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75 Best Ideas For What To Serve With Ham Steak

75 Best Ideas For What To Serve With Ham Steak

For a fantastic meal that is a veritable feast, here are 75 side dishes that will be perfect for what to serve with ham steak!

Before we give you ideas on what to serve with ham steak, here is a little primer on what this slice of meat is.

Ham steak is often a thick cut from a ham roast, usually half an inch to two inches thick, which comes from the leg or ham shank.

When you buy ham steak, it usually comes in a salted form and can be rather salty if cooked or reheated as is.

To remove any excess salt, soak it in a bowl of water for five to ten minutes before you continue to cook it.

Ham steak can come in a bone-in or boneless form and is usually taken from the middle part of a ham roast, which is already cooked.

It can be heated on a grill, in a pan, or popped in the oven and broiled. 

A high-heat sear can make a crispy char that is quite delicious!

You can serve ham steak with a glaze too, and there are lots of glazes you can choose from.

You can also serve it plain and with one or two accompaniments.

What kinds of accompaniments go well with a slab of ham steak?

Here is a list of 75 options that you can try out when you’re serving ham steak for lunch or dinner.

From easy Deviled Eggs to Lemony Asparagus Risotto to Jalapeno Cornbread or Roasted Acorn Squash, you want that touch of sweetness to balance out the savory ham!

#14 is great with #6 when you want more than one side dish for your meal.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

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1. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Salad has always been a good partner for meats, and ham steak is no exception here.

Instead of your usual leafy greens and salad dressing, however, why not go for something heartier like this broccoli and cauliflower combo?

Dress this salad with a sweet-sour vinegar-based dressing and add in some sunflower seeds for additional crunch, and you’re good to go!

If you’d rather go with a classic, you can’t go wrong with macaroni and cheese when you’re deciding on what ham steak sides to prepare.

For a cheesier and better version, sprinkle more cheese on top and pop this dish in the oven.

You can also go crazy with your cheese choices and combine a few different cheeses rather than just go with the usual cheddar.

For those who love garlic and potatoes, this is one of the ham steak side dishes you should definitely try.

This creamy and garlicky side dish uses Yukon gold potatoes, heavy cream, and a whole lot of butter!

The addition of chives, onion powder, garlic powder, and other dried herbs can take this mash to the next level of flavor.

Sometimes the simplest sides are the best ones to serve with your proteins, and this broccoli dish is as simple as it gets!

This side dish comes with a unique combination of bitter, tangy, spicy, and garlicky flavors.

If you don’t want the added spiciness that pepper flakes bring to this dish, you can always choose to omit it.

You can never go wrong with a classic and a green salad is as classic as it gets when you’re looking for the perfect partner for your ham steak.

This mixed green salad isn’t as ordinary as you think it is, however, since it’s a French-inspired recipe that uses a French vinaigrette for its dressing.

One bite and you’re sure to say “oui c’est tellement bon!”

Speaking of the classics, another one of those “can’t go wrong” sides for ham steak you should try is coleslaw.

With so many recipes to choose from, it’s easy for you to get confused as to which one to make.

This version is highly recommended, not only because it’s simple to make but also because of the colorful addition of purple cabbage.

Get a splash of color while eating for a more festive meal!

The combination of creamy corn in pudding form and ham steak is something you should try at least once in your life.

This recipe for corn pudding combines both whole corn kernels and cream-style corn.

You get a combination of textures you’re sure to love when you try this side dish.

If you want an uncomplicated side dish for your ham steak, this is the one you’ve been looking for.

Nothing says uncomplicated better than a dish that only needs 3 ingredients to make!

If you want some zing to this dish, a sprinkling of hot sauce or some cayenne powder on top will do the trick.

Another classic you should try when you’re wondering what to eat with ham steaks is this age-old side dish.

This rather ancient recipe (it was invented in the 1800s) is still as tasty as the day it was first created.

This version however, uses a rather unique and underutilized ingredient in your kitchen for its tang – pickle juice!

Since we’re talking about the classics when it comes to what goes with ham steak, let’s add this recipe to our list.

