25 Dishes to Serve with Honey Baked Ham

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Honey Baked ham pairs wonderfully with a variety of side dishes. From roasted potatoes to honey-glazed carrots and a juicy casserole, you could certainly enjoy it with a wide selection of sides and ingredients. 

Take a look at the ideas below and make the most of your delicious Honey Baked Ham.

Rastelli Herb Butter

This is a delicious side for Honey Baked Ham due to its simplicity and deliciousness. Rich and flavorful, Rastelli Herb Butter enhances the taste of the ham by adding a layer of herby and buttery notes, while the texture contrast makes the mouthfeel even more exciting. 

Rastelli Herb Butter Copycat
If you didn't know, well, now you know — you can make Rastelli herb butter at home by yourself. Here's how.
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Copycat Rastelli Herb Butter Recipe

Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce

If you like combining flavors that don’t seemingly go together, then this idea is for you. The sweet and spicy flavors of this sauce complement the smoky and pungent notes of the ham, giving the entire experience an innovative yet traditional spin.

Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce
This is a copycat of the famous Trader Joe's Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce. It is so flavorful – spicy, savory, sweet, smoky, tangy, and nutty! It sounds a lot, but it's amazing!
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Pumpkin Chipotle Roasting Sauce Recipe

Horseradish Mustard

This is definitely one of my all-time favorites, and it will be yours the second you taste it! Slightly tangy, with fresh notes, a little on the herbal side, with sharp tones, the Horseradish Mustard contrasts the rich and savory flavors of the ham, creating a vibrant and unique flavor. 

Homemade Horseradish Mustard Recipe
Why buy it when you can make it at home! Try out this horseradish mustard recipe and out why this is my favorite sauce ever!
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Homemade Horseradish Mustard Recipe

Jellied Cranberry Sauce

If you are looking for a holiday combination that awakens the wholesome and warm dimension of the holiday season, the Jellied Cranberry Sauce should be your choice. The classic sweet and tart taste of cranberry sauce pairs perfectly with ham, creating a lively dance of the meaty and savory tones of the ham with the lightly acidic and fruity notes of the sauce.

Improved Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Make your jellied cranberry sauce better! Follow this recipe and improve the taste of your cranberry sauce.
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improved cranberry sauce recipe

Cauliflower Puree

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes, this is the right choice for you. Light, yet very rich, the cauliflower puree will enchant you with its airy tones perfectly complementing the succulent, juicy, and smoky ham.

Cauliflower Puree
Here is a simple recipe for cauliflower puree and ideas on what to serve with it. Simply choose your favorite side dish and enjoy!
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creamy cauliflower puree

Savory Pumpkin Bread

This is a great side for your Honey Baked Ham, especially if you are after something simple yet flavorful. With its moist texture, the savory pumpkin bread will complement the smoky and juicy ham, injecting a hint of sweetness and further enriching the already present honey notes. 

Savory Pumpkin Bread for Sandwich
Since it is pumpkin season, I wanted to surprise you with a recipe for savory pumpkin bread. Cottage cheese in the dough makes this bread high in protein, and pumpkin makes it sweet. Hope you will enjoy it!
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Savory Pumpkin Bread

Homemade Cornbread Without Cornmeal

Comforting, classic, wholesome, and hearty, this side is perfect for a relaxed Honey Baked Ham dinner. Whether it is the holidays or a regular Tuesday, this homemade cornbread without cornmeal will give you a dining experience you will definitely want to repeat. It adds a homey touch to your ham dinner, further enriched with a soft texture and a butter flavor. 

Homemade Cornbread without Cornmeal
This time, we will make cornbread without cornmeal from scratch!
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cornbread without cornmeal

Herb Butter with Dried Herbs

If you are a fan of the fattier and richer things in life, this is the spread you have been looking for. Whether you decide to spread it over your Honey Baked Ham and let it melt, or you want to have it over a plate of hot roasted veggies or warm, freshly baked bread, you will most certainly enjoy its rich notes interspersed with herby tones.

