Kirkland Master Carve Half Ham {Recipe Ideas, Nutrition, Heating Instructions}

One of my favorite things to buy at Costco is the Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham.  These fully cooked hams are a delicious lean protein that make for easy meals.  Not only are these apple wood smoked boneless hams tasty but they are also extremely budget friendly.

Keep reading and we will cover:

  • Heating Instructions
  • Nutritional Information
  • Recipe Ideas

Kirkland Signature Master Carve Half Ham

Half Ham Heating Instructions

These hams are fully cooked and ready to eat so no heating is required.

If you would rather eat the ham warm instead of cold then Costco provides the following heating instructions.

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Remove the ham from the plastic packaging.
  • Wrap the ham tightly in aluminum foil.
  • Place the foil wrapped ham on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the ham for 12-15 minutes per pound until an internal temperature of 130F is reached.
  • Remove the ham from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the ham from the foil, slice and serve.

These hams typically weigh between 4-5 pounds so plan heating one up to take about an hour.

Half Ham Nutritional Information

The hams have the following nutritional information based upon a three ounce serving.

  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 8g (10% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 50mg (17% DV)
  • Sodium: 860mg (37% DV)
  • Carbs: 3g (1% DV)
  • Protein: 14g

The hams are low in calories and fat while being high in protein.  The only real negative about the hams is the elevated salt content which results from the curing process used to turn the pork into ham.

Kirkland ham Nutrition

Kirkland Master Carve Half Ham Recipe Ideas

This ham can be used a hundred different ways.

I have been known to cut off slices and eat them straight out of hand for a quick snack.

I am also more than happy to throw some slices on a couple pieces of white bread with mayonnaise and mustard for an easy sandwich.  If you wanted to kick it up a bit you could add a fried egg.

You can dice the ham and add it to some Kirkland egg whites for a high protein, low fat omelet.

If you want to have a hearty family meal then serve the ham with Reser’s scalloped potatoes and a Caesar salad.

I have been trying to watch my calories recently so I am eating this ham with a LOT of veggies.  My favorite dish so far is the cube the ham and cook it with Tattooed Chef’s Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry and a big shot of Trader Joe’s Green Dragon Hot Sauce.

Filling, flavorful, spicy and low calorie.  That ticks all of the boxes for me!

Kirkland Ham with Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

4 thoughts on “Kirkland Master Carve Half Ham {Recipe Ideas, Nutrition, Heating Instructions}

  1. I had heating issues with this ham. It was just under 4 lbs, wrapped in foil, pre heated oven, wasn’t even close to being warm/hot after an hour. Put back in for another 1/2 hour. Still not even close to 130, took it out anyway, since the potatoes and rolls were ready 1/2 an hour earlier

    1. I think you may have a problem with your oven. May I suggest you check your range with a manual temp gauge? The second suggestion is to use a toaster oven if you have one; I find this a great way to prepare these hams. I also set my range and or toaster oven to 325 degrees when heating these hams. Another thought are you using an instant-read thermometer to check the temperature of the ham?

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