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The Easiest Crockpot Ham Recipe

Save money this holiday by making your own ham at home. This crockpot ham recipe is simple, since the slow cooker does all the work for you! This simple crockpot meal will become a traditional favorite.

Once you’ve got your main dish planned, take a look at our suggestions for what to serve with ham.

A pin showing the finished recipe for Crockpot ham in the background and the title in the middle.

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I’ll show you how to make a crockpot ham recipe and once you try it, you’ll never go back to baking a ham.

We use a brown sugar substitute since my husband is diabetic. That also makes this recipe low carb and great for anyone on Keto. But you can use regular brown sugar if you prefer.

A look at the finished crockpot ham recipe.

One of the best things about making this recipe for crockpot ham is that you can free up the oven to do other things. A close second is that this is the most moist and delicious ham thanks to the slow cooker. There’s very little moisture escaping, so you don’t have to worry about drying out your ham.

A finsihed bone in ham cooked in the Crockpot.

What do I need to make a ham in the crockpot?

Making ham in the crockpot will of course require a slow cooker. A typical family-size slow cooker is 6- or 8-quarts. You’ll need to make sure the ham you buy can fit!

If you have a smaller crockpot, you’ll need to find a ham about half the size of the one in this recipe.

Another look at the sliced crockpot ham recipe finished and ready to eat.

You will also need these ingredients to make the most delicious recipe for crockpot ham. They’re all easy to get and should be readily available in a typical grocery store.

If you need to make substitutions, just try and keep it as close as possible to the list. For example, you’d need more dried garlic to equal the flavor of the fresh stuff!

  • 4 to 5 pound bone-in ham (check to make sure it fits your slow cooker)
  • butter
  • Dijon mustard
  • brown sugar (or substitute like Swerve)
  • fresh garlic
Another pin showing the finished ham made in the Crockpot ready to eat and title in the middle.

If you are not worried about carbs or sugar you can swap out the Swerve for brown sugar. Since I’m watching Weight Watchers points and also cooking for my diabetic husband, we use a low carb sweetener.

How to make my crockpot ham recipe:

Wait till you see how simple this recipe really is. You’ll wonder why you didn’t try this sooner!

A plate full of the sliced ham ready to be enjoyed.
  1. Pour the water in the slow cooker and place ham on top.
  2. Mix together all of the other ingredients and pour the over the top of your ham.
  3. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours. The timing will depend on how large your ham is, this should cover those of you using a 4 to 5 pound ham as mentioned above.
  4. Carefully remove the ham. Slice and serve.

If you are using a much smaller ham you can cut back the cooking time. Use the 4-5 pounds for 6-8 hours as a comparison and just cut it in half / quarters to make the time suit the weight of your ingredients!

here we see a plate full of the finished Crockpot ham recipe sliced and ready to be eaten.

Don’t want to cook for the holiday?

I get it. Sometimes, when you’re hosting, you want to make things even easier. In that case, I recommend ordering a gourmet ham. It will arrive fully-cooked, and you can choose to heat it before serving.

Looking for more delicious recipes to try?

Here are some other easy recipes you can try out to go along with your holiday ham:

If you end up with leftover ham, use it up in this fabulous Spinach and Ham Crustless Quiche. Check out more suggestions at Leftover Ham Slow Cooker Recipes.

Printable Crockpot Ham Recipe:

Here is a copy of the recipe that you can easily print to keep on hand or to more easily follow. I like to print recipes so I have the grocery list with me when I’m shopping. That’s a nice way to use this one sheet printable.

Yield: 12 Servings

Crockpot Ham Recipe

A look at the finished crockpot ham recipe.

This is the easiest ham recipe you will ever make. My low carb Crockpot ham recipe is simple, easy, and low maintenance!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 6 seconds
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes 6 seconds


  • 4 to 5 pound bone-in ham (check to make sure it fits your slow cooker)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons brown erythritol sweetener (or brown sugar)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced


  1. Pour water in slow cooker and place ham on top.
  2. Mix together other ingredients and pour over ham.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Carefully remove the ham. Slice and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 301Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 1980mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 42g


Thursday 14th of April 2022

Just an FYI. Diabetic for over 50 years. Diabetic diet reading a nutrition label, you should look at grams of carbs, not sugars. Swerve is the same amount of carbs as light brown sugar, but quadruple the cost.


Thursday 14th of April 2022

Good to know. My hubby is not great about checking those details.

Alice Edison

Saturday 5th of March 2022

Could you use a spiral ham?


Monday 7th of March 2022


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