The Best 34 Dinner Side Dishes for Honey Baked Ham

The Best 34 Dinner Side Dishes for Honey Baked Ham

These are the best side dishes and desserts to serve at your dinner table this holiday season. 

What to serve with Honey Baked Ham | 34 sides

Every year as Thanksgiving day and Christmas approach I start thinking about what I’m going to serve for the holiday meal. 

What I choose to serve depends on whether I am hosting or whether we are traveling to visit relatives. 

Luckily we all live in the same town so we all take turns contributing a delicious side dish to our Thanksgiving feast. 

My favorite recipes are the ones most Americans serve for their Thanksgiving dinners like mashed potatoes with a turkey gravy, green bean casserole and cranberry sauce. 

Aside from the traditional, I do have my favorite recipes and they are included in the list of easy side dishes below. 

A roasted whole turkey or turkey breast seems to be the most popular option, but I have never turned down a honeybaked ham with that sweet crunchy glaze. 

What is honey baked ham?

Everyone in my family loves the Honey Baked Ham Company, especially during the holiday season.

I consider it the world’s best ham! 

A honeybaked ham in wrapper and plate with sliced ham

There are locations scattered around the country where you can purchase, tender bone in honey baked hams, honey baked boneless ham and turkey as well as lots of tasty side dishes. 

It’s even a great place to stop in to have lunch or purchase a pound of ham slices like you would get at your local deli, except better and tastier. 

They’re not cheap, but last year I saved money by buying two $50 Honey Baked Ham store gift cards at Costco for $80 to use at their available restaurants. 

I placed a future order for my ham using their handy online app and walked to the front of the store service area to pick up my order for my family dinner. 

They extend their available ordering hours over the holiday season as well as offer carry out service. 

If you are a traditionalist at Thanksgiving and prefer a turkey, a Honeybaked ham is a nice change for Christmas dinner, New Year’s dinner party, Easter dinner and other special occasions. 

While we always have plenty of ham dinner sides, it’s the ham that gets picked over. It’s a crowd favorite. My family is always heading back into the kitchen for a second helping. 

And I never let one piece go to waste. 

After we finish dinner and head to the family room to watch football, I take my time cleaning up the mess in the kitchen before serving up desserts and coffee. 

I transfer the leftover ham slices to a container for hungry appetites tomorrow. 

And I always save the hambone to make my Honey baked ham and vegetable soup

I use the ham bone to make a homemade broth that adds amazing flavor to my soup, and so nothing goes to waste.

Sandwiches are always a hit as are the leftover side dishes. Some reheat easily and others are delicious cold or at room temperature. 

The best part about serving ham is that it’s easy to find the perfect side dish. 

Best side dishes for your dinner table

Choose from one of these amazing honey baked ham Thanksgiving sides the whole family will love.

Mashed potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes in a serving dish

Learn how to make these easy make ahead mashed potatoes so you have more time to prepare other side dishes.

These make-ahead mashed potatoes are easy to make ahead of time and reheat and will be the most popular dish on your dinner table.

Loaded baked potato salad

Loaded baked potato salad

This baked potato salad has all the classic fixings of a loaded baked potato. Serve it cold on your holiday table or any summer barbecue.

Potato muffins with gruyere and bacon

A potato muffin topped with sour cream and bacon

These shredded potatoes are baked in a muffin tin with salty bacon and gruyere cheese and are the perfect individual portion for each person at the table.

Add a dollop of sour cream on top and enjoy!

Honey roasted oven gold potatoes

A fork piercing a gold potato

These potatoes are sliced into thin rounds yet connect on the bottoms.

After they’ve been cooking for a while the wedges begin to fan out.

A drizzle of butter and oil between the slices halfway through the cooking process results in creamy and delicious potatoes.

Cheesy potatoes au gratin 

Spoon resting next to Potatoes Au Gratin

This prepared potato gratin is layered with potato rounds, a sprinkle of garlic cloves, grated cheeses and a mix of cream and milk.

The result is a rich flavor, the best texture and the very definition of comfort food.

This potato dish bakes up in about an hour and is absolute cheesy goodness. 

Country cornbread stuffing

Made with cornbread for a traditional southern stuffing, this dish is filled with celery, onions and plenty of herbs.

Find plenty of brands at your local grocery for easy fixing or make a recipe from scratch.

Cornbread pudding

cornbread pudding on a plate and in a pan

This easy cornbread pudding recipe features super sweet corn and cornbread mixed together in a creamy casserole 

It’s literally as easy as mixing all the ingredients together in a large bowl and baking it on medium heat.

In under an hour and once the crispy edges start to show it’s ready to serve.

Easy stuffing with bacon and apple

A spoonful of turkey stuffing

Homemade stuffing with sweet apples and salty bacon is a classic side dish that belongs on any holiday table.

Cranberry sauce

spoonful of apple cranberry sauce

This homemade cranberry sauce is easy to make and features the tart taste of cranberries mixed with the sweetness of Honeycrisp apples.

Pear salad with citrus dressing

A pear and goat cheese salad

Fill a bowl with baby greens, add sliced pears, toasted almonds and crumbled goat cheese and drizzle with homemade orange and honey vinaigrette.

