03/13/12

Honey Baked Ham with Roasted New Potatoes & Green Beans

Last night’s test dinner turned out very nice: Honey Baked Ham with Roasted New Potatoes & Green Beans.

We’ll have Toasted Ham and Gruyere Sandwiches, and then Tuscan 12 Bean Soup, later in the week with the leftovers.

3 for 1, baby! (And the ham was on sale!)

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Honey Baked Ham with Roasted New Potatoes & Green Beans

Honey Baked Ham

4 servings           Active Time: 10 min        Total Time: 3 hr 25 min

(+ leftovers for additional menu plan meal)


  • 5 lbs bone-in ham
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place ham on a rack in a foil lined roasting pan. Bake the rounded side up for one hour.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix all ingredients together. Stir until it forms a nice thick glaze.
  4. Rub on half of the glaze and bake for 30 minutes more. Flip the ham over and rub on remaining glaze and bake for 1 hour more. Remove from oven and allow the ham to rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Roasted New Potatoes & Green Beans

Active Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 ½ lbs new potatoes, halved
  •  8 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 5 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, more to taste
  • 2 Tbs white-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbs crumbled Gorgonzola
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped scallion greens

  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F.
  2. Toss potatoes and green beans in a large bowl with 2 tsp oil, salt and pepper. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once or twice, until the potatoes are tender and golden and the green beans are tender and browned in spots, 25 to 35 minutes.
  3. Whisk the remaining 3 tsp oil, vinegar and mustard in a large bowl. Stir in cheese and scallion greens.
  4. When the vegetables are done, toss with the dressing in the bowl. Serve warm.