Ham Hock & Winter Veggie Soup

 A classic winter warmer! An easy, wholesome meal for those chilly nights.

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 150 minutes Serves: 8


  • 3L water
  • 1 ham hock
  • 1 King Soup pea and ham soup mix
  • 2 celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1 packet Wilcox carrots
  • ½ leek, halved and finely sliced
  • 1 swede, peeled & grated
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 1 tbsp Superb Herb fresh parsley, roughly chopped

To Serve
1 loaf of bread


  1. Place the bacon bone in a large saucepan and cover with at least 2 litres of the water. Simmer covered for 1½ hours.
  2. Remove the bone and meat and set aside to cool. Add the remaining water to the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the soup mix and simmer for 40 minutes, then add the sliced and grated vegetables. Simmer for a further 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, remove any meat from the bone and dice. Return to the soup and heat through.
  5. Check for seasoning, then ladle into bowls and top with a small teaspoon of pesto and sprinkle with parsley.
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