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Pea & ham soup

Pea & ham soup

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A meaty and vibrant soup that's great for using up festive ham leftovers or as a comforting storecupboard soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories243
  • fat6.3g
  • saturates2.2g
  • carbs18.3g
  • sugars6.2g
  • fibre7.3g
  • protein28.5g
  • salt2.1g
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Ingredients

  • knob of butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 onion, chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1l ham or pork stock (see 'Try', below)
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 500g frozen petits pois
  • 300g thickly sliced ham, trimmed of any fat and diced

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Method

  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan and when lightly foaming gently cook the onions until softened, but not coloured. Tip in the potato and stir to coat in butter, then pour over the stock. Simmer until softened.

  2. Tip in the frozen peas and bring back to the boil. Cook for a couple of mins. Remove from the heat and blend until smooth. Stir in the diced ham and serve.

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Comments (24)

hilaryys's picture
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Made this with the stock from cooking Tom Kerridge's very aromatic candied roast ham with star anise so had some lovely additional depth of flavour.

jreid88's picture

Easy and delicious. I also put most of the ham in pre-blend and then shred the remaining ham and garnished on top of the soup.

ramuiha's picture

Just made with knorr ham stock cubes and left over New Year Ham. Nice but needs more potato and a sprinkle of parsley or mint to lift it a little. Will definitely make again with the tweaks!

Clare O Sullivan's picture

Made this today. Delicious and so simple to make. I did add some garlic (2 cloves) with the onion and a big handful of fresh parsley just before blending. I also added half of the ham pre-blend and followed with chunky pieces on serving with a garnish of parsley. And a good few twists of black pepper. Didn't have ham stock so used half veg stock and half leftover Christmas turkey stock. Very yummy.

Flakey999's picture

Loved this soup! Nicest recipe for pea & ham soup. Only added black pepper - although I did use unsmoked ham stock.

rosievimes's picture
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Thought this soup was tasty but a bit too rich & thick for my liking. Good flavours though, and very filling!

OliviaEllen's picture
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Very easy and extremely tasty! Will be making again for sure

Cec's picture

Made this soup with the stock that I boiled the ham in, enjoyed it so much, I bought another Ham joint. Am now making my second lot. Soooo simple to make and scrummy.

lizbc's picture

Very tasty, quick and easy to make. I used knor 'ham' stock cubes, added an extra potato, 6-7 fresh mint leaves, and some of the ham to the soup before blending. It was one of the nicest soups i've ever eaten.

JazziGinger's picture

Really easy to make and ingredients are very cheap! I added a tub of quark to make it creamy, this also helped to thicken it up.

sleepyheadalex's picture

I used ham hock. A great autumn soup!

tugandalfie's picture

Delicious and so quick. Added more potato to make it thicker. Also some garlic, pepper and parsley. Great way to use up cooked gammon from dinner last night.

legolamb's picture

quick easy bit of mint sauce mmmmm lovely

mwong1976's picture

I added garlic and parsley for extra flavour and my little girl ate it with a cream cracker crushed into it. Very nice though needs something extra to thicken it.

stelinney's picture

i found if you add a good handful of chopped fresh mint and plenty of seasoning it gives an extra boost to a lovely warming soup. goes down a treat with my 2 boys.

jopenny33's picture

I've it. Used the ham juice as stock! Tasty easy and the family loved it.

lindym50's picture
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Easy to make just season well to bring taste out

mrsruse's picture
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I made this to use up left over Christmas ham even though I don't really like peas but this was delicious! I must admit I used chicken stock as it was a bit last minute and that's all I had in the cupboard but I found it very tasty and filling. It looked so appetising all bright green with the pretty pink chunky ham sitting on top. Will definitely make again.

pieface876's picture
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Bexis, it states 1l :). Just cooked this. Very nice, just needed a bit of pepper to add a little extra

seeleyharris's picture
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Good soup, easy to make. Doen't mention how much stock to put in, so I added 1 pint.

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Questions (1)

mags3011's picture

I don't have any stock available so will be using a stock cube, how much water should I mix it with??

Tips (2)

hilaryys's picture
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If you like your soups thicker, just add a bit more potato!

chocolateteabag's picture

Lovely and brilliant green. A nice change from the usually duller coloured and slightly floury split pea soups.
Add a smidgen of garlic for extra flavour, plus some freshly chopped flat leafed parsley to serve.
If it isn't thick enough for you, add a little flour, or a larger potato next time.
I served ours with a swirl of half fat creme fraiche, some crispy baked croutons and ready prepared ham hock.
Delicious!

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