Ham is traditionally served at Easter dinner. And it's a wonderful meat to have on hand for snacking and quick meals.
When buying ham, think about how you're going to use it. For entertaining, a large cured ham is appropriate. But if you're making a casserole or sandwiches, buying sliced ham is usually a better idea, since ham will only keep in the fridge for 3 or 4 days after it's cooked.
When a recipe calls for chopped ham, I prefer to buy thick slices at the deli and chop it myself rather than use the prechopped ham sold in the meat department.
I think the flavor and texture is better. But use your favorite type of ham in these easy and delicious recipes. Remember, five ingredients does not include oil, butter, flour, sugar, water, or seasonings. Enjoy!
Five Ingredient Ham Recipes
- Peach Glazed Ham Steak
This wonderful recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. The glaze is sweet and spicy, the perfect complement to the salty and tender ham.
- Honey Butter Ham
This is my favorite way to glaze a large ham. You'll love it too!
- Ham Mornay
This is an open faced hot sandwich that is a wonderful way to use up leftover ham. Serve with a green salad and some sliced cantaloupe.
- Creamy Potatoes and Ham Casserole
This simple recipe uses refrigerated potato wedges and Cheddar pasta sauce as the secret ingredients. It takes less than 15 minutes to put together.
- Ham Potato Casserole
Buy some scalloped potatoes and ham at the deli, and you can make this savory and wonderful casserole in about 30 minutes. Including cooking time!
- Ranch Ham Salad
I love this easy salad. It's quick to make and wonderful to eat.
- Spiced Apricot Ham
Any type of preserves can be used to glaze ham, but I think apricots, with their mild sweet flavor, are especially appropriate.
- Glazed Ham Slice
A two ingredient glaze is wonderful on a grilled ham slice. Serve with some steamed asparagus and fresh strawberries for a perfect spring meal.
- Ham Broccoli and Rice Skillet
A long grain wild rice mix, along with frozen broccoli and onion, make this casserole so delicious. It will be on the table in 40 minutes, start to finish.
- Crockpot Chutney Ham
Cooking a ham in the crockpot is a wonderful way to keep it moist and tender. And this chutney glaze is spectacular.
- Ham Omelet Sandwich
Make a ham omelet, then sandwich it between toasted bread for a fabulous treat you can eat on the run.
- Ham Sandwiches with Blueberry Chutney
Chutney is a wonderful complement to ham. These sandwiches are something special, whether you make the chutney yourself or buy a wonderful brand.
- Crunchy Ham Salad
While this recipe looks long, it is only five ingredients, since seven of the ingredients are oil and seasonings. I love the crunchy of the red onion and celery with the tender ham and pasta.
- Stuffed Ham Sandwiches
The deli comes to the rescue again, this time with a marinated vegetable salad that, combined with ham, makes a wonderful sandwich filling.
- Grilled Ham Salad
And finally, grill a ham steak or slice with peach preserves, then slice and serve tossed with greens, Havarti cheese, and honey mustard salad dressing. Yum.