Simple and Good Ham and Split Pea Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by faith58

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!

Top Review by MissesSmith

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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