Super easy gluten free pea and ham soup

gluten free pea and ham soup recipe

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. 

I was very kindly sent a VonShef 1500W Professional Food Blender* to test out from VonShef (scroll down for your chance to win one yourself!) and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make this gluten free pea and ham soup. I was a bit in awe of how mean and powerful this blender looked, but I think I might actually be a bit in love with it! It blended my soup up in ‘souper’ quick time (sorry!!) which meant I could eat it even faster.

gluten free pea and ham soup recipe

For the blender geeks among us, here’s a quick rundown of the spec before we get to the best bit, the soup itself! It has a powerful 1500W high-speed motor, nine variable settings and it can whole 2 litres – that’s a whole lot of soup! This is ideal for me because I love cooking soups in big batches so I can freeze some for later, but often end up blending them in portions!

Gluten free pea and ham soup

But back to the soup! This vibrant green soup is literally just comfort in a bowl (or mug?). You only need five ingredients and it’s so quick to make. Im a huge fan of soup, particularly when you’re feeling rough (check out my cold-zapping chicken soup recipe too!) and if it’s packed with veg, then that’s even better. 

gluten free pea and ham soup recipe

gluten free pea and ham soup recipe

I love the way the vibrant peas clash with the pink ham, and it’s so full of goodness too. For the vegetable stock, there are loads of gluten free options. I used to Oxo gluten free vegetable stock pots in this version, but I have also used vegetable Bouillon too. Check out my guide to gluten free stock cubes and gravies if you’re feeling a bit stuck. 

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. 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!

gluten free pea and ham soup recipe

Gluten free pea and ham soup

Yield: 2

This gluten free pea and ham soup is so easy to make! You only need five ingredients and it takes less than 10 minutes to make.


  • 500 ml gluten free veg stock, Bouillon or Oxo veg stock pots are my favourites
  • 120 g shredded ham hock
  • 300 g frozen garden peas
  • 2 small shallots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ tsp virgin olive oil


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.

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gluten free pea and ham soup recipe

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  1. Kirsty
    November 29, 2017 / 19:39

    I would use blender to whizz up some gluten free nutritional soups for when our baby arrives to help with feeding ease during breastfeeding and to then whizz up weaning meals when little one is bigger!

  2. Claire Farley
    November 29, 2017 / 20:13

    Love making a winter vegetable soup – carrots, onion, celeriac, leeks and a stock

  3. Ilse
    November 29, 2017 / 20:15

    That soup looks absolutely amazing! I loved making home made soups (i make a mad chicken and tomato one!) when I lived with my parents but I unfortunatly don’t have a blender in my new flat. I would be so happy if I won this one, and would probably be living of home made soups for at least a month because I’ve missed it so much!

  4. Jenni
    November 29, 2017 / 20:59

    Your soup looks delicious! I’ve recently started getting into homemade soup – my favourite at the moment being leak and potato which has been perfect for lunches on these wintery days!!

  5. November 29, 2017 / 23:18

    Your pea soup looks gorgeous Sarah…. I think I would give a test run on left over veg soup and then whip up a bumper batch of houmous!

  6. En
    November 30, 2017 / 16:34

    That looks so good 😍

  7. ladyclarington
    November 30, 2017 / 16:00

    That soup looks so vibrant!! Mine never looks anything so colourful as that! I think I could happily exist on pea and ham soup.

    If I won a blender it would be much easier for me to eat more healthily when I’m flaring up – I tend to rely on nutritional milkshake type stuff rather than real food because soup is too much hard work when I have so little energy.

  8. Naila M
    December 1, 2017 / 22:25

    As it’s the winter season this would be perfect to make creamy vegetable soup, yummy 🙂

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