    3. Ham Bone Soup

    Can ham can get any better? Sure it can… when it gets transformed into out of this world delicious ham bone soup!

    Put your holiday leftovers to good use with this Ham Bone Soup. It’s a hearty slow cooker meal loaded with veggies and great flavors!

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    4. Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche

    This ham and cheese quiche is light, lusciously soft, fluffy, creamy… and most important, it’s absolutely delicious.

    What a great way to use up leftover ham!

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    5. Denver Omelette

    If you have that giant piece of ham still lingering in your fridge, I have just the perfect breakfast or brunch for you.

    Try this classic diner breakfast from the West… Denver Omelette!

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    6. Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet

    This Ham and Cheese Gnocchi Skillet is a super easy one pan meal that is absolute comfort food.

    It’s a great use for leftover ham, and it only takes a few simple ingredients to make this magic happen.

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    7. Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans and Ham)

    This Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans) are the tastiest beans you will ever eat, seasoned with tomato, sofrito, sazon and adobo.

    Once you try your beans the Puerto Rican way, you may never eat them any other way again…

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    8. Pan con Jamón

    Pan con Jamón is our new favorite appetizer out of Spain! Good bread, good olive oil, and good dry cured ham. So simple, so delicious!

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    9. Ham Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese

    This Ham Casserole with Broccoli and Cheese is the perfect use for those upcoming holiday leftovers. It’s creamy and comfy and oh so good.

    It has a pasta base with an amazing cream sauce that pairs so well with ham. Plus, the broccoli gives it some added veggie power.

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    10. Pineapple Ham

    Salty, savory ham always pairs beautifully with sweet flavors, and this Pineapple Ham is the perfect example.

    It’s a festive and delicious ham recipe that will be a winning centerpiece on your table.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    11. Baked Ham with Raspberry Chipotle Ham Glaze Recipe

    If you want an innovative new ham recipe, here it is!

    This Baked Ham with Raspberry Chipotle Ham Glaze Recipe combines savory and sweet with a touch of spicy smokiness. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    12. Smoked Ham

    You’re going to be blown away by the flavors of this delicious Smoked Ham!

    It cooks low and slow in the smoker, resulting in tender and delicious meat. Plus, it doesn’t take up any of that coveted oven space!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    13. Slow Cooker Ham with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze

    Just wait until you try this Slow Cooker Ham with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze.

    Everything seems to come out perfect when cooked in a slow cooker, and this ham is no exception. It’s surely one of our favorite ham recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ littlespoonfarm

    14.  Balsamic Honey Dijon-Glazed Spiral Ham

    This Balsamic Honey Dijon-Glazed Spiral Ham is another sure fire winner!

    The sweet and savory glaze is the perfect compliment to your ham. This ham recipe will be a big time crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe. @ bellalimento

    15. Maple Glazed Ham

    We just love this Maple Glazed Ham. Beautiful in it’s simplicity, this one packs some amazing flavor, from just a few ingredients.

    Give this ham recipe a try, and make your guests happy.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    16. Apricot Bourbon Glazed Ham

    This Apricot Bourbon Glazed Ham recipe will be a great addition to your Christmas or Easter feast.

    Just a few minutes of prep time then your trusty oven does the rest.

    Get the Recipe @ mylifecookbook

    17. Coca Cola Ham

    It may sound unusual, but this Coca Cola Ham is outstanding!

    With a simple 3 ingredient glaze, your ham will roast away to delicious perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    18. Air Fryer Ham with Cranberry Glaze

    Why yes, you can cook a ham in an air fryer! And this recipe will show you how to do it perfectly every time.

    Get the Recipe @ hwcmagazine

    19. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

    This Ham and Cheese Pinwheel recipe is full of melty cheese and savory sweet ham. A final topping of mustard and poppy seeds give a nice texture and flavor that you might not find in your normal pinwheels.

    This is the perfectly quick and easy appetizer or snack for any of your occasions.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    20. Ham Tetrazzini

    Ham Tetrazzini is rich, creamy and cheesy. Cubed ham blends perfectly in this hearty dish, and it’s also a great way to use your leftover ham.

    A quick and easy one pan ham recipe perfect for those busy days. Absolutely delicious family meal!

