Smoky ham hock and root veg stew

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Winter is coming so whack the meat and veg on the stove so you can curl up on the sofa with a warm bowl of this comforting ham hock stew


Try this smoky ham hock soup, then check out our ham hock terrine, ham hock croquettes, ham hock rotolo and more ham hock recipes.



  • olive oil
  • leeks 2, rinsed and chopped
  • carrots 2, peeled and chopped
  • swede ½ small, peeled and chopped
  • smoked paprika ½ tsp
  • chicken stock 1 litre
  • potatoes 2 medium, peeled and cut into chunks 
  • cooked ham hock about 300g, pulled into chunks
  • Savoy cabbage or other greens 200g, shredded


  • Step 1

    Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan. Cook the leeks until soft then add the carrots and swede. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring, then stir in the smoked paprika and cook for a minute more.

  • Step 2

    Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes then add the potatoes and ham hock and simmer gently for another 10 minutes. Add the greens and cook for 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 312
  • Fat 7.8g
  • Saturates 2.1g
  • Carbs 26.6g
  • Sugars 11.4g
  • Fibre 11g
  • Protein 28.3g
  • Salt 2.7g