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!

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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!

baked ham with pineapples

Brown Sugar Pineapple Ham Recipe

Brown sugar pineapple ham is a classic baked ham recipe using a mustard and brown sugar glaze with pineapples and cherries.
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A plate of food with a slice cut out, with Ham and Thyme

Thyme Honey Baked Ham

Thyme Honey Glazed Ham is a light and flavorful ham glaze recipe the whole family will enjoy. Simple to make and delicious to eat! 
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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 Recipe

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.
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straight on shot of slices of mustard brown sugar ham

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!
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straight on shot of riesling peach glazed ham sliced on platter

Riesling Peach Glazed Ham Recipe

This Riesling Peach Glazed Ham Recipe is a beautifully caramelized baked ham with peach brown sugar glaze.
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sliced ham in air fryer

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.
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slices of honey baked ham with a fork

Orange Honey Spiral Ham

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!
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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!

angle of ham salad sandwich

Ham Salad Recipe

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. 
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plate of buttery hawaiian ham and cheese sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls

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.
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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

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! 
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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

Cuban Sliders are made with layers of ham, pickles, and cheese between delicious sweet Hawaiian rolls. An easy and yummy appetizer! 
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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

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.
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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 and Stuffing

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.
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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

Ham and Cheese Egg Souffle Recipe

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!
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slice of breakfast casserole on white plates

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this eggless Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is a perfect easy breakfast.
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Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe

Simple Eggs Benedict tops toasted English muffins with wilted spinach, Canadian bacon, perfectly poached eggs and easy hollandaise sauce. 
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ham and potato corn chowder in ladle

Ham and Potato Corn Chowder

This Ham and Potato Corn Chowder is always a winner when using up leftover ham! Comforting, easy and delicious!
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ham penne pasta in skillet

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!
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ham loaf with greens and mashed potatoes on plate

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.
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slice of ham and asparagus quiche on plate

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!
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hawaiian ham with broccoli

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!
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ham and swiss lasagna roll on plate

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!
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spoon full of ham casserole

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!
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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!
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ham and cheese scone

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!
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overhead shot of ham dinner on plate

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.
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ham and potato casserole on plate

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!
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wooden spoon in baked pasta with pepperoni

Pizza Pasta Bake

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!
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fried ham and cheese sandwich on plate

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!
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ham and cabbage in bowl

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!
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two bowls of ham and cheese soup

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.
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bowl of ham pasta

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!
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circle breakfast pizza in a pan

Crescent Roll Pizza

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!
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ham soup in a ladle

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!
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one bowl of ham and bean soup

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!
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bowl of ham potato soup

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.
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overhead bowl of cheesy broccoli rice

Stovetop Cheesy Broccoli Rice with Ham

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.
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bowl of cobb salad

Ham Cobb Salad

Use up your leftover ham in this glorious cobb salad with a healthy, guiltless Greek yogurt ranch dressing!
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slice of breakfast casserole with sour cream

Ham and Potato Casserole for Two

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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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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