Our Best Ham Recipes
Whether you bake it with a simple brown sugar glaze or use the leftovers in sandwiches, salads and frittatas, ham is always a great choice when you need a no-fuss meal the whole family will enjoy.
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Easy Holiday Spiral Ham
There's nothing better than a sweet-and-savory ham when you're preparing a special meal. It's easy to cook, sure to please and great for leftovers. If you're looking for a recipe to get you started, try this one. Sunny cleans out the pantry and jazzes up a pre-cooked spiral ham with pumpkin pie spice mix — the perfect flavor, regardless of the season or occasion.
Get the Recipe: Sunny's Easy Holiday Spiral Ham
Deep-Dish Hash Brown Ham and Cheese Quiche
How to improve on ham-and-cheese quiche? Bake it in an uber-crispy hash brown crust for the perfect breakfast dish for a crowd.
Get the Recipe: Deep-Dish Hash Brown Ham and Cheese Quiche
Cheesy Country Ham Grit Balls
Kardea uses a combination of grits and cheese to elevate diced up country ham. The crunchy texture of the fried exterior balances out the ooey, gooey yumminess of what's inside.
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Cheesy Gnocchi Casserole with Ham and Peas
Frozen peas and store-bought gnocchi are the keys to a 30-minute dinner that everyone will love.
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Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Sandra's pinwheels are the perfect party appetizer when you're in a pinch. Store-bought refrigerated pizza dough is stuffed with ham and cheese and sliced into adorable bites.
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Cheesy Ham and Mushroom Strata
Make this ham-and-cremini strata even more flavorful with a little Parmesan — and a lot of Swiss cheese.
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Ham and Peas Frittata
Stir Swiss cheese, ham and sweet peas into beaten eggs for a complete meal in one skillet.
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Alton felt a little ripped off when he finally got his hands on this secret family recipe since it's only four ingredients. But hundreds of five-star reviews can't be wrong — this is the ham recipe your holidays need.
Get the Recipe: City Ham
Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Ree's ultra-cozy scalloped potatoes feed a crowd – perfect for everything from the holidays to big Sunday night dinners.
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Ham Sliders with Sweet-and-Sour Pineapple Marmalade
A little sweetness goes a long way! Kate Lee adds pineapple to her sweet-and-sour ham sliders for an extra pop of flavor.
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Ham and Cheese Galette
Busy weeknights call for this easy dish — that you can whip up using leftover ham and veggies.
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Orange Baked Ham
Ina's brings the "wow factor" with almost no effort. A quick orange marmalade glaze dresses up a pre-cooked spiral cut smoked ham. How easy is that?
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Jambalaya with Shrimp and Ham
Ellie's weeknight version of jambalaya is quick, easy and healthy. And because it's a one-pot meal, you have only one thing to clean up afterwards.
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Don't know what to do with all that leftover ham from the holidays? Try this fast and easy ham salad with tangy mustard and crunchy celery. Enjoy it in a sandwich or just on its own.
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Skillet Pasta with Ham and Peas
Out of ground beef and sausage? Leftover ham makes a great addition to pasta dishes.
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The secret to a moist and flavorful piece of ham? Scoring the surface in a diamond pattern so that the glaze seeps into every bite.
Get the Recipe: Honey-Glazed Ham
Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry
Ina gives classic ham and cheese a dinner party-worthy makeover with some store-bought frozen puff pastry. You'll want to serve this snack hot, but we're guessing it won't last long enough to cool off.
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Corn and Ham Chowder
Fresh summer corn on the cob does double duty for this comforting soup: the cobs are used to make a flavorful liquid base and the crisp kernels show up in each bite.
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Ultimate Ham Sandwich
You might think anyone can make a ham sandwich, but we're pretty sure we've cracked the code on the perfect combination. Homemade mayonnaise is super simple to make and really makes the difference.