This cheesy potato dish is another must-try when you’re having ham steak for lunch or dinner.

Make sure to use a mandolin when making this to ensure even cooking!

If there’s one dish some people are skeptical about trying to make, it’s risotto.

You can blame this fear on the series Top Chef (where a lot of contestants get eliminated because of such a dish), but there really is no reason to be scared.

When you have the basics of risotto making well in hand, you can cook up this dish easy-peasy.

Another tasty dish to add to your list of ham steak dinner sides is this pot of green goodness!

Make sure to allocate enough time for cooking when you choose this dish though since it takes around a couple of hours to get collard greens to the right consistency.

Once it’s cooked, however, you get a bitter, sour, spicy, and sweet combination that goes perfectly with your slice of ham.

This is a dish that’s sure to wow dinner guests when you bring it out as a side dish for ham steak.

The combination of black-eyed peas, cucumber chunks, cherry tomatoes, and corn layered in a clear bowl is sure to result in oohs and ahhs.

Why not try this out at your next dinner party?

This cornbread has a spicy kick from the jalapeno slices peppered all throughout.

If you don’t want to cook this in a rush, you can always bake a few of these ahead of time and freeze them for future use!

Don’t like cornbread?

This is a great alternative to cornbread when you’re not keen on its flavors but want the texture that it has as a partner to your slice of ham steak.

If you can’t find the cheese recommended in this recipe, feel free to substitute it with any of your favorite cheeses!

What goes with ham steak?

Squash roasted for 45 minutes in a 400-degree oven is the answer to this question.

There’s a trick to roasting acorn squash perfectly, and that’s to adjust your cooking time by five minutes for larger or smaller squash.

This is a spin on the classic potato and leek soup, with the addition of carrots making it even yummier!

Thick and creamy, this soup is not only flavorful but it’s also hearty and filling.

You can choose to keep it slightly chunky by not fully blending the mixture with your immersion blender or you can make it as smooth as you want.

Sprinkle some fresh herbs on top for added freshness or add a dash of hot sauce for a spicy kick! 

The salty and dry texture of ham needs a side dish that’s creamy and soft, and this recipe gives you just that.

This is another alternative to the usual side salads that people serve with ham and it’s a great creamy alternative at that!

Tangy, creamy, and with a bite from red onions, you’re sure to love pairing this with your ham steak.

It’s time to break out that wok and get cooking with this authentic-tasting Chinese fried rice.

Also called Yang Chow fried rice, this recipe calls for day-old rice that has been kept cold in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.

If you’re thinking of serving your ham steak without a glaze, this is a great side dish to have with it.

These baked beans will give you the sweetness you need to complement the saltiness of your slice of ham.

It also uses canned pork and beans, so all you have to do is mix, place in a baking dish, and bake.

It’s that simple!

Russet potatoes are used in this recipe, although you can substitute it with other potatoes that hold their shape well even after boiling.

Relish and pickle juice give it a zesty flavor while celery adds some fresh crunch to the dish.

This salad is best served cold so you should prepare this ahead of time to give it time to chill.

If you’re having a nice, thick ham steak at dinner time, this savory platter of golden brown asparagus parmesan twists are just the ticket.

Asparagus, a natural match to ham, really shines in this dish that adds a bit of luxurious crisp pastry to the green veggie.

Ingredients include: Asparagus spears, puff pastry, parmesan, and ground black pepper.

Is it time for a picnic? Or a picnic ham?

This slaw with the delicious edge of onion and apple cider vinegar is all crunch and no mayo.

The usual cabbage combines with kale in a scrumptious snap of flavor that enhances ham steak with every bite.

Ingredients include: Cabbage head, red onion, white onion, carrots, and kale.

Ah, the ever-popular mashed potatoes.

Of course we had to go whole hog (see what I did there) and add all that much more flavor to the comforting clouds of homemade mashed potatoes.

Customize these with your favorites or leave out what you don’t want (or don’t have on hand).

Ingredients include: Russet potatoes, butter, milk, sour cream, cheddar cheese.

For longest time whole, fresh squash was daunting and I was worried that somehow I wasn’t going to get it right. 

