Can You Put Ham In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

Ham is such an easy to cook meal mainly because ham is already cooked. All you need to do to make a great ham dinner, is to reheat the ham joint.

This task is even easier if you use an air fryer to reheat the ham. To find out how, keep reading.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

We know you’ll love this recipe because;

  • It’s quick
    Air fryers cook food quickly and as all you need to do is reheat this ham joint, it’s the quickest way to cook it
  • It’s easy
    Cooking ham in the air fryer is such a simple way to cook it
  • Frees up oven space
    This recipe is particularly suited to busy times of year in the kitchen. Like Christmas or Easter when you’re already cooking lots of food in the conventional oven
  • Serves at least 4 people
    One ham joint will easily be enough for 4 hungry adults
  • Easy to clean up
    After cooking has finished, all that will need to be washed up is the air fryer basket and even this can be reduced by using a disposable air fryer paper liner

How To Cook Ham In An Air Fryer

This is such a simple way to cook a ham joint, we’re certain this will become your new favourite way to cook ham.


  • 900g (2lb) Cooked Ham Joint


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 170 C (338 F)
  2. Wrap the ham in aluminium foil
  3. Place the wrapped ham in the air fryer basket and air fry for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 75 C (167 F)
  4. Remove from the air fryer basket
  5. Serve

Air Fried Ham Cooking Tips

  • Let the ham joint get to room temperature before air frying, this allows the meat to cook evenly
  • Ensure that the foil is wrapped at the top to make it easy to access the joint to check on the internal temperature whilst cooking
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the ham joint has reached a safe internal temperature (75 C)
  • Once the ham is cooked, let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes to let the juices flow and the meat to relax
  • If you’re adding a glaze, do so after the ham has cooked and reheat it for a further 5 minutes

How To Make A Glaze For Your Ham Joint

The simplest way to make a glaze for a ham joint is to just use marmalade, This can be spread over the joint once the ham has finished cooking. The joint should then be reheated for another 5 minutes.

Our favourite glaze consists of 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and 2 tablespoons of runny honey. Simply mix the ingredients together and brush onto the cooked ham joint and then reheat for a further 5 minutes.

Air Fried Ham Serving Suggestions

Roast Potatoes

This air fried ham is so versatile and will go with virtually anything. Below are a few serving suggestions. But feel free to use your own and please share them with us in the comments below.

  • Roast Potatoes
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Chips
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • New Potatoes
  • Jacket Potato
  • Baked Beans
  • Garden Peas
  • Boiled Carrots
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Red Cabbage
  • Leeks
  • Salad
  • Macaroni Cheese
  • Coleslaw

How To Save On Washing Up When Cooking Ham In An Air Fryer

When it comes to cooking ham in an air fryer, there’s a handy tip that can help you save on washing up and make cleanup a breeze. 

By placing a disposable paper liner in the air fryer basket before cooking the ham, you can prevent any grease or sauce that may be released during the cooking process dripping out of the foil. 

This not only makes cleanup easier but also helps to keep your air fryer in good condition.

Disposable paper liners come in various sizes, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your air fryer and the size of the ham joint you’re cooking. These non-stick liners create a barrier between the ham and the air fryer basket, ensuring that the ham doesn’t stick and that any drippings are contained.

Once you’ve finished cooking the ham, simply remove the disposable paper liner along with any drippings it may have collected and throw it away. To learn more, click here.

What do you call someone who steals pigs?
A ham-burglar!


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you warm up a ham in an air fryer?

You can warm up a ham in an air fryer as long as you ensure that the internal temperature of the ham reaches at least 75 C (167 F) before serving.

Should I wrap ham in foil to air fry?

It is best to wrap a ham joint in foil before air frying to prevent the ham from becoming too dry.

Is ham and gammon the same thing?

Ham is cooked gammon and gammon is raw ham. To become ham, gammon has to be cooked.

Can you bake ham without boiling first?

You can bake a ham without boiling it first. In fact, a ham has probably already been boiled. Because ham is a cooked gammon joint.

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