- 1 pound dried green split peas
- 2-1/2 quarts water
- 1 meaty ham bone or 2 smoked ham hocks
- 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1 cup each diced celery, carrots and potatoes
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
- Salt to taste
- In a Dutch oven, add the peas, water and ham bone; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Set aside ham bone until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from bone; discard bone. Cut ham into bite-size pieces. Return to the soup and heat through. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Reviews for Wisconsin Split Pea Soup
"We absolutely love this soup. Twice a year at Christmas & Easter Trader Joe's sells their spiral ham. I always buy extra to freeze. Always use the hambone for this soup. The person who gave a one star below, perhaps they used too much marjoram as it can taste like a lemony oregano."
"It's a great recipe, but it can be much better if you add 1 lb of cooked and cubed ham to the soup, so it would be more chunky.It's a keeper! Just need a little bit of tweaking on this recipe."
"Sorry, but this was the WORST split pea soup recipe I ever had or made. Had a lemony flavor, and I don't know how, since nothing lemony was in it. After my husband said it had too much of something, I tasted it, even tried a bowl, but couldn't even finish the bowl. Dumped the rest in the toilet. No stars here. And we LOVE a good split pea soup! Only added a star because otherwise it wouldn't post."
"Excellent! My spouse normally hates split pea soup but she loved this."
"I've been making this soup since I found it in Taste of Home! That's been over 13 years ago! You can make the recipe as written or change it up to your liking . Either way it's always delicious!! Thank you Linda Rock for submitting it!!"