Choose a few classic and creative sides to go with ham. Scroll through the veggies, potatoes, salads, and cornbread recipes to find something perfect for Easter dinner or that Christmas ham.
Classic and creative ham dinner sides
Ham is an easy and savory main dish to make for dinner. It's great anytime of year and especially for Christmas or Easter.
Here you'll find side dishes for a ham that will compliment the main dish perfectly. First: Make your ham, then focus on the ham dinner sides!
Sides to go with ham for any occasion
Here are 45 easy side dishes for ham, whether you're serving it for a nice Sunday meal or a holiday gathering. For even more, click over to the Easter side dishes that speak to spring.
Ham is also a traditional Christmas meal main dish, and perfect for a New Year's Day buffet. I love using leftovers for breakfast and for side dish recipes throughout the week as well.
What sides go with ham?
You can choose from classic potato dishes with or without loads of cheese, and beautiful green veggies like asparagus or green beans.
Ham dinner sides range from classics like scalloped potatoes, to glazed carrots, mac and cheese and cornbread. Try creamy spinach or a fresh salad too.
Easy Side Dishes for Ham
Potato Side Dishes
Choose from classic scalloped potatoes with cheese, or crisped gratin. You'll find delightful mashed potatoes, roasted or baked sides here too.
Glazed carrots or creamed spinach, plus Brussels sprouts, asparagus and green beans. Vegetable sides for ham dinner are a must.
Choose some light and crunchy things for your ham dinner sides. Greens and flavorful dressings are really lovely in the mix.
Rolls and Cornbread
Sweet orange rolls or cornbread go so well with ham dinner. Try some gluten-free dinner roll options or stick to the classic yeasted roll.
Mac and Cheese
A crowd pleaser with ham dinner, this side dish is cheesy, hot and comes in so many forms. Try one of these tasty mac and cheese recipes.
Awesome Side Dish Recipes!
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Skillet Green Beans with Charred Artichokes
- Baba Ganoush Recipe Loaded with Roasted Veggies
- Beet and Roasted Carrot Salad with Kale, Spicy Pecans and Goat Cheese
- Miso Glazed Carrots with Sesame and Pomegranate
- Shortcut Potato Cheese Casserole
- Stunning Cheese and Herb Potato Gratin
- Roasted Broccoli with Sumac and Dried Fruit