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What to Serve with Baked Ham

Not sure what to serve with baked ham? Try our easy side dishes that are perfect to go with a ham dinner, from salads to starches.

The holiday season is the perfect time for hosting a delicious, home-cooked meal. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than by serving up a juicy ham?

But cooking a ham can be overwhelming—especially when it comes to figuring out what sides to serve. Here are some of the best sides you can pair with your baked ham.

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What to serve with baked ham

We love easy side dishes here, so while your ham is baking, you can try some of these simple sides for ham dinner.


An easy way to add color and flavor to your table is by adding vegetables. Some of the best sides for ham are roasted root vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and parsnips.

Traditional favorites are roasted green beans or Brussels sprouts. For an extra special touch, try making a savory vegetable gratin with layers of potatoes, squash, onions, and cheese.

We also recommend: Cauliflower Au Gratin

Ham slices plus whole ham on wooden cutting board


Salads can also be a great addition to any ham dinner. A simple green salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese goes great with any ham dish.

Or why not try something different like a quinoa salad with corn and black beans? Or a colorful fruit salad of apples, pears, grapes, oranges, blueberries and strawberries?

We also recommend: Summer Salad Recipe

Grains & Starches

To round out your meal, you need something starchy like potatoes or grains. Try mashed potatoes for a classic comfort food or roasted fingerling potatoes for something unique.

Rice pilaf or couscous make excellent sides as well as traditional pasta dishes like macaroni & cheese or lasagna. For an even heartier option, try serving your ham with polenta or grits.

We also recommend: Easy Rice Recipes

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With these tasty side dishes in tow, you can rest assured that your holiday ham dinner will be one for the books. From traditional mashed potatoes to colorful fruit salads and everything in between, there’s something here for everyone at your table this year.

So now that you know what to serve with baked ham, take a deep breath and get cooking. Your delicious ham dinner awaits!

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