Whether it's your go-to for Christmas and Boxing Day, or you just want a new way to serve your Sunday lunch, over the years we've developed plenty of new and innovative ways to make gammon. If you like to serve a whole joint, our pineapple & chilli-glazed gammon is a wonderful sweet-and-sour option, or if you have some leftover steaks, try the gammon & cauliflower cheese grills for a comforting midweek meal.


If you're a lover of the classic, check out our honey-glazed ham recipe, and have a look at our top 10 gammon glazes for more ideas.

1. Slow-cooker gammon in cola

slow cooker gammon in cola with slices cut

Not too far from the classic, the cola in this recipe adds a sweet treacle-like flavour to balance the saltiness of the ham. Start your slow cooker in the morning for a perfect Boxing Day lunch option, served with warm breads, crackers, cheeses and chutneys.

2. Slow-baked sticky gammon

Slow-baked sticky gammon

This slow-baked sticky gammon is a beautiful cross between a traditional roasted ham and pulled pork. We use pineapple, treacle and ginger marinade for a tropical glaze that will leave you reaching for more. It's definitely worth the wait.

3. Ham & cheese

whole gammon with slices cut on the end on top of cauliflower cheese

Try a whole new take on ham and cheese with a sticky glazed gammon served on top of rich cauliflower cheese. It's an indulgent Sunday lunch, especially when served with golden roast potatoes and a side of greens, like chilli-charred brussels sprouts.

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4. Pineapple & chilli-glazed gammon

pineapple and chilli glazed gammon with slices cut from the end

Use pineapple juice to make this sticky, spicy glaze – it's seriously moreish. You can carve any leftovers into thin slices and serve cold as part of a spread or in sandwiches.

5. Sticky gammon steaks

Sticky gammon steaks

Gammon doesn't have to be saved for Christmas – the steaks are a great dinner option all year round. Serve with a fruity apple, celery, cress and lemon salad. Read our guide on how to cook gammon steaks so you can get it right every time.

6. Hot honey glazed gammon

hot honey glazed gammon

This spicy, sticky, sweet hot honey glazed gammon is a perfect centrepiece, but it's also good the next day in sandwiches. You can store any leftovers in the fridge for up to four days and eat hot or cold.

7. Campfire stew

three bowls of campfire stew

For a completely different way to serve your gammon, try this easy campfire stew packed with plenty of veg and gentle heat thanks to paprika and chilli powder. It's a great dish for meal prepping, as you can portion batches and freeze for when you need it. Serve piping hot with buttery jacket potatoes on colder evenings. Discover more of our winter stew recipes for more comforting meals.

8. Gochujang & ginger beer glazed holiday ham

gochujang and ginger beer glazed ham

Try a Korean twist with this gochujang and ginger beer glazed ham. The chilli-based condiment has exploded in popularity and, because it's fermented, it packs a great depth of flavour while being good for your gut health. Discover more ways to use gochujang in your cooking and its health benefits.

9. Island-style ham, pineapple, egg & chips

gammon, egg and chips on a plate

Try an island twist on classic ham, egg and chips by using our Caribbean spice mix. Sweet and spicy jerk flavours work well with salty meats like this. You could easily increase the quantities of the mix to glaze larger ham hocks, too. Serve the ham in thick slices with plenty of chips.

10. Gammon & cauliflower cheese grills

two gammon steaks topped with cauliflower cheese

These gammon and cauliflower cheese grills are perfect for cheese lovers, and great alongside potatoes and salad. You only need a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes to make them, so they're perfect if you need something quick and easy during a busy week. For more ideas, have a look at our easy midweek meal recipes so you're always sorted for the week.

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