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Ham Split Pea Soup is perfect for the cold weather! It is warm, comforting, and flavorful. Make it a tradition to prepare it after the holiday celebrations! #soup #splitpeasoup #ham #souprecipe #sweetandsavorymeals

Ham Split Pea Soup

Ham Split Pea Soup is perfect for the cold weather! It is warm, comforting, and flavorful. Make it a tradition to prepare it after the holiday celebrations!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Ham Split Pea Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 bowls
Calories 310 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups cubed ham
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cup diced carrot
  • 1 ½ cup diced celery 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1 pound dried split peas rinsed and sorted
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 2 small bay leaves
  • 6 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 cups water

Garnish:

  • Garlic croutons
  • Chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Place a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat and melt the butter.
  2. Add ham and cook until browned.
  3. Add onion, carrot, celery, salt, and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, 5-8 minutes, stir occasionally.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in split peas.
  6. Add chopped fresh thyme, rosemary, Italian herbs, and bay leaf. Stir to combine.
  7. Stir in chicken broth and water. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 60-90 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the split peas are cooked through. If the soup is too thick, stir in more broth.
  8. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaf.
  9. You can also mash some of the veggies, or use an immersion blender. Another alternative is to a portion of the soup to a blender and puree it. Add back and stir to combine.
  10. Serve hot topped with croutons and chopped parsley.

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Nutrition Facts
Ham Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 1575mg68%
Potassium 843mg24%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 4322IU86%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.