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Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe

Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe

Not a winter goes by that I don't fix at least one batch of this traditional pea soup. It's a hot and hearty meal that really warms up my family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours 35 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (about 2 cups) dry green split peas
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced peeled potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, bring peas, water, oil and salt if desired to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add the next seven ingredients; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in parsley. Yield: 8-10 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 205 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein.

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suekg
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"Used up my salty ham, yay"

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maryft
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"If you really want to add extra flavor, use the ham bone too. A little celery salt helps with flavor. Also, if you like a less mushy pea, use the whole peas or a combination of split and whole."

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SarahJane99
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"I followed the directions exactly and found the peas way overcooked. I ended up adding two cups of water and a teaspoon of ham base for flavor. Next time I will cook peas less and add veggies earlier!"

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mwilson101
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"absolutely wonderful. great soup for the St. Pat's potluck"

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roymurdock
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"Really good! Followed the recipe almost exactly and couldn't stop eating it!"

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Toni51
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"We liked this soup a lot. Thanks for sharing it! I used the ingredients listed here but the method shown in the video on this page. For example, "sweating" the carrots, celery and onions to soften them up a bit, then adding the dried split peas and other ingredients directly into that pot. I also substituted chicken stock for water to get more flavor. The split peas really don't need to simmer for two hours .... 35-45 minutes is more than enough time."

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seekye1st
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"I only cooked the peas for 30 minutes, then added the next eight for another 30 minutes."

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ahmom
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"good"

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Ruehs
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"Very good. my whole family loved it! I would definitely make again. This will become a go to recipe for leftover ham!"

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jenhalls
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Maybe I am missing something but didn't think it was that great. It was ok but don't know if I will be making it again."

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