Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea & Ham Soup)

Dutch soup goodness!

Submitted by Tammy Noble

Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea & Ham Soup)

Dutch soup goodness!
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Serving: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes


  • 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


  • Place soaked peas, ham hock/s, and all vegies into slow cooker.
  • Pour stock over.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Remove hock/s - allow to cool enough to handle so you can remove the meat.
  • At this point, I blitz the peas and veg together (Hubby likes it smooth)
  • Slice 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.
  • Serve with fresh crusty bread ?


  • I prefer the split peas soaked overnight, but you don't have to
  • I also prefer to blitz before adding meat back in, but again, it's purely personal preference
  • Rookwurst is a Dutch Continental Sausage, available in the Deli section of most supermarkets

2 thoughts on “Erwtensoep (Dutch Pea & Ham Soup)”

  1. Elaine Pilcher

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

  2. 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 🙂

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