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Ham Steak For One

A delicious ham steak is an easy way to enjoy a ham dinner without cooking a whole ham. Cooked in a skillet, a small ham steak cooks in just 10 minutes!

two slices of ham on a white plate next to fried apples and green beans.

Ham makes the perfect meal. Whether it's for a holiday dinner, a hearty breakfast, or a quick-fix lunch, a ham is an extremely versatile protein. When you're cooking for one, you may not want to purchase an entire ham. Instead, consider buying a ham steak. It's really just a slice of ham from a whole roast.

This brown sugar glazed ham steak recipe is an easy one. The ham is pan-fried in butter and topped with a sugary glaze. It's a quick and easy meal that allows you enjoy a festive ham without spending hours cooking it in the kitchen. This ham is absolutely delicious and perfect for a holiday meal or anytime.

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Why I Love This Recipe

  • Ham steaks are individually packaged.
  • They cook quickly.
  • They're great for serving one or two.
  • This 4-ingredient ham steak recipe is sweet and also savory. The ham is perfect for breakfast or dinner.

Ingredients

a ham steak on a white plate next to a black plate with butter on it and a bowl of brown sugar

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Ham steak: You can usually find ham steaks near the other pork products in the meat aisle of your grocery store. They might also be located near the breakfast meats like bacon or sausage. Ham steaks are sold in individual packages, both boneless and bone-in. I like to use one that weighs around 8-ounces. Ham steaks are sold "fresh" and "pre-cooked". Look for cooked ham steaks, they will be labeled on the package as "fully cooked", "cured", or "hickory smoked". If ham steaks are not pre-cooked, they are not safe to eat before cooking.
a ham steak in the packaging on a brown cutting board.
  • Butter: Sear the ham steak in a pan with just 1 tablespoon of salted butter for extra flavor.
  • Cinnamon and brown sugar: These ingredients are added to melted butter in the skillet and becomes the glaze to pour over the ham.

How To Make This Recipe

  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.
butter melting in a cast iron skillet.
  • Sear the ham steak for about 4 minutes. Then, flip the steak over and cook for 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and cover.
ham steak cooking in a cast iron skillet
  • Melt butter in the same skillet. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring frequently for 2 minutes. Pour over ham steak and enjoy!
melted butter and brown sugar in a cast iron skillet and a ham steak with the sugar glaze poured over the top

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Serve With Ham Steak?

Serve ham with macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes, or fried apples and a nice vegetable like green beans or roasted carrots.

How To Store A Cooked Ham Steak?

Store this brown sugar glazed ham steak in the refrigerator, covered for 3-4 days.

What Can I Do With Leftover Ham?

If you have any ham leftover from this ham recipe, you might like to consider using it in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:
* Ham and Cheese Scones
* Crustless Spinach Quiche
* Crustless Quiche Lorraine

Expert Tips

  • Feel free to leave off the brown sugar glaze if you don't want to use it. Just cook both sides of the ham as directed in the recipe and enjoy without the sweet topping.
  • If you find ham steaks on sale at your grocery, buy a few and freeze them. Cooked ham steaks can be stored up to 3 months in the freezer.

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a ham dinner on a plate next to a cream colored napkin

Ham Steak For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keywords: ham, ham steak
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 441kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter , divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) boneless, fully cooked ham steak
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat.
  • Place the ham steak in the pan and cook for 4 minutes. Then, flip the steak over and cook for 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and cover.
  • Melt the remaining butter in the same skillet. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring frequently for 2 minutes. Pour over ham steak and enjoy!

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Feel free to leave off the brown sugar glaze if you don't want to use it. Just cook both sides of the ham as directed in the recipe and enjoy without the sweet topping.
  • If you find ham steaks on sale at your grocery, buy a few and freeze them. Cooked ham steaks can be stored up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brown sugar glazed ham steak | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1503mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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4 thoughts on “Ham Steak For One”

  1. I see you have green beans on the plate (a perfect side). What is the other side in the picture (possibly sauteed mushrooms would be my guess)? The plate looks fantastic!

  2. Hello Joanie,
    Your recipes are just the thing for me. I’m 80 years old, a widow and I don’t need much and your site has been perfect for me. Have saved a lot with your recipes and just downloaded the ham steak for one. One can make a number of meals with this, omlets, slider sandwiches, salads etc.
    deviled eggs will be fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes with all of us who need so much help now-a-days.
    God bless you and take care and stay safe in our times.
    Phyllis Smith

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