Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham

The perfect Sunday Dinner that’s steamed to perfection in just a few minutes! Glazed with brown sugar, honey, and dijon mustard, this Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham is sweet but tangy and absolutely delicious.

With the Instant Pot on the rise, now that people know how awesome it is, we wanted to show you how to make the best Instant Pot ham dinner! It’s surely to become a favorite in your household, because it is in ours. 


One thing I want to touch on is the Instant Pot ham cooking time! How long to cook a ham in an Instant pot, you ask? Well technically you will set the timer for only 4 minutes, but make sure that you account for a 10 minute natural release and the time it takes the Instant Pot to get pressurized. 


But even then, that’s only about 35 minutes to make a whole 3-4 pound ham! Talk about a game changer. 


If you haven’t made the plunge and bought yourself the amazing Instant Pot, you can also check out some of our other wonderful ham recipes! Like our slow cooker honey baked ham, or slow cooker maple glazed ham recipe and our citrus glazed ham. You cannot go wrong with any of these, in fact, you should try them all!

what you need for this fast Instant Pot recipe:

Instant Pot honey ham ingredients:

  1. Water
  2. Boneless spiral ham
  3. Dijon mustard
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Honey
  6. Nutmeg
  7. Cinnamon

Make sure to have these things too for this beginner Instant Pot recipe:

  • Instant Pot (THIS one has great features)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Trivet
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Pastry brush


Your Instant Pot came with a trivet but if you aren’t sure where it is you can always get one HERE.


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Let’s get started cooking this perfect Sunday dinner recipe!

Start by getting your Instant Pot out and plug it in. Then place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot with the handles going up. 


Then, using an aluminum foil piece, mold it in the shape of a boat and place the ham on top of it. 

Now, using a small bowl mix together the mustard, brown sugar, honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon until it is completely combined. 


Then use the pastry brush to brush the marinade on top of the ham and in between the slices of the ham to ensure to get the ham extra juicy. 

Once you have it all brushed with the honey marinade place the ham in the Instant Pot on top of the trivet. 

After the ham is in the Instant Pot, place the lid on top and turn the valve to the “SEALING” position. Then, press the “MANUAL” or “PRESSURE COOK” or “HIGH PRESSURE” and set the timer for 4 minutes. 

When the time runs out, you are going to let the Instant Pot do a natural release (not doing anything) for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, then move the valve to the “VENTING” position and let the rest of the pressure release. 


Once the pin drops indicating that all of the pressure has been released, take the lid off the Instant Pot and remove the ham, put it on a serving dish and take the inner pot and pour the remaining sauce over top of the ham. 


Now just serve and enjoy!

Looking for other easy Instant Pot recipes?  Try our Instant Pot Honey Glazed Carrots!  

Oh and don’t forget to pair this delicious ham with some homemade biscuits from the YellowBlissRoad.

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Serves: 6-8

Instant Pot Honey Glazed Ham

The perfect Sunday Dinner that’s steamed to perfection in just a few minutes! Glazed with brown sugar, honey, and dijon mustard, it’s sweet but tangy and absolutely delicious.

20 minPrep Time

4 minCook Time

24 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3-4 pound boneless spiral ham
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Add water to the instant pot, then add trivet to the pot.
  2. Make a small boat out of foil and place ham on top.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together mustard, brown sugar, honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Brush 2/3 of the mixture on top and in between slices of ham. Place ham on top of the trivet.
  4. Replace the lid on the instant pot and turn the valve to SEALING. Press MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK on HIGH PRESSURE for 4 minutes. Let the pressure manually release for 10 minutes, then turn the valve to VENTING and release the remaining pressure.
  5. Remove the ham from the instant pot and pour remaining sauce over top. Serve warm.


Main Course
Pressure Cooking
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free



394 cal


8 g


47 g


36 g
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    • Most instant pots come with a small trivet in the box. But don't worry, there are a lot of household items that you can use in place of a trivet. The old standby substitute for a trivet is the the metal lid of a large jar, but suitable substitutes can include stainless steel cookie cutters, a screen from the food mill, an upside down ceramic or stainless steel bowl, a steamer basket, and even a real trivet that is just the right size can go from the table and into the cooker! Here is a link for more ideas.

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