30 Paleo Ham Recipes to Help You Through the Week
Whether as a lunchtime staple or a classic family dinner, it’s hard to go wrong with ham! I love how ham works from morning til night; that’s why I’ve put together this list of great Paleo Ham recipes.
Sliced ham works great as a Paleo-friendly wrap. And who hasn’t enjoyed a delicious roast ham, fresh from the oven?
But there are so many other ways to incorporate ham into a meal! Think of elegant Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops. Or a hearty Smoked Ham and Mushroom Omelette Breakfast Bowl. These Paleo ham recipes will inspire you to make ham the star of the table!
Here are just a few of the Paleo Ham Recipes we’ve included:
- Smoked Ham and Mushroom Omelette Breakfast Bowl
- Paleo Kale and Chive Egg Muffins
- Shirred Eggs with Sausage and Spinach
- Prosciutto Avocado Fat Bombs
- Porkitos aka Crispy Prosciutto Chips
- Smoked Salmon, Ham and Cucumber Wraps
- Spinach and Pancetta Saute
- Paleo Succotash
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Paleo Ham Breakfasts
– Paleo Spirit
Ingredients: eggs, Portobello mushroom caps, prosciutto, pepper, parsley, olive oil.
This is such an impressive dish that it would be great for a celebration breakfast. You have the meaty mushrooms lined with prosciutto, cradling the baked egg, and when you cut into these the yolk should form a yummy sauce over the top! These mushrooms are quite filling so one of these could keep you going until lunch. These are best eaten immediately and don’t really reheat well – I’m thinking Sunday brunch?
– Oh Snap Let’s Eat
Ingredients: eggs, ham or turkey, scallions.
Baking eggs in ham cups is an amazing idea as they are easy to eat, look great and taste even better! After all, who doesn’t like ham and eggs? If you or your family prefer your eggs set completely, you could scramble them first or hard boil them and chop them up. You could also add some sausage under the eggs if you want a bit more protein.
– The Healthy Foodie
Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie
Ingredients: ghee, eggs, coconut milk, smoked ham, mushrooms, salt, pepper, arugula leaves.
If you are fed up eating omelets the old-fashioned way then why not jazz it up and serve it in a bowl like this! Ham and mushroom make great toppings for the omelet base, but there is no end to the combinations you could use – chicken and broccoli, beef and spinach or pork and peppers to name but a few! You can also have fun with the garnishes, for example chopped salad onions, crispy bacon bits or parsley.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: eggs, baby bella mushrooms, red bell peppers, spinach, deli ham, coconut oil or ghee, salt, pepper.
Quite often we search for a quick and easy recipe for breakfast and we forget that scrambled eggs take a matter of minutes! This dish can be so versatile as you can add in whatever leftovers you have in the fridge. Instead of the ham, you could use sausage, turkey or pulled pork – the choice is yours! One thing to remember is that overcooked scrambled eggs can turn watery very quickly, so keep an eye on them!
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: eggs, almond or coconut milk, kale, chives, prosciutto (optional), salt, pepper.
Here is another great versatile recipe for a simple and tasty breakfast! They can be made as the recipe states, or you can line the muffin cups with prosciutto for an even better flavor. Don’t worry if the family doesn’t want kale for breakfast – you can swap it for spinach which a lot of people find easier to eat, but they could be persuaded if you chop it really small.
– The Domestic Man
Ingredients: eggs, ghee, cured pork (ham, prosciutto, pancetta), frozen spinach, bratwurst or other sausage, bacon, onion, red pepper, salt, pepper.
There is something quite special about eggs served in individual cups – they look so appealing! With the addition of the sausage, these little tartlets are so tasty and satisfying that they could also be served for a lunchtime treat. These are also a great way to disguise the spinach and get the younger family members eating healthier, and can help with portion control if you have a habit of serving too much!
– Primal Palate
Ingredients: eggs, salt, ghee, banana shallot, cherry tomatoes, Serrano or prosciutto ham, olive oil, garlic, fresh parsley.
This is a great recipe to serve as a breakfast, but it can really be enjoyed anytime. It is a light and delicious meal and tastes good hot or cold. If you don’t have prosciutto, just substitute whatever deli meat you have, or add on some cooked bacon for a meatier taste. After all, ham and eggs just seem to go together so well!
Paleo Ham Appetizers
– A Calculated Whisk
Ingredients: black figs, fresh basil, slices pancetta or prosciutto, olive oil, balsamic vinegar.
Figs are now so popular worldwide and can be found in most markets so there is no reason not to try this delicious appetizer! I prefer to use prosciutto to wrap the fruit as it is thinner and easier to wrap, but pancetta gives the same sort of flavor. You end up with a lovely contrast in taste and texture from the sweet fig and salty ham and these are great to serve at a dinner party.
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: avocado, lime, prosciutto or deli ham or turkey slices.