The orange and lemon flavors in the dressing mix beautifully with the pears and goat cheese.

It’s the right combination of sweet and tangy.

Pear and blackberry salad

A pear and blackberry salad

Anjou pears are a sweet treat when they’re paired with blackberries and almonds and placed on a bed of greens and topped with a warm bacon vinaigrette.

This salad is a great way to start of the holiday meal.

Anjou Pear & Butternut Squash Salad

A pear and squash salad

Pear and butternut squash salad with a maple balsamic vinaigrette

Juicy pears and sweet butternut squash are paired together over a bed of spring greens, red onions and salty bits of bacon.

A sprinkle of cayenne pepper and cinnamon add sweet heat to the butternut squash and the maple syrup added to the vinaigrette pulls the salad together for a perfect holiday salad.

Fresh green beans with pancetta

closeup view of cheesy green beans

If you are not a fan of a traditional green bean casserole, then this is the recipe for you!

These green beans are topped with salty pancetta, fresh garlic and a blend of Italian cheeses and roasted until tender.

In fact, they’re kid and parent approved.

Boursin cheesy corn

A bowl of creamed corn

This cheesy corn recipe with Boursin cheese is made with sweet corn kernels mixed with salty pancetta and dunked in a creamy Boursin cheese sauce. One bite and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven. 

Maple roasted brussel sprouts

Closeup of Maple Roasted Brussel sprouts in a bowl with a spoon

My maple roasted brussel sprouts are the ideal side dish for any holiday dinner.

They are caramelized with sweet onions, crunchy pecans and drizzled with a maple mustard dressing.

Roasted butternut squash

Roasted squash and pecan dish

Roasted butternut squash cubes are delicious tossed in maple syrup and paired with crunchy toasted pecans and salty pancetta.

This side dish pairs perfectly with honey baked ham.

Lawry’s famous creamed spinach

Creamed spinach

Just like what you order at Lawry’s steakhouse!

This creamy side dish features fresh spinach, onions and bacon.

Easy herb roasted carrots

Roasted carrots

This delicious side dish is made in under 30 minutes simply with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Cauliflower casserole

Cauliflower casserole dish

This cauliflower casserole is creamy, cheesy with a touch of curry. This is perfect for the holiday table.

Citrus farro and arugula salad

Farro salad

A quick and easy citrus farro salad with arugula, walnuts and dried cranberries and makes a beautiful presentation for a holiday dinner.

Wild rice salad

Bowl of wild rice salad on wooden surface

This wild rice salad with carrots, toasted pecans, crunchy pepitas and sweet cranberries can be ready in 20 minutes.

Easy baked lemon risotto

Lemon and asparagus risotto

This easy baked risotto dish is made easy since there is no stove top stirring required. Add in pencil thin asparagus and peas for flavor and texture.

Ancient grains salad with roasted vegetables

Ancient grains vegetable salad

This side dish has roasted vegetables, mild sorghum, protein- packed quinoa and whole grain brown rice tossed with goat cheese for a vegetarian dish that is nutritious and full of flavor.

Sweet potato casserole

A sweet potato casserole topped with brown sugar and marshmallows is a classic on any holiday table.

Find your favorite recipe and make your own from scratch.

Maple sweet potato soufflé

This side dish is a favorite from the Honey Baked Ham store and always on order when picking up that holiday meal.

Farm-fresh broccoli casserole

Broccoli casserole dish

Tender broccoli is steamed then smothered in a creamy cheddar and Parmesan cheese sauce and topped with buttery Ritz crackers. 

Crustless pumpkin pies

A crustless pumpkin pie

Topped with a boozy bourbon maple whipped cream, this crustless pumpkin pie recipe comes in individual portions and will please all pumpkin pie lovers.

Spring fling fluff fruit salad

A bowl of fruit fluff

This creamy lemon base features strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, kiwi and mini marshmallows. No kid can resist!

Warm apple bake

Warm apple bake in a serving dish

Similar to my homemade honeycrisp apple crisp, this easy recipe allows you to throw it all in a bowl, mix it up and bake it.

Instead of a crunchy oatmeal coating on top, cinnamon and brown sugar is added to flour and mixed throughout the dish.

It’s baked until gooey and warm and delicious topped with vanilla ice cream.

Red velvet cake

No kid or adult can turn down a slice of this delicious red chocolate cake. Make your own recipe or grab a boxed mix from the grocery store.

Pear tart with goat cheese

a pear tart on a baking sheet

The pears are juicy and soft and pair deliciously with the warm honey flavored goat cheese, a drizzle of honey and fresh rosemary.

This easy dessert makes for a beautiful table presentation.

Pumpkin chocolate Bundt cake

A slice of chocolate pumpkin cake

The nutmeg and cinnamon help bring out the flavor of the pumpkin and the chocolate in this delicious pumpkin chocolate bundt cake.

Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar and serve this holiday dessert to your guests.

Southern pecan pie

A slice of pecan pie

Traditional pecan pie is kicked up a notch with a punch of bourbon and the sweetness of dark chocolate.

Creamy smooth cheesecake

Follow the recipe on the side of the Philadelphia Cream Cheese box or purchase your choice premade.

There is nothing like a delicious smooth slice of cheesecake plain or topped with your favorite flavors.

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