Boiled Ham Dinner

This all-in-one dish is easy to cook in one pot on the stovetop.


4 servings


1 piece boneless fully cooked ham (16 ounces)
6 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into thirds
4 medium red potatoes, quartered
2 medium onions, cut into wedges
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon peppercorns
1 garlic clove, halved
1/2 teaspoon whole allspice
1/2 medium head cabbage, cut into wedges


Place the ham, carrots, potatoes and onions in a Dutch oven. Place the bay leaf, thyme, peppercorns, garlic and allspice on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string.

Add to pan. Add water just to cover the ham and vegetables; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add cabbage; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender; drain. Discard spice bag.

Nutritional Information

One serving equals 312 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 1,300 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

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