How Much Ham To Buy Per Person For The Holidays

This Easter, make sure you have enough for everyone.
Silces of a holiday ham.
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Silces of a holiday ham.

Ham is a popular holiday meal, especially for Easter. If you’re hosting this year, deciding to cook a ham is easy. What’s not so simple is figuring out how much ham you need to buy.

This year, make sure you get the right amount so that everyone is happy ― and you’re not drowning in leftovers. Lucky for you, the answer is simple.

Courtesy of Sam Sifton from the NY Times, this is what you need to know: You should have:

3/4 to 1 pound of bone-in ham per person

or

1/2 pound of boneless ham per person

(The bone adds weight to a ham, but remember, it can’t be eaten.)

Now that you know how much to make, and you’re sure how to cook the ham you’ve got, here are a few ham recipes to get you feeling inspired.

1
The Woks of Life
Plum Sauce Glazed Ham
Get the Plum Sauce Glazed Ham recipe from The Woks of Life
2
Half Baked Harvest
Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham
Get the Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham recipe from Half Baked Harvest
3
A Spicy Perspective
Baked Ham With Honey Mustard And Apples
Get the Baked Ham with Honey Mustard and Apples recipe from A Spicy Perspective
4
Recipe Girl
Slow Cooker Cider Ham
Get the Slow Cooker Cider Ham recipe from Recipe Girl
5
Creme de la Crumb
Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham
Get the Rosemary Citrus Glazed Ham recipe from Creme de la Crumb
6
A Spicy Perspective
Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Glaze
Get the Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze recipe from A Spicy Perspective
7
Miss in the Kitchen
Maple, Dijon And Rosemary Glazed Ham
Get the Maple, Dijon and Rosemary Glazed Ham recipe from Miss in the Kitchen
8
Oh Sweet Basil
Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ham
Get the Slow Cooker Dr. Pepper Ham recipe from Oh Sweet Basil
9
Fat Mum Slim
Lime-Glazed Ham
Get the Lime-Glazed Ham recipe from Fat Mum Slim
10
Steamy Kitchen
Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham
Get the Blackberry Rum Glazed Hame recipe from Steamy Kitchen
11
Simply Recipes
Glazed Baked Ham
Get the Glazed Baked Ham recipe from Simply Recipes
12
The Shamrock and Peach
Christmas Cola-Baked Country Ham With An Irish Whiskey Rub
13
A Spicy Perspective
Grilled Ham Steaks With Southern Kale Salad