Take the stress out of cooking your Christmas meal this year, with this amazing ham sheet pan dinner. Seasoned spiral ham is cooked with homemade parker house rolls and prosciutto wrapped asparagus for a fuss free dinner the whole family will love.
Sheet Pan Christmas Dinner with Brown Sugar Ham
If the thought of cooking a Christmas dinner fills you with dread, I’m here to make your life 50 times easier!
Easy to prep and cook, Christmas dinner just got easy!
Why you’ll love this Christmas Ham recipe:
- ONE PAN: Your whole Christmas dinner is cooked on one sheet pan so even the cleanup is a breeze!
- GREAT FOR A SMALLER PARTY: If you are only hosting a smaller Christmas this year, this is a great option. It easily serves 4 and the leftovers are delicious.
- SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS: Get a tasty feast on the table with zero stress with this recipe. It’s perfect in it’s simplicity!
If you love ham at Christmas, this is the perfect sheet pan recipe for you. Every element is extra tasty and super easy to make.
If you prefer beef, try this Christmas Dinner with Beef Tenderloin instead.
How to Make Sheet Pan Christmas Ham
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Make the rolls by letting the yeast bloom in warm milk.
- Whisk in the butter and egg and mix in the dry ingredients.
- Knead and let the dough rise.
- Shape the dough into rectangles, roll into circles and brush with butter.
- Let rise.
- Rub the sugar and seasonings on the ham.
- Place the ham in a foil bowl on the baking sheet, and bake for 30 minutes.
- Wrap the asparagus in the prosciutto.
- Once the ham has par baked, add the rolls in the baking sheet and brush with butter.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Add the asparagus to the sheet pan and bake for a final 10 minutes.
I opted for a pre-cooked, unseasoned spiral ham. If your ham is not pre-cooked, make sure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
My favorite kind of prosciutto is prosciutto di Parma but Cittero prosciutto also works.
If you prefer to use pre-made rolls rather than homemade you absolutely can. Just add them to the sheet pan during the last 5 minutes of cooking to warm them through to serve.
To reheat any leftover ham, tightly lightly with foil and place in a preheated oven at 360F. Cook for 10 minutes per pound til the internal temperature reaches 135 to 140F.
Sheet Pan Christmas Dinner Ingredients & Notes
- Milk: Adds moisture to the parker house rolls so they aren’t too dry. Make sure the milk is the correct temperature so the yeast activates properly.
- Yeast: Helps the rolls rise so they become light and fluffy.
- Butter: Adds richness and flavor to the rolls.
- Eggs: Bind the rolls together and also adds extra richness.
- Flour: Gives the rolls structure- make sure to measure using the spoon and level method so you don’t end up with dry rolls.
- Salt: Enhances the flavor of the rolls. Make sure to use kosher, not table salt!
- Ham: I opted for a pre-cooked, unseasoned spiral ham. If your ham is not pre-cooked, make sure the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
- Brown Sugar: Adds sweetness to the ham and creates a delicious glaze on the outside.
- Seasoning: Thyme and garlic add a bit of freshness and earthiness to the ham. You could also use rosemary, sage, or parsley if you prefer.
- Asparagus: When making prosciutto wrapped asparagus, make sure to choose thick stalks as the thin ones tend to become too soggy.
- Prosciutto: If you have large slices of prosciutto, you can always slice them in half.
- Olive Oil: Helps the asparagus crisp in the oven.
This Christmas sheet pan dinner with ham is a great meal all by itself, but you can easily serve it alongside other holiday favorites like…..
Cook up a delicious holiday meal without the hassle with this Christmas! If you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, this recipe is for you!
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- Don’t skip the rising time for the bread rolls, this will allow them to get light and fluffy.
- I use a brown sugar glaze on this ham, but you can use your favorite glaze.
- Leftovers will keep well covered in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Ham is a must for me during the holidays, as are fluffy homemade bread rolls! I just know you are going to love this sheet pan meal!
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More Christmas Mains to Try:
- Garlic Butter Prime Rib
- Honey Baked Pork Tenderloin
- Pineapple Ham
- Roasted Turkey Breast
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
- Instant Pot Ham
- Whole Roast Chicken
Take the hassle out of the big day with this sheet pan ham dinner. Less stress and maximum taste, what’s not to love?!
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