What to Serve With Smoked Ham: 42 Best Side Dishes

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Are you looking for some tasty side recipes for your ham? It doesn’t matter whether you’re baking, smoking, or roasting I have all your ham sides sorted..

I have included everything from crispy parmesan potatoes to garlic-dropped green beans, broccoli, casserole, pesto buns, and honey-roasted turnips, to name a few. We have you sorted for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter or weekend or weeknight dinners with family and friends.

These sides are perfect for newbies as well as cooks who are a little more experienced but want to discover some new recipes,

Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes

Crispy, cheesy Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes make a delicious addition to any meal. They are quick and easy to make and will become a go-to side dish.


Twice-Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

Twice-baked potato casserole has all the flavors of regular twice-baked potatoes but in casserole form! It’s comfort food at its finest and goes well with just about any main course. 


Smoked Macaroni and Cheese

There won’t be a person at your table who doesn’t love mac and cheese. This is extra special though, we add a panko crumb and smoke it.

Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese

Garlic and Rosemary Potatoes

These aromatic and garlicky potatoes are the perfect side dish for Ham. They are easy to cook in the oven using 6 pantry ingredients.


Easy Broccoli Casserole (with French’s Fried Onions)

Add this delicious broccoli casserole as a side dish to ham or other meats. This easy recipe is full of flavor and texture with cream of mushroom, cheese, and crunchy onions on top


Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Whipped sweet potatoes are so satisfying and so easy to make! Perfect side dish for any ham dinner.


Simple Pesto Buns

 These pesto buns are top-tier comfort food and simple to make and loved by all!


Smoked Sweet Potatoes

A easy side when you need something simple yet yummy! Try my famous smoked sweet potatoes for yourself!

Recipe: Smoked Sweet Potatoes

Honey Glazed Parsnips

This honey-glazed parsnips recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make side dish to complement any dinner


Lemony Roasted Potatoes And Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts are a 2-for-1 side dish that pairs amazingly with ham. They’re also almost entirely hands-off (minimal prep) and come together in just 30 minutes (while the ham is baking!).


Smoked Carrots in Brown Butter

Take the humble carrots and smoke it! You won’t believe how carrots are smoked! All you need is some butter and seasoning, and you will have an epic side!

Recipe: Smoked Carrots

Instant Pot Green Beans

Instant Pot green beans are a fast and easy side dish that can go with almost any meal.


Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Recipe: Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries, Pecans and Hot Honey

The sweet, tangy, rich flavors of this side dish and its interesting layers of textures are all such a perfect complement to savory ham! 


Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad, a tangy, creamy, and crunchy delight, is the ultimate summertime side dish and a dream for pickle lovers, easily made with simple ingredients.


Smoked Cornbread

What could be better than a classic side like cornbread?

Recipe: Smoked Cornbread

Smothered Potatoes

These easy and tasty Popovers are a fun recipe to replace your normal bread routine. Light and airy, they are the perfect side dish for any meal.


Smoked Broccoli

Recipe: Smoked Broccoli

Hawaiian Rolls

Hawaiian Rolls soft and fluffy rolls! These lightly sweet rolls are the perfect side for ham.


Bacon Mac and Cheese

Recipe: Bacon Mac and Cheese


The Broccoli Salad

 This healthy broccoli salad with a tangy, creamy dressing, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and red onion. This light yet comforting and flavorful recipe is a healthier take on classic broccoli salad and is the perfect side dish for any meal.


Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes are the best simple side. The filling is packed with all the classic baked potato toppings. These are a family favorite with ham!


Pineapple Cheese Casserole

A ham is not complete without a side of pineapple cheese casserole! It’s a delightful sweet and salty combination.


Persimmon Salad with Honey Pistachios

This gorgeous salad is delicious with almost any ham recipe. The fresh fruit mixed with greens and blue cheese complements it perfectly.


Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto and Cranberries

Greens mixed with cranberries pair perfectly with ham, whether it’s a weeknight dinner or holiday!


Turnips Au Gratin

This cheesy baked turnips au gratin are the ultimate low carb alternative to au gratin potatoes. This dish is the perfect side for your holiday dinners and it’s easy to prepare too! 


Southern-style Collard Greens With Bacon

This southern-style collard greens with bacon recipe features thick-sliced bacon, onions, and garlic. Tender and simmered to perfection, this delight is a soulful side dish that brings the comfort of traditional Southern cuisine to your table.


Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are the best creamy, cheesy potato side dish! They make a perfect side for ham or any holiday main dish!


Skinny Cheesy Potato Casserole

Cheesy potato casserole is a lightened version of my favorite cheesy potatoes. it has all the flavor of the original potato casserole and is the perfect side dish for your next dinner or holiday meal!


Baked Japanese Sweet Potato with Miso Butter

Upgrade your usual baked potato recipe with this recipe for Japanese baked sweet potatoes with miso butter. If you’ve never tried a Japanese sweet potato, you’ll love the sweet, nutty flavor paired with umami, salty miso compound butter!


Sourdough Dinner Rolls

Soft sourdough dinner rolls are a soul-satisfying side of Ham! This easy recipe rises twice and takes a bit more time than yeast rolls but the reward it well worth it!


Slow Cooker Mac And Cheese Recipe

This Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe is the perfect side dish, and it’s so easy to make


Raisin Sauce For Ham

Salty ham and this sweet-tangy sauce are the perfect match.


Easy Green Beans with Shallots

Easy Green Beans with Shallots come together quickly and don’t take up oven space! They are the perfect side dish to serve with ham.


Four Bean Salad

This quick and easy four-bean salad is simple and delicious. With a tangy vinaigrette, it’s perfect for a BBQ, potluck, or picnic. Tuck in!


Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart With Horseradish Cream

Cheesy potato casserole is a lightened version of my favorite cheesy potatoes. it has all the flavor of the original potato casserole and is the perfect side dish for your next dinner or holiday meal!


Smoke On!


Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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