Best Tasting Side Dishes with Ham

Best ways to cook a ham!

It's that time are planning a delicious meal, knowing you'll want to serve ham, but then you are debating what to serve with it. The best part about ham, especially if you are serving one of our hams, is its sweet and smoky flavor, which will go well with nearly anything you choose. From our kitchen, we'd like to give you some tips and thoughts on sides (and other dishes) that go well with ham and leave you with a table full of flavor!

Here are our initial planning tips:


  1. Does anyone have any allergies coming to your meal?
  2. Plan for at least two vegetables - one starch-based and one "green" vegetable.
  3.  Will you have a side glaze for your ham?
  4.  Will you want to serve bread?
  5. DEFINITELY, plan a dessert!


With these tips in mind, here are some side dish recommendations to serve with your best ham.

Twice Baked Potatoes

No matter who is coming over, twice-baked potatoes are always a hit. It's a nice twist on the standard mashed potatoes and gives you a way to work in one of our favorite ingredients: bacon! The best part about this recipe is that it's easy to make and can be made ahead and re-heated.

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

We said to plan a "green" vegetable, right? Here it is! Although these are wrapped in bacon, the green beans still have nutritious value, and the bacon becomes a secret weapon for getting picky eaters to pick green beans for their plate every time! If you want a more Traditional Green Bean Side Dish, we can ship you this one.

Pineapple & Brown Sugar Glaze

Want to take your ham game to the next level? Try serving with this easy but tasty glaze.

Homemade Biscuits

If serving a flaky biscuit that melts in your mouth sounds good, look no further than our highly regarded family recipe for the best-tasting biscuits. Add butter or jelly, and you'll quickly realize you didn't make enough!

And when we said don't forget the dessert, we were serious! Here is our favorite recipe. OR, if you are short on time (or motivation), let us send you a ready-to-cook pie that you can claim as your own!

Apple Pie

You cannot go wrong serving an All-American Apple Pie with your sweet & savory ham. This pie recipe keeps it simple and lets you enjoy the taste of apples, cinnamon, sugar, and a flaky, buttery crust. Serve with ice cream, whipped topping, or by itself to complete your meal.

We hope these ideas inspire you to find other ideas that will complement your ham perfectly! As we mentioned above, if you don't already have your ham selected, we invite you to check out our full selection of Hickory Smoked City Hams, Country Hams, and Applewood Smoked Carver Ham. We take our time to ensure that the very best ham is the only ham we send to our customers.