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A bowl of pea & ham soup on kitchen countertop

Pea & Ham Soup

"Fancy" dinner party soup!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Worldwide
Keyword Arugula Soup, Pea & Ham Soup, Pea Soup, Vegetable Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories 2301kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger



  • 1.5 kg frozen peas
  • 1.5 liters stock veg or chicken
  • 1 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 brown onion diced
  • 5 g mint
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Ham Hock

  • 1 ham hock
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 6 peppercorns optional
  • 1 dried chili optional
  • 1 bay leaf optional


  • 4-6 tbsp cream
  • mint leaves
  • 50 g dark chocolate melted


Ham Hock

  • Place the ham hock in a saucepan with water, lemon & spices. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 90 minutes or until meat is falling off the bone
  • Remove meat and place on a baking tray, allow to cool to handle and then separate meat from the bone/fat
    pulled ham hock meat


  • In a saucepan sweat the onion & garlic in the butter and oil for 2-3 minutes or until soft
  • Add stock and cook for a further 3 minutes
  • Remove from the heat, add frozen peas and using a stick blender blend until smooth
  • Pass the soup through a sieve to remove any lumps


  • Place as much/little soup as you want in a bowl
  • Add a small handful of ham hocks to the centre of the soup, drizzle with a tbsp cream and melted chocolate and finish with a few mint leaves
    A bowl of pea & ham soup on kitchen countertop


Essential Tools

  • large saucepan x 2
  • chef knives
  • chopping board
  • sieve
  • stick blender


  • if you like a chunkier soup then feel free to not sieve it but I am more of a smoother soup fan - personal preference!


Calories: 2301kcal | Carbohydrates: 246g | Protein: 120g | Fat: 97g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 6713mg | Potassium: 4266mg | Fiber: 78g | Sugar: 101g | Vitamin A: 16970IU | Vitamin C: 610mg | Calcium: 465mg | Iron: 24mg