In this recipe you get the fat bomb experience but without any effort as you are using only three ingredients. These make great snacks when you need something to keep you going, but you can also use them as an appetizer or as party food. Don’t skip on the lime juice though, because it keeps the avocado from turning brown and gives these bombs a real zing!
– Cook Eat Paleo
Photo Credit: Lisa from Cook Eat Paleo
Ingredients: asparagus spears, prosciutto.
Here is another wonderful appetizer that you can make in minutes! The asparagus has a strong flavor which is complemented by the salty prosciutto, and if you leave the asparagus with a bit of a bite (al dente) it is an even better taste experience. This would even be great served as a side dish for grilled chicken or beef, or served with a fried egg for breakfast.
– Ditch the Wheat
Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat
Ingredients: ham (prosciutto, pancetta), various meats.
One of the best things about preparing a platter is that the choice of ingredients is completely up to you! You can use whatever meats and cheeses you like, and decorate the platter with fruit and nuts to draw your guests’ attention to the food. I find dried fruit can go really well with both the meat and cheese, and I like to serve this with gluten-free crackers.
– Nom Nom Paleo
Ingredients: prosciutto di parma.
If you find you miss out on snacks like potato chips, it is a good idea to browse for alternatives and these ones were a hit with my family right away! I usually make a big bowl of these for game night or if we are entertaining, as they go well with dips too, but I have also broken them up and used them to top salads, egg dishes and soup. When you make these, ban the family from the kitchen or you will have none left!
– What Great Grandma Ate
Ingredients: cashews, lemon juice, fresh thyme, salt, pepper, water, prosciutto, mushrooms.
If we are having friends round, I love to come up with party food that is a bit different to just chips and dips, so these mushrooms are now a favorite. You can make them small, as finger food for a party, or stuff larger mushrooms and serve as an appetizer. This recipe uses soaked cashews to give a cheese-like flavor to the filling, but if you tolerate dairy feel free to use actual cheese instead.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: egg, ham, spinach, leek, coconut milk, baking powder, salt, pepper.
These little crustless quiches have the perfect balance of meat and vegetables, making them super-tasty and perfect for a quick snack or a lunch. These taste just as good cold so would be great to take to work or pack in the kids’ lunchboxes. Just be a bit careful to taste the mixture before you add the salt as the ham can be salty enough, depending what type you use.
– Popular Paleo
Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo
Ingredients: veal, prosciutto, fresh sage, garlic, white wine, chicken stock, salt, pepper, lard.
This recipe is almost identical to the traditional Italian way of cooking this dish that you will definitely impress the guests at a Mediterranean dinner! You have thinly sliced veal layered with prosciutto and sage, giving a real boost to the flavor of the meat. You can serve this flat but I prefer to roll it up, secure with a toothpick, and cut into pinwheels before serving. If you can’t use white wine then stock would be great.
Paleo Ham Dishes
– I Breathe I’m Hungry
Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry
Ingredients: cauliflower florets, ham stock or chicken broth, water, garlic powder, onion powder, ham, apple cider vinegar, fresh thyme leaves, bacon fat or coconut oil, kosher salt, ground black pepper.
If you have been avoiding making homemade soup because you think it takes forever to cook, then try this recipe which gives you creamy, satisfying and tasty soup in about 30 minutes. This is a great way to use up leftover ham and the whole dish can be budget-friendly if you use frozen cauliflower. Soup can be such a great way to get nourishment into your family and a bowl of soup can be so comforting!
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: ham slices, cucumber, smoked salmon, coconut cream, green salad.
These tasty wraps are ideal for a lunchtime snack or even for a healthy breakfast. They have a lovely texture since all the layers are sandwiched together with the smooth coconut cream. These are easy to eat, so they would be perfect if you are feeding kids. Or why not try turning them inside out – make cucumber cups, chop the meat and stir in the cream and fill the cups with the mix to make dainty finger food!
– Cherry Blossom Kitchen
Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh rosemary, boneless/skinless chicken thighs, salt, ground black pepper, prosciutto, lemon, balsamic vinegar (optional).
Chicken thighs have a more intense flavor than breast meat because they are on the bone, but they are also usually cheaper, making them a budget-friendly option for feeding the family. The prosciutto adds a salty and delicious boost to the taste and the earthy rosemary goes really well here. These are great on their own, but even tastier with the balsamic drizzled over the top.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: pancetta, spinach leaves.
If you have had a really busy day and need something quick and simple for dinner, this recipe is the one for you. It is tasty, healthy and filling but only takes a few minutes to make. This is a versatile dish as you could have it as a main, as a side for roast meats or even with eggs for breakfast. I recommend you don’t season with salt as the pancetta is salty enough, and if you can’t get pancetta just use bacon!
– Cavegirl Cuisine
Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine
Ingredients: ham, ghee, arrowroot flour or cassava flour, onion, celery stalks, mushrooms, garlic, sea salt, ground pepper, chicken broth, hot sauce, parsnips, fresh thyme leaves.
