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Our Favorite Ham Recipes

Are you planning to sit down to Easter luncheon or dinner this year? I know I’m already thinking about that gorgeous spiral-sliced ham that will be the centerpiece of our table.

I love using spiral-sliced ham because it means less work for me! The shorter cook time and pre-slicing means that I can focus on side dishes, or more importantly, my dinner guests.

Plus, buying a spiral-sliced ham from Whole Foods Market means that I know the animals were raised and processed to meet both Whole Foods Market's high quality standards and the 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating system, meaning:

  • No antibiotics, ever
  • No animal by-products in feed
  • No added growth hormones (federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones when raising pigs)
  • No gestation crates or farrowing stalls
  • No synthetic nitrates or nitrites

Favorite Preparations

While ham doesn’t need much to make it shine, there are many wonderful flavor combinations to make it the true star of your table.

Sour Cherry Glazed Ham Recipe

This gorgeous ham recipe uses sour cherry preserves and Dijon mustard to create a tangy glaze.

Sesame and Herb Spiral Ham Recipe

This super-easy ham gets unique flavor from a tangy apricot glaze brightened with sesame seeds and fresh herbs. 

Slow Cooker Sliced Ham with Apple Butter and Cider Recipe

Put dinner on the table without sweating over the oven by using your slow cooker. The apple butter makes it perfectly moist and sweet.

Honey-Glazed Ham with Fresh Pineapple Chutney Recipe

Pineapple and ham are a winning combination. Try using this kicked-up chutney in place of simple fruit slices.

Roasted Spiral-Sliced Ham with Maple and Orange Marmalade Glaze Recipe

Maple syrup and oranges make for a winning combination in this ham recipe, delicious any time of year.

Love Your Leftovers

For some of us, part of the enjoyment of a spiral-sliced ham is using up the leftovers! Get your creative cooking muscles flexing and try more than just sandwiches this year.

Slow Cooker Ham and Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe

This family-friendly favorite provides plenty of leftovers, which you can enjoy packed in your lunch bag throughout the week.

Ham and Asparagus Skillet Meal Recipe

Pairing ham with springtime asparagus is a no-brainer. This quick and easy dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Let this dish cook overnight and wake up to a ready-to-eat breakfast.

Black Beans with Kale and Ham Recipe

Hearty and heartwarming, this recipe is simple to prepare, yet full of flavor. It makes for a great reheatable lunch, too.

For more spiral-sliced ham ideas, check out our recipe picks for ham.

Entertaining Made Easy

While hosting loved ones at Easter can be a great experience, it can be a lot of work too. If you’d rather focus your time elsewhere, reserve your Easter Meal for 6 online now through March 23 and pick up in store. (Bonus: It comes with roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary, grilled asparagus and grilled tri-color carrots.) We can also help with additional platters, sides and desserts.

Share your favorite recipes for ham in the comments!