Holiday Ham Dinner
Berry Crisp Spiral Ham
The sweet-heat nature of the raspberry-jalapeno glaze makes this Christmas ham recipe stand out from the rest. Start with an eight-pound spiral-sliced ham and you'll have plenty to feed a full table—plus have leftovers to add to omelets, biscuit sandwiches, or soups the next day.
Score your meat before glazing to allow the flavor to penetrate each bite of this festive ham recipe. Make it your own (or different for celebratory meals all holiday season long) by choosing from our apricot-mustard, cranberry-orange, or pomegranate barbecue glazes.
Our fan-favorite honey baked ham recipe gets an infusion of holiday flavor via fresh herbs including rosemary, chives, and parsley. Save a few extra rosemary sprigs to garnish your serving platter in a natural, beautiful way.
Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Soup with Polenta Croutons
Welcome guests to the table for Christmas ham dinner with this warm, comforting, and crowd-pleasing butternut squash soup. The pureed texture is uber-satisfying—and a nice counterpart to the crunchy polenta croutons.
Greens and Barley Salad
Vegetable side dishes for ham can pale in comparison to the entree, but not this hearty salad! With barley, walnuts, and a wide variety of veggies, this healthy 20-minute recipe is almost a meal itself.
Mashed Potatoes Four Ways
Plain baked or mashed spuds do the job, but why not try some new potato side dishes for ham this year? Use our slow-cooker potato recipe as a buttery, cream cheesy template, then amp up the excitement with bacon, herbs, or smoky peppers.
Purple potatoes and cauliflower join forces in this cheesy, easy side dish for ham that one BH&G fan has reviewed as, "definitely a keeper!" Top with panko bread crumbs before baking for crunch, then garnish with thyme and lemon zest just prior to serving to freshen things up.
Homemade Green Bean Salad
Day-of dinner prep can be a breeze when you opt for side dishes for ham that can be made in advance. Toss together all of the veggies and the pancetta the day before, then an hour before dinner, stir up the sauce, combine the two, and bake. Don't forget the crispy onions!
Serve one of our favorite two-for-one vegetable side dishes for ham that can double as the bread course. This galette, essentially a free-form pie, features a flaky pastry crust and a thyme-scented squash filling.
Whether you serve these bowknots with ham dinner or dessert, they'll be a hit! Don't be intimidated by the twisted shape—forming it is just like tying a shoe.
Carrot Snack Cake
Close out your Christmas ham dinner with a spice cake that's hiding 2 1/2 cups(!) of veggies and a one-to-one ratio of whole-wheat and all-purpose flour. The orange-cream cheese icing ensures that a small slice still satisfies.
Mini Raspberry and White Chocolate Whoopie Pies
Itty-bitty sugar cookies form the outside of these whoopie pies, but the real star is the filling. A schmear of raspberry preserves and a dollop of white chocolate-mascarpone filling make a perfectly sweet pair.
Lemon Bundt Cake
Fresh lemon zest, juice, and lemon extract give this easy bundt cake recipe a triple dose of citrus to echo the fruity components in the ham glazes. Bake the batter in mini cake pans for single-serving desserts (that also make thoughtful to-go gifts for guests).
Since this festive punch recipe contains no alcohol, everyone at your Christmas ham dinner can enjoy a glass. Cranberry-pomegranate juice and a few sprigs of rosemary offer a color scheme that gives a nod to the holiday of the moment.