Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is one of my favorite soups to make because it is flavorful, relatively quick, and inexpensive. My mom found this recipe in a community cookbook a few years back, and we've been loving it ever since! You can substitute spices or even add things, kind of like Stone Soup... this is just the basic recipe which is easiest to branch out from. You can microwave or cook on the stovetop, which makes it flexible! This is the perfect New Year's late lunch or after-Easter dinner since the leftover ham is a main ingredient. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family!


  1. In a large saucepan or stock pot, boil water and split peas until desired consistency.
  2. The question to ask is,"Is it soup yet?.
  3. "Place pre-cooked ham pieces and hambone, cayenne pepper and salt to taste in the pea soup and simmer for 1 hour, or until desired consistency.
  4. Serve piping hot with french bread and butter!
  5. Delicious!
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P.S. I just put in my review but forgot to hit the stars. Here are 5*s! sorry! Glitter

glitter December 06, 2005

I really can`t rate this for the recipe is so basic and what I did was what made it 5 stars. I used 16 ounces of dried peas, 2 cups chopped ham, 1 diced carrot, 2 diced celery, 1 cup diced onions, 2 tablespoon roasted garlic, dried mix of herbs and 8 cups of home made chicken stock that I had frozen. I had no problem using this recipe but for those new to cooking need to know exact amounts. I served with rye bread.

Rita~ December 05, 2005