The 35 Best Ham Recipes For a Mouthwatering Easter Dinner, All Right Here
Easter dinner means one thing: ham. With so many different ways to prepare it, cook it, glaze it, and serve it, ham is one of the most versatile meats on the holiday menu. We pulled together some of the best (and easiest) ham recipes, just for you. If you want to make a chipotle pineapple ham, now you can. If you're looking to serve a traditional honey baked ham, you can do that, too. This Easter, dress your table to impress with a rich, savory, and delightful ham that will have you dreaming about April all year long. Find the best ham recipes ahead, and don't be alarmed if your mouth starts watering.
Traditional: Honey Baked Ham Recipe
Classic, timeless, and always tasty, you can't go wrong with Honey Baked Ham. This recipe is supersimilar to the popular Honey Baked Ham Company version, so you already know it's going to be good.
Traditional: Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham
With a sweet, savory, and tiny bit tangy taste, this Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham delivers all the flavors you want, and then some. It's also so easy to make, so don't be intimidated by the fancy name.
Traditional: Slow-Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham
With a prep time of only five minutes, it's no wonder this Slow-Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Ham recipe is such a hit. Pop the ham in a Crockpot for four to five hours with a glaze made out of maple syrup, brown sugar, pineapple juice, and Dijon mustard, and Easter dinner is served.
Traditional: Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Juicy, rich, and full of flavor, this Brown Sugar Glazed Ham can easily be made in a slow cooker. (The secret to this recipe is half a can of Dr. Pepper.)
Traditional: Honey-Bourbon Glazed Ham
Sweet, juicy, and soaked in Bourbon, this Honey-Bourbon Glazed Ham will make your mouth water. Thanks to the oaky, smoky flavor, the salty pork is perfectly complemented.
Traditional: Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham
Chipotle and pineapple go hand-in-hand in this Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham recipe. Glaze the ham and let the whole thing caramelize in the oven before serving, and you're work here is done.
Traditional: Ham With Cloves and Luxardo Cherries
To make this Ham With Cloves and Luxardo Cherries, simply put whole cloves on the ham. They will act as little toothpicks and hold the pitted Luxardo cherries, and let the flavors sink in. Bon appétit!
Entrée: Ham and Pea Pasta Carbonara
Ham is so underrated when it comes to pasta recipes, but thankfully this Ham and Pea Pasta Carbonara changes that. The rich sauce mixed with the bits of ham makes this pasta a carb-lover's fantasy. Top it with rosemary if you are feeling extra fancy.
Entrée: Ham and Cheese Soup
A cold day calls for warm, rich soup. This Ham and Cheese Soup recipe will warm your bones, while giving your taste buds more flavor than your average soup. Sprinkle cheese and spices on top to complete the dish.
Entrée: Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches With Bacon and Caramelized Onions
These Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches With Bacon and Caramelized Onions make a perfect breakfast of lunch meal. They're packed with cheesy ham and hot bacon to warm you up from the inside out.
Entrée: Hoppin' John Soup
We can all use a little bit of luck in our lives, right? Chop up that extra ham and use it in a big pot of Hoppin' John Soup.
Entrée: Ham Sandwich
Are you ready to try the best Ham Sandwich ever? This winning combination involves cheese, cherry preserves, and mustard.
Entrée: Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese
Mix goat cheese with ham and you have real meal right there. This Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese gives you the best of the cheese world and the best of the meat world. Enjoy!
Entrée: Root-Beer-Glazed Ham Melt With American Cheese and Apple Compote
Take your ham somewhere it's never been before with this Root-Beer-Glazed Ham Melt With American Cheese and Apple Compote recipe. Mixing the soda pop flavors with the juicy ham will have your mouth watering for more. Who said ham had to be boring?
Entrée: Cheesy Ham and Potato Chowder
Ham, cheese, and potatoes. Need we say more? This Cheesy Ham and Potato Chowder recipe is rich and hearty and will leave you with some really good leftovers.
Entrée: Ham and Cheese Baked Rice
Want to use your leftovers to make a whole new meal? You got it! This Ham and Cheese Baked Rice recipe will let you experiment all you want. Add herbs, different kinds of cheeses, and as much ham as you want, and it will still taste good.
