Pea & Ham Soup

This soup is my husband’s favourite, it can be served chunky to show off the beautiful colours or blitzed to provide a thick, smooth soup.  It’s one of those recipes that makes life easy, as I can pull together a fresh batch in less than 30 minutes as long as I have some chopped ham in the freezer (I freeze leftover ham in pre-weighed packs for use in soups & pies).

INGREDIENTS – serves 4-6

1 large Onion – chopped

8 medium sized Potatoes – peeled & chopped

1 tablespoon sized knob of Butter

250 – 300g Cooked Ham

Frozen Peas

Ham or vegetable stock – homemade or shop bought

Freshly ground pepper to taste


Melt butter in heavy based pot, sweat off onions for a couple of minutes before adding chopped potatoes, cook for a couple of minutes over a low heat.  Add chopped ham & stock (enough to cover ingredients) & simmer until potatoes are soft.  Add frozen peas (I do this by eye rather than by weight) add extra stock if required & season to taste – serve as soon as peas are heated through!