Glazed Baked Spam Recipe

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My Glazed Baked Spam recipe is one of those old family favorites we all love. It’s super easy with only three ingredients and 20 minutes of cook time.

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Baked Spam with a homemade glaze or gravy is a quick and easy weeknight dinner idea. Serve over a bed of rice for a complete meal.

Spam is available in quite a few options including turkey and low sodium. I prefer low sodium.

Did you know that Spam is wildly popular in Hawaii? Yep.

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I can’t remember the first time I ever ate Spam. It’s been on our dinner menu occasionally for so long in my family.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz.) Can of Spam
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • 3 Tbsp. Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Water (optional)
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Sliced Spam

How to Make Baked Spam

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Slice the Spam into thin slices using a sharp knife. We like them fairly thin but not too thin. I usually get about 10 slices per can.

Meal prep doesn’t get much easier than this easy Spam recipe!

Step 2

Combine the brown sugar, yellow mustard, and water in a small bowl and mix well. I like to mix this in a measuring cup with a pouring spout to make pouring it over the sliced Spam easier.

You can pop this mixture in the microwave for about 20 seconds to make it easier to blend.

Spam Gravy Tip

Double the ingredients in the glaze if your crew enjoys lots of gravy.

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Sliced Spam in a baking dish with glaze on top

Step 4

Prepare a large baking dish with non-stick spray. Arrange the sliced Spam into the dish just slightly overlapping as shown. I get two rows of Spam slices side by side.

Pour the glaze over the Spam slices covering well. It may seem a little watery as you pour the glaze over the meat but it will thicken as it bakes.

Step 5

Bake, uncovered for about 20-25 minutes until the glaze is done.

If you overcook, the Spam will be dry. I personally love those end pieces charred, they are my favorite. It’s like eating the crust from a pound cake, that’s my part!

You can have this meal on the table in under 30 minutes.

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Baked Spam with a Brown Sugar Glaze

I have heard this recipe called Candied Spam because the glaze has a bit of a sweet taste to it. The mustard in the glaze gives it a tang though which is perfectly paired with sliced Spam.

Uses for Leftover Baked Spam Slices

  • Make Sandwiches
  • Sliders are great with Spam slices
  • Cut into pieces and add to a salad
  • Add to a pot of Macaroni and Cheese

Side dishes to serve with Baked Spam

Rice is always good with baked meats

Homemade mashed potatoes are a good side dish, get my made from scratch recipe

Peas and Carrots, and these pair well with rice also

Green Beans

Macaroni and Cheese is always good, here’s my Crockpot Mac and Cheese recipe

Garden Salad

A few fun facts about Spam

  • There is a Spam Museum in Austin, MN.
  • Spam holds an annual Great American Spam Championship contest.
  • There are Spam festivals held each year in many places, especially Hawaii
  • Spam was served to the soldiers in WWII 
  • Some people wear Spam costumes like this one at Halloween
Yield: 4

Glazed Baked Spam

Glazed Baked Spam recipe

A quick and easy 3 ingredient weeknight entree. You'll be surprised how good the Brown Sugar Gravy is baked over Spam slices!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 oz.) Can of Spam
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
  • 3 Tbsp. Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Water (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice the Spam into thin pieces
  2. Spray an oblong baking dish and arrange the Spam slices into the dish
  3. Mix together the Brown Sugar and Mustard until all the lumps are gone
  4. If you want your gravy a little more thin, Add 1 Tbsp of water to the mixture and stir well until your desired consistency
  5. Pour the Brown Sugar Gravy over the Spam
  6. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes covered.
  7. Uncover and bake about 5 to 7 more minutes only if you want the Spam to be browned.
  8. Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

Can be served over a bed of rice or with your favorite side dishes. Leftovers make good sandwiches!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 138Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 10mgSodium 331mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 0gSugar 22gProtein 2g

Nutrition information is not accurate depending on actual serving sizes in each household.

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10 Comments

  1. For Hawaiian-style shoyu glazed spam, mix soy sauce, brown sugar (and a dash of mirin if you want), fry the spam for three minutes on each side over medium heat then turn it off and pour in the glaze and mix for one minute. Best with rice.

  2. I’ve been eating this since I was a kid, but I never really had a recipe. I’m thinking of trying it with some pineapple juice next time I make this.

  3. I’ve spent 15 minutes reading and rereading trying to find the actual recipe for your recipe! There isn’t one! Why do you have a recipe with no list of ingredients, nor directions? Very frustrated.

    1. Hi Stephanie, Thank you for alerting me that the recipe had vanished from this post. I assure you it was here. Sometimes, without warning Updates to the back side of blogs will cause certain plug-ins to disappear and we won’t know it happened until we find out the hard way. I have added the recipe back into this post and appreciate you letting me know.
      Hope you enjoy the recipe. It’s a family favorite at my house. I like how easy it is to prepare!

  4. How funny! Spam is a staple in Hawaii. Practically everyone eats Spam musubi there. Never had Spam with this type of glaze, but I’ll definitely have to try it.

    1. Yes, I read on the Spam site that the popularity of Spam in Hawaii is related to WWII, Pearl Harbor and Red Cross provisions. Stacy and I recently visited a war museum where one of the displays included a very old Spam container from Red Cross provisions. It’s been around a long time. I hope you’ll give this recipe a try. I’d be interested to know how your family likes it. The glaze is very similar to a ham glaze.

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