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Split Pea Soup with Ham

 Split Pea Soup with Ham
For a different spin on split pea soup, try this recipe. The flavor is peppery rather than smoky.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried split peas
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked lean ham
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 5 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until peas and
  • vegetables are tender. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 198 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.