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Slow-Cooked Ham 'n' Broccoli Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Ham 'n' Broccoli Recipe

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This sensational dish is so wonderful to come home to, especially on a cool fall or winter day. It's a delicious way to use up leftover holiday ham, too.—Jill Pennington, Jacksonville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours + standing
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) process cheese sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 300 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 1434 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 10 ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or until the rice is tender. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Ham 'n' Broccoli in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p99

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"I'm always looking for good slow-cooker recipes. My family isn't usually impressed by them, but this one was pretty good! I used a can of cheese soup because the jars of processed cheese sauce seemed to be hiding from me in the grocery store that day."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"My husband liked this and that should give it a five, but,, I changed some things for his taste and to suit what I had on hand. First of all, I used about a quarter cup of parmesan instead of the cheese sauce. Dropped the chestnuts because I didn't have any, and switched to instant brown rice cause I didn't have white. My husband doesn't eat brown rice. He never guessed. It held its texture well. I also used turkey ham instead of ham. We like the taste, texture and price better. I just dumped a bag of frozen broccoli florets in and cooked on low all day. We all ate plenty and my husband made favorable comments, which is like getting a culinary award at my house!"

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"I liked this recipe, I love slow cooker recipes. Instead of using jarred cheddar, I substituted cheddar cheese soup, it was still pretty good. It would be fun to experiment with other soups, veggies and meat."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"This recipe was really good. I didn't have any ham, so I used fajita chicken and a jar of Tostitos smooth and flavored dip."

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"I love this recipe. I omit Ham, Water Chestnuts, Celery, Pepper and Paprika. I also put in 4 cups of broccoli florets. I can't find any other "jar" of cheese sauce other then Ragu double cheddar, so I use 1 cup of that."

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