Air Fryer Ham

Jump to Recipe

Air Fryer Ham is a delicious and really easy recipe to make! Cooking ham in air fryer is a great way to free up that precious oven space during the holidays, and it turns out tender and juicy every time.

Suitable for gluten free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

the finished air fryer ham recipes

This Air Fryer Ham recipe is a delicious and really easy recipe to cook making it one of the family holiday dinner recipes everyone will love.

It is great to have all of the holiday ham leftovers following Christmas, Easter dinner, or any holiday feast.

This juicy flavorful baked ham is so simple to put together, and cooking it in the air fryer frees up oven space making your holiday prep even easier. #airfryerforthewin

And just as easy as this crispy skinned Air Fryer Whole Chicken or delicious Air Fryer Turkey Breast, or really juicy Air Fryer Pork Chops.

Want to save this Recipe?

Enter your email below and get it sent straight to your inbox. Along with recipes & tips every week!

Save Recipe
top down view of the air fryer ham served on a white plate

Easy Air Fryer Baked Ham

Folks, just 5 simple ingredients are all that’s needed for making moist, juicy, tender, and totally delectable baked ham.

Why Make This Recipe

  • Quick – This is quick and easy to cook in the air fryer.
  • Feeds a Smaller Crowd – Feed your family and your friends.
  • Saves Space – When preparing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holiday meals, cooking a ham in air fryer will free up that precious oven space for all your other dishes.
  • Ideal for Meal Prep – Leftover ham is great for your weekly meal prep to use in sandwiches, wraps, salads, stews and soups, casseroles, and pasta dishes.
front view of the completed and sliced air fryer ham

Ingredient Notes

You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious main dish.

  • Ham – This starts with a fully cooked, boneless ham. I tend to cook a small ham in the air fryer due to the air fryer basket size.
  • Honey – Make sure the honey is runny. If not then warm it up to melt it before using.
  • Juice – Orange juice or pineapple juice works well here.
  • Cinnamon – Ground cinnamon adds a fragrant twist.
  • Mustard powder – Adds savory flavor and some bite.
the ingredients needed for making air fryer ham

Ready To Cook Ham In Air Fryer? Gather all your ingredients and let’s get air frying!

Handy Tip: Use Good Kitchen Tools!

For the best tools to help make your recipe even easier and more successful, check out my collection of the Best Air Fryer Tools on Amazon.

How To Cook Ham In The Air Fryer

Get full ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat air fryer to 325 degrees F / 170 degrees C.
  2. Wrap ham in aluminum foil, making sure the overlapping foil sheets are on the top so you can open during cooking.
  3. Transfer ham to the air fryer basket and air fry for 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, in a small bowl mix together honey, orange juice, cinnamon and mustard powder.
  5. When the 20 minutes is up, open up the ham and brush the sweet glaze all over the ham. Then close up the foil and air fry for another 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F / 60 degrees C.
  6. Open the foil and air fryer ham for a further 5 – 8 minutes or until glaze is nicely golden brown brown.
  7. Remove from air fryer and let the ham rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Cooking time can vary depending on the air fryer make and model and the size of the ham. 

top down view of the cooked air fryer ham inside the air fryer basket

Recipe Tips

  • Make sure to take the whole cooked ham out of the refrigerator an hour before cooking to bring it to room temperature.
  • It’s important that your ham fits comfortably in the air fryer and does not touch the heating element. If this is the case, you might need to slice off some bits of the ham to make it fit.
  • It is best to cook the ham in aluminum foil for part of the air frying so that it remains juicy and does not dry out.

Plus…..

  • Note that thinner flatter hams will cook quicker than rounder deeper hams.
  • Make sure that there is enough space for the air to circulate all around and properly cook the ham.
  • Feel free to score the ham by making criss-cross cuts in the surface of the ham so it crisps up nicely.
the finished air fryer ham inside the air fryer basket

Delicious Variations

  • Add spices – cook air fried ham with spices like ground cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg for a fragrant twist.
  • Add heat –  with red pepper flakes, cayenne, chipotle, etc.
  • Vary the glaze – feel free to use a brown sugar glaze instead.

Storage, Meal Prep and Prep Ahead

This Cooked Ham Recipe was practically made for meal prep and prepping ahead. 

  • Prep Ahead – The ham can be cooked several days in advance and used when needed. 
  • Store – Store your air fryer boneless ham in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. 
  • Freeze – You can freeze cooled cooked ham for up to 2 months.
the completed air fryer ham sliced and ready to serve
How Long To Cook Ham In Air Fryer?

This depends on the size of the ham and the shape. For a 2-3 pound ham, you will need about 40- 50 minutes.

