Slow Cooker Autumn Ham Casserole {Recipe}

I’ve mentioned my love of Autumn before in my blog, and one thing I love about the cooler weather is digging out my slow-cooker and making stews and casseroles for the family.  I love that I can throw everything into one pot, turn it on low, leave it all day (and sometimes overnight too) and dinner is all ready for when my boys are home from school and work :D

When cooking regular meals at home, I tend to just make it up as I go along…rarely following a recipe! So for this recipe, I have given the ingredients I used, but not the quantities, you can adjust to your family’s needs :)

Slow Cooker Autumn Ham Casserole at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Slow Cooker Autumn Ham Casserole

  • joint of gammon ham (I use smoked)
  • potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • carrots, peeled and chopped
  • onions, peeled and sliced
  • stock cubes (ham or chicken)
  • garlic, peeled
  • sweetcorn (or any other veg you like!)
  • cooking apples, sliced into wedges
  • bay leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper
I used new potatoes in this casserole, so didn’t need to peel them. I just halved or quartered, depending on their size, and threw them into the slow cooker pot, along with the carrots, onions, a few bay leaves and whole garlic cloves. I then twisted over some black pepper. At this point I added a splash of water and turned up the slow-cooker to ‘high’.
Slow Cooker Autumn Ham Casserole at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Sometimes I brown my meat first, before adding it to the slow cooker – I tend to do that mainly with beef, but since I was cooking with gammon on this occasion, I just placed the joint straight on top of the vegetables. I then added the stock – about half a pint or so. I used chicken stock as I had run out of ham. You could just use water – it’s up to you :)
Slow Cooker Autumn Ham Casserole at The Purple Pumpkin Blog
Slow Cooker Autumn Ham Casserole at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

On with the lid, and after an hour at high, I turn my slow-cooker down to low and leave to cook for 6 hours – at the very least – longer if I can.  A couple of hours before I’m going to serve, I throw in some frozen veggies. In this case it was sweetcorn. I also added wedges of apple to give a fruity sweetness to the dish, and because we (us Brits) often eat pork with apple sauce :) You could thicken up the gravy with some cornflour/water or some gravy granules, but I didn’t on this occasion.

Slow Cooker Autumn Ham Casserole at The Purple Pumpkin Blog

I served my Slow Cooker Autumn Ham Casserole with [freezer] Yorkshire puddings (I needed to use them up!)…everything else was already in the pot and ready to eat! Enjoy!

This recipe is feature on All Free Casserole Recipes

 

  • zebedee01

    ooh yummy!! this sounds really really nice, I am going to try this, my little boy loves gammon too so think this would go down well!

    • http://www.thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk/ Michelle Ordever

      Hope you all enjoy it! We love this casserole!

  • emma walters

    this looks perfect all year round :) always looking for more ideas with gammon, thank-you :)

    • http://www.thepurplepumpkinblog.co.uk/ Michelle Ordever

      Haven’t cooked gammon for a long time! I’ll have to put it on the shopping list!

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  • Jane Willis

    This looks gorgeous. I’m guilty of always cooking ham the same way and this would make a great change

  • http://www.theenglishcountrywife.co.uk/ Debbie Skerten

    This looks absolutely delish. I really need to have a go at this.

  • Sarah Woolcock

    That looks amazing I really want to try this.

  • Alana Walker

    This looks yummy, never seen ham cooked in a slow cooker before.x

  • haxell

    Looks delicious – never thought of cooking ham that way!

    Hazel Rea – @beachrambler

  • tabbaz

    I have always loved gammon cooked in slow cooker as it really does melt in the mouth – am going to try your recipe – love the idea of apple too

  • John Tingay

    I’m going to give this a go – it looks like an excellent use for a gammon joint.

  • Helen Warrener

    this looks gorgeous might try this one out we all love stews but i would have to leave out the apples as i cannot cope with cooked apple

  • Christine Northrop

    this looks very tasty for those cold nights

  • jayne hall

    LOOKS GREAT

  • Dee

    Looks like a real good hearty meal. A lot of slow cooker one pot stews put me off because they’re just so… brown but the colour of this is lovely and bright.

  • Emma

    I love ham and cooking it in a slow cooker sounds perfect.

  • Arabella Bazley

    Gammon joints were made for slow cooking and I love the aroma that says there will be a delicious hot meal ready when you need it to be. I also think a cold ham casserole is just as wonderful if there were any leftovers that need finishing up.

  • Sheila Reeves

    Lovely idea for gammon/ham – I usually just do the ham on it’s own in the slow cooker, but love the idea of this complete meal

  • Rebecca Taylor

    This looks delicious, just ordered a gammon joint as well so will give this a go next week.

  • Stevie

    This ham looks lovely. I’d love to try this recipe with some bread and butter and a glass of beer.

  • Kat Glynn

    oh that looks lovely!

  • Paula Phillips

    Looks really nice and easy to make I will be trying this one thanks.

  • Alex Brownlee

    great recipe!

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    OOhh this sounds fantastic – on my to try list for this week.

  • Karen Lloyd

    This sound lovely, I reckon even my fussy 6 year old would enjoy this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/irene.gilmour.5 Irene Gilmour

    this looks great will need to try it

  • Debbie Preston

    Sounds delicious – I would probably add peas instead of sweetcorn

  • Kim Styles

    That is a superb tummy warming dish for after a days rambling! I might add green and red lentils and pearl barley instead of the corn

  • melanie harbor

    will def give this one a try this week

  • Emma Davies

    Oh this looks just delicious. I love my slow cooker and will have to add this to my list of meals to cook

  • Laura Corrall

    Oh this looks so good and so easy to do. I need a slow cooker to try this with.

  • Jennifer Rhymer

    Oh so simple & it looks delicious! I love ham & sweet corn. Will give this one a go, thank you for your recipe :)