Our Best Ham Recipes for Both Casual Weeknight Meals and Fancy Dinners

Ham and Sweet Potato Mini Flatbreads
Photo: Andy Lyons

Smoky, salty, and juicy ham is an easy accompaniment to many ingredients we always have on hand—eggs, cheese, potatoes, you get the picture. Whether you need a new baked ham recipe to serve at your next holiday gathering or want an easy ham recipe to make with leftovers, there's a ham recipe here for you. Ham and bean soup, ham quiche, and more await.

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Brown Sugar- and Whiskey-Glazed Ham

Brown-Sugar- and Whiskey-Glazed Ham
Kritsada Panichgul

This ham is glazed with a delicious mixture of brown sugar, cola, and whiskey. It's guaranteed to be the star of your Easter (or any special occasion) dinner table.

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One-Pot Ham and Greens Pasta

One-Pot Ham and Greens Pasta
Andy Lyons

This so-easy pasta dish is perfect for a busy weeknight—it's ready in just 20 minutes! Ham provides protein, while kale adds a helping of veggies to this one-pot dinner.

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Ham and Sweet Potato Mini Flatbreads

Ham and Sweet Potato Mini Flatbreads
Andy Lyons

Enjoy some of your favorite holiday flavors any time of the year with this super easy ham recipe. Just top flatbreads with mashed sweet potatoes, spinach, and ham, then finish with mozzarella cheese and cranberry sauce.

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Ham and Egg Sandwiches

Ham and Egg Sandwich
Andy Lyons

Upgrade your basic ham sandwich recipe by using French bread and topping with Havarti cheese, pickle slices, and hard-cooked eggs. You'll never want to go back to plain ham and swiss.

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Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Strata

Ham-Asparagus and Cheese Strata
Kritsada Panichgul

Mornings just got a whole lot better. This loaded breakfast ham recipe is filled with the tender meat, asparagus, French bread, eggs, and Gruyère cheese. Make this egg casserole ahead, then pop it in the oven on the morning you're serving it.

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Scalloped Potato and Ham Soup

Scalloped Potato and Ham Soup in bowls with spoons
Brie Passano

Treat yourself to a bowl of creamy, rich ham soup. If you're a fan of scalloped potatoes, you're going to love this quick and easy soup recipe. Buttery toasted bread crumbs make a crunchy, delicious finish.

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Pineapple-Glazed Ham

Pineapple-Glazed Ham
Blaine Moats

Just three ingredients create our juicy ham glaze recipe—pineapple, dark rum, and dry mustard. It's a tantalizing, tropical-inspired glaze to your holiday baked ham that will have everyone requesting the recipe.

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Ham and Pea Tortellini

Ham and Pea Tortellini
Blaine Moats

This creamy ham recipe comes together super fast. Give the cheese tortellini and peas a few minutes to boil, then toss with ham, cream, and arugula. It's a one-dish dinner ready in 20 minutes.

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Ham and Cheese Slab Pies

Ham Cheese Slab Pies
Scott Little

Frozen puff pastry makes prep a breeze for these golden slab pies. Layer ham, red onion, and Gruyère cheese over cream cheese for a decadent twist on the classic ham sandwich.

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Apple, Ham, and Brie Panini

Apple, Ham, and Brie Panini
Andy Lyons

never tasted better than in these tart cranberry-slathered Brie paninis with apple. Brush the outsides of your ham sandwiches with olive oil before pressing for a golden, crusty exterior.

Buy It: George Foreman Electric Indoor Grill and Panini Press ($24, Walmart)

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Pressure Cooker Ham and Mixed Bean Soup

Pressure Cooker Ham and Mixed Bean Soup
Jason Donnelly

This ham and bean soup recipe is a keeper. Starting with dried beans helps keep the grocery budget in check. And thanks to this being an Instant Pot ham recipe, you don't have to worry about an overnight soak on the beans.

