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Easter ham is a classic that never fails to impress! These five amazing recipes are perfect for serving brunch, lunch, or on a holiday buffet for dinner and make terrific leftovers. Each one is easy to make, delicious, and guaranteed to be the star of your Easter table.
Easter is a time to celebrate the arrival of spring, new beginnings, and the resurrection of Christ. It is also a special time to spend with family and friends and share a delicious meal.
In my family, we have several traditions for this meaningful holiday, and one of the must-make dishes for Easter is ham. I’ve pulled together my five favorite recipes, with ham as the star of the show.
Each of these recipes is a showstopper on its own, but when served with some of the spring’s best side dishes, then you’ve got a meal worthy of any special occasion or holiday.
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5 Easy Delicious Ham Recipes
Tools To Help Make These Recipes
Using the correct kitchen tools for a recipe not only makes life easy but cooking more enjoyable. These items are ones that I use to make cooking, baking, and glazing a ham easy.
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How To Store And Save Leftovers
Ham is great for leftovers and can even be frozen to enjoy months after you cook it. The key is to make sure to store it properly. Here are a few helpful tips:
- Allow the ham to cool completely, then cut it into small pieces for easy storage.
- Store the ham in an airtight container, ziplock bag, or wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Don’t forget to label it with the recipe name and date.
- Store the ham in the refrigerator for 3–4 days.
- You can also freeze the ham for up to 3 months by wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or foil.
Recipes For Leftover Ham
Leftover ham is a great way to stretch your budget and cut down on food waste. What’s not to love about that?
- Southern Ham Salad
- Ham Jam Sandwich
- Ham And Cheese Strata
- Crock Pot Ham And Potato Soup
- Ham And Cheese Quiché
- Slow Cooker Ham And White Bean Soup
Frequently Asked Questions About Ham
Select a ham that’s fully cooked, bone-in ham with a good layer of fat. This will help keep the meat moist, tender, and juicy during cooking.
Bake the ham for about 15–18 minutes per pound at 325 °F, basting every 30 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the ham, which should reach 140 °F.
Basting a ham keeps it moist while baking. It’s easy to do with a basting bulb or large spoon.
Once the ham is baked, make sure to let it rest for 10–15 minutes before slicing. Using a shape knife, remove any unwanted fat. Place the ham flat side down on a cutting board and cut the ham into slices until you reach the bone.
What To Serve With Easter Ham
- Southern Candied Yams
- Easy Glazed Carrots
- Southern Fried Corn
- Tomato Cucumber Salad
- Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Southern Green Beans
- Classic Grape Salad