This is an easy way to make ham in the crockpot with potatoes and carrots to have a quick meal on the table shortly after arriving home.
- Can you heat a fully-cooked ham in the slow cooker?
- Will ham dry out in the crockpot?
- What's the best way to keep a ham moist?
- Can you put tin foil in a slow cooker?
- Ingredients for Crockpot Ham Dinner:
- What temperature does ham have to reach to be safe to eat?
- How to Store Left Overs:
- How to Thaw Leftovers:
- Easy Crockpot Ham Dinner
This full ham dinner cooks in the slow cooker all day and you get to come home to a full hot cooked meal. Just scoop it on your plate and enjoy this Easy Crockpot Ham Dinner!
Let me be honest here, I run around like a chicken with my head cut off with the boys. We run from soccer to playdates and so much more. All while still trying to keep up with the home and have a well-rounded meal each supper to enjoy as a family.
Can you heat a fully-cooked ham in the slow cooker?
A large slow cooker, with its moist environment, is the perfect choice for reheating a fully-cooked ham. As it heats up, the glaze is absorbed into the outer skin of the ham, while the ham releases juices that blend with the glaze, creating a sauce to spoon over the sliced meat. Ham can be bought in different ways.
Will ham dry out in the crockpot?
Ham can dry out in the slow cooker. I use 1 ¼ cups of water and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar.
What's the best way to keep a ham moist?
To keep the ham moist, bake it covered with aluminum foil. You'll need to add water in the bottom of the pan for it to create steam as it bakes to keep the ham moist. You'll need to add water to the pan.
Can you put tin foil in a slow cooker?
Using foil in slow cookers can make serving easy, particularly with casserole recipes. Plus, you can wrap chicken in a foil packet and set it on top of all the other ingredients in the slow cooker, leading to more evenly cooked meat. So go ahead and use foil in your slow cooker, because those things are magic.
Ingredients for Crockpot Ham Dinner:
- 6lb Ham
- Carrots (You can use green beans or another vegetable of your choice.)
- Potatoes (Sometimes I cheat and get the baby potatoes. It's one less thing to cut up.)
What temperature does ham have to reach to be safe to eat?
Cook-before-eating hams or fresh hams must reach 145 °F (with a 3-minute rest time) to be safely cooked before serving. Cook in an oven set no lower than 325 °F. Hams can also be safely cooked in a microwave oven, other countertop appliances, and on the stove.
How to Store Left Overs:
Ham is only good in the fridge for about 4-5 days, so it’s important to learn how to freeze ham. Here are some tips:
- You can freeze a whole ham for up to 12 months, but we’re mostly talking about ham leftovers here, so you may not need that tip.
- Since refreezing ham is not a good idea, freeze ham slices or ham portions in smaller portions so you can eat it all within five days after thawing.
- Wrap the ham in plastic wrap, then store in another airtight container to prevent freezer burn.
- Get as much air as possible out of the container before freezing. If you can vacuum seal the slices of ham, that would be ideal.
- Label the ham use within a couple of months.
How to Thaw Leftovers:
Plan ahead to thaw the ham in the fridge rather than at room temperature. If it is a small amount of ham, you may just need it overnight in the fridge to thaw it. But if it is a whole frozen ham, it will need several days in the refrigerator.
Although the taste of the ham will be the same, the texture of the ham may seem watery when it is thawed. You can use a paper towel on the surface of the ham to absorb any excess moisture.
Easy Crockpot Ham Dinner
- 1 Crockpot
- 6 lb ham
- 5 potatoes medium
- 5 carrots large
- Peel and cut the potatoes and carrots.
- Add a small amount of water to the bottom of your crockpot, then set the ham inside.
- Arrange the potatoes and carrots inside the crockpot.
- Cook on low for 3-4 hours.