Holiday Menu: Main Dishes

We are back again today, continuing our Holiday Menu. We have shared appetizers including the fun Santa and his Reindeer, and side dishes with our family favorite, Hashbrown Potato Casserole. Today we are tackling Main Dishes; ham, turkey, prime rib, etc…there are lots of options.

We fix our Ham pretty typically with a brown sugar and pineapple juice glaze, whole cloves and pineapple slices on top. The thing I like most about cooking a large meal, specifically the main dish, is that you can get several meals from the leftovers. {Watch for those ideas later this month}

When buying your ham, allow 1/2 – 3/4 pounds per person, of course, larger if you want leftovers.

Holiday Ham Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Holiday Ham Recipe

Fix a ham for your holiday dinner. Recipe from


  • Spiral ham or ham of your choice
  • 1 can pineapple slices, drained - reserve juice
  • 1 cup {or so} brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Place ham in large roasting pan
  3. Add whole cloves
  4. Drain pineapple, reserve the juice in a measuring cup
  5. Add enough brown sugar to the juice to create a glaze
  6. Pour 1/2 glaze over ham
  7. Using toothpicks, add pineapple slices
  8. Pour remaining glaze over ham
  9. Cook at 325 degrees: 10-12 minutes per pound
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Here are a few more recipes for Holiday Main Dishes to add to your menu…

Holiday Side Dishes

Holiday Appetizer Ideas

What are you serving for the Holidays?

Linking to… Gooseberry Patch


  1. [...] We also received a Spiral Ham that we promptly cooked up and shared on Pocket Change Gourmet, along with other Holiday Main Dish Recipes. [...]

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