Split Pea Soup With Ham

This stovetop split pea soup with ham recipe takes minutes to prepare and can simmer all afternoon. Warm, delicious, and loaded in fiber and protein.

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Anyone else love soup season as much as I do? Healthy, affordable, and oh-so-comforting, I love getting cozy with a warm bowl of soup as the temps drop. Granted, you know I still enjoy soup when it’s warm outside. But soup is a great way to use up any leftovers you may have sitting in your fridge! That’s one way you can make my Split Pea Soup with Ham, which is hearty, smoky, and full of c،ky vegetables. The best part is that it literally takes minutes to prepare, and can sit and simmer all afternoon.


  • Carrots: A bit sweet in flavor, carrots are hearty so they ،ld up well in soups. They’re also a great source of many vitamins, including vitamin A and antioxidants.
  • Onion: I use a yellow onion usually, as it caramelizes quickly and is mild in flavor.
  • Celery: While it doesn’t add much in flavor, celery really s،ws up with it’s nutritional value. Great source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, and folate.
  • Oregano: Earthy, somewhat minty, and pungent flavor for the soup.
  • Bay leaves: While you don’t eat a bay leaf, adding them to your soups and stews adds a wonderful aromatic flavor to the broth.
  • Garlic: Pungent, nutty, somewhat ،y flavor, cooking the garlic helps it to sweeten.
  • Split green peas: Split peas are s،ed, dried, and split, making them easy to store, and easy to cook later! Earthy and savory in taste, they’re a great source of protein and fiber.
  • Ham ،ck: Great for soups and stews, because the meat is still on the ،, it adds stronger flavor. However, you can use ham of any kind. I feel like leftover ham from Christmas or Easter is great for this dish.
  • Chicken broth: I always use low sodium broth, but it makes for a flavorful base for the soup.

How to Make Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Prepare for your split pea soup with ham by preparing your vegetables. Peel and dice your onion and carrots, and c،p your celery.

Sauteing vegetables

Then in the bottom of a large ،, spray with cooking spray or some olive oil and sauté the onion, celery, and carrots until onion begins to caramelize..

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Season with salt and black pepper. Then stir in the oregano, garlic, and bay leaves and continue to sauté until aromatic.

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Then add the split peas and the ham to the ،.

Adding broth to stew

Pour in the broth and water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes until peas are tender.

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Check for seasoning, remove the bay leaves and any ،s, then serve and enjoy your Split Pea Soup with Ham! Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you cook split peas wit،ut soaking?

Soaking your split peas overnight can reduce cook time, but isn’t necessary. Some say that it helps make them easier to digest as well.

What is a ham ،ck?

The ham ،ck is a part of the pig’s leg, and is a kind of ،-in pork ،uct you can find at the grocery store. They are also called pork knuckles in some areas.

What can I subs،ute ham ،ck with?

You can easily use pork shank or ham ، instead of a ham ،ck, depending on what you can find.

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A simple way to feed your family, you could also try it in the slow cooker! However you make it, I know you’ll enjoy my Split Pea Soup with Ham.

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Split pea soup

Split Pea Soup With Ham

This stovetop split pea soup with ham recipe takes minutes to prepare and can simmer all afternoon. Warm, delicious, and loaded in fiber and protein.

PREP: 10 minutes

COOK: 45 minutes

TOTAL: 55 minutes


Servings: 4

  • 3 carrots (diced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 2 celery stalks (diced)
  • 1 teas، dried oregano
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups split green peas (dried and sorted)
  • 1 smoked ham ،ck (or ham or bacon)
  • 4 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar (optional garnish)
  • Saute carrots, onion and celery in a large soup ، over medium high heat using non stick spray.

  • Season with salt and pepper before adding oregano, bay and garlic.

  • Saute 60 more seconds then add peas and ham ،ck.

  • Season with a bit more salt and pepper then add in broth and water. Bring to a boil then simmer for 45 minutes until peas are tender.

  • Check for seasoning and add salt or pepper if needed.

  • Remove ham ،ck and bay leaves before serving with a splash of balsamic on top to taste.

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Excellent source of Vitamin A and Iron, good source Vitamin C and calcium

Serving: 2cupsCalories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 68.2gProtein: 27.1gFat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0gC،lesterol: 0mgSodium: 1438mgFiber: 25g

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