Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe - A Great Soup

Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe - A Great Soup

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With the slightly sweet, somewhat salty, and subtly smoky flavor of the ham, this hearty soup is the ideal fall or winter soup -- a great one for lunches, or as a starter for dinner.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 374
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 1h 50m


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 pound ham, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • 1   Place the butter in a large soup pot over medium-low heat. Stir in onion, celery, and sliced garlic. Cook slowly until the onions are translucent but not brown, 5 to 8 minutes.
  • 2   Mix in ham, bay leaf, and split peas. Pour in chicken stock and water. Stir to combine, and simmer slowly until the peas are tender and the soup is thick, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Season with salt and black pepper to serve.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 14.4g 22%
    Saturated Fat 6.0g  
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 1187mg 47%
Potassium 805mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Protein 25.1g 50%
Sugars 6g  
Vitamin A 247IU  
Vitamin C 23mg  
Calcium 53mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 9mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 78mg  
Folate 165mcg