Easy Pea And Ham Soup

Winter is coming, and with it, the chilly weather seems to keep us all cooped up inside. If you’re looking for a recipe that will warm you up from the inside out, look no further than this easy pea and ham soup. It’s simple to make and perfect for a cold winter evening. So why not give it a try? Your family is sure to love it!

easy pea and ham soup

Mary Berrys Easy Pea and Ham Soup

Warm blankets, fireside chats, and most importantly of all – soup. There’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of goodness to chase away the winter chill, is there? In this blog post, we’re going to show you how to make our delicious pea and ham soup. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a soup novice, this recipe is sure to please! So grab your ingredients and get ready to cook up a storm…

Making any soup is pretty easy, and they are quick and nutritious. This Pea and Ham soup which is one of Mary Berry’s recipes has lots of flavours, and the frozen peas make it sweeter and lighter than using split peas plus, it gives the soup a super green colour!

roast ham for pea and ham soup

Can I use Split Peas Instead of Frozen Peas?

Yes, of course, but be warned, this will make the soup a lot thicker and heavier. So maybe just add about 250g of split peas so it’s not too thick.

What Ham To Use For Pea and Ham Soup?

In this recipe, a roast ham off the bone is used. You can buy it from the deli or use leftover roast ham. Alternatively, you can use Ham Hock.

What’s the difference between roast ham and ham hock?

Roast ham is a cut of pork that includes the thigh, hip, and buttocks. Ham hocks are the lower leg and foot of the pig. Both cuts can be smoked or cured, but ham hocks are more commonly used for soups and stews because of their tougher texture.

How Long Does Pea and Ham Soup Take To Cook?

You will need to fry the onions and celery for about 10 minutes, add the stock, then the frozen peas and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes. So roughly, it takes about 20 minutes.

Can I Freeze The Soup?

Yes, definitely! Leave to cool and pour into plastic containers or special freezer liquid bags. Store for up to three months.

Love peas? Try my Sesame Garden Pea Dip!

easy pea and ham soup

Easy Pea And Ham Soup (Mary Berry)

Mary Berrys classic Pea and Ham Soup.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Soup, Starter
Cuisine British
Servings 4
Calories 434 kcal


  • 50 g Butter
  • 1 Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Celery Stick (Chopped)
  • 750 ml Chicken Stock
  • 500 g Frozen Peas
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Chives (Snipped)
  • 200 g Roast Ham off the bone (or Ham Hock)
  • Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper


  • Melt the butter in a large stainless steel pan. Add the onion and celery and fry for 8 – 10 minutes on a medium heat until softened but not browned. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil on a high heat. Stir in the frozen peas and bring back to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes or until they are just cooked.
  • Using a hand held blender or food processor, puree the soup with the chives until smooth. Shred the ham into small pieces and drop into the soup. Reheat briefly and and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with fresh warm crusty bread or croutons.
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Add the peas to the stock and start to time the cooking once the stock has returned to the boil. Fast cooking makes the peas soft enough to puree easily without losing its colour.


Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 26gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 482mgPotassium: 736mgFiber: 8gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1345IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 58mgIron: 3mg
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