Slow Cooked Potatoes and Country Ham

Slow Cooker Potatoes With Country Ham

Diana Rattray. The Spruce Eats, 2008.

  • Total: 5 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
290 Calories
7g Fat
45g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 763mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Protein 13g
Calcium 87mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The slow cooker is a tasty, fuss-free way to cook potatoes, and fresh rosemary makes the dish extra-special. Sliced garlic and chicken broth add to the flavor as well. Using the slow cooker makes it especially convenient when the oven and stovetop are being used for other items. 

Serve these easy slow cooker potatoes along with roasted beef or pork or skillet chicken or meat dish.

Feel free to use thyme instead of rosemary, or use a combination of herbs.


  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes (red skinned)
  • 4 small sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 8 ounces​ country ham (rinsed, or smoked ham)*
  • 2 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups​ chicken broth

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel the potatoes, if desired, and cut them into 2-inch chunks.

  2. Dice the country ham.

  3. Layer the potatoes with the country ham, rosemary leaves, and sliced garlic, sprinkling each layer with a little salt and pepper. Tuck a bay leaf among the potatoes, then pour chicken broth over all.

  4. Dot with butter and cook on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours, until potatoes are tender.

  5. Discard bay leaf and spoon into a serving bowl.

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