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Have leftover ham? Make these super easy Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs for a main dish or for the perfect party appetizer.

Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs Recipe

Most holidays here in the South involve ham, and one of my favorite hams is a spiral cut ham. So when Smithfield contacted me about trying one of their Smithfield Signature Spiral Sliced Hams and to create a recipe using wonderful leftover ham, I was more than delighted. While leftovers aren’t my favorite, leftover ham is such a great addition to so many recipes.

Of course a sandwich with leftover ham, mustard and mayonnaise always hits the spot, but why not try something new and different with the leftovers? Something as easy as a sandwich? What about kabobs? Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs to be exact. A perfect kabob marriage, if you ask me. Plus, they were super quick to prepare, and only required two ingredient: the leftover ham and pineapple chunks.

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The skewers were easily assembled in under five minutes, and the grill time wasn’t much more than that. So quick! So easy. The pineapple juice can be reserved and used to baste the kabobs as they grill for extra sweetness too. Serve kabobs with a honey mustard dipping sauce or other favorite dipping sauce.

I made a few smaller ones that would be perfect for a party appetizer or a hearty finger food. These would be a superb party food since the kabobs can be assembled ahead of time by a day or two, then refrigerated until ready to grill.

So the next time you have ham, save some leftovers for this quick and easy recipe.

Do you have any favorite recipes featuring ham? I’d love to hear all about them. Please share any ideas in the comments below!

Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs Recipe

Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs Recipe

Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A perfect way to use leftover ham for an easy main dish or a fun appetizer.


  • sliced ham, cut in strips or squares
  • pineapple, cut in chunks
  • reserve pineapple juice from pineapple


  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Assemble ham and pineapple on skewers in alternating pattern.
  3. Place skewers over indirect heat on grill, and baste occasionally with pineapple juice if desired, turning kabobs after 3-4 minutes on each side, or cooked to preference.
  4. If using wooden skewers, soak for at least 30 minutes before using to reduce burning skewers.

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