Then I found this recipe, and it really couldn’t be easier. 

Wash, dry, cut, roast, dress, bake and garnish. 

If you LOVE squash already, you know that the simpler is better because they naturally have so much rich flavor.

Ingredients include: Acorn squash, olive oil, parmesan cheese, dried basil, and dried oregano.

These aren’t our pictures because we came up with this recipe before we had a photographer who knew what they were doing (sorry, Renee). 

These carrots are some of my favorites and I learned that I don’t have to choke down mushy carrots that are cooked to death in a pot of water!

Roasted vegetables brings out the best in every vegetable, but in carrots, this dry heat makes them SING.

Ingredients include: Baby carrots, thyme, pepper, salt, and olive oil.

See what I said above about carrots? It’s true for cauliflower, too.

There’s something positively stinky about steamed cauliflower, and while I’ve choked it down plenty, dry roasting in the oven makes this a delicately sweet, rich side dish. 

This recipe is simple and extraordinary all at once. 

If you decide to make roasted fresh vegetables part of a renewed part of healthy living, I promise this one is going to change how you feel about cauliflower.

They don’t even have to be fresh and raw. You can roast frozen cauliflower too. 

Ingredients include: Cauliflower, bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder, and olive oil.

I can SMELL the wonderful earthy aromas in this picture!!

I am SUCH a fan of mushrooms and I hope you are too because I want us to be friends forever.

Yes, there are raisins in this, and that touch of sweetness really does add a wonderful bite. 

But you can leave them out if the thought makes you squeamish.

Ingredients include: Mushrooms, oregano, raisins, wild rice blend, and almonds.

This recipe took us a long time to make, I will admit. 

You know how onions take a long time to caramelize on the stove top? 

Well, whole onions take a REALLY long time to soften. 

These start in the oven and finish on the grill, but between the butter and bacon and the sweet Vidalias, you may not need another single thing on your plate.

Ingredients include: RealSweet Vidalia onions, bacon, garlic clove, butter, salt, and pepper.

I love Italian food. And this side dish is no exception.

It’s hard to mess up a simple zook and tomato dish, just keep an eye on the time in the oven so they don’t get too soft. 

The tomatoes are more forgiving because they are meant to soften and burst, but if the zucchini bakes too long, you’ll end up with mush. 

The flavor, though, and simple steps—you’ll love adding this Oven-Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes recipe to your ham steak.

Ingredients include: Zucchini, cherry tomatoes, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder.

You guessed it—another squash recipe? Why, yes, and this is butternut. 

Also beautifully seasoned and roasted, squash is a natural match for ham of all kinds because it tempers the salt and smoky flavor.

Pick your in-season squash and run with it.

Ingredients include: Butternut squash, rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and pepper.

Not every ham steak is throwing it down for dinner, am I right?

So whether you are having dinner for breakfast or breakfast for dinner, anyone can get behind bananas pancakes to come alongside a luscious ham steak. 

Use the best maple syrup you can find and spoil yourself for this decadent meal.

Ingredients include: Milk, ripe banana, egg, sugar, and cinnamon.

I made up this recipe because I have come to love farro, and roasted vegetables are just some kind of magic. 

Sheet pan veg are fine, but this one uses an air fryer to make quick work of the root veg you want to stir in.

I call it salad because of the variety of ingredients, and you can eat it hot, warm or cold and all three are delicious. 

While this goes with lots of things like fish and chicken, it’s going to really shine next to a ham steak with cornbread or dinner rolls.

Ingredients include: Farro, corn, carrots, cherry tomatoes, and red wine.

Ah, these are so good. 

It feels kind of hungry in here, and a perfectly plump green bean, dusted with parm and baked until tender is my kind of snack.

Why we as a nation don’t spend more time roasting delicious vegetables instead of reaching for packages and bags of snacks is beyond me.

That said, double this recipe because your people will devour these.

Ingredients include: Green beans, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and salt.

I have only just learned to really like bell peppers in the last 10 years or so.

Since I am a Gen-Xer, that’s a lot of years lost to feeling kind of grossed out by that zip of pepper because I hadn’t learned to roast them yet.