There is nothing better on a chilly day than a delicious bowl of homemade soup – I can remember as a child being given this to warm me after a day playing in the snow! This soup is warming and comforting and packed with flavor from the ham and vegetables. Like many soups, this one tastes even better on the second day once the flavors have melded together.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: zucchini, red bell pepper, avocado, parsley, romaine lettuce, deli ham, Paleo mayo, mustard.
Here is a great idea for a tasty lunch or quick dinner when you don’t want to cook. These wraps are very adaptable as you can use whatever veggies you have and whatever deli meat you prefer. If you want to jazz it up a bit you can serve different colored bell peppers, a selection of meats and add in some cucumber and celery sticks too.
– Practical Stewardship
Ingredients: ham, water, cinnamon, cloves, or other flavorings.
As we approach the Easter holidays, it is time to think of a show-stopper to grace the dinner table, so look no further! This amazing ham would look so good on any table, with its criss-cross pattern and wonderful aroma. This will be enough for a huge meal and plenty of leftovers to enjoy later. You can make it look even more impressive if you stud the fat with cloves before cooking.
– The Curious Coconut
Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut
Ingredients: butternut squash, homemade beef or chicken bone broth, broccoli slaw, olive oil, pancetta/bacon, red onion, salt, cumin, paprika.
This recipe is totally vegetable-based and does not involve dairy at all – perfect for anyone with gut health issues – yet it still packs a load of flavor from the pancetta and seasonings. Although the sauce does not taste of cheese, it is creamy thanks to the squash, and if you tolerate dairy you could add some cheese to make it more authentic. This also makes a great side with burgers!
– The Paleo Mom
Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom
Ingredients: fresh ham, dried rubbed sage, garlic, tarragon, dried thyme, salt, maple syrup.
Just imagine serving this wonderful ham at Christmas and impressing all your guests! Ham is a great meat to serve when you are entertaining, as it absorbs the flavors of the spices from the crust and is quite easy to carve. This ham is delicious warm or cold, and leftovers can be served with a nice salad for a hearty lunch. It is also handy as a meaty option for a buffet supper.
– A Girl Worth Saving
Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving
Ingredients: celeriac root, mushrooms, pancetta, leek, dried thyme, ghee, sea salt, black pepper.
This dish is definitely a seasonal one, perfect for colder days when you need something warming and filling. Roasting the celeriac gives it a mellower flavor which goes so well with the salty pancetta and meaty mushrooms. If you don’t use the green part of the leeks, don’t throw them away – freeze them and use in soups or to make a vegetable stock.
– Eat Drink Paleo
Ingredients: pine nuts, pancetta slices, celeriac root, carrots, red onion, apple, Paleo mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, onion salt, nutmeg, salt, pepper.
Coleslaw can be a bit bland and boring if you stick to the traditional recipes, but this one is packed with flavor and textures with a subtle sweetness from the apple slices to round it all off. The celeriac root can be easier to digest than traditional cabbage and is well worth a try. If you can’t get pine nuts or don’t want to spend too much you can use almond slivers instead.
Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified
Ingredients: scallops, prosciutto, asparagus, oil of your choice, seasoning of your choice.
Although scallops do not have a strong flavor, they can carry the stronger taste from the prosciutto, and these little beauties would be great for a dinner party or celebration meal. Most of us know that overcooked scallops have a leathery texture, so stick to the cooking instructions here or pan-sear them if you are brave! Don’t be tempted to add salt to this recipe as the prosciutto is salty enough!
– Savory Lotus
Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus
Ingredients: boneless, skinless chicken thighs, prosciutto, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, ghee, duck fat or coconut oil, rosemary, lemon zest.
Chicken wrapped in any kind of bacon has such a lovely flavor, but in this recipe you are adding the fresh rosemary to add an even deeper level of taste. Using chicken thighs makes this dish a bit more budget-friendly which is helpful if you have lots of mouths to feed. These can easily be turned into bite-size party food by cutting the thighs in half. They can then be served on cocktail sticks for easy eating.
– Paleo Effect
Photo Credit: Meghan & Angel from The Paleo Effect
Ingredients: sweet potato, yellow onion, garlic, peas, ham, andouille sausage, carrot, chicken stock, lemon juice, fresh thyme, fresh mint, creole seasoning, olive oil.
Although succotash is not traditionally Paleo-friendly, this version can be served anytime you would normally have served the ordinary one. Basically this is a dish of vegetables, ham and sausage carefully seasoned and served as a main. There is a slight hint of spice from the Creole seasoning, but if you don’t like spice you can use different seasoning instead
– My Heart Beets
Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets
Ingredients: split peas, meaty ham bone, onion celery, carrot, garlic, serrano, bay leaves, black pepper, water or broth, salt.
When I first saw this amazing split pea soup, it brought back memories of my childhood as my Grandma used to make this! I remember the thick, tasty loveliness being ladled out for lunch and she always served it with bacon bits on top. Mmm! Using the Instant Pot means you can enjoy this dish in a matter of half an hour, and trust me – it’s worth trying. Absolutely delicious!