It's that time again...you 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 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 not only go well with ham but leave you with a table full of flavor!
Here are our initial planning tips:
Does anyone have any allergies coming to your meal?
Plan for at least two vegetables - one starch-based and one "green" vegetable
Will you have a side glaze for your ham?
Will you want to serve bread?
DEFINITELY, plan a dessert!
With these tips in mind, here are some side dish recommendations to serve with your best ham.
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 it's easy to make and can be made ahead and re-heated.
We said to plan a "green" vegetable, right? Here it is! Although these are wrapped in bacon, you still have the nutritious value of the green beans and the bacon becomes a secret weapon for getting any picky eaters to pick green beans for their plate every time! Want to have a more Traditional Green Bean Side Dish, we can ship you this one.
If serving a flaky biscuit that melts in your mouth sounds good? Look no further than our highly regarded family recipe to make the best tasting biscuits. Add a little 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 a favorite recipe to make of ours 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!
You cannot go wrong serving an All-American Apple Pie with your sweet & savory ham. This apple 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 are ones that you love or inspire you for other ideas that will compliment 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 our Applewood Smoked Carver Ham. We take our time to make sure the very best ham is the only ham we send to our customers.