Crock Pot Cola Ham

This Crockpot Cola Ham recipe is so simple, and the flavor is incredible! Make this dish for dinner and use the leftovers for soup, breakfast, and in sandwiches. Slow cooker ham is such a hardworking meal!

We’re big sandwich eaters around here. Almost every day, at least two of the members of our family pack a sandwich for lunch, and it’s not uncommon for my seven-year-old to whip up a sandwich for his after school snack. That kid eats almost as much as his father, and he consumes substantially more calories than I do. I don’t know how people afford to feed teenagers, since we can barely afford the bread and lunch meat that is devoured up in here.

Sometimes, to combat the hefty price of feeding my family, I slow cook a large ham, which is less expensive than deli meat. We eat it for dinner one or two nights, and slice the rest up for sandwiches.

I was skeptical of this recipe at first. I don’t love the idea of cooking with soda, but I’ve seen various versions of Crock Pot cola ham floating around the internet, and was ready to give it a go. This Crock Pot ham recipe boast only four ingredients and a five minute prep time, so who am I kidding? This is totally my kind of recipe.

And man, oh, man. I loved this ham. It was moist and flavorful, and I seriously couldn’t stop eating it. My family dug it too, which was a problem because we stuffed our faces too much and didn’t have as much meat leftover as I had planned.

It was fine, though. We rubbed our full bellies happily and planned on eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the rest of the week.

I think we’ll make it again for Easter, using a spiral ham.

 Crock Pot Cola Ham

Crock Pot Thursday: Cola Ham

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 3-4 lb fully cooked, boneless ham
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP yellow mustard
  • 1 20 oz bottle cola (diet cola works, but the regular kind is better)


  1. Score the ham lightly on the top, making a diamond pattern by cutting diagonally one way and then the other.
  2. Mix up the sugar and mustard into a paste and spread it on top of the ham.
  3. Pour the soda in the slow cooker, but not on top of the ham. You don't want to wash the paste off of the meat.
  4. Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours.



With ham, it's kind of hard to tell if the flavor is a result of the recipe or if it was already cooked in there... but this turned out great and was super easy! I bought a cheap boneless cut and my husband said he would eat it every day, so I guess it was pretty good. We made a baked sweet potato dish to go along with it, which was perfect.


This was great! It was easy and the ham was unbelievably tender and moist. It made a regular chunk oh ham quite delicious.


We thought this meal was good but couldn't taste any bit of coke. I thought that this would make a nice glazed ham but really didn't. Would I make this again? Maybe, but I like the Pineapple Ham we made a while ago much better!


This recipe was insanely easy, and it tasted great. Five stars!

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2 thoughts on “Crock Pot Cola Ham

  1. This is an abomination to everything I hold sacred. Everything that is holy is now lost and I believe God is dead.

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