40+ Ham Dinner Ideas

Whether you’re looking for a juicy baked ham recipe or a way to use up leftover ham, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in these delicious Ham Dinner Ideas!

collage of ham dinner recipes

Ham is such a versatile ingredient! Not only does it stand well on it’s own as a main dish, but it can be incorporated into a variety of other dishes as well. And it’s ability to be paired with so many different flavors makes it even better!

A whole ham is usually reserved for special occasions- especially Christmas and Easter. However, don’t be afraid to make it all year round! Serve it for Sunday dinner or for an anniversary or birthday celebration. These are some of the best side dishes to serve with ham:

These ham dinner ideas range from whole hams that can be cooked in the Instant Pot, slow cooker ham, and even recipes to make using all that leftover ham! So buckle up and get ready for all the best ham recipes!

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham
sliced ham for pinterest
Brown sugar pineapple ham is a classic baked ham recipe using a mustard glaze with pineapples and cherries.
Thyme Honey Baked Ham
A plate of food with a slice cut out, with Ham and Thyme
Thyme Honey Glazed Ham is a light and flavorful ham glaze recipe the whole family will enjoy. Simple to make and delicious to eat! 
Balsamic Cherry Ham Glaze
Balsamic Cherry Ham Glaze is an easy ham glaze for your Christmas ham or any baked ham throughout the year. Tart cherries, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar lend bold flavors. #hamglaze #christmasham #hamrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
Balsamic Cherry Ham Glaze is an easy ham glaze for your Christmas ham or any baked ham throughout the year. Tart cherries, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar lend bold flavors.
Mustard Brown Sugar Baked Ham
Mustard Brown Sugar Baked Ham is a ham glaze recipe that's perfect for a Christmas ham or an Easter ham. One of the best easy ham recipes! #hamglazerecipe #spiralhamrecipes #easterham #christmasham www.savoryexperiments.com
Mustard Brown Sugar Baked Ham is a ham glaze recipe that’s perfect for a Christmas ham or an Easter ham. One of the best easy ham recipes!
Riesling Peach Glazed Ham
Peach and Riesling Baked Ham Recipe- Beautifully caramelized Baked Ham with Peach Brown Sugar Glaze. Perfect Easter dinner idea or make for Sunday supper. Feeds a crowd and it easy to make! www.savoryexperiments.com
This Riesling Peach Glazed Ham Recipe is a beautifully caramelized baked ham with peach brown sugar glaze.
Air Fryer Ham
Air fryer ham is easy! Want to save room in your oven or just make a small piece for 2 of you, this is how to cook a ham in an air fryer.
Orange Honey Spiral Ham
slices of honey baked ham with a fork
Orange Honey Spiral Ham is juicy, sweet, and perfect for a holiday dinner table. With only four ingredients, this glazed baked ham is a winner!

Leftover Ham Dinner Ideas

So now that I’ve shared my favorite whole ham recipes with you, let’s look at some recipes to use up all those leftovers! Because let’s be honest, we always have leftovers in our house.

Forget the ham sandwiches, (although there are a few slider recipes that are top notch!) and expand your idea of what to do with leftovers. Soups, salads, pastas and even some ideas for breakfast for dinner!

