These easy slow cooker ham recipes are great for feeding a crowd, especially during the holidays. Ham slow cooker recipes are family-friendly too!
Learn how best to slow cook a ham and all the ways to make savory crock pot ham. The slow cooker is a great option for ham because it doesn’t need any tending. You can put it in, set it, and walk away until it’s ready.
Once you’ve chosen your holiday ham recipe, get our suggestions on what to serve with ham.
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One of the best things about using the slow cooker to make anything is that it takes all the hard work out of the cooking process. You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen, constantly checking the oven or the stove.
The crock pot really frees you up to do other things with your time while dinner is prepping all on its own in the kitchen! If you like to make hot meals all year long but hate heating up the whole house with the stove or the oven, you’ll find these crockpot ham recipes useful in that way too.
Do I need to cook ham for a long time?
There’s a common misconception that ham takes a long time to cook. Remember, ham is already cooked and cured in most cases. Check the packaging, but in general, ham just needs to be heated through to be ready to serve.
With that in mind, you don’t need to cook ham for a whole day in order for it to be ready to eat. You can use the slow cooker to let it fully heat through while simmering with a sauce or vegetables.
Can you slow cook ham overnight?
Yes, you can slow cook ham overnight, but it’s important to do it safely to prevent food poisoning. That is also true if you’re slow cooking during the day!
Make sure the ham reaches a safe internal temperature. It should reach at least 145°F. Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature in the thickest part of the ham, away from the bone.
Won’t ham dry out in the crockpot?
Another common misconception is that cooking ham in a slow cooker will dry it out. I’ve had the completely opposite experience. Ham slow cooker recipes usually come out much more moist than oven recipes.
When you are cooking in a slow cooker, you are essentially using steam to heat the food. It’s taking the liquid that you add and turning it into hot, moist air.
So fear not! You won’t be drying out your ham in the Crockpot, you’ll be making it even more juicy and tender.
Looking for other slow cooker recipes?
Before we dive into the ham recipes in all their delicious glory, take a second to bookmark these other crock pot recipe collections. I think you’ll find that having so many recipes on hand to choose from makes life in the kitchen much easier.
These recipe collections are sure to have something for everyone, even the picky eaters in your house!
- Slow cooker recipes for chicken
- Ground beef crock pot recipes
- Slow cooker soup recipes
- Slow cooker recipes for beef
Now let’s get to those recipes for crock pot ham. These delicious ham slow cooker recipes make any holiday special.
If you end up with leftovers, we have over 20 recipes that use leftover ham.