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Skillet Honey Mustard Glazed Ham

Ham and vegetables on a white plate ready to serve.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Skillet Honey Mustard Glazed Ham is a delicious simmer roasted spiral cut ham drenched in a honey mustard glaze topped with fresh thyme.

Juicy and moist yet with sticky caramelized crusted edges, this ham is sitting a skillet of luscious sauce you won’t want to toss. Spoon this culinary gold over the sliced ham and save the rest for later. This ham is wonderful served with our Asparagus and Peas and Scalloped Potato Gratin.

Branded image of the ham topped with fresh shallots, garlic, and thyme surrounded by parsnips, turnips, and carrots drenched in a honey mustard glaze.

This post has been updated from its original May 16, 2017 publishing with fresh content, new photography, and a clarified recipe card.

Cooking a holiday ham (or any reason or occasion ham) has never been easier. Or tastier.

This ham is cooked surrounded by fresh carrots, turnips, parsnips, shallots, and garlic sitting in a pool of broth. The glaze is poured over the ham and meets the vegetables and broth turning the cooking liquid into something you’ll want to drink.

What is stone ground mustard?

If you’ve ever spent any time on the condiment aisle looking at the mustard options, you might be wondering what they all mean and taste like. With terms like stone ground, course ground, spicy brown, Dijon, and yellow, they aren’t the most descriptive to flavor, except maybe for truffle mustard.

Stone ground mustard is a slightly spicy brown mustard that has been mixed by a stone mill to leave it course with a lot of texture.

Why this recipe works

How many times have you sat down to a ham dinner and it’s just way too sweet? Or worse, way too salty? That’s the risk with ham. Sweetened glazed hams are wonderful but sometimes they can be over the top.

Our recipe is the perfect balance of not being too sweet nor too salty.

Recipe Ingredients

Recipe ingredients: ham, broth, garlic, parsnips, thyme, turnips, shallots, carrots, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper, honey, and stone ground mustard.
  • Ham — we used a store-ready already cooked spiral cut ham, but any ham or ham shank will work.
  • Vegetables — carrots, turnips, and parsnips. Clean and chop smaller for more even cooking time.
  • Broth — low-sodium chicken broth is the best option to keep the sodium content and taste lowered.
  • Stone ground mustard — this is the base of the glaze providing a savory flavor to the sweetness.
  • Honey — the secondary part of the glaze that provides the sweetness to the glaze and the sauce.
  • Apple cider vinegar — it may sound like an odd ingredient but this humble vinegar provides the flavor depth in the overall dish without bitterness or tartness.
  • Herbs and seasonings — Shallots, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper are the freshness and brightness to the overall dish. Olive oil is used to help browning and increased flavor.

How to make honey mustard glazed ham

Step 1 — Place the ham in the skillet and score the top of the ham the opposite way of the spiral cut, but not too deeply. Pour the broth over the ham, working it in-between the slices.

Step 2 — In a small bowl, mix the glaze ingredients together, once combined, press in the fresh thyme and allow to soak. Set aside until ready to use allowing the herb to further infuse the glaze.

Step 3 — Place the carrots, parsnips, and turnips in the broth around the ham. Then add the chopped shallots and garlic on top of the vegetables and some on top of the ham.

Step 4 — Give a final whisk to the glaze and pour it slowly over the ham, in-between some of the slices. Drizzle a bit over the vegetables as well.

Step 5 — Place the thyme over all, both the ham and the vegetables. Drizzle with the olive oil.

Step 6 — Cover the skillet with foil and place in a preheated 350°F oven. Bake for 2 hours. Baste occasionally with the liquid, recover and bake until the ham reaches an internal temperature of 160°F and the vegetables are fork-tender.

The cooked ham with some of the vegetables removed to best show the final dish.

Recipe FAQs and Variations

What mustard can I substitute for stone ground?

Any you want. Course ground, Dijon, or spicy brown are the closest in flavor but yellow mustard will work too for a subtler flavor.

Can I use different vegetables?

Yes. You can use potatoes, kale, green beans, Brussels sprouts or other favorite hearty vegetables in place of these. Or in addition to these.

I’m allergic to honey, what can I use instead?

Brown sugar will be a wonderful substitution to honey.

I don’t have a 15″ skillet, what do I use?

A 7-quart enameled oval roaster or a Granite ware style oval roaster with lid will work perfectly. Additionally a large casserole pan will work too.

What do I with the remaining liquid?

The remaining liquid, once strained, can be used to make soups like a ham and bean soup.

Can I make this in the slow cooker/crock pot?

Absolutely! Place the ham, broth, and vegetables in the slow cooker. Then add the glaze. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5-6 hours.Ham, broth, vegetables, and glaze added to the slow cooker.

Ham and vegetable on a white plate ready to serve.
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Skillet Honey Mustard Glazed Ham

Skillet Honey Mustard Glazed Ham is a delicious simmer roasted spiral cut ham drenched in a honey mustard glaze topped with fresh thyme.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 1031kcal
Author: Ned Adams


  • 15" cast iron skillet or
  • 7 quart enameled oval Dutch oven


  • 15 oz. low sodium chicken broth
  • 10 lb. bone-in smoked ham spiral cut
  • ¾ cup honey
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. stone ground mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. thyme fresh
  • 6 oz. baby carrots
  • 4 turnips small; cubed
  • 2 parsnips sliced
  • 3 shallots roughly chopped
  • 1 bulb garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil extra virgin


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a 15-inch cast-iron skillet, place the scored ham. Pour broth over the ham.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Press in the thyme; set aside.
  • Place the prepared vegetables around the ham in the skillet. Add the shallots and garlic on top of both the ham and the vegetables.
  • Pour the glaze over the ham and in-between the slices. Drizzle a small amount over the vegetables.
  • Tightly cover with foil and bake for 2 hours; occasionally basting with the liquid at the bottom.
  • Bake until a meat thermometer registers 160°F. Remove from the skillet and place on a platter or cutting board covered. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Plate with the vegetables and add a bit of the cooking liquid over the platter. Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 1031kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 83g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 4763mg | Potassium: 1305mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1986IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 4mg

Dutch Oven Daddy is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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31 replies
  1. Nikki
    Nikki says:

    5 stars
    Wow! I have never had such a flavor packed ham. Love that it’s cooked with all the veggies. It’s perfect for the Holidays or a Sunday dinner.

  2. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    5 stars
    I really loved the glaze on this ham, and what an easy way to make it! Perfect for a holiday dinner, but easy enough that you could really make it whenever you wanted to!

  3. Dana
    Dana says:

    5 stars
    This was some damn good ham. We all loved it and I might just have to opt in for ham duty this Easter just to be able to bring this to the table!

  4. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    5 stars
    What magnificent flavors in this skillet ham. It looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try it. I know my family are going to love it.

    TAYLER ROSS says:

    5 stars
    I’m always looking for new holiday recipes to try, and this ham looks perfect for Easter! I can’t wait to try it!


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