Entrée: Red Beans and Rice
Take a little time to cook up a pot of Red Beans and Rice. Your leftover ham can be chopped up and used in this classic Louisiana dish.
Entrée: Ham and Cheese Everything-Bagel Bombs
Waking up was never easy, that is, until these Ham and Cheese Everything-Bagel Bombs became a thing. Add as much or as little ham to these as you want — the power is in your hands.
Entrée: Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Waffles
Transform the way you eat waffles with these Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Waffles. Just like the name implies, these waffles are filled with ham and cheese, making them the perfect morning pick-me-up. Feel free to get creative with what you top them with.
Entrée: Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake
Meat, please! This Ham and Sausage Hash Brown Egg Bake is filled with divine meat flavors and fluffy eggs. What more could you ask for in a breakfast?
Entrée: Ham Salad Sandwiches
A Ham Salad Sandwich is a pretty straightforward way to enjoy leftover ham, but this recipe incorporates a kick of mango chutney.
Entrée: Homemade Hot Pockets
Cheese and sliced ham fill these homemade Homemade Hot Pockets, which — dare we say — taste better than the store-bought kind.
Entrée: Baked Eggs in Ham Cups
These savory breakfast treats will quickly become a favorite of yours. Baked Eggs in Ham Cups are a fun way to use up your Easter leftovers.
Entrée: Croque Madame Pizza
Turn your leftover ham into a fancy French meal with this Croque Madame Pizza recipe. Thinly slice the ham and spread it along this rich dish, and your ham has just been upgraded.
Entrée: Gallina de Madre (Mother Hen Toast)
Take your toast to the next level with this Gallina de Madre recipe. We recommend using extra fluffy bread, small eggs, and a lot of ham to make this meal complete.
Entrée: Ham and Cabbage Reuben
Replace the corned beef in a Ham and Cabbage Reuben with sliced ham for a satisfying panini sandwich. Eat up!
Entrée: Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Make waking up more fun by making this Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole to start your day. We recommend adding lots of ham to this recipe. A bigger casserole is always better, in our opinion.
Appetizer: Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
If you're looking for a nice spin on traditional Easter meals, try these Ham and Cheese Pinwheels. They're a lighter alternative to a big ham dinner, but they still have that conventional taste of Easter. They're also super cute.
Appetizer: Ham and Cheese Pretzel Pinwheels
With the help of refrigerated breadstick dough, these Ham and Cheese Pretzel Pinwheels are easier to make than ever. Just whip up a spicy mustard dipping and these are a good appetizer before any meal.
Appetizer: Caramelized Pineapple, Ham, and Cheese Turnovers
If you want to shake up the traditional appetizer game, these Caramelized Pineapple, Ham, and Cheese Turnovers will do the trick. They are sweet, cheesy, savory, and buttery, all in one. The pineapple and ham perfectly complement each other leaving you with a sweet treat.
Appetizer: Ham and Cheese Scones
Need a breakfast snack, lunch pick-me-up, or appetizer treat? These Ham and Cheese Scones can be eaten at any time of the day because they are just that good.
Appetizer: Ham and Cheese Sliders
We all know how tasty normal sliders are, but have you tried Ham and Cheese Sliders? Make sure to get the sweet Hawaiian rolls for an extra burst of flavor.
Appetizer: Ham and Cheese Souffles
Surprise your guests with these Ham and Cheese Souffles as an early appetizer. They are easy to make, easy to eat, and even easy to clean up! Each bite is packed with rich and creamy flavors that will suit anyone's taste buds.
Appetizer: Prosciutto-Wrapped Feta-Stuffed Dates
With only three ingredients, these Prosciutto-Wrapped Feta-Stuffed Dates are easy to make and even better to eat. See how many you can eat before your guests finish them.
Appetizer: Croque Monsieur Pop-Tarts
This puffy, ham-filled pastry will make breakfast the best meal of the day. These Croque Monsieur Pop-Tarts melt in your mouth and keep you satisfied all the way until lunch.