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Individual Ham Casseroles
These single serving quiches are a better breakfast than a handful of cold cereal – and they take about the same time to grab in the morning. Ree makes a big batch and stores the rest in the freezer for future busy mornings. Freeze them on a baking sheet, then transfer to plastic resealable bags to store. Thaw and reheat in the microwave for mornings done right.
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Amazing Glazed Ham
Ree’s glazed ham holds the perfect amount of flavor. It's a little bit sweet and a little bit savory — perfect for using the leftovers in soups, fritattas, sandwiches and more.
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Ham and Vegetable Gratin
This creamy, cozy side only tastes decadent: a quick roux made with whole wheat flour thickens up a surprisingly low-calorie dish.
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Ham, Apple and Cheese Quesadilla
Quesadillas make the bold move from the appetizer table to an entrée in just 30 minutes.
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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar-Honey Glaze
This is the baked ham any cook can master. A brown sugar-honey glaze is the perfect amount of sweet to counterbalance the smoky, savory roast ham.
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Smoked Ham, Gruyere and Caramelized Onion Frittata
Tyler’s any-meal frittata provides sweet, salty and nutty flavors from the combination of caramelized onions, ham and gruyere cheese.
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Ham and Gruyere Quiche
Want to be a brunch rock star? Us too. That's why we make a quiche — you'll look like you live on a French countryside and this is something you do all the time, when in reality store-bought pie dough saves the day and you only spend 40 minutes in the kitchen. No big deal.
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Country Ham Carbonara
Trisha utilizes leftover baked ham in place of Italian cured meat for her take on classic carbonara. Purists beware: she adds a splash of heavy cream, which makes the sauce a little more indulgent than the classic version.
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Classic Glazed Ham
Clove-studded glazed ham is usually reserved for holidays and special occasions. But it's a hands-off main that looks impressive and takes little effort. Four different glaze variations – apple-maple, mustard-orange, hoisin-spice and pineapple-apricot – liven things up so you'll never get bored.
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Lentil and Ham Soup
This healthy soup is packed with veggies and gets flavoring from a boiled ham steak. Toasted and seasoned leftover baguette makes for crunchy croutons dropped over the top.
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Country Ham Breakfast Casserole
Stuff all of your favorites — ham, cheese and eggs — into a casserole dish and you've got the perfect make-ahead breakfast for a crowd.
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Ham, Swiss and Apple Wraps
Don't let lunch boredom ruin your day. Switch up your sandwich game with this healthy wrap dressed with a yogurt-honey mustard sauce.
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Inside-Out Chicken Cordon Bleu
Food Network Kitchen's take on the cordon bleu is a super simple meal that's ready to eat in less than 25 minutes. No stuffing, breading or frying here.
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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
This colorful, extra-cheesy breakfast casserole can be made ahead and baked the next day — perfect for brunch with a large crowd.
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Ham and Cheese Loaf
Store-bought frozen bread dough makes quick work of this fresh bread. It tastes just as good at room temperature as it does hot (Ree is a champ at the to-go breakfast), but we're guessing it won't last that long.
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Slow-Cooker Ham with Barbecue Beans
The ultimate set-it and forget-it meal, dried navy beans and picnic ham simmer all day in a slow cooker for a cowboy-worthy meal. No campfire necessary.
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The Best Ham Glaze
A perfectly glazed ham is often the centerpiece of many holiday celebrations, including Easter and Christmas. Guests swoon over the juicy, savory slices on their plate. The most beautiful ham will have a tangy, sticky-sweet and shiny glaze. After tinkering with many ingredients, we landed on a knock-your-socks-off combination that includes brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and cloves for sweet, warm and slightly smoky notes. Dijon and a splash of apple cider vinegar add tang and zip while soy sauce gives it a great depth of flavor. Rounding out the glaze with brightness are the zest and juice of an orange. We hoped to only brush the ham once during baking, but test after test proved that glazing two more times during the last 30 minutes in the oven brings out the best flavors and creates the most magical sheen.
Get the Recipe: The Best Ham Glaze