Herb Butter with Dried Herbs
Herb butter with dried herbs is a good option if you are planning to store the butter for some time. What is more, it is more flavorful, so it will match perfectly with the steak or baked potatoes.
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how to make herb butter with dried herbs

Easy Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk

Now, this side may sound a little unusual, but bear with me. I made this soup as a side for Honey Baked Ham while on a quest for cuisine fusion combos that shouldn’t work but somehow do. And it really works excellently. 

The creaminess and subtle sweetness of this soup make it an excellent accompaniment to the juicy and succulent ham.

Easy Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk
This was my first time making pumpkin soup with coconut milk, and I was not disappointed. It is sweeter than pumpkin soup with heavy cream (as I usually make it), but that's actually a good thing. Enjoy!
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Easy Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk 3

Creamy Tubed Polenta

For those who are looking for something rustic, simple, and very flavorful, creamy polenta is your answer. I love it as a base for ham. I love how the ham juices melt into the polenta, giving it a meaty dimension while still allowing for the wholesome polenta notes to shine through.

Creamy Polenta
Tubed polenta is usually very dense, which not many people prefere. That's why I prepared this recipe so you can make tube polenta creamy with ease.
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how to make tube polenta creamy

Jiffy Cornbread Mix Without Milk

If you have some Jiffy corn muffin mix, don’t think twice before making a loaf of Jiffy cornbread to accompany your delicious Honey Baked Ham. The crumbly texture of the bread pared with the soft and succulent consistency of the Honey Baked Ham, create a rustic experience, mixing simplicity and decadence.

Jiffy Cornbread Mix without Milk
You can get perfect cornbread even without milk! Whether you're making bread or muffins (like me), you will get perfect results every time!
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jiffy cornbread without milk recipe

White Cake with Cheesecake Filling

If you want a light and delicious dessert to round up your Honey Baked Ham dinner, a white cake with a cheesecake filling is the perfect ending to the perfect story. Soft, buttery, and rich, it is an excellent way to treat your palate after a delicious meaty meal. 

White Cake with Cheesecake Filling
Betty Crocker cake mixes are the most convenient thing you can choose when in a hurry. I often experiment with different fillings, and this time, I made no-bake cheesecake filling. Enjoy!
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White Cake with Cheesecake Filling 2

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Shortbread Crust

There’s something about pumpkin that makes it an excellent dessert and an even better side dish. It may be the earthy flavor or the subtle sweetness, but pumpkin pastries make excellent chameleons in the pairing department. You’ll love the cheesy and milky elements of the pumpkin cheesecake bars mixed with the delicious sweet and savory Honey Baked Ham. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Shortbread Crust
This dessert is like a blend of pumpkin pie and cheesecake. In two words: perfect combination.
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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Shortbread Crust

Philadelphia Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

This deliciousness is the perfect holiday Honey Baked Ham enrichment. With an eggnog filling, it is vibrant and satisfying. As an after Honey Baked Ham dessert, it seals the meaty and smoky flavor, adding a tad of its own magic, imprinting a fabulous flavor and a lasting memory on your palate.

Philadelphia Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Eggnog Cheesecake is really a wonder. When you add gingersnap crust to it, it's even better!
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Philadelphia Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Glazed Carrots

Sweet and tender, these brown sugar-glazed carrots add a delightful color and irresistible sweetness to balance the savory and smoky ham. Easy to make, this side will delight you with its simplicity, texture, and flavor. 

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Glazed Carrots made with brown sugar or honey, then roasted so you get the most amazing caramelised edges and toffee-like glaze! Quick, easy carrot side.
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Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

Scalloped Potatoes

Creamy and cheesy, scalloped potatoes are a hearty side that pairs wonderfully with ham’s saltiness. The smooth texture, with a cheesy crust, adds a very rich dimension to the entire meal, pairing delightfully with the succulent ham. 

Scalloped potatoes
Impress guests with these deliciously creamy scalloped potatoes flavoured with garlic and parmesan. They’re a great side dish for many dinners
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Scalloped potatoes

Green Bean Almondine

If you are looking for a texture contrast, the green bean Almondine is the best choice for you. Balancing perfectly between crispy and soft, this side dish will delight your palate with a nutty crunch and a light and flavorful contrast to the rich ham.