Buy It: Instant Pot Duo Plus ($81, Target)

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Ham on Biscuits with Red-Eye Gravy

Ham on Biscuits with Red-Eye Gravy
Scott Little

Here's a fun way to use up the canned biscuits in the fridge. Serve ham on sliced hot biscuits and drizzle with coffee-spiked gravy for a casual brunch or lunch recipe. Trust us, it's finger-licking good.

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Greens, Beans, and Ham

Greens, Beans and Ham
Blaine Moats

For a quick, satisfying side, look no further than this 5-ingredient recipe. All you have to do is sauté white beans, cooked ham strips, and fresh spinach in a bit of garlic and olive oil. Easy peasy.

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Ham and Brie Bread Pudding

Ham and Brie Bread Pudding
Kritsada Panichgul

Fresh garlic, herbed focaccia, Brie cheese, and chopped ham make an undeniably delicious team for your slow cooker. Add snips of dried tomatoes to heighten the dish's bold French flavors.

Buy It: Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker ($75, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Ham and Swiss Quiche Cups

Ham and Swiss Quiche Cups
Jason Donnelly

Instead of making a whole ham quiche recipe, make these adorable mini quiches for your next brunch party. You can make the pastry from scratch, but refrigerated piecrust works great and also speeds up the process.

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Apple Butter-Glazed Ham

Apple Butter Glazed Ham
Hannah Bigot

Tired of using all the homemade apple butter you made on toast? Use it to make this delicious ham recipe for dinner. Start by roasting some Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes for the easy side before tossing a ham slice on the grill.

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Lentil-Ham Soup

Lentil-Ham Soup
Blaine Moats

When it comes to ham soup recipes, you can't go wrong with this one. Shaved Parmesan cheese adds a little something special to this slow cooker ham, veggie, and lentil soup. Use a slow cooker liner for easier cleanup after your weeknight meals.

Buy It: Reynolds Wrap Slow Cooker Liners ($4, Walmart)

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Greens, Eggs, and Ham Loaf

Greens, Eggs, and Ham Loaf
Andy Lyons

This might not be the green eggs and ham from the storybook you know and love, but it sure is tasty. Our homemade ham loaf is the perfect dish for a weekend brunch or a night when having breakfast for dinner. A no-cook mock hollandaise sauce adds a rich flavor.

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Ham-Vegetable Medley

Ham-Vegetable Medley
Andy Lyons

This sliced ham recipe is an easy way to get your meat and veggies ready in a snap (20 minutes, to be exact). Drizzle your bowl of ham and sautéed vegetables in the melt-in-your-mouth apple butter dressing, then serve alongside a toasty baguette.

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Potato-Ham Bake

Potato-Ham Bake
Andy Lyons

This classic ham and potato bake is timeless. Fresh asparagus, tarragon, and peppery chives give this tasty spring dinner some crisp greens. A creamy sauce made of cream cheese and milk add richness to every bite.

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Maple-Mustard Ham Rolls with Mac and Cheese

Maple-Mustard Ham Rolls with Mac and Cheese
Jason Donnelly

We found a way to make macaroni and cheese even more delicious—just serve it in these mouthwatering ham rolls. Top the baked ham recipe with a yummy maple syrup sauce and panko breadcrumbs for a dish that will please everyone.

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Roasted Ham and Potatoes

Roasted Ham and Potatoes
Scott Little

A little olive oil and fresh thyme go a long way in this ham and potato recipe. Brush each slice of ham with zesty orange marmalade for a hint of sweetness.

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Ham Balls with Cherry Cola Glaze

Ham Balls with Cherry Cola Glaze
Jacob Fox

This simple ham ball recipe comes together easily in your trusty slow cooker. Instead of a more traditional tomato-based glaze for the homemade meatballs, we use a tantalizing blend of cherry-flavor cola, cherry preserves, and Dijon mustard. It's an excellent holiday party appetizer.

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