The air fryer makes quick work of these like a grill would, with a nice char, softening them up so you can add them as a colorful side for ham steak in five minutes or so.

It will take you longer to deseed them than to cook them, so just uncap them and let people pick out their own seeds.

Ingredients include: Mini peppers, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

These are some beeyootiful potatoes that will look like you are trying to appear bougie and sophisticated!

It will work, though, so if you are having guests over to impress, this is your best potato side dish for ham steak.

Ingredients include: Potatoes, butter, heavy cream, egg yolks, and black pepper.

Zucchini and tomatoes, seasoned just right and coming at you again, this time in the air fryer. 

If you landed here and you are wondering how this is going to work, check out the recipe for more info. 

And if you haven’t gotten an air fryer yet, you are going to have a very delicious future ahead of you with this one.

Ingredients include: Zucchinis, tomatoes, olive oil, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder.

You won’t believe me because I didn’t want to believe it.

Radishes are like the black sheep of the salad family IN MY OPINION, because they are too peppery to bear!


Yet like the weird-tasting raw potato that transforms into baby angels when cooked, as does the humble radish. 

You can season these like you would a turnip, pepper, carrot or other tuber, but just roast them and you’ll be as surprised as I was.

This recipe uses some lemon and rosemary as the vanguard spices, if you want to get your feet wet with oven-roasted radishes before striking out on your own.

Want them even faster? Of course you do, with your air fryer.

Ingredients include: Radishes, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, and ground rosemary.

I love this salad. 

The photos are miserable, but the combination of flavors just knocked my socks off. 

If you have pears and like balsamic, I think you’ll enjoy this salad. 

Don’t toss it until you are seated and ready to eat though, as the greens don’t hold up to the strong vinegar as much as I’d like them to.

Ingredients include: Spinach, parmesan cheese, green pears, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

The name of this recipe game is easy because you’re about to pull out the perfectly fine and economically sound bag of frozen veg. 

But the other ingredients are going to add the flavor to this simple side dish for ham steak.

Fragrant basmati, chicken broth or bouillon, and garlic in the right amounts are going to elevate anything, but this rice is going to be your new weeknight staple.

Ingredients include: Basmati rice, olive oil, frozen mixed vegetables, garlic, and chicken bouillon.

So many people love pomegranate, and if you are one of them, this lovely salad spotlights pom arils, the jewels of the fruit world.

Baby spinach is more tender and the peppery arugula will make a lovely salad. 

I buy the pre…plucked? pom arils in a cup when I need to use them in recipes. 

It just makes for an easier, faster time in the kitchen.

Ingredients include: Arugula, baby spinach, fuji apple, red onion, and olive oil.


Heaven, I tell you.

If you’ve never grilled fresh pineapple, please do. 

Don’t hesitate whatsoever to dig into a big ol’ prickly pineapple, but even if you just buy the fresh rings that are already prepped, let this recipe change your life.

Here’s our tips for how to cut a pineapple to get you started.

Ingredients include: Pineapple, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon.

I haven’t seen this luscious looking recipe before, but uh, let’s do this.

All the gorgeous green in one bowl, with aromatic chili flakes, cumin, and lime.

This salad has just a handful of ingredients with a Latin flair, but I have a feeling there won’t be enough of this salad to satisfy.

Cut to the people licking their plates with this one.

Better double it just to be sure.

Ingredients include: Cucumber, avocado, lime juice, olive oil, and cilantro.

Eggplant doesn’t have to be high maintenance. You can just peel it if you don’t want to salt and weight the slices.

I will say it does help with the texture a lot, especially in a high heat saute like this one. 
It takes a bit of practice, but this one will add a nice hearty side dish to your ham steak if you have a few eggplant around that you want to use up.

Ingredients include: Eggplant, olive oil, salt, and garlic clove.

Here’s another veggie that shines when roasted! 

I know, I know, it’s brussel sprouts but if you’ve only had them steamed, this method of cooking brings out their rich, satisfying sweetness. 

Crisp and delicious!

Ingredients include: Brussels sprouts, olive oil, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder.

