How Long to Cook 10 Lb Ham


Are you ready to cook up a 10 pound ham? Maybe it’s for Easter, or maybe you’re just looking for a way to feed the whole family. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

How to Cook a 10 lb. Ham

How to Cook a 10 lb. Ham

If you’re looking for the ultimate holiday ham, this is the one for you. It’s not quite as big as a 15-pounder but still has plenty of meat on it to feed all your guests and family members. When using this recipe, keep in mind that no matter how long it takes to cook in the oven or microwave (or even on the grill), there will be some residual heat coming from inside after removing from heat source so don’t be alarmed if it continues cooking!



The ingredients for this recipe are simple: a 10-pound ham, water and brown sugar. You can also use cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for extra flavor.

  • Ham: Any type of ham will work for this recipe; however it needs to be fully cooked before you start baking it in the oven because we don’t want any raw meaty bits! If you’re using a spiral cut hams then make sure that they’ve been trimmed off as well so those won’t show up later on your plate either (gross).
  • Water: This should be about 2 cups of water total depending on how large your pot is and how much room there is inside for steam production during cooking time – we’ll come back later with more details on this later when we talk about temperatures needed during different stages of preparation time versus actual cooking time…


To cook a 10 pound ham, you will need:

  • An oven-safe pan. If you don’t have one, you can use foil or even an old baking sheet! Just make sure it’s clean and oiled.
  • Time for preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 Celsius). You should also set your timer for 30 minutes before putting in your meat so that it has time to warm up properly.

How long to cook a 10 pound ham


You can cook a 10-pound ham in the oven or in a slow cooker. The cooking time will vary depending on how you want to serve it, but here are some general guidelines:

  • If you want to serve the ham cold (as with some traditional holiday dishes), then you’ll need to bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour per pound of meat. This will yield a nice medium slice that is not too dry or salty, but still has plenty of flavor from the glaze and seasonings used during cooking.
  • If you prefer hot slices of ham–either as part of breakfast or dinner–then heat up your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 45 minutes per pound before turning down heat slightly (to 425 degrees) until done, about 20 more minutes depending on thickness preference (some people like theirs extra crispy). You may also opt for placing pan under broiler at end if needed since this method won’t crisp skin as much as lowering temperature does after initial browning stage completes itself within first half hour; however note that doing so will increase risk factor significantly due to possibility fire hazard caused by melting fat dripping onto flame source such as burner below surface where food rests during preparation process.”


With the right ingredients and instructions, you can cook a delicious 10 pound ham in just three hours!

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