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Split Pea Soup with Ham

For a different spin on split pea soup, try this recipe. The flavor is peppery rather than smoky. —Barbara Link, Rancho Cucamonga, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 8 cups water
  • 3/4 pound potatoes (about 2 medium), cubed
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham (about 10 ounces)
  • 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

  • Place all ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until peas and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
Health Tip: Adding only 2 cups cubed ham adds lots of savory flavor, but keeps sodium under 400 mg per serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 202 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 11g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.

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