Instant Pot Ham


Easy recipe for ham in a pressure cooker. I can pull a ham from the freezer, put it in the Instant Pot with just a few ingredients, and with almost no effort, have dinner on the table in no time at all!

close up view of sliced Instant Pot Ham in a white bowl with pineapple pieces
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 (2 pound) frozen whole ham

  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed pineapple

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Place ham on a trivet and set it inside a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Pour crushed pineapple over ham, then sprinkle with brown sugar and drizzle with maple syrup. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions; set the timer for 35 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to the manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) for fresh ham or 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) for pre-cooked ham.

  3. Remove ham and trivet. Cut ham into slices and place onto a serving plate.

  4. Select the Sauté function on the pressure cooker. Mix water and cornstarch together in a small bowl; pour into the cooker and stir to combine with sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Pour over ham.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
21g Fat
20g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 1461mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 45mg 225%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 440mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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