Pea & Ham Soup

Peas for soup

Another popular soup dish in Ireland is Pea & Ham soup. This basic dish is easily made but tastes wonderful and is greatly welcomed on a cold winters day.

Ingredient for cooking Pea & Ham Soup

  • 1 oz butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pint vegetable stock
  • 4 fl oz milk
  • 8 oz cooked potatoes, diced
  • 6 oz frozen peas
  • 4 oz cooked ham, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon single cream (optional)

Method for making Pea & Ham Soup

Melt half the butter and sauté the onion in a saucepan until soft but not browned. Add the stock and milk and bring to the boil. Add potato and peas reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes until the peas are tender and the potato starts to fall apart. Puree in a blender then return to the heat and stir in the ham and parsley. Season with the salt and pepper. Stir in the cream if desired. Heat through.

Serve with freshly baked homemade Soda bread.

This article was first published on 28-12-2013 and last modified on 30-07-2017.

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Róisín Anraí
Róisín Anraí was born and raised in Ireland. She loves to travel in her spare time but also enjoys learning local history, telling ghost stories, and sharing her favorite Irish recipes. She has no problem telling stories with those who are willing to listen. Róisín is a regular contributor and author for