Pea & Ham Soup

Submitted by Nathalie Madden

Pea & Ham Soup

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Serving: 4
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 30 minutes


  • 1 x tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 x finely chopped small brown onion
  • 2 x garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 x leek, sliced (white part)
  • 2 x sticks celery, diced
  • 3 – 4 medium sized potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 650g ham hock
  • 1 1/2 cup green split peas, washed, rinsed (rinse until the water is clear)
  • 3 - 4 cups salt-reduced chicken stock
  • ½ litre of cold water (depends on how thick you want the soup to be)
  • 1 x dried bay leaf
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, cracked pepper and crusty bread, to serve


  • 1. Add olive oil, onion, garlic, celery, leek, potatoes, ham hock, peas, stock, bay leaf and 1 liter cold water. Cover with lid.
  • 2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • 3. Remove hock from soup. Discard the bone.
  • 4. Shred ham. Return ham & rind (I think that this adds extra flavour) to soup. Cook on low for 1 hour or until ham and peas are tender.
  • 5. Remove and discard of rind.
  • 6. Use a stick blender to blend together, but try and leave some chunky bits of potato and ham
  • 7. Serve with parsley, cracked pepper and crusty bread.
  • 8. ENJOY!!

1 thought on “Pea & Ham Soup”

  1. being my first pea and ham soup it was really nice, a great recipe, i also added about 1/4 cup cream at the end to make it that little bit more creamy, will def cook again!

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