Lentil, Pea & Ham Soup

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 15m
Ready In

"From one of our national supermarkets, posted for You Want What!? A Recipe Posting Game? Have made a number of changes to the original recipe to suit the ingredients I had on hand and how I like my soup."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (347.5 g)
  • Calories 380
  • Total Fat - 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 41 mg
  • Sodium - 636.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 20.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.8 g
  • Protein - 29.9 g
  • Calcium - 82.9 mg
  • Iron - 6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step 1

Place the ham hock, split peas, leek, carrot, celery and garlic in a slow cooker and pour the stock over plus 2 cups (500ml) cold water.

Step 2

Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours, or until peas are tender and using tongs to transfer the ham hock to a large heatproof bowl.

Step 3

Add the frozen peas to the slow cooker and cook for 15 minutes or until heated through and tender.

Step 4

Meanwhile, remove any meat from the ham and discard bone and rind and then coarsely chop the ham.

Step 5

Transfer half the pea mixture to a blender and blend until smooth and then return to the slow cooker with half the ham and half the cream and stir to combine or use a stick blender and coarsely blend before adding in half the ham and cream or if you prefer chunky then just add in half the ham and cream.

Step 6

Ladle the soup among serving bowls and drizzle with remaining cream and top with remaining ham and sprinkle with parsley leaves and serve immediately.

Step 7

ALTERNATIVE - On the stove top - If you don't have a slow cooker, make this soup in a large saucepan over medium heat and reduce cooking time to 2 hours or until tender, adding frozen peas in the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Very good lentil soup which we enjoyed. My package of lentils was bigger than the one specified so I did have to add more water (about 2 cups) and used less cream than suggested (heavy cream) and forgot the peas. Served with rolls for a very healthy and good dinner. Thanks for sharing!

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(19 Nov 2017)