Try our Christmas ham and gammon recipes for easy, delicious mains. In case you don't fancy turkey this Christmas, we have easy roast ham recipes, Boxing Day baked ham recipes and easy gammon ideas. Next, check out our pheasant and ham hock recipes.


We also have a selection of show-stopping vegetarian Christmas recipes and easy veggie sides to go along side your festive feast. For effortless festive entertaining, check out our no-cook Christmas entertaining ideas and Christmas buffet ideas. Looking for tablescaping inspiration? Check out out Christmas table ideas.

Best gammon recipes for Christmas

Honey-glazed roast gammon

This is a fuss-free way of cooking a Christmas gammon joint. It steams in the oven alongside aromatics, and is then finished with a honey mustard glaze.

A whole gammon with several slices cut from it

Gammon in coke

The sweet, sticky glaze paired with salty gammon is a winner, and will leave your kitchen smelling divine – a perfect centrepiece for a traditional roast dinner.

A whole roast gammon with several slices cut from it

Baked ham with Bourbon and brown sugar

Cook the perfect Christmas centrepiece with our showstopping glazed ham.

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Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Roast gammon recipe with brown sugar glaze

Looking for a moreish Christmas ham recipe to impress your guests over the festive season? Try our cider-braised Christmas gammon with a sweet brown sugar glaze to serve alongside your turkey and trimmings.

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Glazed gammon joint

Spiced gammon with chilli crisp roasties

Flavour your gammon joint with orange, star anise, honey and chilli for an effortless Christmas centrepiece, paired with fiery roast potatoes.

A whole sliced gammon with roast potatoes on the side

Slow cooker gammon

Try this hassle-free centrepiece for an impressive festive lunch. Put the gammon into a slow cooker with cider and leave for four hours, then glaze for a sticky-sweet finish.

Sliced slow cooker gammon braised in cider

Maple-glazed Christmas gammon with apple slaw

This maple-glazed Christmas gammon recipe is a clever update on a classic roast. Serve it with bittersweet chicory and a fresh slaw to cut through the salt with your Christmas Day feast.

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Maple Glazed Gammon Recipe With Apple Slaw

Baked Christmas gammon with potato salad

A baked gammon or ham is one of the easiest ways to feed a crowd over Christmas and this glazed Christmas gammon can be eaten cold for days after. Serve with all the trimmings and perfect roasties.

Baked sweet mustard gammon with deli potato salad

Glazed vegan gammon

This seitan ‘ham’ is a perfectly festive meat alternative which will hold its own as a Christmas dinner centrepiece. Leftovers make fantastic ‘ham’ and mustard sandwiches for Boxing Day

Glazed seitan ham on a plate

Best ham recipes for Christmas

Christmas glazed ham

Our baked glazed ham recipe is inspired by the classic Italian negroni cocktail. The spices infuse the meat for a fragrant flavour and the glaze gives a sweet, boozy hit. This ham works really well for a Sunday roast centrepiece or for an easy Christmas ham recipe.

Baked Ham With A Negroni Glaze Recipe

Glazed ham with pineapple relish

This glazed ham can be scaled up or down in size – just use the calculations in the recipe. Rather than the fuss of boiling then baking, we prefer to tent the Christmas ham with foil and bake in its own juices before glazing, why not try this to go alongside your Christmas Day turkey.

Glazed Gammon with Pineapple Relish

Maryland Christmas ham recipe

Want an impressive ham recipe for your Boxing Day buffet? Check out this unusual brined ham with a piquant mix of spiced greens. Not only does this cut through the rich meat beautifully, but it looks great on the plate. The Christmas ham glaze is less traditional (and optional) but will give the ham a nice finish.

Maryland Stuffed Ham Recipe

Christmas ham recipe with pomegranate

A brilliant alternative to turkey, goose and lamb on Christmas Day. Or something for Boxing Day, if you’ve run out of meat by then! The aromas while cooking this ham are sensational; leave the kitchen door open so that everyone can enjoy it. Serve alongside our super crispy roasties.

Christmas Ham Recipe with Pomegranate Dressing

Glazed ham recipe and rhubarb relish

Check out this glazed ham and super easy rhubarb relish recipe from Terry Blake's diverse menu at his first restaurant, Sparrow in south London. Make this easy Christmas ham idea for fuss-free festive feasting.

Glazed ham recipe and rhubarb relish

Glazed ham joint with almond crust

Sherry, figs and almonds make this ham a great alternative to turkey on Christmas Day. Serve with roast potatoes or with brioche buns to stuff thick slices into for your Boxing Day feast.

Ham With Fig And Almond Crust Recipe

Maple glazed ham for Christmas

This recipe for spiced maple-glazed treacle ham screams Christmas to us. Simmering the ham keeps the meat incredibly juicy, but if you’d rather bake it you can do the first part of cooking in the oven.

Check out our best Christmas veggie side recipes to serve with your Christmas ham...

Maple-Glazed Ham Recipe

Root beer Christmas ham glaze

Mother’s restaurant in New Orleans is famous for its baked ham. The recipe is top secret, but the glaze is rumoured to include root beer. Give our glazed ham version a go...

Root Beer Ham Recipe

Treacle ham with spiced oranges

Impress guests with this baked ham over the festive season. The key to this delicious ham is its glaze of maple syrup and orange juice. Make sure to ask your butcher whether the ham needs overnight soaking before cooking.

Baked Ham Recipe with Oranges

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