Every Way to Eat Ham This Easter

Think shortcuts, sheet pans and yes, the Instant Pot.

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FN Flat Recipe: Stuffed Hasselback Ham

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Easter ham is a classic for a reason — the salty, smoky flavor pairs exceptionally well with eggs, cheesy potatoes and fresh spring vegetables. That being said, we’re always looking for ways to freshen up a traditional dish. If you really love a classic glazed ham, don’t worry — we’ve got that covered. But if you want to save on time, use some shortcuts or add a cute, seasonal twist, these recipes are the way to go.

Sliced and Stuffed

This stuffed hasselback ham ham is sure to shine on your Easter table. After slicing a ham three-quarters of the way through, fill the spaces with creamed spinach, scalloped potatoes and candied yams in an alternating pattern. The end result is a hearty, jaw-dropping main that will wow your holiday guests.

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Baked with Eggs

Trust us — your Easter brunch needs a deep-dish hash brown ham and cheese quiche. If cooking an entire ham seems like a hassle, take a shortcut with the deli-sliced version. It works just as well as a home-cooked ham, but with much less stress!

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In Elegant Nests

Ham doesn’t need to be a main dish. For an easy, pretty appetizer, whip up a batch of potato nests with peas, ham and cream cheese. The meat pulls double-duty in this recipe: it’s baked into nests with the hash browns and served with peas on top of the lemony cream cheese filling.

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Kate Mathis, © 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

On a Sheet Pan

Hosting Easter for four? Have the entire dinner prepared in a little over an hour when you cook it on two sheet pans. Instead of cooking a ham for hours, use ham steaks — they’re just as delicious, but are infinitely faster to cook. When roasted with asparagus, carrots, potato gratin and homemade biscuits, this impressive dish will wow even the most discerning of guests (they don’t need to know how easy it was!)

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Whiskey and Honey Glazed Ham

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Matt Armendariz

In the Instant Pot

To free up time and oven space, use the do-it-all pressure cooker to make an Instant Pot whiskey and honey glazed ham. The Instant Pot will infuse the ham with honey, Dijon and whiskey in just 10 minutes. Once the ham is done, use the same pot to reduce the glaze until it’s thick, syrupy and delicious.

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Classically Cooked

You can never go wrong with a baked ham. With Food Network Kitchen’s top-rated recipe for classic glazed ham, you can choose a glaze to suit your guests. While in the oven, the roasting process will intensify the flavor and produces a beautiful, tender dish. Serve with your favorite sides for a feel-good meal reminiscent of your favorite holidays.

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Super Seasonal

Rhubarb, the ultimate spring vegetable, takes center stage in this recipe for glazed ham with a grape-rhubarb compote. The sweet-tart compote cuts though the saltiness of the ham, creating an Easter main that appeases all tastes.

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