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slice of ham, potatoes, and brussels sprouts on plate

Christmas Dinner for One

Need a special Christmas dinner for one? Look no farther than an easy ham and brussels sprouts dinner that you can make on a sheet pan. Cook some mashed potatoes while the ham and veggies are cooking for a quick 30 minute dinner.
Course dinner, main, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Rebecca


  • cutting board
  • knife
  • medium mixing bowl
  • Silicone bag or tin foil
  • tongs
  • Medium Pot
  • Potato masher or electric mixer
  • Measuring Spoons
  • baking sheet
  • Baking Mat or Parchment Paper


Ham and Brussels Sprouts

  • 3.5 ounce ham steak
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried rosemary leaves divided
  • handful brussels sprouts about 5-6 medium brussels sprouts
  • large pinch salt

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1 medium yukon gold potato
  • water
  • ¼ cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Start by preparing mashed potatoes by chopping into small pieces, then transfer to a medium pot. Cover with water. Once boiling, cover and cook until a fork easily pierces a potato piece. About 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place baking mat or parchment paper on a half sheet size baking sheet.
  • Add ham steak, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, and a pinch of salt to an oven safe silicone bag, like a Stasher bag. Close bag, leaving about 1 inch slit open to release steam.
    (if using tin foil, place ham in center of foil, pour syrup and other ingredients over it, pinch seams).
  • Slice ends off of brussels sprouts, cut into quarters. Remove outside leaves. Rinse well, transfer to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add 2 teaspoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon rosemary, and a large pinch of salt to brussels sprouts, mix with tongs until all brussels are covered. Pour onto pan into 1 layer.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until brussels sprouts are crispy and cooked.
  • While ham and brussels sprouts are cooking, return to potatoes. Drain water once potatoes are tender. Add ¼ cup milk, 1 Tablespoon butter, and ¼ teaspoon salt to potatoes. Mash with a potato masher or a hand mixer. Cover and set aside until brussels sprouts are done cooking.
  • Transfer mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and ham to a plate, drizzle remaining maple syrup over ham. Enjoy.



  • For an easier dinner, cut up potatoes and roast them with vegetables instead of making them into mashed potatoes.
  • Boil potatoes in a medium/large pot, so the water doesn't boil over.
  • You may cut a larger ham steak and use remaining steak for other recipes. See section with recipes to use up ingredients, right above recipe card.
  • Substitute brussels sprouts with zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, or another vegetable.