Green Beans with Almonds and Butter
Our green beans almondine dish is a must-try! Everyone loves these sauteed green beans with almonds in butter sauce. Done in just 15 minutes!
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Green Beans with Almonds and Butter

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels sprouts are a classic side dish known to pair especially well with meaty meals, such as Honey Baked Ham. They pair exceptionally well with ham, bringing out its smoky flavor while infusing the meal with caramelized earthy and nutty notes.

Roasted Brussels sprouts
This stand-out festive side involves minimal prep.
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Roasted Brussels sprouts

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A classic is a classic for a reason, so garlic mashed potatoes don’t need a special introduction. Enjoy the rich and creamy mashed potatoes that provide a comforting and creamy texture alongside the ham. 

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Creamy and garlicky – what more could one ask for?
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Baked Sweet Potatoes

In addition to being a healthy meal option, baked sweet potatoes are an excellent pair of Honey Baked Ham. Full-bodied, they are perfect as a ham base, soaking up the ham’s juices. If you are a fan of the simpler things in life, this side dish will delight you with its ease of making, adding body and flavor to the meal. 

Baked Sweet Potatoes
These baked sweet potato cubes, perfectly seasoned and cooked until tender with crispy edges, are an easy and delicious way to enjoy sweet potatoes.
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Baked Sweet Potatoes

Corn Casserole

This is a classic Southern dish known for its warmth and wholesomeness. A hearty side for a decadently rich and meaty meal such as Honey Baked Ham. The corn casserole’s creamy texture and subtly sweet flavor make it one of the best pairs for this juicy ham.

Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole
This easy corn casserole recipe from Paula Deen requires a box of Jiffy mix and 5 other simple ingredients! Make it up to two days ahead!
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Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole

Cranberry Walnut Salad

This fresh and tangy salad is not only a delicious companion to Honey Baked Ham but also a very healthy and nutritious side dish. I am a huge fan of salads, so I might be a little subjective here, but believe me when I tell you that you don’t have to be crazy about salads to love this one. It adds a complete texture and flavor contrast to Honey Baked Ham, which you will fall in love with at the first bite. 

Cranberry Walnut Salad
Cranberry Walnut Salad is a seasonal salad perfect for your holiday menus. A homemade balsamic vinaigrette lightly coats assorted lettuces, cranberries, goat cheese and glazed walnuts.
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Cranberry Walnut Salad

Honey Roasted Root Vegetables

Honey Baked Ham is a honey-glazed ham which pairs delightfully with honey roasted root vegetables. If you think that this is too much honey, you are wrong, not because there’s no such thing, but because in this case it is a match made in heaven. The natural earthy flavor of the root vegetables brings out the natural meaty flavor of the ham, while the ham, in turn, amplifies the sweet element of the veggies. 

Honey-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables
The secret to these sweet, slightly tangy honey-roasted vegetables is sherry vinegar in the glaze. Glazed root vegetables make for a sweet and savory fall or Thanksgiving side dish.
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Honey-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables

Parmesan Risotto

Creamy and cheese, this parmesan risotto is an excellent pair for Honey Baked Ham. What makes this site even better is how easy it is to prepare. You can serve the meat over it and enjoy the sticky, cheesy crust melting between the meat and rice. 

Creamy Parmesan Risotto
This Creamy Parmesan Risotto is perfect as a first course or side dish, or served with scallops or along side a pan-seared steak or fish.
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Creamy Parmesan Risotto

Macaroni and Cheese

If you are after the ultimate comfort food to pair it with the ultimate holiday food, look no further and make yourself a delicious plate of mac and cheese. Soft, cheesy, and creamy, this side, paired with the delicious Honey Baked Ham, will wipe away all your problems.

Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe
This Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe is made with 6 ingredients in 15 minutes on the stovetop (no baking required)! Ditch the box for this irresistibly creamy, smooth & cheesy homemade recipe!
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Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe

Enjoy these delightful sides to make your honey-baked ham meal even more special!