Pea and ham soup is one of my favourite soups ever - and my gluten free pea and ham soup recipe is super easy, uses minimal ingredients, and takes less than 10 minutes to make.
That's right, this thick, creamy, and delightful green soup can be warming your belly in no time at all.
Plus it's a great way to get some extra veggies into your diet and use up any leftover ham from a Sunday or Christmas roast.
A 10-minute soup recipe
The best thing about pea and ham soup is that it is so quick to make, so perfect when you're in a hurry.
Unlike other vegetable-based soups, this only takes about seven minutes of cooking, a quick blend, and then it's done.
I make it with frozen peas so it's really cheap to make too, a great gluten free lunch on a budget.
The peas give this soup an awesome vibrant green colour too, which is perfect for cheering up a cold day.
Make this soup in advance in bulk and freeze it, or even take it with you to work or on a walk in a Thermos flask.
I like mine served up with some slices of fresh gluten free bread, such as my gluten free soda bread - or a good quality gluten free supermarket bread will do.
Choosing gluten free stock
This vibrant green soup is literally just comfort in a bowl (or mug?).
You only need five ingredients for this gluten free pea and ham soup recipe and it's so quick to make.
I'm a huge fan of soup, particularly when you're feeling rough and if it's packed with veg, then that's even better.
For the vegetable stock, there are loads of gluten free options, so don't worry if you're not sure which one to use.
I usually use the Knorr vegetable stock pots but you could use homemade stock or anything else which is gluten free.
Check out my guide to gluten free stock cubes and gravies if you're feeling a bit stuck.
How to make this pea and ham soup
I prefer to make this by blending half of the ham with the soup and then stirring the other half in, so you still get some chunks of meat.
However, if you'd prefer a smoother soup with all the flavour, you could blend all of the ham in.
You can also sprinkle some on top to give the soup a bit more of a colour clash when you serve it up.
It's so easy and versatile, you can customise this soup however you like.
Try adding in some fresh thyme too if you fancy a herby punch.
My gluten free pea and ham soup recipe
Get your ingredients ready because it's time to make my gluten free pea and ham soup recipe.
This recipe serves two but you can easily scale it up if you want to make a bigger batch.
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- 500 ml gluten free vegetable stock
- 150 g shredded ham hock
- 300 g frozen garden peas
- 2 small shallots
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ tsp virgin olive oil
- Finely chop the shallots and garlic, and then add to a large non-stick pan with the olive oil. Fry gently for 1-2 minutes to soften.
- Add half of the ham hock and the peas, stir until mixed and then cover with the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for five minutes.
- Remove from the heat, add to the blender and blend until smooth. Be careful not to overfill your blender - you don't want to get burnt!
- Pour back into a pan, add the rest of the ham hock and stir through before serving.
- This soup is dairy free but for an extra added treat, if you can have dairy, try adding a swirl of crème fraîche before serving.
- Can be stored in the fridge for around 3 days or can be frozen for up to six months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 bowl
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 775mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 10gSugar: 14gProtein: 29g
Need some more gluten free meal inspiration?
If you want to have a go at some of the other gluten free dinner recipes on the blog, why not give some of these a try? They’re perfect for baking away all of your troubles.
- Chickpea and sweetcorn fritters (vegan)
- Vegan and gluten free chickpea curry
- Tuna pasta bake with cheesy topping
- Easy spinach pasta with ‘no cook’ sauce
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