Prep 10 mins
Cook 4 hrs
This is right off the Sunny Select Bag of Peas. It's lighter in calories and fat then most split pea recipes. Delicious!
- 2 cups dried peas
- 8 cups water
- 1 ham bone
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup diced carrot
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄4 teaspoon thyme
- lite salt and pepper
- Rinse peas, add water, and bring to a boil simmering for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 1 hour.
- Add remaining ingredients and heat to a boil.
- Reduce heat, simmer, covered 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until peas are soft.
- Remove bone and slice up meat adding it to soup.
Thank you for saving this recipe. Sunny Select no longer prints this recipe on the bag. When I made the soup I substituted 1 lb. cooked bacon & one teaspoon of bacon grease. Not the healthiest recipe, but it was a big hit with everyone that has had it. I serve the soup with diced ham, shredded cheese, green onions and bacon bits ( just like a Pea Anderson's did in the past)
I have used this recipe for years. Perfect every time. A couple tricks I have used over the years. I prefer a thicker soup, so I sometimes add dehydrated potato flakes if the soup needs thickening. After I remove the ham bone, ham pieces, and bay leaf, I use my blender stick and make it a bit smoother. Be sure to add the ham chunks back after blending. I love the addition of thyme. I also add a chicken bouillon seasoning at times to boost the flavor. Thanks for posting!
Delicious! I love the simplicity of this recipe as well! I made as directed with the exception of the celery, which I totally forgot to put in! Geez! Next time I will! I simmered on low for a few hours and it cooked up beautifully! Thanks for sharing! :)