Crock-Pot, Skinny Spiral Ham (Paleo, Gluten-free)

For a delicious and easy ham, try this crock-pot recipe. It’s much lighter tasting than the typically honey-baked ham. That type of ham taste amazing but is usually smothered with tons of honey and brown sugar. Here the delightful flavors come from a small amount of honey, pineapple juice, and pineapple chunks. Each serving, including carrots and pineapple, has 247 calories and 9 grams of fat.
Crock-Pot, Skinny Spiral Ham (Paleo, Gluten-free)

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 12 servings (each serving 4 ounces ham, carrots, pineapple, and sauce.

Food Fact
With spiral cut hams, the slicing is done on a special cutting machine that spins the ham around while cutting thin slices through to the bone in a continuous spiral.
Shopping Tips
If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area, I highly recommend buying their ham. It’s uncured which means nitrate-free! Although they come with a glaze packet, I’m including my own sauce recipe above. If you want to buy a larger ham, you’ll need to increase the amount of sauce to my recipe.
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your area, most health food stores sell uncured hams. Or, most supermarkets sell bone-in spiral cut hams (precooked).

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
WW Points Plus 7
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving, (4 ounces ham with carrots and pineapple chunks)
247 calories, 9g fat, 4g sat. fat, 62mg chol, 26g prot, 21g carbs, 1g fiber, 1,200mg sod, 16g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
214 calories, 4g sat. fat, 25g protein, 11g sugar


Crock-Pot, Skinny Spiral Ham (Paleo, Gluten-free)

Crock-Pot, Skinny Spiral Ham (Paleo, Gluten-free)

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Crock-Pot Time: 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 247 kcal


  • 1 Trader Joe’s spiral cut, uncured (about 4 pounds, fully cooked) or your favorite, see shopping tips
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 (16 oz.) bag baby carrots, cut each in half or keep whole if desired
  • 1 (8 oz.) can pineapple chunks, unsweetened
  • cup honey
  • 1 (6 oz.) can pineapple juice, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • Place carrots in a microwave-safe bowl. Add a small amount of water. Cover and cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes, to slightly soften. Do not cook until completely soft. They will finish cooking in the crock-pot. Drain water. 
  • Place ham, flat side down, in a large crock-pot. If your ham comes with a glaze packet, throw it out along with any plastic pieces that cover the bone. Add softened carrots all over the sides and sprinkle onions all over top and sides. Pour the can of pineapple chunks, with juice all over the carrots.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and a little pepper. Pour all over top of ham and over carrots and onions. 
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours. Baste ham with juices from bottom of crock-pot, a few times throughout the cooking.


Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 26gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 1200mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gBlue Smart Points: 6Green Smart Points: 6Plus Points: 7
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