Ham and split pea soup

My Mum used to make this for me when I was little, it’s so simple but tasty, filling and satisfying 

This is the ideal slow cooker soup- just throw everything in and leave it and it turns into a yummy hearty soup! The ham becomes fall-apart tender and the split peas break down forming a thick soup.

The only slight pain is remembering to soak the split peas the night before!



My Recipe

Serves: 6-8
Syns: none
Healthy Extra: none


  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, finely diced
  • 750g (approx) unsmoked gammon joint, cut into chunks
  • 500g yellow split peas (These need to be soaked overnight in preparation)
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place the chopped onion, carrot, ham, split peas and stock into the slow cooker bowl. Season.
  2. Cook on high for 6-8 hours, or low for 10-12 hours

Additional Info

I like the soup to have a thick consistency, but if you prefer it thinner you can always dilute with more water.

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