Ham Dinner Menu Ideas are necessary for holidays and Sunday dinners! This is your go-to guide to side dishes that complement the entire meal.
Ham Dinner Menu Ideas – we all need them when Easter, Christmas, and special Sunday dinners roll around.
This post will gather all the side dishes that go well with a savory ham recipe!
Best Side Dishes for a Ham Dinner
We all know the traditional side dishes like Macaroni and Cheese, or Potatoes au Gratin.
But why not give these tasty side dishes a try?
Fresh Green Beans – roast them in a cast-iron skillet in the oven right alongside the baking ham. I love using fresh green beans and common ingredients like olive oil, salt, and pepper. If you’re feeling frisky, add a little cayenne pepper hot sauce and make it a real crowd favorite!
Green Bean Casserole – such a classic side dish! Filled with cream of mushroom soup, white pepper, delicious green beans, and the excellent addition of fried onions. Such a crowd pleaser! It’s a holiday classic and for good reason.
Brussels Sprouts – I love these Bacon Balsamic Vinegar Brown Sugar Brussels Sprouts. They are an excellent addition to any holiday meal!
Broccoli Salad – This is so easy to make ahead of time! The broccoli holds up really well, and the sweet and tangy dressing pairs perfectly!
Sweet Potatoes – mix sweet potatoes with brown sugar, butter, and some cream cheese and you’ve got a perfect match!
Potato Salad – make a big batch and eat it the next day with leftover ham sandwiches. Potato salad is one of my favorite ways of serving a ham dinner. The best part of making potato salad is not only it’s a delicious side, but you can also make it ahead of time! Woo hoo!
Hasselback Potatoes: these potatoes are cut almost through, then baked with a creamy sauce. Such classic comfort food!
Ham Dinner Menu Ideas:
Sunday Dinner Menu:
Traditional Christmas Dinner:
- Christmas Ham
- Red Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese
- Green Bean Casserole
- Best Ham Recipe
- Hasselback Potatoes
Quick Tip: make sure you reserve some chunks of ham to use for potato soup! Such a great way to serve another delicious meal.
Pro Tip: for family dinner, make up a big “help yourself table” filled with tasty salads, red onions, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, some colorful vegetable side dishes, and different types of sliced bread. That way, the traditional ham dinner turns into a casual meal with a lovely slice of ham on their plate that they can either turn into a sandwich or a real holiday spread!
If you’re wanting to host a fun holiday gathering this is the way to do it. Place a big ham in the center of the table, and scatter all kinds of mustards, cheeses, rolls, and chutney around it. Then, your guests can fill their plates over and over!
What side dishes are your favorite for a ham dinner menu?! I’d love to know!!