21 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Christmas Ham

21 Side Dishes to Serve Alongside a Christmas Ham

Dana Velden
Dec 22, 2016

Planning on making a classic Christmas ham this year? Here are 21 side dishes that go great with ham, including sweet and spicy braised cabbage and scalloped potatoes.

First, Make Your Ham

A good honey-roasted ham is such an easy main dish for a holiday dinner, as it's big, generous, and requires almost no cooking from you. Here are our two favorite methods for making one.

With ham in hand, it's time for the side dishes. Each of these will work beautifully with a ham; we are especially partial to those like kohlrabi, cabbage, or Brussels sprouts that add a funky or vegetable-forward complement to the sweet, rich ham.

Delicious Vegetables

Comforting Potatoes

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