    Get the Recipe @ kyleecooks

    21. One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet

    This One Pot Ham and Penne Skillet pasta dish will surely satisfy you. In this one skillet recipe, just add your flavorful ingredients together, then throw them in the oven.

    Your easy and delicious dinner is ready to be loved by your entire family.

    Get the Recipe @ julieseatsandtreats

    22. Hoppin’ John

    A staple of the Southern table, Hoppin’ John is famously eaten on New Year’s day, but is just as good as any other day as well.

    This dish is made from tender and earthy black eyed peas, ham and vegetables blended together. Served with fluffy rice, this dish is absolutely succulent.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    23. Ham and Cheese Roll Ups

    Ham and Cheese Roll Ups are great for lunch, or as a holiday appetizer. Tortilla roll ups are filled with delicious and flavorful ingredients, which makes this a super easy and tasty recipe.

    These Ham and Cheese Roll Ups are simple and succulent, and will definitely be a crowd pleaser!

    Get the Recipe @ thcookierookie

    24. Ham and Cheese Sliders

    Here’s a great crowd pleaser if you still have some guests lingering after the holiday.

    These easy ham and cheese sliders are easy to make in bulk, and make great use of the previous day’s leftovers.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    25. Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas

    These Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Quesadillas are filled with protein. The crunchy crust makes the perfect bite and is loaded with rich and creamy filling and flavorful ham chunks.

    This ham recipe is the best healthy breakfast that will keep your family full and energized the whole day.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    26. Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

    This delicious Scalloped Potatoes and Ham recipe is so easy and simple, it just needs a handful of ingredients.

    Thinly sliced potatoes cooked in rich and creamy sauce with fresh or leftover ham and plenty of sharp cheddar cheese. Bake this to perfection and your family’s comfort food is ready to enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    27. Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

    Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is so fabulous, creamy and simple. This Salad is a blend of creamy, sweet and tangy flavors that make it a great side dish for summer cookouts, BBQ’s or picnics.

    The ham and pineapple in the recipe give this salad a Hawaiian feel and super delicious flavor, which everyone will love!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    28. Cuban Sandwich (Cubano)

    If you’re a pork lover, no sandwich can compete with the supreme Cubano.

    It’s layered with roast pork, smoky ham, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard on crispy, golden buttery bread. It’s an addictive combination!

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    29. Ham Pot Pie

    Ham Pot Pie is a cozy and comforting way to use up your leftover Ham from the holidays. The ham, potatoes and veggies are cooked in a creamy dairy free sauce and baked in a buttery, flaky pie crust.

    This is a simple and flavorful Pot Pie that works for a weeknight meal or Sunday supper everyone will enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ simplywhisked

    30. BBQ Hawaiian Pizza

    A unique pizza made with BBQ sauce rather than traditional pizza sauce. This BBQ Pizza is thick and chewy pizza crust topped with tangy barbeque sauce, ham, pineapple, red onions and lots of cheese.

    This flavorful Pizza will surely be a new family favorite.

    Get the Recipe @ nutmegnanny

    So many great ways to cook ham! Which of these ham recipes will you cook first?

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    30 BEST Ham Recipes

    This great collections of Ham Recipes includes plenty of ways to cook whole ham, as well as great uses for leftovers. We love this quick leftover recipe for fried rice:


    • 4 cups cooked rice (basmati)
    • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
    • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
    • 1/2 cup peas
    • 1/2 cup onions
    • 1/2 red bell pepper
    • 1/2 green bell pepper
    • 3 scallions, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp chopped ginger
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 1 cup chopped pineapple
    • 3 eggs
    • 4 Tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tsp oyster sauce
    • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
    • 4 Tbsp cooking oil, divided


      1. Chop ham and all vegetables, along with garlic and ginger. Whisk eggs in a bowl.
      2. Heat wok or large skillet over large heat. Add 3 Tbsp cooking oil. Once hot, add onion, white parts of green onions, and peppers. Sauté 1 minute.
      3. Add carrots, ginger, garlic and ham. Stir fry 2-3 minutes. Add peas, stir and move everything to one side of pan.
      4. Add remaining 1 Tbsp cooking oil to empty side of pan. Once hot, add whisked eggs and scramble until cooked but still soft. Mix all ingredients in pan together.
      5. Add rice along with soy sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Mix well and stir fry 1-2 minutes.
      6. Add pineapple, mix well and remove from heat. Serve and garnish with green portion of green onions.

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