Eliminate the holiday stress with this list of Christmas ham recipes!
If you think that hosting Christmas dinner means spending all day cooking a turkey, you’re wrong.
You can easily create a festive fest by swapping in ham for the roasted bird.
Not only is it so much easier to make, but I’m willing to argue that ham is far superior in taste.
Most of these Christmas ham recipes require very little effort with a huge, delicious payoff.
Keep reading to make your life easier this upcoming December.
1. Maple Glazed Ham
Move over honey-glazed ham, it’s maple’s time to shine!
If you’re a fan of sweet, sticky glazed ham, you’ll love this fantastic rendition.
Every forkful carries the subtle aroma of maple to put you in the holiday spirit.
2. Brown Sugar Mustard Glazed Ham
Get ready to meet your new favorite flavor duo.
If you never thought to mix brown sugar and mustard, you’re missing out.
Every bite combines burned sugar sweetness with a tangy punch.
If you’re looking for that crowd-pleasing entree for your next holiday dinner, this recipe will knock it out of the park.
3. Ham With Beer and Brown Sugar Glaze
When you want to wow your dinner guests with a home-cooked meal, this recipe will serve you well.
You make this succulent glaze by combining beer, brown sugar, vinegar, and mustard to create one mouthwatering bite.
I mean, just thinking of this flavor combination is enough to make my mouth water.
4. Filipino-style Pineapple Glazed Ham
If you really want to shake things up this holiday season, you have to try this Filipino-style glazed ham.
After sinking your teeth into the juicy, tender ham, you might be wondering why it’s so dang good.
I’ll let you in on a little sneak preview.
By poaching your meat with pineapple juice, 7-up, and beer, you’re able to create a unique, tangy flavor in the meat.
5. Honey-Baked Ham
Nothing beats the classic flavor of honey-baked ham. If you couldn’t agree more, be sure to check out this amazing recipe.
You’ll learn how to achieve the most delicious centerpiece for your next holiday meal.
Every bite is tender on the inside and crispy on the outside with a sticky, charred exterior that will make your palate swoon.
Don’t be intimidated by the hour-and-a-half cook time.
Most of that time is spent waiting for the ham to bake in the oven.
6. Glazed Spiral Ham With Apricot Jam & Dijon Mustard
Wanna elevate your glazed spiral ham recipe to a whole new level? If the answer is yes, you’re in luck.
Glaze your meat with equal parts Dijon mustard and apricot jam. It infuses so much sweet, savory flavor into your meat.
Trust me, this magical 3-ingredient recipe is going to make your Christmas so much easier.
You won’t believe how easy it is to create this decadent main course.
7. Coca-Cola Glazed Ham
This unique glaze will become a mainstay in your home during the holiday season.
It’s so incredibly simple, even the most amateur home cooks can create this fool-proof recipe.
All you have to do is douse some Coca-Cola and brown sugar over a pre-baked ham, then slide it into the oven.
After 90 minutes, (and a few rounds of basting), you’ll have a succulent ham with the most irresistible glaze.
8. Bourbon Glazed Ham
Now, here’s an innovative way to transform your boring old ham into something wonderful.
If you ask me, no holiday is complete without the sweet flavors of orange and bourbon.
Something about this festive flavor duo evokes feelings of Christmas cheer.
This recipe takes this sentiment a step further by crafting a ham glaze from bourbon, brown sugar, and orange juice.
Can you think of a more delicious entree to serve this December?
9. Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham
Are you growing a little tired of the same old honey-glazed ham? Why not shake things up with this innovative recipe?
You won’t believe how many mouthwatering flavors are in this ham.
Between the sweet pineapple juice, fiery chipotle chilies, and spicy jerk seasoning this is one festive recipe you won’t want to miss.
10. Cherry Glazed Ham
If you go crazy for the sweet and savory flavor combination, be prepared to meet your new favorite recipe.
This cherry-glazed ham combines sugary, tart flavors with the smoky cut of meat.
Serve this main entree alongside some savory sides like mashed potatoes and rolls for one delectable feast.
11. Holiday Ham with Pomegranate Brown Sugar Glaze
Whether you need a holiday ham for Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving, this recipe has you covered.
Not only do the pomegranate seeds add an unforgettable flavor to the ham, but they also create a picture-perfect garnish.
Serve it alongside some seared rosemary for a pretty platter that will delight your dinner guests.
12. Baked Ham Recipe with Honey Mustard & Apples
Are you ready to take your tried-and-true glazed ham recipe to new frontiers? Read on.
This rendition has you stuffing your meat with apples to add an unforgettable sweetness to every bite.
The honey mustard coating creates a sticky-sweet flavor that tastes like heaven on your palate.
13. Marmalade Glazed Ham
This crowd-pleasing ham recipe will have your guests begging for the recipe after dinner.
You douse your meat in a hefty pour of apple cider before baking to infuse even more sweet, spicy flavors.
The sensational glaze combines butter, liquor, Dijon mustard, and marmalade to add an unforgettable sugary coating.
14. Bourbon Molasses Glazed Ham
After just one bite of this bourbon molasses glazed ham, you’ll think about it all the time.
That’s because every bite combines the following flavors and textures: sweet, salty, crunchy, smoky, and juicy.
You might wonder how this 6-ingredient recipe makes it happen.
I encourage you to try it out to see for yourself. I swear you won’t regret it.
