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Crockpot Ham and Cabbage Recipe is the best way to use leftover ham. The entire dish is slow cooked to perfection and packed with flavor.

cabbage and ham in the slow cooker with a wooden spoon
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Slow cooker ham and cabbage is a low carb recipe that is loaded with flavor. The simple ingredients are tossed into the crock pot for a complete meal idea. If you have leftover ham, then this is the perfect recipe to make with it.

Cabbage is a vegetable we do not cook with often, but in this crockpot recipe it has become a family favorite.

Why This Recipe Works

Make this Crock pot cabbage and ham for many occasion. It is perfect to serve because of the savory flavor and how easy it is to make. Every bite is loaded with soft, tender cabbage and the salty diced ham.

Simple, delicious and a crowd pleasing dish that we love to serve anytime we have leftover ham.

Ingredients

Cabbage and Ham Ingredients - ham, cabbage, chicken broth, butter, salt, pepper
  • Cooked Ham chopped
  • Small Head Cabbage Chopped Into Bite-Sized Pieces (See How to Cut Cabbage)
  • Chicken Broth
  • Butter sliced
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Change Meat – You can also use different meats to make this recipe. Add in leftover ground beef, pork or chicken. Another option that adds flavor is cooked bacon or sausage.
  • Vegetables – You can also add in vegetables to cook in the delicious broth. Add in bay leaves, diced potatoes, bell pepper, celery, carrots and onions.
  • Broth – You can also use a vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Step by Step Instructions

Shredded cabbage and diced ham in the slow cooker

Step 1 – Place cabbage in the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker. Top evenly with ham.

Pouring the broth over the diced ham and shredded cabbage in the slow cooker

Step 2 – Pour broth over top and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Topping the ham with slice butter

Step 3 – Top with butter.

Cooked shredded cabbage and ham in a slow cooker with a wooden spoon

Step 4 – Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until cabbage is tender. Stir and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Choosing Cabbage – When making this cabbage soup recipe, make sure to choose a cabbage that is not bruised or have any dark spots. We try to choose a cabbage that is heavy in size.
  • Chopping Cabbage – Chop the cabbage in bite size pieces. Try to chop it about the same size so it cooks evenly.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary but we do recommend cooking on low.
cabbage and ham on a wooden spoon

Serving Suggestions

We love it with this easy homemade cornbread.  Another tasty idea is this Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe for a little extra kick.

If you are looking for more easy recipes, we also love to use leftover ham to make this easy Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas recipe.

Check out Best Side Dishes for Ham for more easy ideas.

Cabbage and Ham soup in a white bowl

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Place in the container when it has come to room temperature. Leftovers will last 3-4 days.

How to Reheat

Depending on the amount of leftovers you have, we usually reheat on the stovetop in a saucepan over medium heat. But you can also reheat in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.

Can I Freeze Leftovers

Yes, you can freeze leftover cabbage and ham. Once the cabbage has cooled to room temperature, place in a freezer safe container. Store for about a month, then thaw and enjoy.

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Crock pot Ham and Cabbage

4.84 from 18 votes
Crock pot ham and cabbage recipe is the best way to use leftover ham. The entire dish is slow cooked to perfection and packed with flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 356

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Cooked Ham chopped
  • 1 Small Head Cabbage Chopped Into Bite-Sized Pieces
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Stick Butter sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Place cabbage in the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Top evenly with ham.
  • Pour broth over top and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with butter.
  • Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until cabbage is tender.
  • Stir and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 356kcal, Carbohydrates 10g, Protein 19g, Fat 28g, Saturated Fat 14g, Cholesterol 84mg, Sodium 1210mg, Potassium 525mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 619IU, Vitamin C 55mg, Calcium 73mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken to make this recipe because this is what I had on hand. Turned out great!
    Now, I’ll probably use only vegetable broth from now on making this recipe. This does an outstanding job complimenting cabbage!

  2. 5 stars
    such an easy quick meal that is filling. serve with rolls – quick and yummy! thank you for the wonderful recipe.