How Much Ham Per Person?

Question:
How much ham per person should be served at dinner?

Answer:
When deciding how large of a ham to buy, it is good to know how much ham is considered a serving.


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How Much Ham Per Person?

How much ham per person to serve depends on the type of ham being served. Here are the recommended servings per person for common types of hams.

Bone-in City Ham

Bone-in city ham:
For an appetizer: 3 ounces
For a main dish: 8 to 10 ounces

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Boneless City Ham

Boneless city ham:
For an appetizer: 2 ounces
For a main dish: 6 to 8 ounces

ham per person

Country Ham

Country ham:
For an appetizer: 3 ounces
For a main dish: 3 to 4 ounces

ham per person

Since country ham is salty, it is generally served in smaller portions than city ham.

How Much Ham Per Person?

Additional Information

To find out how long ham lasts, see our ham page.

Don’t worry about buying too much ham, as ham leftovers are delicious prepared in many different ways.

For help in cooking a ham, see our how to cook ham post.

To find out how long deli meats last, see our deli meat page.

To find out how long other foods are good for, please visit the Dairy, Drinks, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, Vegetables and Other sections of Eat By Date or use the search function below.

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