Pea and Ham Soup – £4 Slow Cooker Challenge Recipe

By Chris Bennett | 22/06/2012 | Posted in Kitchen

A big thanks to Sarah Allcoat from Kinross for sending us her favourite slow cooker recipe for Pea and Ham Soup, what’s more, all of the ingredients cost less than £4!

This is one of my much used recipes, filling, warming  and easy for any day especially if you’re getting in late from work or been out all day walking in the hills. Served with a big chunk of seeded wholemeal it makes a perfect meal that takes possibly minutes to prepare in the morning and is ready to eat when you get home. It also is almost better re-heated the next day so no waste at all!

Pea and Ham Soup


1x Ham Hock, soaked overnight in cold water (£1.99)

2x Potatoes peeled & cubed (30p)

1x Onion chopped finely(23p)

3x Carrots peeled & cubed (30p)

1x tbsp cumin seeds ( 20p)

3x Pints of water

1x tbsp of finely chopped parsley

2x Bay leaves

350g Yellow split peas, soaked overnight and rinsed (60p)

Pepper to season

Total cost of recipe = £3.62


All you need to do is chop the onion, carrots, parsley & potatoes and pop in the slow cooker with the other ingredients and cook on low for between 8-10 hours ( or 4-6  on high if you’re up late or about all day!!). Just before serving, remove the ham hock and bay leaves and take the meat off the bone and return to the soup. I often finish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley to serve and to add fresh colour and serve with chunky artisan bread (or GF bread since the recipe is totally suitable for a gluten free/ wheat free diet).

If you regularly use a slow cooker or think slow cooking sounds right up your street, we’ve got a tasty treat for you with our ‘£4 Slow Cooker Challenge’. You could win £200 worth of Morphy Richards items in our monthly draw. To find out more information about the challenge, click here.

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