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How to cook slow cooker gammon fanta. Your gammon joint is slow cooked with diet fanta, and orange slices for the best flavour ever on your gammon.  

This is one of the easiest ways to cook gammon in the slow cooker and you will love the flavour and how tender the gammon is once cooked. You can then use the gammon like ham in any of your favourite meals or snacks.

Updated after originally sharing with you how to cook gammon in fanta back in April 2020. We have added new photos and even better recipe ideas included in this updated version.

Slow Cooker Gammon in Fanta
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Slow Cooker Gammon

If there is a reason to buy a slow cooker, then it is to slow cook gammon.

Gammon is one of my favourite meats and you can just load gammon into the slow cooker and let the slow cooker do the hard work.

Even better, just like ANY ham you can then use the gammon however you want and turn it into a delicious meal or snack.

In the Milner house we usually slice up our gammon once it has rested a little while, and then first batch is a roast for dinner, then its into leftovers such as air fryer cheese and ham sandwiches or onto our bread maker pizza dough.

Or just for those moments we don’t admit to, when we stand at the fridge with it open, just snacking on something whilst we decide what we are going to eat.

I am sure that’s where most of my leftover gammon goes!

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Slow Cooker Gammon Recipes

At Recipe This we love getting some cheap gammon from the supermarket (usually from Asda) and then throwing it into the slow cooker for a quick dinner.

Here are a few other great alternatives for gammon if fanta is not your thing or you want a Plan B:

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Does Gammon Need To Be Submerged In Slow Cooker?

You will see loads of recipes for gammon submerged in the slow cooker as it cooks. Yet if you view our recipe for slow cooker pulled pork, you will notice that the pork shoulder joint is not submerged.

When they are both similar roasting joints that are cooked in the slow cooker.

Well, the reason why you need to be thinking about submerging gammon (though you don’t have to) is that gammon is very high in salt. Its very salty if you don’t soak it as you cook it.

Yet submerge gammon in Fanta, or in water, cider, apple juice, etc and it will remove that salty flavour and make it just right!

What Is The Best Way To Cook Gammon?

My all time FAVOURITE way to cook gammon is in the slow cooker. Probably because of how effortless slow cooker gammon is and how you can mix and match flavours. Plus, slow cooker gammon tastes so good and is never dry and has yet to fail when I have cooked it.

But a close second has to go to air fryer ham, which is cooked on the rotisserie in the air fryer oven using a joint of gammon.

How Do You Know When Gammon Is Cooked In Slow Cooker?

Chef Dom always says to me, you know when gammon is cooked by how much it has shrunk.

So true.

A large gammon joint will be much smaller when it has finished cooking. So aim to buy a bigger gammon joint, depending on how many people you are feeding.

Slow Cooker Gammon With Fanta

I am sure first you want to know why people are cooking gammon with fanta in the slow cooker and what’s so good about it?

Its one of those AMAZING and LIFECHANGING slow cooker recipes. The fanta, like with when you use coke, works at stopping the gammon from being so salty once cooked and gives it a fantastic flavour.

Its like the best orange flavoured gammon you have ever tried. Ingredients are thrown in and the last ingredient to be added is your fanta that as it slow cooks flavours your gammon to perfection.

Once tried and once you see how easy gammon fanta is, there will be no going back.

Slimming World Fanta Gammon

If you are on Slimming World and looking for a syn free slimming world fanta gammon, or on other diets such as Weight Watchers, then it’s very easy to adapt.

In fact, this recipe is 100% syn free on Slimming World and very low point on WW depending on your points allowance.

This is providing that you trim all visible fat from the gammon and that you use diet fanta and NOT full sugar.

Gammon In Orange Juice Slow Cooker

What we also did, was try the Just Essentials Asda range and instead did a slow cooker gammon with their orange juice cartons instead.

It was delicious and if you don’t have gammon note that your backup plan can be gammon in orange juice instead.

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Orange Gammon Ingredients

Orange Gammon Ingredients

Gammon – The most important ingredient is the gammon. Note, I mentioned above that gammon shrinks when cooked in the slow cooker so if you can go with a 2kg gammon.

Fanta – We used a 2 litre bottle of diet fanta. You can swap this for orange juice, full sugar fanta or another favourite flavoured orange drink.

Oranges – We also added in some fresh oranges too. It adds extra flavour to your orange gammon. You don’t need many and can just grab them from your fruit bowl.  

Extras – I also recommend adding in some garlic and onion. This flavours the slow cooker pot and you can always save the leftovers from the pot if you want to make a gammon gravy.

Seasoning – Then for seasoning we used mixed herbs, mustard, mixed spice and peppercorns.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this slow cooker gammon fanta recipe it has just been our Crockpot. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of slow cooker recipes and also great for easy Sunday lunches.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our slow cooker recipes category as we have more than 100 tried and tested slow cooker recipes and have been using slow cookers for 18 years.

How To Slow Cook Gammon Fanta?

slow cooker gammon in fanta step by step
  • Load. Peel and dice onion and garlic and orange and load into the slow cooker.
  • Season. Next season your gammon and load into the slow cooker. Use cocktail sticks to attach orange slices to the top of your gammon.
  • Pour. Then pour your fanta into the slow cooker.
  • Cook. Slow cook your gammon fanta for 4 hours for roasted gammon or 5 hours on high if you would like pulled gammon fanta.

And I am sure you can see why this recipe for gammon in slow cooker is a true favourite of mine.

What To Have With Gammon?

My favourite way to enjoy diet coke gammon is with some of our air fryer part baked bread rolls and make delicious sandwiches.

But gammon is also fantastic for the meat of your Sunday roast. Serve your gammon with our Ninja Foodi Veggie Bake, air fryer frozen roast potatoes, air fryer frozen Yorkshire puddings because they go with everything and let’s not forget air fryer sage and onion stuffing balls and air fryer pigs in blankets.

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Slow Cooker Gammon Fanta

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Slow Cooker Gammon Fanta

How to cook slow cooker gammon fanta. Your gammon joint is slow cooked with diet fanta, and orange slices for the best flavour ever on your gammon.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
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Kitchen Gadgets:

  • Crockpot Slow Cooker


  • Peel and dice your onion and one of your oranges. Peel your garlic cloves.
    How To Slow Cook Gammon Fanta?
  • Load into the slow cooker your onion, orange chunks, garlic cloves and peppercorns.
    How To Slow Cook Gammon Fanta?
  • Remove all visible fat from your gammon and then rub the dried seasonings into the gammon.
    How To Slow Cook Gammon Fanta?
  • Load the gammon into the slow cooker, slice the orange and use cocktail sticks to attach the orange to the gammon and for it to stay in place as it cooks.
    How To Slow Cook Gammon Fanta?
  • Pour into the slow cooker your diet fanta and then place the lid on the slow cooker. Slow cook for 4 hours on high or 7 hours on low.
    How To Slow Cook Gammon Fanta?
  • Remove the orange slices and the cocktail sticks, allow to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.
    How To Slow Cook Gammon Fanta?


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Pulled. If you would like pulled gammon for sandwiches instead. Then simply add an extra hour to the cook time. Juice. If you don’t like fanta you can swap it for orange juice instead.
Thanks for reading our gammon fanta slow cooker recipe on Recipe This. We have many more slow cooker recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more slow cooker roasts, do check out our slow cooker silverside recipe next.


Calories: 874kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 112g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 310mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 2032mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Never thought of this but the Fanta actually gives it a great orange flavour and we really all loved it, the gammon came out so moist and tasty.