Holiday Ham Dinner

Host a memorable holiday meal with our favorite Christmas ham recipes. Pick one, then round out your menu with easy side dishes for ham and desserts and drinks to complement the seasonal flavors.

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    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.

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    Holiday Ham

    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.

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    Mustard-Rosemary Ham

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Cauliflower Gratin

    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.

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    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!

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    Butternut-Feta Galette

    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.

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    Orange Bowknots

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    Pomegranate-Rosemary Shrub

    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.

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    Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Casserole Recipes

    Beat the chaos of the holidays with a delicious, hearty casserole recipe (or two). Casseroles are easy to make ahead, and you can save the leftovers for dinner the next day. We've picked our favorite cozy casseroles so there's something for everyone, including cheesy pasta bakes, classic tuna casserole, and green bean creations.
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