Total Time
Prep 48 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

I got the recipe from my mother in law and adapted to my own.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 leftover ham bone
  • 2 carrots, chopped fine or 10 baby carrots
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped fine
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lb dried split peas (soaked overnite)
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash onion and herb seasoning
  • 4 quarts water
  • 12 lb leftover ham
  • 1 tablespoon margarine


  1. In a saucepan, melt margarine, add celery, onion and carrots.
  2. Saute until celery and onion are translucent.
  3. In a large pot add 2quarts of water, celery mixture and ham bone.
  4. Add Mrs dash and bay leaves.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 45 minutes or reduced.
  6. Take bay leaf out and ham bone.
  7. Take ham off bone and add leftover ham to water.Remove bay leaves.
  8. Add split peas and add 2 more quarts of water.
  9. Bring to a boil and simmer 1-2 hours.
  10. With a potato masher mash peas while simmering.


Most Helpful

The recipe works perfectly & is delicious! But it makes closer to 8 servings! I 'quick soaked'my peas - brought them to a boil for a minute, put the lid on & let them sit. Worked fine. Yummy stuff - thank you!

Elmotoo May 05, 2006

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