Main dish Soup

Pea and Ham Soup

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 10 Hr Total Time: 10 Hr 10 Mins
This is a fabulous “throw it all in the slow cooker” soup. There’s no need to cook the onion separately – it “sautés” itself in the fat from the ham that rises to the surface. Thick, hearty soup broth infused with incredible flavour from the ham! Use leftover ham bone, or purchase a ham hock.


0/12 Ingredients
  • Garnishes


0/6 Instructions
  • Place peas in slow cooker, push ham in. Scatter all ingredients around the ham bone, then pour over water.
  • 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)
  • Remove ham bone, shred ham meat. Discard bone and fatty skin.
  • 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).
  • Return ham into slow cooker, stir. Taste and add more salt if needed (soup gets lots of salt from ham).
  • Serve garnished with parsley. Serve with crusty bread for dunking – make a quick Irish Soda Bread, Garlic Bread or upgrade to Cheesy Garlic Bread!


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