Pea and ham soup

(35 ratings)
Ham and pea soup
Ham and pea soup
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe 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.


  • 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

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


  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.

If you fancy a classic pea soup, try our recipe.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 145(kcal)
  • Fat 16.0g
  • Saturates 2.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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