Crockpot Ham and Cabbage | Everyday Family Cooking
Make the most of your leftover ham with this ham and cabbage recipe! Vegetables combined with ham in a creamy broth make this stew the best comfort food, plus it is easy to prepare.
There’s nothing better than coming home with a hot meal after a cold day. Winter is always a busy time, between Christmas parties, after-school gatherings, and family commitments. As much as I love to cook, sometimes I just don’t have the bandwidth to prepare an elaborate dinner. The best thing about using a slow cooker is that, with a little prep work, your food basically cooks itself!
After you’ve chopped all your ingredients, there’s not much more to do than load them into the cooking pot and let it do its thing.
Soup season is always a hit in my house, and I love recipes that make the most of leftovers. This creamy ham and cabbage soup recipe is the best of both worlds! It’s also full of vegetables, which is a welcome break after all the Christmas cookies I’ve been eating.
Do you need to make the ham first? Try throwing frozen ham into the Instant Pot with this delicious recipe and use leftovers with this soup.
Here’s what I’m going to show you in this post:
All the ingredients you need to make cabbage
- , cabbage and potatoes the old-fashioned way in a simple cooking pot
- Answers to frequently asked questions about how to make ham and stew
and crockpot ham potatoes — and how to cut them Instructions on how to make ham
If you’re short on time and looking for an easy soup solution, this cabbage and potato stew will save you dinner! After preparing the ingredients, let your slow cooker work its magic.
How to Make Crockpot Ham and Cabbage
A complete printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post
STEP ONE: Prepare your ingredients. Be sure to peel and rinse potatoes and carrots before chopping them. Remove the outermost layer of the cabbage and cut off the brown pieces along with the core. Chop the leaves, then rinse. Dice carrots, celery, onion and leftover ham.
STEP TWO: Place the ham, cabbage and potatoes in the slow cooker with the other ingredients (except parsley). Stir well and cook for 4-5 hours over high heat, or 7-8 hours over low heat.
STEP THREE: When the timer goes off, add some chopped parsley. Take out the bay leaves and discard them. I recommend you serve this stew with cornbread, or these silent air fryer puppies!
Is soup better in a slow cooker?
Soup made in a slow cooker tends to be richer, tastier, and frankly, it tastes downright better! Usually, the soup is cooked much longer in a slow cooker than on the stove. This is what helps the rich flavors come out.
Like most sauces, the longer you cook a soup, the longer the ingredients will have to mix together and get the best out of each. Plus, you don’t have to worry about constantly stirring your soup, like you do with cooking the stove.
Can I cook soup in a slow cooker overnight?
If you’re short on time and want to wake up to a prepared meal, a slow cooker is the best solution! You can cook slow cooker soup of ham and cabbage overnight.
This is a lifesaver for busy chefs. It’s also completely safe to let your slow cooker run overnight. These kitchen appliances are designed for exactly that!
For overnight cooking, cook this stew at the old temperature for 7-8 hours.
Will the ham be dried in a cooking pot?
Overcooking the ham in a slow cooker can cause it to dry out.
In the case of ham and cabbage soup, you won’t have to worry about your ham drying out. You will continue to absorb the low-sodium chicken broth. If anything, you should worry more about your ham becoming soft! Prevent this by following the cooking time and temperature instructions.
Can I freeze ham and cabbage soup?
Yes, you can freeze ham and cabbage soup. Once the soup has cooled to room temperature, place it in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Your soup can be stored in a freezer for 6-12 months.
When it’s ready to eat, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stove or in a microwave-safe container and enjoy!
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