Baked Spiral Ham

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours


15 servings

Updated: Nov. 21, 2023
This is my favorite spiral ham recipe. It will feed a crowd, or use what's remaining in two recipes. No one groans about ham leftovers when these items are on the menu. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 fully cooked spiral ham (7 to 9 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup red wine or additional chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a roasting pan; place ham on top. Pour the broth and red wine over ham.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 140° and ham is heated through, 2-3 hours.
Spiral Ham Tips

How do you cut a spiral ham?

To cut a spiral ham, place the ham on its side on a cutting board. Begin cutting around the entire bone to separate the meat, going along the natural breaks of fat on each piece. Move the cut ham to a platter, and continue cutting around the bone and removing the meat until it's all cut. You may need to use a kitchen shears to cut away pieces of ham that have a lot of tissue connecting it to the bone. Check out our guide to how to cut a ham for more tips.

How should you store leftovers of spiral ham?

Leftover spiral ham will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. For longer storage, freeze ham for up to 2 months.

What can you do with leftover spiral ham?

You can do so many things with leftover spiral ham! Use it to make breakfast egg pockets, split pea soup or Hawaiian pizza. When it comes to recipes using leftover ham, the possibilities are endless!

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces ham: 195 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 1199mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.