How to Make Ham Broth in the Crockpot

Crockpot Ham Broth

Use the ham bone from your holiday ham to make ham broth in the crockpot. It’s probably the tastiest broth you’ll ever make.

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  • Author: Erin Huffstetler,
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours (up to 10 hours)
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Ingredient
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American


  • Ham bone
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Water
  • Spices: peppercorns, salt, bay leaves, etc.


Roughly chop the veggies. Two celery stalks, two carrots and a large onion is about right. The ends can go in, too.

Stick your ham bone in a large crockpot. Add the veggies and spices.

Cover completely with water.

Put the lid on, and cook on high for 8-10 hours, or until the broth has developed a deep golden color and a rich flavor.

Strain your broth; allow it to cool a bit; then refrigerate it overnight.

Skim the fat off the top, in the morning.

Then, pour it into freezer-safe containers, if you won’t be using it right away.