Look at these! They’re practically meaty!!

I love cabbage these days, and I’m not sure what changed, except for one important thing: My mom used to just boil it on the stove, so it made the whole house stink and it was bland. 

But I think this recipe doesn’t just elevate the cabbage wedges, but nearly celebrates them!

Let’s be honest, I’d drizzle that onion-dijon sauce on everything else, too, ham steak and all.

Leave the core in, she says, to help the leaves stay intact as they roast. 

Ingredients include: Cabbage, garlic, onion, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.

Now this is the way to season some corn!! 

What makes these “ribs” are the way these are cut, still on part of the cob itself, which holds them together like you see in the pictures. 

So they are easier to eat then plucking at the cob itself. 

Use a sharp knife to cut them on their sides, not standing on ends.

Ingredients include: Corn cobs, olive oil, garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika.

One of the best ways to prepare zucchini is to sauté it. 

Sautéing zucchini is a quick and easy way to cook it, and it results in a tender and flavorful vegetable that is perfect for a side dish or a main course.

To sauté zucchini, you will need a large non-stick skillet, some olive oil, and a few cloves of garlic. 

Sautéed zucchini is delicious on its own, but it can also be served with a variety of other dishes, especially ham steak.

So next time you are looking for a healthy and delicious way to cook zucchini, give sautéing it a try. 

Cook just until fork tender, or it can become mushy quickly.

Ingredients include: Zucchini, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.

These baked artichoke hearts with seasoned breadcrumbs are going to smell amazing cooking in the oven.

These are so simple to make and you can even use a can or jar of artichoke hearts.

Cheers for using up those pantry items.

First you will coat the artichokes with a mixture of olive oil and garlic. 

Then you will top them with your seasoned bread crumbs, cheese and white wine.

While these are baking up you can prep your ham steak. 

Ingredients include: Parmigiano Reggiano, artichoke hearts, garlic cloves, dry white wine, and lemon juice.

There are so many good things in this salad, I don’t even know where to begin.

I love kale and romaine and cheese and garlic and and and…

… and the presentation on this gorgeous salad is something to remember! 

You’re gonna roast garlic til it’s soft, you’re gonna put anchovies in a blender, you’re gonna toast some Italian bread in olive oil, and you’re gonna love it ALL.

Ingredients include: Hearts of romaine, kale, garlic, parmesan cheese, and dijon mustard.

So this may seem like it’s a List Of Squash To Serve With Ham Steak, but I swear, these are all just so good, and squash has an amazing way of sidling up next to ham and being awesome without hardly trying.

Look at how simple this is, and how pretty. 

Coins of zook dusted with parm and baked. 

Get a spatula and serve these with some crusty bread and your charred ham steak and tell them you’ve been slaving away for hours.

Pro Tip: Use parchment paper on the baking sheet.

Ingredients include: Zucchini, olive oil, parmesan cheese, pepper, and salt. 

I am ready for this one. 

READY. I think I’ve been waiting to boil corn in milk-butter my whole life!

Never done this before and now as I sit here, all I want for dinner is like four ears of milk- and butter-boiled corn, y’all. 

We can skip the bread in cornbread and just go straight to the source of yum.

Ingredients include: Garlic, whole milk, butter, brown sugar, and corn.

Sauteed green beans are one of our go-to side dishes for ham steak.

Fresh green beans, olive oil, and butter are all you need to make these beauties shine. 

Spread ’em out, baby – give these beans the room they need to saute to perfection. 

No crowding allowed, or they’ll get all steamed up. 

Oh and, you’ll know they’re done when they turn bright green and start to show off their sassy side.

Ingredients include: Green beans, olive oil, butter, salt, and pepper.

Turn ordinary potatoes into a mouth-watering masterpiece with this recipethat’s sure to impress.

All you need are some spuds, butter, garlic, fresh thyme, and salt to bring out their full potential.

The secret to success is to slice the potatoes paper-thin with a mandoline, then sizzle them to perfection in a cast-iron skillet before finishing them off in the oven.

Ingredients include: Idaho potatoes, butter, garlic cloves, salt, and thyme.

