Spiced parsnip & ham soup

Spiced parsnip & ham soup

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Use up your Christmas roast leftovers in this creamy soup

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal283
  • fat20g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.87g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 250g cold roast potatoes and parsnips

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

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

  • 1l chicken or turkey stock

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 100ml double cream, plus extra to drizzle
  • small handful shredded ham

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the curry powder for 1 min until fragrant. Stir in the veg, cover with three-quarters of the stock and simmer for 5-10 mins.

  2. Blend the soup until very smooth with a hand blender or food processor, adding more stock if the soup is too thick. Stir in the cream and ham, then return to the pan and gently reheat. Season and serve with a drizzle of cream on top.

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Comments (7)

bonitarosa's picture
5

Delicious made with fresh parsnips and spuds and cooked for slightly longer. Adults and kids ate the lot. Yummy!

gillian86sky's picture

I made this with hot curry powder and it had a proper kick to it! It was lovely.
However, the recipe quantities only gave me 3 not-very-big bowls of soup. Next time I would double or even treble the quantity. But I would recommend it!

duxelle's picture
5

Made this with Christmas leftovers and ham stock - delicious, and always make with left over ham stock now. Sometimes make pancetta wrapped croutons as well if just having soup on its own.

jolilly's picture

I swapped the parsnips for carrots. Also, I used turkey instead of ham to use up Xmas dinner. It was delicious. I'd also agree that only 750ml of stock is needed so you only need to use one stock cube.

Alexacollicott's picture
4

Really tasty. Didn't need as much stock as it suggests though. Could easily leave the ham out too.

reedd87's picture
3

Not bad at all! Made this with creme fraiche, and with fresh veg rather than leftovers, and just simmered it for a while longer. Very tasty.

pamelae3219's picture
5

friends made this for us when we went for a meal last night, we all thought it delicious, so now I'll make it too. I don't think they put the curry pdr in, but it was still packed with flavour.

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