What are some good side dishes for ham?


Quick Answer

Side dishes that go well with ham include potatoes, vegetables, fruit and pasta. Mashed, scalloped and baked potatoes also work well with ham. A fruit or ambrosia salad complement a ham nicely, and macaroni and cheese makes an excellent side dish.

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Mashed potatoes can be made using a traditional recipe, or try a garlic-flavored version for variety. Scalloped potatoes can be prepared with and without cheese. Green beans, asparagus, broccoli and carrots all go well with ham, and rolls or biscuits are a nice addition to any ham dinner.

To prepare roasted asparagus, trim the ends off of two bunches of asparagus, and peel the remaining stalks. Place the spears in a baking dish, and sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper, rolling the spears to ensure they're coated thoroughly. Roast in an oven pre-heated to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for eight to 10 minutes. Give the pan a shake halfway through cooking time. Remove the pan from the oven, and place the asparagus onto a plate, sprinkling with Parmesan cheese as desired.

To prepare muffins, mix two sticks of margarine and 1 cup sour cream with an electric mixer. Add 2 cups of self-rising flour and resume mixing. Place spoonfuls of dough into a greased or paper-lined muffin pan. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes.

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