Best Ham Salad
angle of ham salad sandwich
The best Ham Salad Recipe using leftover ham, minced vegetables, hard boiled egg and a lightly seasoned creamy mayonnaise base. Serve with crackers or as a sandwich. 
Ham and Cheese Sliders
plate of buttery hawaiian ham and cheese sliders
Ham and Cheese Sliders are easy, cheesy and delicious! One of the best recipe for parties of all types, from baby showers and birthday parties to holiday parties and casual family get-togethers.
Creamy Ham and Cheese Tortellini
Creamy Tortellini and Ham Pasta - An easy pasta recipe ready in just 20 minutes! Peas, broccoli, ham and cheese tortellini! www.savoryexperiments.com
Creamy Ham and Cheese Tortellini uses an easy alfredo sauce recipe with cubed ham, peas, broccoli and seasonings to make a 20 minute one-pot meal! 
Spicy Hawaiian Calzones
spicy hawaiian pizza calzone
Spicy Hawaiian Calzones are an easy calzone recipe that will help you make the perfect calzone from the comfort of your own home. Pineapple, ham and jalapeños make these rock!
Cuban Sliders
Cuban Sliders are made with layers of ham, pickles, and cheese between delicious sweet Hawaiian rolls. An easy and yummy appetizer! #cubansliders #minicubansandwiches www.savoryexperiments.com
Cuban Sliders are made with layers of ham, pickles, and cheese between delicious sweet Hawaiian rolls. An easy and yummy appetizer! 
Pineapple Fried Rice
Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe - A quick and easy weeknight meal that's so much cheaper, tastier and healthier than take-out! Make it a vegetarian meal or add ham. www.savoryexperiments.com
Pineapple Fried Rice Recipe – A quick and easy weeknight meal that’s so much cheaper, tastier and healthier than take-out! Make it a vegetarian meal or add ham.
Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin and Stuffing
Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Stuffing- one of the best pork recipes out there! This pork tenderloin recipe will blow you away with aromatic spices and an apple jelly glaze, surrounding with fresh apple and ham stuffing, all cooked on the same baking sheet. www.savoryexperiments.com
Apple Spiced Pork Tenderloin is a pork tenderloin recipe  that will blow you away with aromatic spices and an apple jelly glaze, surrounding with fresh apple and ham stuffing, all cooked on the same baking sheet.
Ham and Cheese Egg Souffle
This Ham and Cheese Egg Soufflé recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch, and great for a crowd! Made up of eggs, ham, cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives! #eggsoufflé #cheesesoufflé #soufflérecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
This fluffy Ham and Cheese Egg Soufflé is made with eggs, chopped ham, grated cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and minced chives. The best breakfast ever!
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
spatula with cheese ham casserole
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe- Looking for easy breakfast ideas? This no egg breakfast casserole recipe uses only 3 ingredients and bakes up in a snap! You can use any sandwich meat or cheese you have in the fridge and croissant dough.
Eggs Benedict Recipe
Simple Eggs Benedict tops toasted English muffins with wilted spinach, Canadian bacon, perfectly poached eggs and easy hollandaise sauce.  #eggsbenedictrecipe #easyeggsbenedict www.savoryexperiments.com
Simple Eggs Benedict tops toasted English muffins with wilted spinach, Canadian bacon, perfectly poached eggs and easy hollandaise sauce. 
Ham and Potato Corn Chowder
This Ham and Potato Corn Chowder is always a winner when using up leftover ham! Comforting, easy and delicious!
One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet
Looking for leftover ham recipes? This One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet is the perfect one to use! It has diced ham, penne pasta and peas in a creamy sauce. It makes a quick and easy one-pot meal when you are wondering what to make with leftover Easter dinner ham! Throw this in your pot and make it tonight for dinner!
Ham Loaf
This ham loaf recipe is one of the best ways to use up leftover ham. Baste with a sweet pineapple glaze during baking for a delicious caramelized flavor.
Asparagus Casserole
This asparagus casserole recipe is great! A cheesy casserole that is great with leftover ham inside, the perfect breakfast casserole to start the morning!
Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Casserole
Summer comes and goes faster than any other season and suddenly you’re back to school shopping. Not this year with Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Casserole!
Ham and Swiss Lasagna Rolls
These Ham and Swiss Lasagna Rolls are filled with ham and swiss cheese and then covered in a cheesy white sauce! The perfect leftover ham recipe!
Cheesy Ham and Mashed Potato Casserole
Delicious Cheesy Ham and Mashed Potato Casserole is a great way to use up leftover spiral baked ham and mashed potatoes from a big holiday dinner! Creamy, rich, cheesy leftover ham is the best way to use up leftover dinner ham!
Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu
Air fryer chicken cordon bleu pockets are a great lunch or dinner idea that everyone loves. Using defrosted frozen dough anything’s possible!
Easy Ham and Cheese Scones
Cheese makes everything better. And bacon? You just can’t beat it. So when you combine them BOTH, it’s totally over the top!
Honey Glazed Ham Steak
Get ready for Easter and Christmas with this Honey Glazed Ham Steak recipe with pineapple. Fry it on the stovetop or bake it in the oven.
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes
Slow Cooker scalloped potatoes are the way to go especially when you’re busy during the holidays and are the perfect cheesy side dish year round!
Pizza Pasta Bake
wooden spoon in baked pasta with pepperoni
This delicious Pizza Pasta Bake takes everything you love about pizza and puts it into casserole form. Use your favorite toppings – like pepperoni or ham – to make an easy meal that the whole family will love!
Fried Ham and Cheese Melts
These Fried Ham and Cheese Melts are ooey, gooey delicious and SO easy to make! Great for a snack or dinner!
Fried Cabbage and Ham
Fried Cabbage and Ham is sauteed in onions and garlic until it’s tender and infused with the smoky flavors of ham. Enjoy this as a low-carb main or side!
Ham And Cheese Soup For Two
Who doesn’t love a good grilled ham and cheese sandwich? Now you can turn it into a one pot meal for a quick and easy weeknight dinner thanks to this Ham And Cheese Soup For Two recipe.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Ham
Here comes comfort food in the form of Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Ham. Use up that leftover holiday ham and make this homestyle cheesy dish!
Crescent Roll Pizza
circle breakfast pizza in a pan
This easy Crescent Roll Pizza starts with a crescent roll crust and is topped with eggs, ham, green peppers, and pepper jack cheese. Easy to feed a group and easily customizable to suit your family!
Easy Crockpot Split Pea Soup
Here is an easy crockpot split pea soup recipe that is so easy to make. Inexpensive slow cooker dinner when it’s cold outside and year round. Perfect leftover ham recipe too after the holidays!
Ham and Bean Soup
My favorite way to use up leftover ham is to use it in a soup! This Ham and Bean Soup is super flavorful and always a hit!
Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup
This Crockpot loaded baked potato soup is super easy recipe to make and so delicious! You only need a few ingredients and it only costs about $10 to feed up to 6 people. Stovetop and pressure cooker potato soup instructions included too so you can cook it any way you want.
Stovetop Cheesy Broccoli Rice with Ham
overhead bowl of cheesy broccoli rice
Our one pot CHEESY BROCCOLI RICE WITH HAM is a family favorite! Ready in 30 minutes and it cooks in just one pot on the stove! This is total comfort food and perfect for using up leftover ham.
Ham Cobb Salad
bowl of cobb salad
Use up your leftover ham in this glorious cobb salad with a healthy, guiltless Greek yogurt ranch dressing!
Ham and Potato Casserole for Two
slice of breakfast casserole with sour cream
Ham and Potato Casserole for Two is easy, delicious, and perfect for those days you’re not cooking for a crowd – whether it’s for breakfast or dinner!

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