When it comes to serving ham, the side dishes can make all the difference. Whether you’re looking for a classic accompaniment or something a little more unique, we’ve got you covered with a variety of delicious options to elevate your ham dinner. From traditional favorites to creative new recipes, these ham side dish recipes are sure to be a hit at your next meal. These ham side dishes are guaranteed to add a burst of flavor and variety to your ham dinner.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon, Pecans And Cranberries
Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, pecans and cranberries make a delicious side dish for ham, or just about any kind of meat you are serving. You only need six different ingredients to make it, and the roasted Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrients as well as rich flavour. Change your plain roasted halved Brussels sprouts for this sweet, savoury and crunchy dish.
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Sweet Potatoes With Candied Maple Pecans
If you’re looking for a slightly different sweet potato dish for your holiday menu, I bet you’ll love this sweet potatoes with candied maple pecans recipe. Its streusel-like topping makes a change from the classic dish.
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Sheet Pan Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots
Sheet pan parmesan roasted carrots with garlic make a delicious side dish for all kinds of entrees. The natural sweetness of carrots is showcased by the creamy, salty parmesan cheese and buttery, as well as hints of garlic, rosemary and fresh parsley. Everyone at the dinner table will love crispy parmesan carrots. Their sweetness appeals to the younger members of the family and it’s a great way to get them to eat cooked carrots.
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One Pot Gouda And Cream Cheese Corn
One pot gouda and cream cheese corn is an extra-special and very delicious side dish. It’s an amazing holiday corn recipe and pairs nicely with any kind of meat you want to cook. The combination of gouda, cream cheese and heavy cream gives this cheesy corn casserole recipe a rich taste and it’s a cozy, comforting side dish the whole family will love.
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Smoked Potato Salad with Bacon
This recipe for smoked potato salad with bacon combines the smoky flavors of potatoes and hard-boiled eggs, making it an ideal dish for summer gatherings and barbecues that will surely impress your guests. Go ahead and add this to your list of the best summer side dish recipes!
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Flavourful Smoked Asparagus
Try this flavourful smoked asparagus on a Traeger grill or pellet smoker and you’re sure to be impressed. Asparagus is always delicious and it’s a versatile vegetable, suiting anything from stir-fries to soups and side dishes. The following smoked vegetable recipe is simple to make and boasts a buttery, lemon flavour as well as the wonderful smokiness.
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Garden Veggie Macaroni Salad and Creamy Avocado Dressing
Try this macaroni salad with vegetables the next time you’re in a pasta mood. A fresh vegetable salad is always a healthy option but when you elevate the appeal with tender pasta shapes and a homemade dressing, nobody can resist a second helping!
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Casserole Stacks
Air fryer sweet potato casserole stacks make a delicious side dish for all kinds of dishes. This sliced yam casserole is a breeze to prepare and it tastes so good. The sweet potato stacks are topped with a crunchy topping. The thin sliced sweet potatoes are so quick to prepare in the air fryer, making them a great side any day of the week.
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Smoked Gouda Mac And Cheese With Pancetta
Take standard mac and cheese to inspiring new heights with this smoked gouda mac and cheese with pancetta recipe. Elbow noodles pair up with gouda cheese, white cheddar, garlic, pancetta or bacon, shallots, and more, to create this seriously impressive dish. You can enjoy this grown up mac and cheese as a side dish or as the main dish and I guarantee second helpings and clean plates!
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Roasted Beet Salad
This delicious roasted beet orange salad boasts a variety of contrasting and tasty ingredients including sweet and juicy roasted beets, peppery arugula, sweet figs, crunchy pistachios, and salty crumbled feta cheese.
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Roasted Mini Potatoes
Roasted Mini Potatoes are bite-sized potatoes seasoned with a little garlic, salt, and pepper and baked in the oven for golden and tender perfection. They feature a crispy skin and creamy interior and pair well with your favorite main dish.
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Greek Zucchini Noodle Salad
Embrace zucchini season with this healthy Greek Zucchini Noodle Salad. It’s fresh and full of flavor with a light Greek dressing.
