Split Pea and Ham Soup

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
15 mins
3 hrs

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.

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  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.