Our tender and juicy slow cooker ham recipe not only feeds the masses—the leftovers can be used in so many different dishes.

You’ll need a 6–7 pound pre-cooked, bone-in ham depending on the size of your slow cooker. We used a 4.5 quart oval shaped cooker, which perfectly fit a 6-pound ham. If you’re going big, a 7-quart slow cooker will easily accommodate a 7-pound ham.

The key to this mouthwatering ham recipe is to refrain from peeking during the cooking process. The tightly sealed, moist environment of the slow cooker absolutely depends on the lid being closed!

We recommend serving this delicious ham with baked asparagus fries! Use leftover ham in quiche, sandwiches or even in a kid-favorite like mac ‘n’ cheese!

Slices of ham that was made in a slow cooker, ready to enjoy for dinner.

Slow Cooker Ham Recipe

Make a juicy and tender slow cooker ham that takes just 5 minutes to prepare.


Yield: 20 servings
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  • 6 - 7 lb ham, pre-cooked, bone-in, depending on size of slow cooker
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Coat the interior of a slow cooker using non-stick spray. Remove all packaging from the ham, including the plastic caps on each side of the bone. Place ham into slow cooker, cut side down, trimming to fit if necessary.
  • Pour water over the ham then sprinkle with brown sugar. If the ham comes with a packet of glaze, omit brown sugar and use the glaze instead.
  • Cook ham, covered on low for about 3½–4 hours or until the internal temperature is at least 140 degrees. Transfer ham to a serving platter then spoon the yummy liquid from the pot on top of the meat. Enjoy!


Make sure the ham is cooked when you buy it—an uncooked ham takes way too long for this slow-cooker recipe!
Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 32mg, Sodium: 1075mg, Potassium: 19mg, Sugar: 16g
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