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My Side Dishes for Ham make perfect holiday dinner sides! Whenever you’re planning to serve up a juicy ham, you won’t want to miss out on pairing it with the recipes here. From baked cornbread casserole to how to make the perfect scalloped potatoes and more, they’re the best ham side dishes!
What to Serve with Ham
Whenever I’m planning my ham dinner ideas, I refer to this list of easy side dishes for ham. The recipes on this list make it so simple to put together the most amazing ham dinner for the holidays (or any time you’re craving ham). Of course, I had to share it with you!
My family and I love ham for the holidays. Not only does it make an amazing holiday centerpiece, but the leftovers are so crave-worthy. There is nothing quite like using leftover ham for garlic butter ham sliders or ham soup.
But one of the best things about serving ham for dinner is choosing what sides to pair it with. Having the best side dishes for ham spread out on the table around the ham itself ties the whole meal together and makes for a memorable holiday dinner.
Easter Side Dishes
If you’re planning on serving ham for the holidays and wondering what side dishes go well with ham, traditional holiday side dishes are the way to go. Here are a few of my family’s favorites you can’t ever go wrong with, especially if you’re trying to pair Easter side dishes with ham.
- Carrots: roasted or glazed carrots
- Green beans: green bean casserole, roasted or sauteed green beans
- Corn: on the cob, corn casserole, or cornbread
- Potatoes: scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes
- Mushrooms: sauteed mushrooms, roasted mushrooms, fried mushrooms
- Greens: salads, cooked greens
- Mac and cheese
- Deviled eggs
- Roasted vegetables of all kinds
Ham Side Dishes
Side Dishes with Ham
Sides for Ham
Ham Dinner Sides
Ham Dinner Ideas
- See all my Best Ham Recipes!
- Air Fryer Ham
- Smoked Ham Recipe
- Instant Pot Ham
- Pineapple Ham
- Honey Glazed Ham
If you’re wondering what to serve with ham for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any day of the year… this is the list for you! I know you’re going to love these easy side dishes for ham. Let me know your favorite in the comments. I love to hear from you!
Holiday Side Dishes
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Side Dishes for Ham – Scalloped Potatoes
- or Instant Pot
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 3 Tablespoons flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded (divided)
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or Garlic Rosemary Sea Salt Spice
- salt to sprinkle on potato layers
- ½ teaspoon pepper plus more to sprinkle on potato layers
- 6 medium-sized Yukon gold potatoes (or yellow potatoes) peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 small onion sliced (optional)
Instant Pot Ingredients
- 4 small russet potatoes
- ½ stick butter plus 2 teaspoons extra, cut into cubes
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- sliced green onions to taste (optional)
See our Cooking Conversions Chart for help converting measurements!
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside. Melt butter in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add flour and whisk until a thick paste forms. Slowly add milk and then heavy cream, whisking until thick and creamy. Finally, add in cheese, seasoned salt, and pepper. Mix until combined smooth to form your bechamel sauce.
- Place half the potatoes and onions in baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with half of the bechamel sauce.
- Add remaining potatoes and onions with another sprinkle of salt and pepper and top with remaining sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
- Uncover and add a layer of cheese on top. Bake for 10 minutes until melted and a little browned.
Instant Pot Instructions
- Thinly slice 4 small russet potatoes using a mandoline or knife and preheat your oven to 375°F.
- Add the sliced potatoes to your Instant Pot with 1 cup of chicken broth and salt and pepper to taste. Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
- Once 2 minutes is up, release the pressure. Transfer your potatoes from the Instant Pot to an oven-safe dish using a slotted spoon.
- There will be liquid remaining inside of your Instant Pot from cooking the potatoes – don’t remove it! You’ll use it for the cheese sauce.
- Add ½ stick butter, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, ¾ cup shredded cheese, and 1 cup heavy cream (slowly) to the Instant Pot with the liquid. Set your pressure cooker to saute mode and stir until smooth and creamy. Pour the cheese sauce over your Instant Pot scalloped potatoes in the baking dish, then top with the remaining ¼ cup shredded cheese and 2 tsp. butter. Top with sliced green onions to taste if using.
- Place in your preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. Check the potatoes every 5 minutes using a toothpick to know when the potatoes are done cooking. When the potatoes are tender and the toothpick pierces through easily, they are ready!
- We recommend using a Y-peeler to peel your potatoes. They are easier to hold and great for quickly peeling potatoes.
- If you want perfectly sliced potatoes we highly recommend using a mandoline. We have the perfect guide on how to use a mandoline.
- If you do not have a Y-shaped peeler or mandoline, make sure to peel away from yourself to avoid cutting your fingers. This method works just fine, you will have a harder time getting the potatoes the same exact thickness every time.
- We do not recommend the boiling method as it may mean mushy, overcooked potatoes when you bake them later.
- Add the heavy cream and whole milk very slowly while whisking continuously.
Let us know what you think or ask a question about the recipe!