Total Time
4hrs 10mins
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse peas, add water, and bring to a boil simmering for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 1 hour.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and heat to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, simmer, covered 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until peas are soft.
  5. Remove bone and slice up meat adding it to soup.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

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)

mufasasamson November 14, 2009

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!

Chicagoland Chef du Jour December 13, 2008

My family loves this recipe. I leave out the veggies, and I add garlic and it is so good even the kids eat it.

Amanda M. December 27, 2015