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