Cheesy Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts with Ham

With three cheeses, this slow cooker casserole makes an amazing side dish or even main entree.


  • 1/4 cup butter, divided
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 cups Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Ham, cubed
  • 3/4 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz brick-style plain cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1/3 cup toasted bread crumbs


  1. Grease bowl of slow cooker with 2 tbsp butter. Add Brussels sprouts and ham to slow cooker. In small bowl, whisk together broth, cream, cream cheese, vinegar, flour, mustard, garlic, pepper and salt; pour into slow cooker, tossing well.
  2. Cover and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours or Low for 6 to 8 hours or until Brussels sprouts are tender and sauce is reduced. Stir in cheddar, 1/2 cup Parmesan and chives. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  3. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs and remaining Parmesan. Sprinkle over casserole before serving.

Tip: Add 1 tsp Cajun seasoning for a Cajun-inspired slow cooker dish.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Per 1/4 of recipe
Calories 670
Fat 50g
Saturated Fat 29g
Cholesterol 180mg
Sodium 2070mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 7g
Protein 35g
prep time
10 MIN
total time
3 HR 15 MIN