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By Terri Hahn

Ham it up for Easter dinner


March 30, 2023

As you plan your Easter gatherings, don't forget to include everyone's favorite holiday dish: the ham centerpiece. According to the National Pork Board, around 70% of Americans serve ham for Easter each year.

But there is much more to know about it than "half or whole?" or "bone-in or boneless?"

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Do I need a whole or a half ham? And how much ham will I need?

A whole ham typically weighs more than 10 pounds. That's a large chunk to deal with in a roasting pan, which is why many opt for half hams (whole hams cut in half).

With a bone-in ham, pl...

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