Slow Cooker Bacon and Cabbage

This time of year I go into full-on hibernation mode, I realised yesterday I haven’t put anything new on the blog since Christmas. One of my resolutions is to blog more this year. Or more consistently at least. Another resolution is healthier and smarter eating. To that end I’ve dusted off the slow cooker and been experimenting with making more than just stews and casseroles. Upon hearing that it is possible to make bacon and cabbage in the slow cooker, I was beyond curious and decided to give it a go.

Even though it seemed slightly weird to place potatoes and carrots in the pot and then plonk down the large piece of ham on top and then walk away for several hours, that’s what I did. I returned with about 2 hours to go and added in the chopped cabbage. The tenderness of the ham and the handiness of doing it all in one go has me hooked. It turned out delicious and I think one of the kids even said ‘thank you for making this’ which is a great compliment coming from the kid who usually says yuck before even tasting!

It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, and the smugness you’ll feel knowing that dinner will be ready waiting for you that evening is wonderful! What are you waiting for, give it a go!


Slow Cooker Bacon and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Bacon and Cabbage

All in one Slow Cooker Bacon (Ham), Potatoes and Cabbage

Course Dinner
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Laura


  • 750 g Small Ham unsmoked
  • 8 Potatoes
  • 1/2 Cabbage
  • 3 Carrots
  • 300 ml Water
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 handful Parsley


  1. Peel and wash potatoes and carrots. Peel onion and chop parsley.

  2. Chop potatoes in half, and chop carrots and onion and cover base of crock pot with them. 

  3. Add water and parsley and place ham on top. 

  4. Cover pot and set on low for 5 hours. 

  5. Add chopped cabbage to the pot. 

  6. Cover pot and leave on low for 2 more hours.

    Slow Cooker Bacon and Cabbage

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Slow Cooker Bacon and Cabbage

What’s your favourite thing to cook in the slow cooker? 



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