Lou's Pea and ham soup
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Lou's Pea and ham soup

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Serves 4

A great soup to warm you up and fill your belly on cold winter days!

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  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 4 rashers/125g bacon chopped
  • 2 large or 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 600ml/1pt vegetable or chicken stock
  • 300ml/1/2pt milk
  • 500g peas, frozen or fresh
  • 4 slices/125g cooked ham cut into small pieces


    1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Gently fry the onions, garlic and bacon over a low heat for about 10 mins until the onions are soft and the bacon is browned.
    2. Add the potatoes and stock to the pan, bring to the boil, turn down heat and simmer for about 10 mins until potatoes are cooked.
    3. Pour in milk and tip peas into pan, simmer for a further few mins until peas are done. remove from heat.
    4. Add chopped ham to the pan, then blend until smooth. season with salt, pepper and a little sugar if needed.
    5. Serve with big wedges of homemade crusty bread.

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14th Aug, 2011
just signed up today!! lots of veg in garden and needed inspiration,this was the first recipe I tried and absoutely delicious,only change I made was using smoked bacon(all I had)
11th May, 2011
I love ham and pea soup and this is a tasty and simple receipe. We have boiled gammon fairly often and I use the water that remains after removing the gammon (First getting rid of any fat floating on the top). This gives it a really great ham taste. I also find that dried peas, soaked overnight increase the pea flavour but takes longer to cook.
15th Apr, 2011
Best pea and ham soup I've ever had! Excellent!
1st Feb, 2011
Made this yesterday. Absolutely delicious. Just had a text from the other half, saying that he loved it for his lunch. My son ate it also, which is very unusual. Will definitely make again. I left some bigger chunks of ham & put them in at the end.
19th Dec, 2010
I have to say that although pea and ham soup isn't my favourite, after making this - it is now! It was so delicious, and my boyfriend ate about three bowls of it, and told me it was the nicest soup he's ever tasted. I used the best quality frozen peas i could get, and i used a little more cooked ham than suggested. I put most of the ham in the soup before i blended it, and then just put the rest in and stirred it all with a spoon. Personally, I like something to chew on when I eat soup, otherwise I find it a little boring. Gorgeous green colour, it fills you up, tastes great, and it's good for you too! Definitely a winner in our home :o)
8th Dec, 2010
Delicious soup, brilliant to freeze. I made it without the potato as I'd forgotten I didn't have any, still worked really well and was not too thin at all.
8th Dec, 2010
tasty and wonderful receipe... thanks a millions
22nd Oct, 2010
I regularly make this, its a great quick weekday evening meal Really easy and tasty recipe, plus it freezes well.
14th Oct, 2010
Lovely, quick and easy soup. Warming on a cold day. Kids loved it asking when I'm making it again! I used a ham stock cube instead of chicken to give a deeper flavour.
14th Sep, 2010
just what i was looking for after a busy weekend cooking for guests, now i cant wait to use up my fridge ingrediants. the only recipe on the site so cheers lou x


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