These Thanksgiving ham dinner menu ideas are just the recipes you need to serve the ultimate Thanksgiving meal! Turkey often hogs the spotlight on Thanksgiving, but there are no rules about having two main courses. Serve your glazed honey ham with any of these tasty dishes and it will be the star of the show!
What To Serve With Thanksgiving Ham
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it's time to choose the holiday dinner menu. Everyone may be expecting turkey, but ham is another classic main course that belongs on the Thanksgiving table!
If you spend the holiday going to multiple places, you may be tired of turkey and this is the perfect solution. If not, there are no rules about having two entrees - so why not make both?
- What To Serve With Thanksgiving Ham
- Recipes To Serve With Ham On Thanksgiving
- 1. Glazed Honey Ham
- 2. Oat Rolls
- 3. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 4. Twice Baked Potatoes
- 5. Buttered Peas and Carrots
- 6. Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes
- 7. Skillet Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
- 8. Velveeta Mac and Cheese
- 9. Candied Yams
- 10. Green Beans Almondine
- 11. Instant Pot Acorn Squash
- 12. Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts
- 13. Dauphinoise Potatoes
- 14. Easy Stuffing
- 15. Pumpkin Streusel Bars
- 🦃 More Thanksgiving Recipes
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Recipes To Serve With Ham On Thanksgiving
These recipes all pair wonderfully with ham. You'll be hosting Thanksgiving like a pro from here on out with this holiday dinner menu!
Whether you're a pro at hosting Thanksgiving dinner and holiday parties or giving it a try for the first time this year, you're sure to find my ultimate guide to planning Thanksgiving a help! Don't forget to safely thaw your holiday turkey early too!
1. Glazed Honey Ham
It's not a ham dinner without the holiday ham! This classic recipe is the perfect centerpiece for your Thanksgiving spread.
The sticky honey, butter, and brown sugar glaze will have everyone returning for seconds.
2. Oat Rolls
Oat rolls have a bit of brown sugar in them that adds a subtle sweetness! They pair wonderfully with glazed honey ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, you name it.
If you've never made rolls from scratch, this is a good recipe to start with.
3. Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed sweet potatoes are creamy and rich with just the right amount of sweetness! You can keep them simple with a pat of butter or add some warm spices for extra flavor.
4. Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice-baked potatoes are a favorite at every family dinner. They are choc full of delicious mix-ins!
The savory filling includes ham, bacon, cheese, sour cream, and butter! They are downright addicting.
5. Buttered Peas and Carrots
Buttered peas and carrots are a side dish that both kids and adults will love. They're perfect for Thanksgiving because they don't take much time at all!
You can make them on the stovetop or in the microwave if you are in a rush. They are delicious either way!
6. Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes
Pan-fried sweet potatoes are another easy-to-make side for Thanksgiving. Just toss them with extra virgin olive oil and seasonings then cook until tender!
7. Skillet Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Brown sugar-glazed carrots are the perfect pairing for glazed honey ham! There's a bit of garlic tossed in so they are the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Best of all, you can have them on the table in just 15 minutes flat!
8. Velveeta Mac and Cheese
Rich and creamy Velveeta mac and cheese is always a hit! The prep is super simple because there are only a handful of ingredients.
You can have it ready to eat in less than 20 minutes!
9. Candied Yams
Candied yams are a Thanksgiving tradition. This sweet side dish is always gobbled up quickly!
The creamy brown butter yams with toasted marshmallow topping may taste like dessert, but they pair well with just about anything!
10. Green Beans Almondine
Green beans almondine is a healthy vegetable side dish that takes no time to put together. You only need 5 ingredients!
The green beans are sauteed until crisp-tender and tossed with seasoning, butter, garlic, and finally, slivered almonds. It's simple yet delicious!
11. Instant Pot Acorn Squash
Of all these Thanksgiving ham dinner menu ideas, this acorn squash is one of my favorites. Using your Instant Pot cuts down on prep time and still yields perfectly tender and flavorful squash.
12. Pan Seared Brussel Sprouts
You'll need some green veggies on the Thanksgiving table and these pan-seared brussel sprouts are a great choice. The outside leaves get deliciously caramelized while the inside stays perfectly tender.
They are incredibly easy to make but full of flavor. Even the kids will eat their vegetables!
13. Dauphinoise Potatoes
Dauphinoise potatoes are simply cheesy potatoes gratin. These potatoes are comforting and indulgent, just what every Thanksgiving dinner needs.
It's an elegant side dish, but it's incredibly easy to make.
14. Easy Stuffing
The name says it all. This classic Thanksgiving stuffing couldn't be easier to make!
This recipe calls for ready-made stuffing cubes. Just add celery, onion, and herbes de provence.
15. Pumpkin Streusel Bars
Since you are switching things up for the main course, why not switch things up for dessert? These pumpkin streusel bars are a fantastic alternative to pumpkin pie.
The homemade pumpkin filling is creamy and perfectly spiced. Finish it all off with a crumbly streusel topping!
🦃 More Thanksgiving Recipes
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions - This simple sweet potato side dish pairs perfectly with any main course!
- Bacon Cheddar Green Bean Casserole - A classic green bean casserole with cream of mushroom soup, canned green beans, cheddar cheese, and bacon!
- Oven Roasted Turkey - Why not have both traditional Thanksgiving entrees on one table?
- Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce - A gourmet cranberry sauce made with fresh apples and apple cider.
- Sour Cream Cornbread - Delightfully moist cornbread that is perfect for soaking up gravy!
- Butternut Squash Soup - Rich and Creamy butternut squash soup is the perfect starter for Thanksgiving dinner!
These Thanksgiving ham dinner menu ideas will help you pull off the most epic Thanksgiving feast! Let me know what's on your holiday dinner menu in the comments below!
Thanksgiving Ham Dinner Menu Ideas: Glazed Honey Ham (+What To Serve With It!)
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C) and prepare a roasting pan with a rack. For easy cleanup, line your roasting pan with aluminum foil. *The baked-in honey glaze is extremely sticky!
- (Optional) If desired, score the ham in a diamond pattern and place cloves onto the ham.¼ cup whole cloves
- In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, melt the butter then add the brown sugar and honey. Mix until well combined. Heat in 15 second increments if needed to make the mix more liquid and melt the sugar.½ cup brown sugar, ⅓ cup butter, ¼ cup honey
- Place ham into your roasting pan and pour the honey glaze over the ham. Use a basting brush to coat the entire ham surface as needed.5 lb ham
- Bake at 325°F (163°C) for 50 minutes to an hour. Baste the ham with glaze in 15 minute intervals, making sure that you close the oven door to retain heat. If desired, broil for the last 5 minutes to caramelize the glaze before removing from the oven.
- Remove your ham from the oven when it reaches 135°F (57°C) and cover loosely with a sheet of aluminum foil. Allow the ham to rest for 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Plan for ½ pound per person per serving for bone-in ham and ⅓ pound per serving of boneless ham.
- Ham should rest for about 20 minutes before serving.
- Cook a pre-cooked (fully cooked) ham at 325°F (163°C) for 10-12 minutes for a whole boneless ham, or 15 minutes for a whole bone-in ham. Boneless fully cooked hams that are over 12-14 pounds only need about 5-10 minutes of cooking time per pound to reach the USDA recommended internal temperature of 140°F (60°C) after resting.
- When basting, remove the ham from the oven and close the oven door so that you maintain the oven temperature.
- Your ham will continue to cook during resting, this is 'carryover cooking'. This is typically a 5-10 degree increase after removing from the oven.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!