Ham Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min.


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 29, 2022

I COPIED this ham loaf recipe exactly the way Grandma has written it in her worn cookbook. The only difference today is that I can't get home-smoked ham like those Grandpa used to cure in his old-fashioned smokehouse. But that never matters to hungry folks at the table—Grandma's recipe is a winner every time! —Esther Mishler, Hollsopple, Pennsylvania

Ham Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat the eggs; add milk, bread crumbs and pepper. Add ham and pork; mix well. Transfer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients; spoon over loaf. Bake until a thermometer inserted in loaf reads 145°, 40 minutes longer, basting occasionally with glaze.
If Cooking for Two: Wrap individually slices in foil and freeze.

Ham Loaf Tips

Can you make this ham loaf recipe in smaller pans?

It’s easy to make individual servings of ham loaf. Simply replace the loaf pan with a muffin pan, dividing the meat mixture among the cups. Fill any empty cups with water before putting the tin in the oven. Bake as directed, but check for doneness after 30 minutes.

What can you serve with ham loaf?

When it comes to deciding what to serve with your ham loaf, the possibilities are endless. Consider comforting sour cream noodles, colorful spring asparagus or any of these easy dump-and-go side dishes.

How do you store ham loaf?

Store cooked ham loaf in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If properly wrapped in a freezer storage bag, ham loaf will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Content Director

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 393 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 1241mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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