Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

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This is a wonderful, hearty split pea soup. Great for a fall or blustery winter day.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 310
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 10h 30m


  • 2 1/4 cups dried split peas
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 1 1/2 pounds ham bone
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch dried marjoram
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 potato, diced


  • 1   In a large stock pot, cover peas with 2 quarts cold water and soak overnight. If you need a faster method, simmer the peas gently for 2 minutes, and then soak for l hour.
  • 2   Once peas are soaked, add ham bone, onion, salt, pepper and marjoram. Cover, bring to boil and then simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • 3   Remove bone; cut off meat, dice and return meat to soup. Add celery, carrots and potatoes. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 1g 2%
    Saturated Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 255mg 10%
Potassium 1084mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 57.9g 19%
Dietary Fiber 21.5g 86%
Protein 19.7g 39%
Sugars 10g  
Vitamin A 5310IU  
Vitamin C 14mg  
Calcium 85mg  
Iron 4mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 107mg  
Folate 229mcg