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Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes And Cranberries
Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries will be a sure hit at your Thanksgiving celebration. The cranberries become so sweet and juicy when roasted with maple syrup and the sweet potatoes get a nice caramelization.
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Fall Wild Rice Salad
This Fall Wild Rice Salad will be the colorful hit of your holiday or weeknight dinner. It’s full of roasted sweet potatoes, arugula, and sweet grapes and pairs prfectly with ham.
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Fresh, Olive Oil & Garlic Air Fryer Green Beans
Fresh Air Fryer Green Beans – vibrant, plump green beans fresh from the farm tossed in olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper then air fried creating a crackly exterior while maintaining a crisp juice inside resulting in an irresistible side dish or snack.
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Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes are my new favorite way to make sweet potatoes. You’ll get deliciously crispy skin and perfect fluffy potato on the inside. Only 3 ingredients for the best sweet potatoes you’ll ever taste.
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Creamy Mashed Garlic Cauliflower
This creamy cauliflower puree recipe is smooth like mashed potatoes with savory, salty, garlic, and herb flavors! It’s an easy side dish to make for a simple weeknight dinner or an elevated holiday meal.
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Creamy Roasted Vegetable Soup
This creamy roasted vegetable soup has fiery, rich flavors and a smooth, pureed texture. Filled with carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, and more, this soup is the perfect comforting yet nutritious lunch or dinner for cold, rainy days. And the best part is that it’s easy to prepare!
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Cauliflower Au Gratin
This Cauliflower Au Gratin, also known as a Cauliflower Bake, is a delightful and satisfying dish that brings together the wholesome flavors of cauliflower and creamy gratin goodness. It’s creamy, cheesy, and a delicious holiday side dish.
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Lemon Kale Salad
This easy lemon kale salad recipe is made with crunchy lacinato kale, a bright lemon dressing, and extra flavor from crunchy panko and shredded Parmesan cheese. It’s a perfect holiday side that pears well with ham.
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Grilled Zucchini and Corn Salad
Use fresh corn, zucchini, tomatoes and onions to make this side. It only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Serve with grilled meats for a delicious summer side dish.
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Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Air fryer Butternut Squash is a great side dish to whip up to accompany any of your main dishes. Crispy, crunchy, small bite-size pieces of butternut squash seasoned to perfection come together in less than 20 minutes!
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Truffle Mashed Potatoes
Truffle mashed potatoes are the perfect way to take a classic side from good to gourmet with one simple ingredient: truffle oil. You definitely need to include these at your next holiday gathering, or whatever meal you need to impress at!
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Beetroot Salad With Maple Citrus Dressing
Beetroot salad is honestly one of the best ways to consume beets. They love being the star of the show, and they play so well with other ingredients. Big bonus: they’re in season during the cold winter months.
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Classic Scalloped Potatoes Recipe
Scalloped Potatoes are an easy potato side dish made with thinly sliced potatoes and onions layered in a homemade cream sauce and baked until golden and bubbly. Learn How to Make Scalloped Potatoes and enjoy this classic comfort food with friends and family for Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving!
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Butternut Squash Mac And Cheese
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is a creamy and satisfying combination of squash, cheese and pasta. The butternut squash cheese sauce is silky and creamy and includes seasonings that are light and just a bit nutty. It’s an impressive meatless main dish or a rich side dish with natural sweetness and the velvety texture of butternut squash.
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Tortellini Pasta Salad
This tortellini pasta salad with pesto sauce tastes like a sunny burst of flavor in every bite. It’s super simple to make, and perfect for gatherings. Bonus: the pesto sauce is so darned good, you’ll want to slurp it up with a spoon.
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Carrot Casserole (With Stovetop Stuffing)
This carrot casserole recipe combines carrots and stuffing in one easy dish. But because it uses Stovetop stuffing mix, it’s quick and simple to throw together and the melted cheese is the crowning glory!
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Corn Souffle Recipe
This corn souffle recipe is a flavorful blend of corn kernels, butter, eggs and creamed corn, all baked to light and fluffy perfection. A super easy side dish that’s elegant enough for the holidays, yet quick enough for a busy weeknight.
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