14 Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly with Ham
Ham gets plenty of love around the holidays, and with good reason—there’s nothing more impressive in the middle of a festive table. But because ham is usually pre-cooked, it’s a great choice for an easy weeknight dinner, too. The only question? What to serve on the side. Here are 14 ideas.
Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts
We’ve found that roasted Brussels go with just about everything—especially when sprinkled with Parmesan and plenty of black pepper.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
…Then slather both the ham and the fries with honey mustard.
Whole Roasted Carrots
These work well any time of year but would be particularly adorable alongside an Easter ham.
Roasted Asparagus with Miso Butter
Warning: This side by Coterie member Liz Harris is dangerously addictive.
Delicata Squash Agrodolce
“Agrodolce” sounds (and looks!) super impressive, but it couldn’t be easier.
Green Beans with Browned Butter Almondine
They’re not just for Thanksgiving anymore.
Make-Ahead Farro and Brussels Sprouts Salad
This crunchy side is the perfect contrast to a richer main dish.
Slow-Cooker Garlic-Herb Mashed Cauliflower
When you’re feeling mashed potatoes but afraid of the inevitable food coma.
Brussels Sprouts Skillet with Crispy Pancetta-Garlic Bread Crumbs
Because you can never have enough smoked pork at one meal. (OK, fine, there are some veggies in there, too.)
Bean Salad with Herb Lemon Dressing
We adore this protein-packed option from Coterie member Carlene Thomas.