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Slow-Cooked Ham ‘n’ Broccoli

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 300 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 1434mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • hhoupt
    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.

  • hemster
    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!

  • jtermont
    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.

  • Raynebow68
    Jan 25, 2013

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  • bookhamster
    Apr 27, 2012

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  • Ora61
    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.

  • SOHKat7
    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.

  • lorl
    Jul 17, 2011

    This is a great recipe that my family enjoys! If you worried about Sodium....use ingredients that you can substitute! Been making this for awhile and it's good comfort food!

  • lorl
    Jul 17, 2011

    This is a recipe my entire family enjoys...if you are worried about the sodium...then there are ways to reduce that! Practically you can substitute the ingredients with others......taste good and it's a comfort food!

  • mbspanke
    Dec 21, 2010

    My family loved this recipe. I used Velveeta instead of the stuff in a jar, and eliminated the water chestnuts. I also cooked it on low for one hour while the broccoli thawed, then added the broccoli, cooked it on high for an hour and a half, then low for another hour. It turned out perfect with the veggies crisp and the rice tender.