Honey Glazed Ham Mashed Potatoes

Absolutely, here’s a simple Christmas dinner recipe for 4 people on a budget:

Honey Glazed Ham with Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Carrots, and Biscuits


  • 1 Ham slice (on sale) – $2.00
  • Carrots, peeled and sliced – $0.50
  • Brown sugar – roughly $0.05
  • Potatoes (5 lb bag on sale, used 5 large ones) – $1.99
  • Milk and butter for mashed potatoes – roughly $0.80
  • Biscuits – $0.99


  1. Honey Glazed Ham:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Place the ham slice in a baking dish.
    • Sprinkle brown sugar generously over the ham.
    • Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the ham is heated through and the sugar has formed a glaze.
  2. Mashed Potatoes:
    • Peel and dice the potatoes.
    • Boil them until they are fork-tender.
    • Mash them and add in butter and milk to reach your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Buttered Carrots:
    • Peel and slice the carrots.
    • Steam or boil them until tender.
    • Toss them with a little butter, salt, and pepper.
  4. Biscuits:
    • Follow the instructions on the biscuit package to bake them fresh.


Serve a slice of honey-glazed ham alongside a generous portion of mashed potatoes, buttered carrots, and a couple of warm biscuits.


This budget-friendly Christmas dinner not only keeps costs down but also provides some leftovers for additional meals. Enjoy your affordable and delicious Christmas feast! 🎄🍽️

Most Popular Questions and Answers Related to Honey Glazed Ham with Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Carrots, and Biscuits

Q: Can I prepare the Honey Glazed Ham in advance? A: Absolutely! Prepare the ham, cover it well, and refrigerate. Reheat before serving.

Q: What can I substitute for brown sugar in the glaze? A: You can use honey, maple syrup, or even orange marmalade for a different flavor.

Q: Can I make the biscuits ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the biscuit dough in advance and refrigerate. Bake them fresh when ready to serve.

Q: How do I make the mashed potatoes creamy without using cream? A: Add warm milk gradually while mashing until you achieve the desired creaminess.

Q: Any tips for a vegetarian version of this meal? A: Substitute the ham with a roasted vegetable dish or a vegetarian roast, and use vegetable broth for mashed potatoes.

Q: Can I freeze the leftovers? A: Yes, separate leftovers into airtight containers and freeze for future quick meals.

Remember, these are hypothetical questions, and actual questions may vary based on the uniqueness of your recipe and personal preferences.

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