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When I originally shared this recipe for Ham, Cabbage, and Potatoes it was a one-pot meal that could easily be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker but now many cooks have added Pressure Cooking to their everyday routines and so at the very bottom of this post you will find the Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) version as well.

Ham, Cabbage, Potatoes

When I was growing up one of my favorite meals was Ham, Cabbage & Potatoes.  For some reason, I always imagined that it was ridiculously difficult to make probably because I liked it so much and I’m somewhat of a picky eater. 

When I got married the first time I was young and other than home ec. class in seventh and eighth grade, I had absolutely no experience with cooking or homemaking. 

The best and easiest to make ever ham, cabbage, and potatoes. Full of flavor and a quick and easy family meal. #familymeal #hamdinner #hampotatoescabbage

My mother was holding my hand walking me through cooking and meal planning.  At that time, I would have been totally thrilled to eat at my parent’s home every night or eat out. 

One of the wonderful things my mother did was ask me what my favorite meals were that she made so that she could give me the recipes and teach me to make them myself, and on my top 5 list was her recipe for ham and cabbage with potatoes.  

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How-To Make Boiled Ham and Cabbage and Potatoes

You only need 3 ingredients to make this meal and the taste is absolutely amazing.  If you don’t want potatoes in your meal, just omit them. 

I prefer the combination of the ham, cabbage, and potatoes, but this is yours and I encourage you to make it your own and if that means leaving something out, by all means, do it! 

I bought a large ham since the plan was to have leftovers, the leftovers are my favorite and the ham I purchased was almost 7 1/2 pounds. 

I also purchased a large head of cabbage and some potatoes from a local farmer’s market as well.

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    Boiled Ham and Cabbage Recipe – Printable Recipes Below for both this Stove Top Version and the Instant Pot Version

    The best and easiest to make ever ham, cabbage, and potatoes. Full of flavor and a quick and easy family meal. #familymeal #hamdinner #hampotatoescabbage

    Ingredients:

    Ham – bone-in is best, NOT flavored 

    Potatoes-as many or as few as you would like but 3 pounds is a good starting point

    Cabbage-1 head

    Instructions:

    Cube the ham into 1 to 1 1/2 inch cubes and place on the bottom of a large pot.  I have a large stockpot that I use specifically for this recipe.  I really load it up but I make sure I leave enough room so that it doesn’t boil over.

    Next, cube the cabbage, 1-1/2 to 2-inch cubes, and layer on top of the ham.

    Peel and cube potatoes and layer on top of the cabbage.

    Cover the ham, cabbage, and potatoes with water about 1 inch above the top of potatoes.

    Cook on high heat and bring to a boil.

    Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft and cabbage is cooked-approximately 60 minutes.

    Use a slotted spoon to serve.

    I like to save the broth for ham and bean soup.

    That’s it-super simple and oh so good!

    Ham Cabbage and Potatoes - STOVE TOP Single Pot
    Yield: 16 servings

    Ham Cabbage and Potatoes - STOVE TOP Single Pot

    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 1 hour
    Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Ham, Cabbage & Potatoes-How to make ham and cabbage. This boiled ham and cabbage recipe is one of my favorite recipes as well as my family's. It's super easy to make, only three ingredients needed, and I like to add potatoes to make it even heartier.

    Ingredients

    • 7 pound ham , bone-in is best, not flavored
    • 3 pounds potatoes
    • 1 head cabbage, approximately 2 pounds

    Instructions

    1. Cube the ham into 1 to 1 1/2 inch cubes and place on the bottom of a large pot.  I have a large stockpot that I use specifically for this recipe.  I really load it up but I make sure I leave enough room so that it doesn't boil over.
    2. Next, cube the cabbage, 1-1/2 to 2-inch cubes, and layer on top of the ham.
    3. Peel and cube potatoes and layer on top of the cabbage.
    4. Cover the ham, cabbage, and potatoes with water about 1 inch above the top of potatoes.
    5. Cook on high heat and bring to a boil.
    6. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft and cabbage is cooked-approximately 60 minutes.

    Notes

    • As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
    • Easily make this dish low carb by omitting the potatoes.

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    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    16

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 373Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 127mgSodium 1954mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 47g

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    P.S. I made this huge pot with enough for 2 meals for my family of 5 for close to $20.00

    Instant Pot Ham, Cabbage, and Potatoes
    Yield: 16

    Instant Pot Ham, Cabbage, and Potatoes

    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Additional Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 55 minutes

    Electric Pressure Cooker - Instant Pot Ham and Cabbage with Potatoes can be served as a delicious main dish.

    Ingredients

    • 7 pound ham , bone-in is best, not flavored
    • 3 pounds potatoes
    • 1 head cabbage, approximately 2 pounds
    • 1 cup chicken broth or water

    Instructions

    1. Place all ingredients in Instant Pot.
    2. Set to cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
    3. Allow pressure to release naturally or use the quick release method 15 minutes are cooking is completed.
    4. Serve!

    Notes

    • I have tested this recipe in my Instant Pot but you can use any 6-8 quart electric pressure cooker.
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    • As with any of my recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish.
    • Easily make this dish low carb by omitting the potatoes.

    Recommended Products

    As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    16

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 374Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 127mgSodium 2012mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 47g

    Did you make this recipe?

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