Pea and ham soup recipe

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This pea and ham soup recipe is so easy. Use leftover ham to make tasty pea and ham soup. A simple, cheap and easy to make meal - perfect for a light lunch.

Pea and ham soup recipe
  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Nut-free
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories145 Kcal7%
Fat16 g23%
Saturated Fat2 g10%

Pea and ham soup is a delicious winter warmer that will definitely put a smile on your face on a cold day. We all know how easy it is to make pea soup, a mid-week staple that doesn't blow the shopping budget or the calorie counter.

But sometimes our family can feel a little disheartened by a bowl of green soup, so we suggest adding a delicious ham hock (packaged supermarket ham works too) for this pea and ham soup. Especially if you have some cold cuts leftover from a Sunday lunch. This pea and ham soup recipe is easy to make, simple and perfect to store in tupperware for a light work lunch. This pea and ham soup recipe serves 4 people and will take only 20 mins to make. Leftovers of this pea and ham soup can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days or you can freeze a portion or two in the freezer for up to 1 month. Make sure you defrost and reheat thoroughly before re-serving. Love cooking for the festive season? We've got loads more scrumptious Christmas recipes right here!


  • 1 litre (1¾ pints) ham stock
  • 2 leftover cooked onions, chopped
  • 2 leftover cooked carrots, chopped
  • 500g (1lb) frozen peas
  • 150g (5oz) cooked ham, cut into small chunks




  1. Put the ham stock into a large pan, add the onions, carrots and peas. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins, until the peas are tender.
  2. Use a stick blender or a food processor to whizz everything together until smooth. Add ham chunks, warm through and serve.
Top Tip for making Pea and ham soup

Top tip: If you don’t have stock fromcooking a ham, use chicken or vegetable stock cubes.


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