Get ready for a mouthwatering salad experience! 

This salad is made with soft butter lettuce, red spring onions, Pecorino Romano, and Panko breadcrumbs, all drizzled with a tantalizing dressing. 

Simply toss and enjoy for a quick and satisfying meal that takes only 15 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients include: Butter lettuce, panko breadcrumbs, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and sea salt.

Kale, can be a bit tough to chew on its own. 

But fear not, because sautéing it is the secret to transforming it into a mouth-watering side dish that’ll have you hooked.

With this recipe, you’ll be adding a new dimension of flavor to your kale by using a tantalizing blend of red wine vinegar and broth. 

The result? 

A dish that’s bursting with savory goodness and is sure to delight your taste buds.

Ingredients include: Olive oil, garlic kale, vegetable broth, and red pepper flakes.

This vegetable casserole is a work of art, with vibrant colors and a delicious medley of flavors that will leave you wanting more.

Featuring a rainbow of fresh produce, from the bright red roma tomatoes to the deep green zucchini, this dish is a feast for the senses. 

But it’s not just about looks – the combination of onions, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplants, and herbs make for a truly delightful culinary experience.

And if you’re looking for the perfect side dish to complement your juicy ham steak, this is it.

Ingredients include: Onions, bell peppers, garlic cloves, eggplants, zucchini, and summer squash.

Not a hassle at all, these pretty (and pretty simple) hasselback potatoes are just cut in a way that gives them an attractive presentation and allows delicious butter, garlic, and parmesan to work their way into the cuts of potato. 

Always a lovely sidecar to ham steak, these are also cooked in the air fryer like a boss.

A fast-cooking, easy boss.

Large, robust russets are the key to making these look their best.

Ingredients include: Russet potatoes, olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, butter, and salt.

I love a good Asian-inspired side dish, and it may seem like it’s doubling up on the sodium, but really the flavors all complement each other.

We make a lot of suggestions for herbs and spices to add to your baby bok choy saute, but the only thing to remember is really the time needed to make them tender. 

Ingredients include: Baby bok choy, garlic cloves, olive oil, and salt.

I’m a big fan of cabbage these days now that I’m old.

Both the crisp, raw shreds that go into sauerkraut, slaw and those bagged salads, plus the tender, almost silken dishes of cooked cabbage: in stew, alongside corned beef, southern fired cabbage and these Roasted Garlic Balsamic Cabbage “Steaks.”

These have a nice charred edge that creates a contrast to the tender leaves.

Simply prepared and seasoned, this is a great option for both a low-carb side dish and a bit of a different veggie pairing to nearly anything, but especially smoky ham.

Ingredients include: Cabbage, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and salt.

This recipe says southern-style, but that almost makes these sound rustic or simplistic.

And they ARE—look at the ingredients list.

But they are beautiful on the plate, charred to a golden brown and then simmered in broth.

Melting, indeed.

High heat is key to getting the perfect roast, and then pouring over the broth. 

Ingredients include: Potatoes, butter, chicken broth, thyme, and garlic cloves.

This recipe is so delicious and unique. 

It is made with sweet Vidalia onions and a mix of three cheeses.

The sliced onions are seasoned and topped with cheese in a baking dish. 

As it bakes, the onions turn tender, and the cheese forms a bubbly, golden crust. 

Garnished with fresh herbs, this delicious side dish pairs well with ham steak.

Ingredients include: Vidalia onions, butter, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.

Featuring crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and zesty red onions, this salad is dressed with a straightforward vinaigrette of olive oil, red wine vinegar, basil, and dill. 

Simply mix the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and vinaigrette in a large bowl. 

Toss well, then chill for at least an hour before serving. 

Ingredients include: Cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, and basil.

The cauliflower is sautéed in a skillet with olive oil, garlic, and salt. 

The cauliflower is then cooked until florets start to char on the edges. 

Consider adding in some minced garlic for an extra pop of flavor.

This recipe is a quick and fantastic side dish to serve with ham steak.

Ingredients include: Cauliflower, olive oil, and salt.

This quick side dish is made with mushrooms, peas, and chicken broth. 

