40 Side Dishes You Can Serve with Christmas Ham
Planning on making a classic glazed ham for your Christmas dinner this year? Great choice — it’s one of our top picks for a holiday meal, too. And even if your holiday celebration happens to be smaller this year, those leftover ham recipes are a dream. This large, savory cut of meat is easy to make, whether you opt for the oven or your slow cooker (just don’t forget the glaze!).
With ham in hand, it’s time for the side dishes, and each of these will work beautifully with your main course. Whether you prefer bright vegetables, potatoes, or something with whole grains, here are 40 side dishes for Christmas ham to round out your holiday dinner.
Essential Ham Recipes
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 favorite methods for making one.
Delicious Vegetable Sides
Dinner isn’t complete with out a vegetable or two. These choices range from tried and true, like glazed carrots and sautéed green beans, to newfangled.
Comforting Potato Sides
Potatoes have a way of stealing some of the attention away from the main attraction, especially when it’s a recipe like sour cream smashed potatoes or butter bath sweet potatoes.
Grain & Pilaf Sides
What’s great about a grain side dish is it often can be made ahead, saving you time when your focus is on the ham.
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