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Best Air Fryer Ham Recipe

Air fryer ham is easy! Want to save room in your oven or just make a small piece for 2 of you, this is how to cook a ham in an air fryer.

ham in air fryer

Want to cook an air fryer ham this year? NO problem! This is a great solution if you live in tight spaces or just need to feed a couple of people. One of many easy air fryer recipes here on The Typical Mom (affiliate links present)

I made an Instant Pot ham years ago, with a similar glaze, and it turned out great! Oven baked ham is fabulous if you have the time, but sometimes you want enough for just 2-4 people. This is great for times like that.

Now that I air fry everything I wanted to figure out this method as well so I could share it with all of you. Here we go…..

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

Here’s a printable air fryer cook times chart here for your fridge. It has temp. and times for making the best frozen foods for air fryer too.

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This is not just for the holidays though. Ham is great to cook year round. I mean, we cook something like this and save the rest. Throughout the rest of the week I make things like:

This is the whole, smoked, precooked ham we chose from the store. From there I just made a sweet mustard glaze to pour on top to keep it moist.

air fryer ham

You may have a few questions before you make this for Christmas, Easter, or for no occasion at all:

Can you cook country ham in an air fryer?

The only type you couldn’t would be one that wouldn’t fit into your basket. This needs to be measured before you purchase your piece. I have a 5.7 qt. and a whole precooked hickory smoked fit fine.

What meats can you cook in an air fryer?

You can cook ALL THE THINGS in it y’all! I have made air fryer steak, pork loin in an air fryer, frozen chicken breast and air fried shrimp too. Everything comes out perfectly this way.

What is the best way to cook a precooked ham?

We love it air fried, and will show you how to do that here, as well as smoking a cooked ham.

How do you cook a precooked ham without drying it out?

It is all about basting it along the way, and a great flavorful ham glaze.

The key to getting it warm all the way into the center, you’ll need to slice it beforehand.

how to cook a ham

Some are spiral sliced in the package. Typically the smaller versions like this one are not. Use a sharp knife and make slices you would as if you were to serve it.

Cut it about 3/4 of the way down leaving the bottom attached. When you pour on your mustard sauce make sure it gets in between each slice.

Ham in air fryer

  1. Cooked ham – ours was 3.5 lbs. (I wouldn’t buy much larger)
  2. 7.5″ springform pan
    1. or wrap the ham in tinfoil but that is messier
  3. Butter
  4. Dijon mustard
  5. Minced garlic
  6. Brown sugar
  7. Water or broth
  8. Honey

I just whisk the sauce together in a large measuring cup so I can pour it on throughout the cooking process.

air fryer cooked ham

Here are step by step directions but there is a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post as well.

Time needed: 47 minutes.

Air Fryer Ham

  1. Prepare

    Slice whole boneless ham 3/4 of the way down, don’t have your slices go all the way down. Leave some attached at the bottom so it doesn’t fall apart.

    In a large mixing cup or bowl melt butter, then add all other ingredients and whisk together well.

    Lightly spray inside of 7.5″ springform pan with non stick spray. Put ham inside and pour 1/2 of your honey glaze mixture on top and in between slices.

  2. Cook

    Put foil over the top of the pan and put it inside your air fryer basket.

    Cook at 300 degrees F for 20 minutes cook time. Open the foil, pour 1/2 of what brown sugar glaze you have left over the top. Recover and continue to cook another 20 minutes.

  3. Crisp

    Remove top of the foil and reset temp to 360 degrees F for 5 minutes. Pour or brush the glaze over the ham (what’s left) and continue cooking for 2 minutes to brown the top.

  4. Warm

    When timer is up leave basket closed for 5 – 15 minutes more so insides of ham can continue to warm. Remove, slice, and serve with 1/4 cup sauce on bottom of pan poured on top.

That’s how you make this honey baked ham in your small kitchen appliance. You can even make an air fryer turkey breast for the next holiday to mix it up now.

cooked ham in air fryer

Air frying the ham really does turn out great, but what if you want to pressure cook it first? Well, if you have a Ninja Foodi you can do both right in the same pot!

This has a richer, stickier pineapple ham glaze that people go crazy over. Try this and our Ninja Foodi ham recipe and see which one you like best.

ninja foodi ham

Nutritional information will vary depending on the fat content on the piece of meat you choose.

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Air Fryer Ham

Air fryer ham is easy! Want to save room in your oven or just make a small piece for 2 of you, this is how to cook a ham in an air fryer.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, cooked, ham, honey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 710kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice whole ham 3/4 of the way down, don't have your slices go all the way down. Leave some attached at the bottom so it doesn't fall apart.
  • In a large mixing cup or bowl melt butter, then add all other ingredients and whisk together well.
  • Lightly spray inside of 7.5" springform pan with non stick spray. Put ham inside and pour 1/2 of your glaze mixture on top and in between slices.
  • Put foil over the top of the pan and put it inside your air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 300 degrees F for 20 minutes. Then take off foil, pour 1/2 of what glaze you have left over the top. Recover and continue to cook another 20 minutes.
  • Then take foil off and reset temp to 360 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  • Pour remaining glaze over the top and continue cooking for 2 minutes to brown the top. When timer is up leave basket closed for 5 more minutes so insides of ham can continue to warm.
  • Remove, slice, and serve with sauce on bottom of pan poured on top.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Ham
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 710 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 2975mg129%
Potassium 722mg21%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 118IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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