The Best Easter Ham Recipes

Easter and ham go hand-in-hand thanks to its size and versatility. Whether you prefer it baked, slow-cooked or pan-fried, we have recipes for Easter ham everyone will enjoy.

Ham is definitely the star of Easter dinner, so make sure it’s a tasty one! These Easter ham recipes range from classic glazed to slow-cooked ham to sliced ham for small Easter gatherings, and are all highly rated by our readers.

Once you’ve chosen the best ham, round out your Easter dinner with plenty of side dishes, beverage options and desserts.

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Baked Ham with Pineapple

Talk about a showstopper! Of all our recipes for Easter ham, this one may be the most impressive. A scored surface, cloves, pineapple rings and maraschino cherries help this ham make a tropical statement. Still hungry? Check out our top 10 ham recipes.
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Easter Ham

Brushed in a three-ingredient, sweet-spicy glaze, this ham is a mouthwatering addition to your Easter table. Serve it with mashed potatoes and asparagus for a traditional dinner, or enjoy the ham on warm rolls for brunch.

Hosting a smaller celebration this year? Try this ham steak recipe that serves just 6.

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Maple-Peach Glazed Ham

Skip spending Easter Sunday in the kitchen. With a mere five minute prep period, this ham recipe gives you plenty of time to relax with holiday guests. Keep it nice and sweet with a marmalade, maple syrup and orange juice glaze, or enjoy some extra spice by adding in ground ancho chile pepper.

Check here-  how to cook a frozen ham to make it tender, juicy and flavorful.

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Country Ham and Potatoes

This rustic dish couldn’t be any simpler. Butter and parsley are all you need to create this country classic. Plus, since the potatoes and ham cook in one skillet, cleanup is easy, too!

Also, check these new ways to use up your Easter or Christmas leftover ham, post parties.

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Root Beer Glazed Ham

For a unique spin on the traditional glazed ham recipe, try this recipe where the secret ingredient is root beer. Brown sugar gives the glaze extra sweetness, while Dijon mustard and crushed red pepper flakes provide a little kick.

This spiral ham recipe will look gorgeous on your Easter dinner table!

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Baked Ham with Cherry Sauce

Recipes for Easter ham should scream spring, and this baked version with a succulent cherry sauce does just that. A hint of almond flavor really takes this dish over the top.
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Five Spice Plum-Glazed Ham

For a new twist on classic recipes for Easter ham, give this Asian-inspired version a try. Chinese five-spice powder adds a licorice-like flavor while ginger and garlic provide some kick.
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Sliced Ham with Roasted Vegetables

Serving six people, this is one of the best small-batch recipes for Easter ham. We love how the ham slices—coated in a zesty orange and horseradish glaze—help to flavor the veggies as they cook. Discover more ham dinner recipes, too.
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Bourbon Baked Ham

Honey, bourbon and molasses come together to form a perfectly sweet glaze that looks lovely and seals in the meat’s juices. Utilize any leftovers of this Southern-inspired ham in black-eyed peas, hoppin’ john or with some barbecue sauce over grits.
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Orange-Glazed Ham

Few things are more enticing than the aroma of this glazed ham as it bakes. Three simple ingredients—ground mustard, allspice and orange marmalade—create a rub that smells (and tastes!) amazing.
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Apricot Ham Steak

Ham steaks are a great alternative to an entire ham, especially if you’re cooking for a small group. This skillet recipe relies on apricot preserves for a sticky-sweet glaze that’s hard to beat.
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Sugar-Glazed Ham

This old-fashioned ham glaze gives a pretty, golden brown coating—just like grandma used to make. The mustard and vinegar complement the brown sugar which adds a tangy flavor. If it’s your first time hosting Easter, make sure you read up on how to cook a ham.
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Bourbon-Spiced Glazed Ham

Craving spirited recipes for Easter ham? Look to your bar cart! This bourbon-spiced beauty benefits from an overnight marinade that really infuses the flavor.

Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.