Pea and ham soup

Two bowls of green coloured soup with pink meats, peas, parsley and cream on top with spoons.
Easy peasy wholesome pea and ham soup perfect for dinner on a chilly winter night.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 1 minute
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine British
Servings 6 people


  • slow cooker


To serve:


  • Add 6 cups of boiling water to the slow cooker bowl, stir in most of the contents of packet, reserving a tablespoon of soup mix.
  • Add the bacon hock. Cook on LOW setting for 6 - 8 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove the bacon hock, discard the bone, fat and skin. Shred the meat and add back to the soup.
  • Pan fry the reserved soup mix in a dry frying pan.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream, crispy soup mix bits and fresh parsley.
Keyword kid friendly
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Fresh tips:

  1. Pre-soak the ham hock for a few hours to remove some of the salt
  2. Double the soup mix if you prefer a thicker consistency
  3. Bulk it up with veggies for a fuller meal like we did here

1 Comment

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