November is upon us and you know what that means-no we’re not talking about no-shave November, football, or the World Cup happening this month. It’s officially time to think about the holidays, who will be hosting the various dinners and get-togethers, and what will be served. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Turkey may be the main dish you typically think of for Thanksgiving, but we are here to tell you that Pederson’s ham is the way to go this year.
Turkey can be overwhelming and pretty tricky to cook, especially if you’ve never tried it before. Our holiday ham is precooked and spiral sliced, so all you need to do is heat it and serve! Not only that, but ham takes less time to thaw than turkey, so you won’t need to worry as much about it being thawed in time.
Why choose Pederson’s ham?
We have both bone-in ham and boneless ham options that are a step above other hams out there. There is no sugar added to them-they can stand on their own without the unnecessary sweetening. No added sugar also means that they are keto and paleo-friendly, and Whole30 approved!
Our ham is lactose, gluten, soy, and MSG-free. And like the rest of our products, they are free of any added nitrates or nitrites. And the pork used was vegetarian-fed, humanely raised, and never given any antibiotics.
If you’re still unsure, this recipe for orange glazed ham may make the decision for you. It is a mouthwatering recipe, and so simple!
Keep in mind, the deadline to order ham and have it in time for Thanksgiving is November 17th at noon eastern. Order yours today!
Here we cover the basics, keep reading for more details!
- Ham cooking time: 15 minutes per pound. Learn more about it here >> how long does it take to cook a ham?
- How long should I thaw a ham? 4 to 6 hours per pound
- Can you freeze ham? Yes
- How long does ham last in the fridge? 3-5 Days
- Is ham gluten free? Pederson's Farms spiral sliced hams are gluten free!
Food Nutrition: Nutritional Value of Ham
Can you freeze spiral ham? Yes!
If you are worried that you won't be able to finish your ham in one sitting, you can freeze it.
The best way to freeze spiral ham is by storing it in an airtight container or freezer bag with as much air removed as possible. When you're ready to eat your leftover frozen ham, thaw it in the fridge overnight!
How long does ham last in the fridge? 3-5 days
USDA.gov recommends eating or freezing your Spiral-cut ham within three to five days.
How long does it take to thaw a ham?
There are three ways to thaw ham: in the refrigerator, in cold water (in a leak-proof bag), or in a microwave. However, we prefer thawing in the refrigerator. Make sure you plan ahead as it will take about 4 to 6 hours per pound.
Leftover ham from the holidays? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our favorite ways to use up leftover ham:
WHOLE30 DENVER HAM OMELET CUPS: This recipe is quick, and easy, and uses ingredients you likely already have at home. It makes a great meal for busy mornings.
HAM & POTATO SOUP: This classic soup is easy to make and will warm your belly on a cold day. It's perfect for leftovers, too!
HOLIDAY HAM DIP: This dip is so easy and versatile. You can serve it warm with chips or crackers, or chill it in the fridge for a few hours to serve as an appetizer at a party.
EGGS BENEDICT WITH HAM & BACON: We couldn't leave out this classic breakfast favorite.