Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea & Ham Soup)


May 14, 2019

Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea & Ham Soup) 5 0 5 1

Dutch soup goodness!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • 15 mins

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6 Generous Serves


2pkts green split peas, soaked overnight

2 small ham hocks (or one big one)

1 onion, grated

2 potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 carrot, peeled and grated

2 stalks of celery, chopped

1 Rookwurst Sausage

1 Litre Vegetable Stock


1Place soaked peas, ham hock/s, and all vegies into slow cooker.

2Pour stock over.

3Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

4Remove hock/s - allow to cool enough to handle so you can remove the meat.

5At this point, I blitz the peas and veg together (Hubby likes it smooth)

6Slice the Rockworst up and add it and the meat from the ham hock/s back to the slow cooker, stir, and heat through, adding a little water if you like a thinner consistency.

7Serve with fresh crusty bread 👌


1I prefer the split peas soaked overnight, but you don't have to

2I also prefer to blitz before adding meat back in, but again, it's purely personal preference

3Rookwurst is a Dutch Continental Sausage, available in the Deli section of most supermarkets

Submitted by Tammy Noble


2 Reviews


September 29, 2019

I’m Dutch and we use celeriac instead of potatoes 🙂
We dice the carrots and celeriac in little cubes and most of us don’t blitz it all together. Nice to see a Dutch recipe here 🙂

Elaine Pilcher

May 15, 2019

This is exactly the same as my recipe. Handed down by Oma. My entire family love it. I dont blitz though

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