A hearty and healthy Slow Cooker Pea & Ham Soup that can be prepped in the morning and ready for dinner at night… the perfect winter soup!
Pea and ham soup is an all-time favourite in our house… and it’s even easier when you make it in the slow cooker. Just pop everything in… let it do it’s delicious thing… and have dinner ready and waiting for you. Whoop whoop!
I’ve got this nice little routine going on at the moment where I make a batch of soup once a week, we have it for dinner that night and then the leftovers for lunches during the week (soups are such good freezer meals!). But don’t be fooled into thinking I’m super organised… I promise I’m absolutely not!!!!
And as well as soups, the other thing I’m loving at the moment is my slow cooker. I’ve been a bit slack with it the last few years, but now that I’ve got my super busy toddler racing round, the slow cooker is pretty much the most awesome thing ever.
If you’re like me and LOVE making soups in your slow cooker, then check out a couple of my other fave recipes:
Well that’s it from me! Enjoy this yummy Slow Cooker Pea & Ham Soup!!
Slow Cooker Pea & Ham Soup
A hearty and healthy Slow Cooker Pea & Ham Soup that can be prepped in the morning and ready for dinner at night... the perfect winter soup!
- 2 cups yellow split peas, rinsed
- 1 (approx 750g) ham hock
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 brown onion, finely chopped
- 8 cups water
- 3 tsp vegetable stock powder
Place the rinsed yellow split peas into the base of the slow cooker.
Add the ham hock, chopped carrots, celery and brown onion.
Mix the vegetable stock powder into the water and pour over the top.
Allow to cook for 8 hours on low or 6 hours on high.
Remove the ham hock, but off the fat and discard (along with the bone). Chop the meat roughly and place back into the slow cooker (see notes).
If you'd like a smoother soup, use a stick blender to puree it before adding the chopped meat back in.