Pea and ham soup

PHOTO RECIPE Pea and ham soup

600 min

Learn the best way on how to make pea and ham soup. Super quick to prepare because you just place the ham bone, split peas and everything else straight into the slow cooker, then turn it on.

600 min


number of servings
  • 1 lb dried split peas Added to
  • 3 lb ham hock (aka ham bone) (bacon hock or MEATY leftover ham bone) Added to
  • 14 tsp salt (start with less adjust later) Added to
  • 34 tsp black pepper Added to
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced) Added to
  • 2 bay leaves (dried or fresh) Added to
  • 1 onion (finely chopped) Added to
  • 1 carrot (peeled and finely chopped) Added to
  • 2 celery sticks (finely chopped) Added to
  • 8 cups water Added to


1. Step

Place peas in slow cooker, push ham in. Scatter all ingredients around the ham bone, then pour over water.

Pea and ham soup - preparation step 1

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2. Step

Slow cook 8 to 10 hours on LOW or 6 hours on HIGH. (Or 2.5 hours on low on stove, 1 h – 1 hr 20 min pressure cooker/Instant Pot on HIGH)

Pea and ham soup - preparation step 2

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3. Step

Remove ham bone, shred ham meat. Discard bone and fatty skin.

Pea and ham soup - preparation step 3

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4. Step

Remove bay leaves. Use a stick blender to blitz 2 or 3 times – thickens soup but doesn’t make it completely smooth (my preference, you can blend completely if you want).

Pea and ham soup - preparation step 4

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5. Step

Return ham into slow cooker, stir. Taste and add more salt if needed (soup gets lots of salt from ham).

Pea and ham soup - preparation step 5

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6. Step


Pea and ham soup - preparation step 6

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