Instant Pot Ham Broth

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You are going to learn how to create a simple Instant Pot ham broth that you can use now or save for later.

What I love about this ham broth instant pot recipe is that it is so simple to make and will help you reduce the time you spend in the kitchen.

Let’s begin!

This Caldo de Jamon recipe is one of my favorite Puerto Rican recipes my aunt creates for her rice, beans, and soups. It is simple to make and using an Instant Pot makes the process super-fast as well.

Now I will say that ham stock is something I don’t usually have year-round, but I do hate throwing food away, and when I do enjoy ham I make stock or broth with the leftovers.

Ham is one of our favorite meat to eat for so many reasons and leftovers are one of them.

How to make Instant Pot Ham Broth

Now, this is a super simple broth to make or freeze for later. I use it to make Rice with ham, beans and so on.

What Are The Ingredients To Make Ham Broth?

Ingredients for Instant Pot Ham Soup

To make this ham broth using an electric pressure cooker you are going to need:

  • Hambone with leftover scraps
  • water
  • large onion
  • carrots
  • celery ribs
  • garlic cloves
  • bay leaf
  • black pepper
  • Green pepper (optional)

Now that you have gathered all your ingredients let’s make this ham broth by following the steps below:

Step 1 – Add all the ingredients to the instant pot.

Step 2 – Seal the Instant Pot.

Step 3 – Press manual, high for 60 minutes, and let it natural release.

Step 4 – Open the Instant Pot and carefully strain the broth.

Step 5 – Discard vegetables and bone.

photo of ham broth in mason jars.

Step 6 – Pour the broth into mason jars.

Your Instant Pot Broth is done and ready to serve!

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Can I freeze ham broth?

Yes, you can freeze ham broth, and it can be done in many ways. You can use glass containers such as mason jars to freeze your ham broth.

I use wide-mouth mason jars for my broths because, in my opinion, they are stronger than the other mason jars.

Plastic containers that are freezer-friendly are another great way to free your Instant Pot ham broth. I recommend trying a BPA-free container.

Zip Lock bags and other freezer-friendly bags are another way to freeze broth too. A quick and easy way to freeze your brother is to lay the back fully flat as this will allow the liquid to free at a faster pace.

One tip you should know before freezing your broth is to allow enough room in the container or bag for the liquid to expands.

When the broth freezes, it expands so make sure you don’t overfill your containers. Also, make sure you label your containers with the date and the name.

How to defrost ham broth?

Ham both can be defrosted by placing the frozen container in the refrigerator 24 hours before use.

Print your Instant Pot Ham Broth Recipe

Now that you know everything you need to know about making Instant Pot ham broth it is time to print the recipe with the exact measurements.

Instant Pot Ham Broth

Instant Pot Ham Broth

Yield: About 4 servings
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

There's nothing like a warm, comforting bowl of broth on a cold day. And with an Instant Pot, you can have that broth in no time at all! This recipe for Instant Pot Ham Broth is perfect for using up any leftover ham from your holiday feast. It's also a great way to get more protein and nutrients into your diet. So why not give it a try? You won't be disappointed!


  • 1 ham bone (with leftover scraps)
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • black pepper to taste
  • Green pepper (optional)


  1. Add all the ingredients to the instant pot.
  2. Seal the Instant Pot.
  3. Press the manual or the Pressure Cooker button, on high, for 60 minutes and let it natural release.
  4. Open the Instant Pot and carefully strain the broth.
  5. Discard the vegetables and bones.
  6. Pour the broth into mason jars.
  7. Place in refrigerator or freeze.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 1514mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 8gSugar: 16gProtein: 34g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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