Slow Cooker Chinese Ham and Pumpkin Stew

Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
Ham, Pumpkin, vegetable oil, slow cooker

This Slow Cooker Chinese Ham and Pumpkin Stew is a comforting and flavorful dish that’s perfect for a family dinner. The slow cooker helps the flavors meld together beautifully, and the combination of ham and pumpkin creates a hearty and satisfying meal. Let’s get started!


  • 500g ham, cubed
  • 1 small pumpkin, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: soy sauce, ginger, and garlic for extra flavor


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the cubed ham to the pan and cook until lightly browned.
  3. Transfer the ham to the slow cooker.
  4. In the same pan, add the cubed pumpkin and cook for a few minutes to enhance the flavor.
  5. Transfer the pumpkin to the slow cooker with the ham.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, and any optional ingredients like soy sauce, ginger, or garlic.
  7. Pour in the water, cover the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours, or until the pumpkin is tender.
  8. Once done, taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  9. Serve the Chinese Ham and Pumpkin Stew hot with steamed rice or crusty bread.

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