Easiest Ever Baked Ham

Easiest Ever Oven Roasted Ham

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked ham, christmas, easter, smoked ham, thanksgiving
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 582 kcal

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  • 8-10 pound ham shank or butt portion
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons whole mustard seed


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Trim any excess fat from ham. Place ham into a roasting pan. Add water to the bottom of the pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil so that no steam can escape. 


  1. A ham should cook for about 18-20 minutes per pound.

    8 pound ham: ~ 2 to 2 1/2 hours

    9 pound ham: ~ 2 1/2 to 3 hours

    10 pound ham: ~ 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

  2. Meanwhile in a small bowl combine the dijon mustard and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Set aside.

  3. When the oven roasted ham has 30 minutes left in the cooking time, remove it from the oven. Take off the aluminum foil and glaze the ham with  brown sugar mustard glaze. Return the ham to the oven for half an hour. 

  4. Remove from oven and tent with aluminum foil. Let the meat rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.


  1. Meanwhile in a small bowl combine the dijon mustard, mustard seed and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Microwave the brown sugar mixture in 20-30 second bursts until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.

  2. Serve the carved oven roasted ham with extra brown sugar mustard glaze on the side for anyone who can't get enough...

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Recipe Notes

If your ham isn't exactly 7 pounds, cook it for 18-20 minutes per pound. Begin glazing the ham 30 minutes before it's completely cooked.

Nutrition Facts
Easiest Ever Oven Roasted Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 582 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 2754mg 115%
Potassium 667mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 6g
Protein 49g 98%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.