Is there anything better than serving up a big glazed piece of ham?
Ideal for a Sunday dinner or the perfect need for Easter, delicious meat that is served correctly will win the hearts of the people who join you for the occasion.
But an often overlooked part of serving up hand is that you need to ensure you provide the best side dishes to complete the feast.
Especially if you’re planning to feed a lot of people, you’re going to need some extras that will delight everyone seated at the table.
Here are our picks for the best items that go well with ham, that range from vegetables, two salads, and everything in between.
If you want to make a homemade coleslaw, then you should try a carrot salad that is full of bright and sweet flavors.
You can also add in a number of ingredients; from apples and raisins, and you can top it off with some mustard for a bit of heat.
What meal is complete without delicious carbohydrates to pair with your meal? Try a mashed potato recipe that can easily be made ahead of time, and can be made in several ways.
You can either add milk or butter for a premium finish and don’t forget to season with pepper and a little bit of salt.
Sugar Snap Peas
Sugar snap peas or a deliciously healthy option that doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare, And can easily be spiced up with plenty of seasoning; from fresh herbs and garlic to a light seasoning of chili.
And if you want to make this extra special, you can add some pasta.
Sweet Potato Fries
One of the healthiest trends at the moment is to take typically indulgent foods and make them healthier by preparing them yourself.
Sweet potato fries (Here are some Delicious Fries Seasonings for you to check out) are simply one of the most delicious alternatives to grocery-bought fries, they are crispy and simply wonderful to taste.
You don’t always have to have the heaviest side dish, and one of the best ways to incorporate healthy and tasty food is to make a cauliflower gratin.
If you prepare this world, you will make something that is crunchy and creamy in all the right places.
Not everything that you do in the kitchen needs to be fancy, and oftentimes a little simplicity can go a long way.
Try roasting some broccoli in the oven with a light touch of olive oil and some seasoning. You can also sprinkle on some parmesan cheese and add some lemon wedges for serving.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
A salad is perfect for the summertime, but you don’t necessarily need to stick to leafy greens and carrots to make the perfect salad.
Why not try a fruity Twist with a strawberry spinach salad, that is perfectly matched with a salty slice of ham.
Lemon Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus is another healthy option that you can add to your ham-based meal.
One of the secrets to making the perfect asparagus is to use lemon zest and lemon juice to give it an extra tangy taste.
You can roasties in the oven for around 20 minutes.
If you struggle to get your kids to eat their vegetables, The secret is to mix things up and make them as interesting as possible.
Why not try a zucchini casserole, and simply add in some cheesy sauce or some awesome crunchy panko topping to hide the flavor and make it kid friendly.
Arugula And Three Pea Salad
We respect those that get out of their comfort zone and try new foods that they typically wouldn’t have in their weekly meals.
So why not try spring salads that are full of fresh herbs, goat cheese, and all the different types of peas for a healthy and tasty side dish.
Honey-Glazed Carrots And Parsnips
Honey makes everything taste better, and not many people will think to add honey to vegetables.
Give your root vegetables a little bit of honey love, and you will be left with a sweet and savory taste that is fresh and suitable for everybody.
Macaroni And Cheese
It would be a crime not to mention macaroni and cheese as one of the best pairings to go with ham, and you can never go wrong with this old-time classic.
Who doesn’t love the combination of pasta and lots of melted cheese? Bake it well to give it a lovely golden crust.
Crash Hot Potatoes
You don’t necessarily need to stick to vegetables and salads in order to enjoy a ham-based side dish.
Crash hot potatoes combine bacon, cheese, and a baked potato for an amazing flavor that would be best served to those that want to be a little bit more indulgent.
Spring Salad With Radishes
If you want to keep things simple, and you like to enjoy a minimalist salad, then you can’t go wrong with some spring salad and radishes, that are light to eat, and suitable for the summer months when you might not be as hungry.
Time to get the bacon out once again, As this time we roast some asparagus in some delicious bacon, which will make a great addition to any spring feast.
It’s nutritious and tasty, and if you make enough then there’s usually plenty to go around.
Herbed Deviled Eggs
Ham and egg are a truly remarkable combination, and if you’ve got the time then it’s worth making some deviled eggs as an appetizer for your ham.
You can even serve them on a platter with your hand to add a bit more character to your meal.
There are plenty of ways to serve up Ham, and certainly plenty of side dishes that you can try today that will complete your meal.
We love the combination of picking 2-3 side dishes and making the most out of your dining experience.
We recommend picking a salad, a potato, and a wildcard recipe for your next meal!