40 Easy Side Dishes You Can Serve with Ham
Ham is an easy and savory main dish, and part of the pleasure of serving it is enjoying the side dishes that play well with its rich flavor.
Whether you’re serving it for a holiday or simply a Sunday dinner at home with family, here are 40 side dishes for ham that are perfect for rounding out the meal.
Potatoes are a natural partner — we have classic scalloped potatoes for you, plus decadent cream cheese mashed potatoes and butter-roasted sweet potatoes, too. Or you can lean lighter, with lemon-kissed asparagus or sautéed green beans with pickled shallots. And of course you can’t forget the biscuits (well, you can get away with rolls if you really prefer!).
First, Make Your Ham
Anytime I’m serving ham for dinner, a side of scalloped potatoes or a creamy potato gratin is always a must. It’s a crowd-pleaser that serves enough to feed to whole table. Alternatively, a simple batch of garlicky roasted potatoes always comes through when you need something in a hurry.
Serving a big salad is an easy way to add freshness to the dinner table, whether it’s a simple green salad or a colorful grain salad.
Other Vegetables Sides
Cooked veggies, like sautéed green beans and roasted carrots, are always welcomed next to a ham dinner.
Rolls and Biscuits
I’m a firm believer that no ham dinner is complete with rolls or biscuits. In fact, make a double batch so you can use the extras for post-dinner ham sandwiches.