Old-Fashioned Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Split Pea Soup with Ham Bone Recipe

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This old-fashioned favorite is not only a snap to make but it's economical, too, confirms Laurie Todd of Columbus, Mississippi. Carrots, celery and onion accent the subtle flavor of the split peas, while a ham bone adds a meaty touch to this hearty soup. It's sure to chase away autumn's chill.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 2-1/2 hours
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 1 meaty ham bone
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped celery

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 202 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. Sort peas and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 4 hours or until beans are softened. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid.
  2. Return peas to Dutch oven. Add 2-1/2 qts. water, ham bone, onion, salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the ham bone; when cool enough to handle, remove meat from bone. Discard bone; dice meat and return to soup. Add carrots and celery. Simmer, uncovered, for 45-60 minutes or until soup reaches desired thickness and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).
Originally published as Split Pea Soup in Country Woman September/October 2001, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 202 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 267 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"This soup was really good!! It wasn't thick like other split pea soup recipes but the taste was really good!! I bought an extra piece of ham to add to the soup and I used 1/2 tsp. of salt instead of 1 tsp. of salt because our house uses reduced sodium recipes. I also soaked the peas for 1 hour like the recipe says but I did not add the peas to the soup until the bone was removed from the soup because I saw the other reviews about the peas being mushy. I will definitely be making this again, thanks!!!!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"Perfect consistancy and taste!"

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"Nice Recipe"

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Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"I don't know why you boil the peas to start. My soup has been cooking for hours and is still watery and my peas have vanished :( I will try recipe again minus that pre-boil part. Would be nice to see a pea :)"

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"Personally I would decrease water by a quart.Ham has alot of water in it"

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