Classic Pea and Ham Soup


January 11, 2016

Classic Pea and Ham Soup 5 0 5 3
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • 8 hrs

    8 hrs


2 x 500g pkts of green split peas

2 large onions, coarsely chopped

1kg of chunked bacon off the bone (leftover smoked Christmas leg ham works too)

6 cups of water


1Rinse split peas until water until water runs clear

2No need to pre-soak peas

3Add rinsed peas to slow cooker

4Add onion and bacon/ham chunks

5Add water - water it takes to fill your slow cooker to approx 1 inch from the top

6I used 6 cups in a 6L slow cooker

7Cook on HIGH for approx 8hrs

8Stir occasionally during cooking time.


1Serve with crusty bread rolls

2Peas will often appear still formed until the final 2hrs of cooking when they will be broken down and form that thick, delicious kind of soup you can almost stand your spoon up in!

3Freezes well

Submitted by Paulene Christie


4 Reviews

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July 21, 2016

Made this for the other half. Never made it before but told him I bet I can make it as good as your favourite restaurant. Apparently it was pretty much just as good as theirs so I’m claiming a win.
It was beautifully thick and oh so flavoursome no salt was needed it had enough naturally. I did however add a hock as well as bacon pieces.
With crusty buns and real butter it was an ultimate comfort meal that had my better half and I wanting to just sit and vegetate after dinner pure delicious old school comfort food.

sara busbridge

June 29, 2016

I am making this tonight should be ready for lunch tomorrow

Dot Brooks

May 3, 2016

I intend to make this soup the next time my lawn mower man comes. He mows for free so I feed him & he loves pea & ham soup. He is hard to fill up, so I’ll be adding carrots and potatoes to this recipe. And some crunchy rolls with yummy butter. But your recipe for a base.

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