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Stovetop or Crock Pot Cabbage and Ham

Cabbage and ham in Crockpot or on stovetop is great with your leftovers or diced fresh year round. Simple to make with tons of flavor. If you’re looking for the best leftover ham recipe ever this is it!

Cabbage and Ham

Paired with your favorite vegetable this cabbage and ham dish comes out great every time. We will share how to make this as an easy Crockpot recipe but you could stew in a pot just the same. Check it out. (affiliate links present)

Crock pot Cabbage and Ham

This is our favorite method because you can just throw it in and enjoy a few hours later. Of course plain Crockpot cabbage is quite good, and a great side dish. BUT if you add protein into the mix you can serve it as your main dish if you’d like.

It’s quite flexible too because you could use precooked bacon chopped up sometime as well. We do this often with our Instant Pot fried cabbage and OMG it is amazing. I could eat it as my whole meal and yes my kids think I’m crazy but that is okay.

Ham and Cabbage Recipe

I share a link below in the printable recipe card below on how to cut cabbage. For this one in particular there are several options, you just want to make sure they are small enough to eat with a fork. I typically cut into large bite size squares about 2×2″ knowing they will shrink down. You could shred in wide pieces too.

Ham and Cabbage Recipe

What spices do you put in ham and cabbage?

You don’t need much since your meat will already have quite a bit of sodium in it. I do like a pinch of Old Bay and pepper though in there. Paprika is another great one, and/or garlic powder. Just stay away from more salt, you can adjust that later once it’s done.

For this one we almost always use leftovers right out of the bag and chopped up into small pieces. 3 cups precooked ham is about enough but give or take a bit from there. I have used shredded beef in cabbage stew as well which works great.

  • 1 small head of cabbage cubed
  • Chicken broth
  • Butter or for dairy free use a plant based vegan alternative
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery seeds
  • Garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
Slow Cooker Ham and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Ham and Cabbage

Another great time to make this is on or around St. Patricks Day instead of our slow cooker corned beef brisket. Or just make both. If you can’t find a great flat cut though this is our other dish to make. Feeds a big crowd super cheap. I mean think about it with the veggie and one of those cooked hams you’re looking at under 20 bucks!

Diced bacon can be added in there and/or brown some ground sausage and add that too for a meat lovers paradise. Very versatile like I said before which I love.

Now this only takes 5 hours. Leaving it in longer won’t necessarily hurt anything but it may not become the texture you want. Of course you want the leaves to get tender and wilty but not mushy. There is a fine line between the two when many any of our simple cabbage recipes.

To keep it firmer, but still melding the flavors together use our air fryer cabbage timing. Chop instead of slice it, add the meat, toss with melted butter or olive oil and air fry instead. That takes closer to 20 minutes to get done.

Crock pot Cabbage and Ham

Best Ham and Cabbage Recipe Ever

One way you can prolong it a bit is to cut the pieces a bit larger. The cabbage head I mean, the meat won’t matter as it is much firmer. If you are apprehensive about the timing you could use our Instant Pot buttered cabbage recipe and add diced ham into the mix right when you got home instead.

  • Cube cabbage into large bite size pieces. Put into slow cooker with your chopped up precooked ham pieces. Top with broth and seasonings.
  • Slice butter into pats and add to the top of everything.
  • Cover and cook on high for 5 hours cooking time or until leaves are as tender as you’d like.
  • Gently fold together and serve.

Cabbage and Ham on Stovetop

You can use the same ingredients and just simmer on the stove in a skillet or Dutch Oven on medium heat. Cover with a lid and keep an eye on it. Take off the heat once the leaves are as tender as you like. Then serve it up!

Southern Fried Cabbage

Crockpot Ham and Cabbage

There is a third item you could add to make it even heartier, add potatoes! For this one follow our Crockpot cabbage and sausage with potatoes instructions. That is fabulous too and you can swap out with whatever meat you have on hand. Heck, even if you have leftover pork chops, throw that in. You know how I hate wasting food.

Snowing outside and want something warm to go down your throat? Try our slow cooker cabbage soup here for another family meal idea. If you find this baby on sale buy a few heads because there are oodles of possibilities to make with it. It’s not just a side dish y’all.

And when you’re done how do you save leftovers? Well to be quite honest I don’t think it saves well. I know, you’re surprised because I hate wasting but it is true. The leaves will unfortunately continue to wilt in the fridge and there isn’t a way to liven them up. If you aren’t opposed to the change in texture just reheat in the microwave for 1 minute. It’s a no go for me.

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Cabbage and Ham

Cabbage and ham in Crockpot or on stovetop is a great leftover ham recipe or diced fresh year round. Simple to make with tons of flavor.
Course Appetizer, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American, irish
Keyword buttered, cabbage, crockpot, ham, ham hock, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings 6
Calories 342kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cube cabbage into large bite size pieces. Put into slow cooker with your chopped up precooked ham pieces. Top with broth and seasonings.
  • Slice butter into pats and add to the top of everything. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or until leaves are as tender as you'd like.
  • Gently fold together and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Cabbage and Ham
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 1652mg72%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 591IU12%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Ali

Tuesday 20th of December 2022

Hello. It's the nutrition information correct? 27 g fat in 1 oz? I can't wrap my head around how much 1 oz would be. Thank you! I have everything to make this, but would to confirm before I start because I don't think I'd make it an entree if that info is correct! Again, thank you for posting recipe. It's so helpful for others [like me!] :)

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

The recipe card calculates the nutrition so I cannot say how accurate it is.

Janet

Sunday 18th of December 2022

I am going to try make this and always cook on top the stove but I'm going try this on slow cooker.

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