The mushrooms are cooked until golden, and the peas are tender. 

The dish has a rich, savory flavor with a hint of sweetness from the peas.

Ingredients include: Cremini mushrooms, peas, onion, chicken broth,and salt.

This balsamic spinach and mushrooms is a simple yet elegant side for ham steak. 

In a skillet, the spinach and mushrooms are cooked with balsamic vinegar, garlic, and herbs until they become tender and slightly wilted. 

The balsamic vinegar provides a hint of sweetness and the herbs contribute the perfectdash of flavor.

Ingredients include: Baby spinach, mushrooms, olive oil, onion powder, balsamic vinegar, and garlic.

Craving a fresh breakfast spin?

You’ve stumbled upon the perfect solution!

Pair this delightful Orange French Toast with a savory ham steak, and you’ll have your family begging for this meal every weekend.

The brioche bread is soaked in a concoction of orange juice, milk, eggs, and spices before being cooked in a skillet until it is golden brown.

Ingredients include: Orange, toasted bread, eggs, heavy cream, and maple syrup.

This herb buttered corn and green beans recipe is a fantastic, rustic dish reminiscent of childhood.

Prepared in an iron skillet with butter, garlic, and herbs, the corn and green beans cook until tender.

Whip up this humble side dish to accompany ham steak.

Ingredients include: Butter, frozen corn, garlic, green beans, parsley, and chives.

We just got talking at length about what to make with frozen okra, and I have to say I have a new respect for this veg. 

And I’m not a fan. I think they are too slimy.

But there are ways to reduce that texture, and as a green veg, some people swear by them, especially southerners.

Renee loves the things. I’ll have one or two batter dipped, then I’m done.

These Sauteed Okra are a simple side dish tossed in garlic and oil and sauteed til tender. 

You love okra fast and easy? This one is for you.

Ingredients include: Okra, olive oil, garlic clove, salt, and pepper.

Quick, easy, and oh-so-scrumptious, this recipe is perfect for busy mornings or when you’re eating for one.

Imagine eggs snuggled in a ramekin, swimming in a heavenly blend of cheese, milk, and spices, then baked to absolute perfection.

The result? 

Rich, creamy, and melt-in-your-mouth goodness that’ll have you swooning with every bite!

Ingredients include: Eggs, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, and butter.

I love these tomatoes and well, I did invent the recipe, so that makes sense.

These marinated tomatoes are just bursting with flavor, darling!

Introducing a recipe that takes summer tomatoes to a whole new level of yumminess.

We’re talking tomatoes marinated in a divine concoction of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, dried rosemary, and dried basil—oh my!

Now, patience is key here; let them marinate for at least two hours, or even longer if you can bear to wait.

The result? 

Marinated tomatoes that can dazzle as a side dish, appetizer, or salad topping!

Ingredients include: Tomatoes, red wine vinegar, red onion, dried basil, and dried rosemary.

Salt & Vinegar potato chips are a must have on any road trip.

Oddly though, it never crossed my mind to use this flavor duo on my potatoes at home.

Welp, mixing them with fingerling potatoes is just brilliant.

Oh and listen, if you can DO cook these in the trusty cast iron skillet.

Ingredients include: Fingerling potatoes, white vinegar, kosher salt, butter, and chives. 

The first time that I heard about butter lettuce, I thought someone was making stuff up.

Now, when I see it at the grocery store I am stoked and no matter what, I grab it.
This recipe is EVERYTHING.

It has a homemade dressing that has shallots soaked in olive oil.

Oh, my goodness.

Then you toast the breadcrumbs and then mix them with cheese.

Look, this is a MUST make recipe.

Ingredients include: Avocado, lettuce, herbs, radish, and shallot.

Normally, broccoli is not my jam.

Let’s be honest guys, it can be a bit boring.

This recipe is not that though. It actually caught my attention.

Crispy roasted broccoli with sliced almonds, garlic and cheese!

Yep, even I will eat that happily. 

Ingredients include: Broccoli, almonds, red pepper flakes, garlic, lemon juice, and pecorino cheese.

