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This crock pot cabbage and ham is total comfort food and so easy to prepare in the crockpot.  Serve it with some fried cornbread or some cornbread muffins to make a meal. Make this with fresh garden vegetables for a real treat.

Crock Pot Cabbage and Ham

4 or 5 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups ham, cooked and cut into chunks
1/2 head cabbage, shredded or chopped
1 (1 pound) bag baby carrots (can use regular carrots)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 large bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker or crock pot. Cover with the chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.  Remove bay leaf. Serve.  6-8 servings.

Note: I actually thought this was better the second day than the first!

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5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Cabbage and Ham

Easy Crock Pot Recipe
Prep Time20 mins
8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Crock Pot Cabbage and Ham
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 4 or 5 potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cups ham cooked and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 head cabbage shredded or chopped
  • 1 1 pound bag baby carrots (can use regular carrots)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans 14 ounce cans of chicken broth


  • Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker or crockpot.
  • Cover with the chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.  Remove bay leaf. Serve.

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  1. I made this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day 2020. It was DELICIOUS!! Thank you!!5 stars

  2. How many servings does this recipe make?

  3. Barry Van Kleeck says:

    This recipe is wonderful! I follow it very closely except I only use two medium-large potatoes and add more cabbage. It is very rich and flavorful. I actually believe it even tastes better reheated the next day! Thank you for sharing.5 stars

  4. Hi there!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. Sounds delicious!
    I had a question —I’m making it with a few additions & wanted to know how much liquid you recommend? Should it cover the ingredients before cooking? I always add to much liquid to my crockpot meals and they come out extra soupy!! 🙂

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You may be ok to just add what is called for but if you are adding several things, you could add another can of broth.

  5. Anidra Taylor says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe tomorrow.❤️
    Thank you so much Southernlady for sharing your amazing recipes. I feel like you are a family friend. May God bless you forever in all that you do.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      That is such a sweet comment and thank you for being a part of our community. We are so glad you are enjoying the recipes and we think of our followers as friends and always enjoy hearing from you and others. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  7. This sounds delicious! Two questions – 1) how many servings is this; and 2) what size crock pot is needed?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I used a 3 quart crock pot and it is usually full. Probably makes 8 to 10 servings. You could cut in half if you want to make less.

  8. Do you cook the cabbage first ?

  9. Helen Luksan says:

    I am making this tomorrow with leftover ham & some fresh cabbage in the fridge. I want to thank you heartily for sharing your wonderful talent for delicious meals. I enjoy making your recipes! They bring cheer as well as being so very good!!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you for your kind comment, Helen. So happy you enjoy the recipes and happy to have you on the site. Have a great week ahead.

  10. Why would anyone not LOVE their crockpot??? Everything come out SOOOOO good when you cook in it!

  11. I decided to skip the ham (cooking a corned beef brisket today), and used the whole head of cabbage. Either my crock pot isn’t as big as I thought it was, or the cabbage was bigger… but I had to finish this one the stove in a large dutch oven… Which was really no problem, and well worth it, because this is so delicious! It was just so packed in the crock pot. It wasn’t cooking fast enough to be ready for dinner. Next time, I’ll use less cabbage, or set aside a bit more time.

  12. Have been fixing this for years, and sometimes I use pork stew or boneless pork chops.

  13. We called this Boiled Dinner growing up – but I never tried doing it in the crock pot. This is going to be so much easier to make going forward – can put in before work and come home to deliciousness!

  14. Margaret Martin says:

    I agree…this sounds great and will definitely have this one night this week with cornbread!

  15. regina seminsk says:

    I made this recipe of crockpot cabbage and ham, it was very good, I made it on a sunday, for Monday, but they could’nt wait, ate some Sunday night!!

  16. This looks so good I can’t wait to make it.

  17. Something like this used to be my Birthday dinner each year. I love the combination. I really like crockpot dishes. Balisha

  18. I don’t know why I’m stand-offish about using my crockpot, but this recipe sounds good enough to make me want to over come that today! I love ham ; )

  19. I’ve really got to start using my crock pot more…this sounds super easy.

  20. That looks just delicious!

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