Simple Keto Ham with Fancy Dipping Sauces A basic non sweet low carb Keto ham recipe and 4 sauces to give variety and delicious flavor!

Simple Keto Ham with Fancy Dipping Sauces; A basic non sweet low carb Keto ham recipe and 4 sauces to give variety and delicious flavor!

This is not my first Easter eating very low carb but it is the first year I am cooking a big meal for my family. I really wanted to make a ham but how to do that?

The hams I have known in the past have been covered in brown sugar, pineapple and/or other very sweet, high sugar carbs. Yes, there are low carb sweeteners out there but I wanted to try another route.

Why not make the ham simple and do something or some things fancier on the side? We love sauces and condiments and anything dipping so with the help of family brain storming, came up with Simple Keto Ham with Fancy Dipping Sauces. It was a hit!

The most excellent option for a clean, Keto ham is uncured with no nitrates and no sugars added. If you can find a local farmer where you can buy a ham raised there, that is the absolute best. That is not always possible so here are some other options:

My in-laws live near an Amish market in PA that has whole hams with no nitrates or sugars that are wonderful. I get one or two for my freezer when I can from there.

Pederson’s Farms hams are dairy free, gluten free, MSG free, Paleo Friendly, soy free, sugar free and Whole 30 approved. Here is a link to their site. They are quite expensive if ordered online but they do also have a store locator so maybe you can find one in a store near you. 

Sometimes you are at the mercy of what is in your grocery store. If the label says “cured with” and “less than 2% of” salts, other ingredients, sugars and nitrates, that really isn’t TOO bad in the grand scheme of things.

I am not telling you it is or is not OK for you—that is up to you. I use them sometimes. For the ham in this recipe I used Kentucky Legend Smoked Ham and it was labeled like I said above. Here is a picture.

You definitely don’t want a ham labeled as honey or maple glazed. They are usually 5-6 carbs per serving. At least the ones above are usually 1 or less than 1 per serving. Just read the ingredients and nutrition label on each ham.

Simple Keto Ham with Fancy Dipping Sauces is the main dish in our Easter Dinner. See 17 Low Carb & Keto Easter Dinner Recipes. 

If you have leftovers you would like some great recipe ideas for, check out 15 Delicious Low Carb & Keto Ham Recipes

Here is a peak at what my plate looked like. It was delicious with the ham and dipping sauces, Roasted Parmesan Asparagus, Twice Baked Cauliflower Casserole, Broccoli Cauliflower Salad, Cole Slaw and Best Ever Deviled Eggs. Desserts were on a different plate. 🙂

There are cooking directions on the package that the ham comes in but I got the idea to use chicken broth instead of water and to baste the ham while cooking from allrecipes here. It was a good idea! 

The Ham:

6.5 lb ham

½ cup chicken broth

Spray an oven safe baking dish.

Add the ham.

Pour chicken broth over ham.

Cover with foil.

Baste every 20-30 minutes while cooking about 1 ½-2 hours.

Slice and serve.

The size of the ham and amount of broth can vary greatly. You just need enough broth to have a bit in the bottom of the pan and to be able to baste the ham with. And assuming your ham is fully cooked, you just need to cook it long enough to heat it through, so 15-20 minutes per pound or as per package directions.

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Simple Keto Ham

Simple Keto Ham

A basic non sweet low carb Keto ham recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6.5 lb ham
  • ½ cup chicken broth

Instructions

Spray an oven safe baking dish.

Add the ham.

Pour chicken broth over ham.

Cover with foil.

Baste every 20-30 minutes while cooking about 1 ½-2 hours.

Slice and serve.

Notes

The size of the ham and amount of broth can vary greatly. You just need enough broth to have a bit in the bottom of the pan and to be able to baste the ham with. And assuming your ham is fully cooked, you just need to cook it long enough to heat it through, so 15-20 minutes per pound or as per package directions.

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The Sauces:

We used these 4 sauces. They were a very good variety and all delicious.

Fancy Dipping Sauces

Fancy Dipping Sauces to go with Simple Keto Ham

    

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