Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Mar. 11, 2022
This soup is great for stocking in the freezer and the curry gives it a warmer flavor, which goes so nicely with the salty ham. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and curry powder; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 7-9 hours or until peas are tender. Stir before serving.

Can you freeze Curried Ham & Split Pea Soup?

Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 288 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 683mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 16g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.