Split Pea and Ham Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by jennifer.blake-some

I created this recipe by taking ingredients from other split pea soup recipes and added a few of my own. My husband loves it, and my dad requests that I make him a batch for his birthday present. This soup also freezes well.

Top Review by Becky in Wisconsin

GREAT! I had a ham bone left over from Christmas in my freezer, and seeing NoraMarie's pictures of this recipe, I knew I had to make it. It is great. I omitted the 1/2 tsp. salt in the recipe, since I had tasted my ham and it was salty. DH has arthritis and has to watch sodium. I added a can of Hominy, which I absolutely love in my pea soup. What intrigued me the most was the oregano in here. What a great touch. I would have never thought of putting that in pea soup. Oh, and I left out the celery by accident. I had DH go to the store and didn't put that on the list. Still good without it. Thanks for this great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse split peas well.
  2. Heat peas and water to boiling.
  3. Boil uncovered for 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  4. Stir in onions, celery, bay leaves, bouillon cubes, salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano leaves. Mix well.
  5. Add ham bone.
  6. Heat to a boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours; stirring occasionally.
  7. Remove ham bone and bay leaves.
  8. Stir in ham and carrots.
  9. Heat to a boiling; reduce heat, cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until carrots are tender and soup is desired consistency; stirring occasionally.

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