15. Ham with Pineapple and Cherries
If you’re craving a retro taste of all-American home cooking, this recipe will rock your world.
This tried-and-true recipe is simple, using just 6 ingredients.
It has smoked ham, canned pineapple, maraschino cherries, cloves, brown sugar, and lemon-lime soda.
By adding your favorite citrus fizzy drink to the glaze, you’re able to infuse incredible flavor into your ham.
16. Almond Crusted Baked Ham with Apricot Glaze
Do you love the crispy coating of glazed ham? If you wish there could be even more texture, check out this amazing recipe.
By coating your meat in sliced almonds and brown sugar, you’re able to achieve the perfect crusty coating.
Every time you sink your teeth into this baked ham, expect sugary, smoky flavors coupled with crunchy nuts.
Trust me, you’re in for one irresistible bite.
17. Crockpot Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
If you want to make your life easier during the holiday season, you’ll appreciate this Crockpot honey mustard glazed ham.
By cooking your meat in a Crockpot, you’re able to free your oven for other holiday concoctions.
You’ll appreciate that this recipe goes with a wide variety of side dishes. It’s the perfect main entree for any holiday feast.
18. Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham
Can you believe you just need 10 minutes of prep time to create this succulent, show-stopping ham?
All you have to do is combine a few simple ingredients to create a mouthwatering glaze, drizzle it over your ham, then bake.
It’s easy enough to make for a simple weeknight dinner, but delicious enough for Easter brunch.
19. Apple Cider Glazed Ham
Who doesn’t love the combination of pork and apples?
I just love the way the sweetness of the fruit enhances the smoky flavor of the meat.
In this fantastic recipe, you baste your ham with a homemade apple cider glaze.
This maximizes the succulent, juicy flavors in each bite.
20. Dr. Pepper Ham
Okay, you might be thinking that dousing your ham in Dr. Pepper is a crime against humanity, but hear me out!
Dr. Pepper contains a lot of similar flavors to your favorite BBQ sauce, so why not use it as a base for a tasty glaze?
Trust me, after one bite, you’ll think of all the ways you can use the famous fizzy soda in cooking.
21. Ham and Cheese Biscuits
If you need a tasty addition to your Christmas brunch menu, look no further.
These ham and cheese biscuits are the perfect solution to having excess holiday ham.
Layer your leftovers with cheese, herb-infused mayo, and homemade biscuits.
This creates delightful little sandwiches that taste truly delish.
22. Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups (Tortilla Roll-Ups)
This recipe is an inventive way to upcycle your Christmas day ham into a New Year’s Eve appetizer.
Every bite is loaded with cheese, ham, ranch, and green onions to create an explosion of flavor on your palate.
You’re going to wanna make a big batch of these pinwheels because they’ll fly off the plate like hotcakes.
23. Sriracha Ham (Slow Cooker)
All you need are three simple ingredients to create this succulent Sriracha ham.
The Sriracha gives this ham a fiery twist, which is balanced by the sweetness of brown sugar.
Every forkful will delight your tastebuds with spicy, sugary flavors.
If this sounds like heaven to you, be sure to check out this delicious recipe.
24. Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Can you believe it just takes 10 minutes to whip up this amazing side dish?
It’s hard to think of a more comforting food than scalloped potatoes and ham.
I mean, how can you beat potatoes bathed in a rich, cheesy cream sauce?
By adding leftover ham to the mix, you’re able to create the ultimate comfort food.
25. Honey Glazed Ham Steak (Dinner For Two)
Have you ever craved honey-glazed ham but don’t want to commit to buying a whole shank?
Welcome to the wonderful world of ham steak.
Buying a ham steak from your local butcher allows you to enjoy the tasty flavors of the smoky meat without getting overloaded.
Check out this scrumptious recipe next time you’re in charge of date night.
Every bite is the perfect balance of sweet, savory, salty, and tangy.
26. Ham and Cheese Sliders
You can’t beat the simplicity of these ham and cheese sliders.
Imagine sinking your teeth into the soft Hawaiian rolls and being met with tangy Dijon, juicy ham, and buttery Swiss cheese.
When you need to throw together a quick post-holiday lunch, give this recipe a try.
27. Nana’s Epic Navy Bean Ham Bone Soup
If you’re growing a little tired of using up leftover ham in sandwich form, give this hearty soup a shot.
You’ll be amazed by how simple it is to make. Just throw everything together in a pot and simmer for a couple of hours.
In just a few simple steps you can have this heartwarming soup, perfect for heating you up on a cold winter’s eve.
28. One Pan Ham & Cheese Tortellini
If you never thought to combine ham and cheese tortellini, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite pasta.
You’ll love how well the smoky chunks of ham work with the creamy sauce and tender pasta.
Best of all, this recipe requires just one pan and comes together in under half an hour.
29. Monte Cristo Sandwich (Ham Cheese French Toast)
If you thought French toast couldn’t get any better, you’re in for a treat.
The Monte Cristo sandwich combines buttery French toast with savory ham and cheese.
The exterior is crispy and golden brown and the interior is full of melted cheese, creating one mouthwatering bite.
30. Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants
These baked ham and cheese croissants are going to become a staple on your holiday brunch menu.
Every bite is toasty, flakey, and full of buttery goodness.
You’ll love how well the smoky ham works with the melted cheese and Dijon honey sauce.
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