Simple and Good Ham and Split Pea Soup

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is simplicity at its best. Served with cornbread and brownies, you get pure comfort food. I add extra basil and if you don't like split pea soup, substitute dried navy beans for split peas. Soak the navy beans overnight and increase first cook time to 2 hours and then stir in celery and carrots and continue to cook as directed. Also I add extra vegetables. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large saucepan, combine first 7 ingredients. Simmer covered, 1 hour, Stir in celery and carrots and continue simmering for 1/2 to 1 hour or until peas are tender and soup thickens.
  2. Remove peppercorns and ham shank, cut meat from bone and return to soup. Heat through.

Reviews

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Most Helpful

This is a fantastic recipe! I made this with the left overs of a Cook's Ham and It was simply delicious. thank you for posting!

MissesSmith December 26, 2008

The name says it all: Simple and Good Ham & Split Pea Soup. Didn't use the carrot or the peppercorns because they were unavailable. But the soup was still very, very good. This one is a keeper.

o.c.gramma May 09, 2007

Jan this is wonderful split pea soup! I couldnt find ham shanks at the store so I bought ham hocks, they worked great. When the soup was done cooking I pureed it in the blender so DH would not see the veges. I did use matchstick carrots, 3 stalks of celery and did not add the salt. Thank you sweetie, I have enjoyed this so much and will have to double the recipe next time!

lauralie41 February 04, 2007

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