Slow Cooker – Thick ham and pea soup

This soup is my favourite, well I said that about minestrone too, but you get the idea. The kids love this one too – thank the Lord!! Perfect for cold, dark days and also for summer….and spring….and autumn πŸ˜‰

Practicing for winter cooking – any excuse!


  • Small smoked gammon joint.
  • 2 peeled potatoes.
  • 2 large white onions.
  • 3 cloves garlic.
  • 1kg frozen garden peas.
  • Water


Place the potatoes and gammon in the slow cooker.

Add the garlic, onions and peas around the.Β  Do put the potatoes and gammon in first, unlike me!

Pour in enough water to cover the gammon half way – more if you like a thinner soup, less if you prefer a thicker soup.

Pop the Slow Cooker on high setting for 4 hours or low for 8.

Once cooked and tender, remove the gammon and trim off any fat before shredding with two forks.

Blitz the soup to the consistency you prefer (ie lumpy or smooth) and put the shredded gammon back in.

Combine and season to taste. Serve in a soup bowl with a little of the shredded gammon to garnish if that’s your thing πŸ™‚

To make a less healthier version, add cream at blending and a little cream to drizzle before adding the gammon garnish but the truth be told, I really don’t think it needs it.



5 thoughts on “Slow Cooker – Thick ham and pea soup

  1. boveybelle

    Must make this soon. I have to say though, whatever you have done with the photo, it comes up GIGANTIC in my side bar and takes up half the page!!! Must add a gammon hock to my grocery
    order . . .


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