I have been kind of yearning for a new way to make eggs differently. I’ve been making man-on-a-raft aka toad in a hole for a few months now.

And I’ve run the gamut of fried and scrambled and poached still seems to be beyond the scope of my abilities. 

But THESE…cream-drizzled and buttered, just a bit of parmesan and cooked in a muffin pan in the oven so they all get done at once.

I can toast several pieces of bread in my toaster oven while these Baked French Eggs simmer in the big oven.

Everything will come out at once and the whole team gets to eat together without the cook still slaving away while everyone else eats first.

As the breakfast cook, I call that a win-win!

Ingredients include: Eggs, parmesan cheese, heavy cream, salt, and pepper.

The bottom line

There are lots of different kinds of side dishes that you can serve with ham steak.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

Ham can easily go with any kind of side dish.

Choose from options that include sweet, creamy, tangy, spicy, and fresh.

Anything that helps balance out the saltiness of ham is worth trying.

So, each time you’re planning on serving ham and wondering what to serve with ham steak, take a look at this list and try out every single recipe here one (or two) at a time!

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What To Serve With Ham Steak (75 BEST Sides)🍴

What To Serve With Ham Steak (75 BEST Sides)🍴

For a fantastic meal that is truly a feast, here are 75 side dishes that will be perfect for What To Serve With Ham Steak!


  • Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
  • Baked Mac & Cheese
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes With Garlic Butter
  • 15-Minute Broccoli With Garlic & Lemon Zest
  • Famous French Green Salad With French Vinaigrette
  • Apple Carrot Slaw
  • Creamy Jiffy Corn Pudding Casserole
  • 3-Ingredient Green Bean Casserole
  • Classic Deviled Eggs
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Asparagus Lemon Risotto
  • Southern Style Collard Greens
  • Black-Eyed Pea Salad
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
  • Cheesy Zucchini Bake
  • Roasted Acorn Squash
  • Potato And Carrot Leek Soup
  • Creamy Bacon Pea Salad
  • Chinese-Style Fried Rice
  • Sweet Pineapple Baked Beans
  • Southern Potato Salad
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
  • No-Mayo Carolina Coleslaw
  • Loaded Mashed Potatoes
  • Parmesan Herb Roasted Acorn Squash
  • Oven-Roasted Carrots With Thyme Recipe
  • Roasted Cauliflower
  • Mushroom & Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Grilled Vidalia Onions
  • Oven-Roasted Zucchini & Tomatoes
  • Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Banana Pancakes
  • Farro Salad With Roasted Vegetables
  • Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
  • Air Fryer Roasted Mini Peppers
  • Duchess Potatoes with Cheese
  • Air Fryer Roasted Zucchini With Tomatoes
  • Oven-Roasted Radishes
  • Roasted Pear Salad With Balsamic Reduction
  • Mixed Vegetable Rice
  • Spinach & Pomegranate Salad
  • Caramelized Brown Sugar Cinnamon Grilled Pineapple
  • Cucumber Avocado Salad
  • Sautéed Eggplant
  • Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Roasted Cabbage Wedges With Onion Dijon Sauce
  • Roasted Corn Ribs
  • Sautéed Zucchini
  • Baked Artichoke Hearts With Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • Roasted Garlic & Kale Caesar Salad
  • Baked Parmesan Zucchini
  • Boiled Corn On The Cob
  • Sautéed Green Beans
  • Roasted Crispy Garlic Potatoes
  • The Best Green Salad
  • Sautéed Kale
  • Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables
  • Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
  • Sautéd Bok Choy
  • Roasted Garlic Balsamic Cabbage Steaks
  • Melting Potatoes
  • Tennessee Onions
  • Cucumber Tomato Salad With Basil & Dill
  • Sautéed Cauliflower
  • Buttery Peas & Mushrooms
  • Balsamic Spinach & Mushrooms
  • Orange French Toast
  • Herb Buttered Corn & Green Beans
  • Sautéed Okra
  • Cheesy Baked Eggs
  • Marinated Tomatoes
  • Salt & Vinegar Fingerling Potatoes
  • Butter Lettuce Salad
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • Baked French Eggs


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