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Top view of cooked instant Pot Ham on a cast-iron pan

Instant Pot Ham

Instant Pot Ham is juicy, flavorful and so easy to make in the pressure cooker in under 30 minutes. Made with a delicious low carb, Keto, Paleo glaze and is perfect for your Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter table!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked ham, christmas ham, easter dinner, easter ham, holiday ham, instant pot ham, keto ham, low carb ham, paleo ham
Prep Time 8 minutes
Coming to pressure 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 556 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 4 pound spiral sliced ham
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter , or ghee for Paleo
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons golden monk fruit sweetener , can also sub with coconut sugar, brown sugar OR favorite liquid sweetner (honey or maple syrup) if not paleo or low carb
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • Instant Pot


  1. Prepare the glaze: Heat butter and monk fruit sweetener in a saute pan or microwave safe bowl. Whisk in the mustard and garlic until smooth. Remove from heat.
    Top view of ingredients for the glaze for instant Pot Ham in a saute pan
  2. Insert trivet inside inner pot of pressure cooker. Pour in 1 cup water.
  3. Place ham on trivet and brush glaze on outside and inside the spirals of the ham.
    Top view of uncooked instant Pot Ham in a pressure cooker
  4. Close the lid and press the "manual" or "pressure cook" button and set timer to 9 minutes. The pressure cooker may take 10 minutes to come to pressure. Once cook time has elapsed, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release all the pressure (around 10 minutes).
  5. Carefully open the lid and transfer the ham to a cutting board. Serve with any leftover glaze.
    Top view of Instant Pot spiral baked ham in a pressure cooker with a brush
  6. For a caramelized coating - set the oven to broil.
  7. Remove the ham from the pressure cooker and place on a foil-lined baking sheet and brush with leftover glaze.
    Top view of Instant Pot spiral baked ham in a pressure cooker with a brush
  8. Place the ham under the broiler for 2-3 minutes or until the glaze is bubbly and caramelized.
    Close up view of cooked instant Pot Ham on a foil-lined baking sheet
  9. Slice ham and serve.
    Close up view of cooked instant Pot Ham on a white plate with a fork
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Ham
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Protein 49g98%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.