If you’re following a keto diet and looking for a delicious and satisfying dish, keto ham is a fantastic option. This recipe provides a flavorful and tender ham that is low in carbohydrates and fits perfectly into a keto lifestyle. Whether you’re preparing it for a special occasion or simply craving a hearty meal, this keto ham recipe will not disappoint. Let’s dive in!
Keto Ham Recipe:
- 1 bone-in, fully cooked ham (5-6 lbs or 2.3-2.7 kg)
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
- In a small bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, olive oil, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix well to create a flavorful paste.
- Place the ham on a large cutting board or baking dish, and using a sharp knife, make shallow cuts in a crisscross pattern on the surface of the ham.
- Generously spread the prepared mustard-herb paste all over the ham, making sure to get it into the cuts you made.
- Transfer the ham to a roasting pan, and cover it tightly with aluminum foil.
- Bake the ham in the preheated oven for approximately 15-18 minutes per pound (or 33-40 minutes per kilogram) until it reaches an internal temperature of 140°F (60°C). Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature in the thickest part of the ham without touching the bone.
- Once the ham reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
- Slice the keto ham and serve warm. You can pair it with keto-friendly side dishes like roasted vegetables or cauliflower mash.
Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are approximate values based on a 4-ounce (113g) serving of ham. Please note that the exact nutritional content may vary depending on the specific brand and type of ham used.
- Calories: 170
- Total Fat: 10g
- Saturated Fat: 3.5g
- Cholesterol: 55mg
- Sodium: 920mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 0g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 0g
- Protein: 18g