Also, a thinner flatter ham will cook quicker than a rounder deeper one.

What To Do With Leftover Ham

Air fried ham is great for leftovers. Use it to make this Leftover Ham Casserole, and Ham Roll Ups.

close up view of the air fryer ham inside the air fryer basket

More Easy Air Fryer Recipes

top down view of the cooked air fryer ham inside the air fryer basket

Serving Suggestions

You can serve air fryer baked ham with all the sides and holiday recipes like crispy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, well loved Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes, and these delicious Air Fryer Green Beans.

You can make these easy Air Fryer Beets and crispy Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts work well with ham.

Weight Watchers Points

There are 12 Blue Plan SmartPoints Points in one serving.

Get The Ham Air Fryer Recipe

Don’t forget to tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter if you try Air Fryer Ham! It is really, really awesome for me when you make one of my recipes and I’d love to see it. You can also share it on my Facebook page. Please pin this recipe to Pinterest too! Thank you for reading Recipes from a Pantry.

the finished air fryer ham recipes
Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Air Fryer Ham

Cook your holiday ham in the air fryer and free up precious oven space!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 6
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds (907g – 1.36kg) boneless cooked ham
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice or pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 325 degrees F / 170 degrees C.
  • Wrap ham in aluminum foil, making sure the overlapping foil sheets are on the top so you can open during cooking.
  • Transfer ham to the air fryer basket and air fry for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, in a small bowl mix together honey, orange juice, cinnamon and mustard powder.
  • When the 20 minutes is up, open up the ham and brush the sweet glaze all over the ham. Then close up the foil and air fry for another 15 minutes. until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F / 60 degrees C.
  • Open the foil and air fryer ham for a further 5 – 8 minutes or until glaze is nicely golden brown brown.
  • Remove from air fryer and let the ham rest for 15 minutes before carving.
**EASY AIR FRYER RECIPE EBOOK**Get the easy Air Fryer Recipe Binder which includes 40 quick and easy recipes all under 30 minutes cook time.
** INSTANT POT DUMP AND DASH RECIPE EBOOK**Get the Instant Pot Dump And Dash Recipes Ebook with easy recipes for busy lives.

Notes

  • Make sure to take the whole cooked ham out of the refrigerator an hour before cooking to bring it to room temperature.
  • It’s important that your ham fits comfortably in the air fryer and does not touch the heating element. If this is the case, you might need to slice off some bits of the ham to make it fit.
  • It is best to cook the ham in aluminum foil for part of the air frying so that it remains juicy and does not dry out.
  • Note that thinner flatter hams will cook quicker than the rounder, deeper hams.
  • Make sure that there is enough space for the air to circulate all around and properly cook the ham.
  • Feel free to score the ham by making criss-cross cuts in the surface of the ham so it crisps up nicely.
  • Storage – keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to a week.
  • There are 12 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1795mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




10 Comments

  1. What a delicious and straightforward recipe for air fryer ham! The idea of cooking ham in an air fryer sounds both innovative and mouthwatering. Can’t wait to give this a try and enjoy the flavorsome results. Thanks for sharing this delightful recipe!

  2. There are several types of car insurance services available to drivers. The most common types of car insurance are liability, collision, and comprehensive coverage.

  3. s an AI language model, I do not have personal opinions, but I can provide a neutral comment on “WikipediaThrive”.

    WikipediaThrive appears to be an initiative aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of Wikipedia content in underrepresented languages and regions of the world. This effort is important as it can help ensure that knowledge is accessible to people in all parts of the world, regardless of language or location. By working to improve the diversity of Wikipedia’s content, WikipediaThrive may help to bridge gaps in knowledge and promote greater understanding and inclusion across cultures.

  4. 5 stars
    I am very impressed with your writing bitcoincasino I couldn’t think of this, but it’s amazing! I wrote several posts similar to this one, but please come and see!

  5. 5 stars
    I came to this site with the introduction of a friend around me and I was very impressed when I found your writing. I’ll come back often after bookmarking! safetoto

  6. 5 stars
    Thank you for the amazing recipe! My family will definitely love it. Cooking is my hobby now, but I am really thinking of starting a career in this area. I do not have special education, however, I think that there are some courses that will be valid for the employers, what do you think? I am now reading the article about career change https://resumeperk.com/blog/10-resume-tips-for-career-changers. It has very useful tips.

  7. Thanks for this. I was wonder how I would cook our 2 lb. ham for Easter.
    I generally do in oven with a dry mustard, maple syrup and ACV paste after inserting several cloves into the ham. I’ll probably do the same for the air fryer version.